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    Ryan Grigson named NFL Executive of the Year


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    Should have been no question on this one. The thought that Elway was even in Grigson's league for this award this year was laughable.

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    He deserved it. I'm excited to see what he can do this time with alot more cap space to work with.

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    He deserved it and let's hope it is the first in many more!
    If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?

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    I bet if Denver made the Super Bowl, Elway would have won.

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    This is the award I've felt most strongly about. I can understand Luck not winning, but i couldn't think of an argument against Ryan Grigson. His draft was unbelievable, roster overhaul included over 35 new players. 9 win improvement speaks for itself.
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    I gotta laugh at a certain Bronco fan on the Grigsy thread in the NFL Forum....

    In no way, shape or form should Elway have won it! He added one player that was an injury risk to a team that Tim Tebow took to the 2nd round of the playoffs the year before. Wow!!!!!!!!!

    I'll take the guy who had a part in moving on from PM and had to deal with a crippling amount of dead cap space inherited from the former GM. Then added cost effective Free Agents to rebuild his roster. Then of course have an outstanding draft even if you take Luck out of the equation ....congrats Ryan!
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    You mean Elway shouldn't be praised for signing a top 10, possibly top 5 QB of all time?!?!?!

    That took guts!
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    So deserved. Anyone who says otherwise is a homer or has something out for the Colts. Grigson by miles.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DieHardColtsfan View Post
    So deserved. Anyone who says otherwise is a homer or has something out for the Colts. Grigson by miles.
    Or they're Seattle Seahawks/Denver Broncos fans.
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    The Indianapolis Colts spent $31.5 million on linebackers last season, 60 percent of their $52 million expenditure on defense and an enormous 37 percent of the $84.2 million they spent on all 2012 player salaries, according to a study conducted by Guardian News.

    The reason?

    Outside linebacker Dwight Freeney. He counted $19.035 million against the salary cap because of is $14 million base salary and $5 million bonus money deferred into the final season of his six-year, $72 million contract. Freeney started 14 games and made 12 tackles with five sacks while transitioning from end to outside linebacker.

    The 2012 salary cap was $120.6 million but the Colts had only $84 million to spend (counting 2011 carryover and other bookkeeping items) because they had $38 million in “dead money,” prorated bonuses paid to players no longer with the team but not yet counted against the cap. Those players included Peyton Manning, Gary Brackett, Dallas Clark, Kelvin Hayden and Joseph Addai.

    No one got more bang for their buck. Only Oakland, with expenditures of $83.3 million, spent less on salaries than the Colts, who went 11-5 and made the playoffs.

    The Colts spent $27.2 million on offense compared to Oakland, next lowest at $36.8 million, and Tampa Bay, the highest at $75.8 million.

    The reason?

    The Colts offense was comprised largely of youth and low level free agents. Rookies like quarterback Andrew Luck ($4 million), tight ends Coby Fleener ($971,000) and Dwayne Allen ($566,000), second-year left tackle Anthony Costanzo ($1.8 million) and veteran wide receiver Donnie Avery ($615,000) were relatively cheap.

    Twelfth-year wide receiver Reggie Wayne was the offense’s biggest cap hit at $3.5 million.

    Special teams expenditures accounted for only $4.9 million.

    It’s all further evidence of general manager Ryan Grigson, the NFL’s Executive of the Year, his staff and the coaching staff doing a lot with a little.
    http://blogs.indystar.com/philrichar...napolis-colts/

    Colts did the most, with the least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DieHardColtsfan View Post
    So deserved. Anyone who says otherwise is a homer or has something out for the Colts. Grigson by miles.

    Or stupid ....btw that was meant as a joke
    Last edited by Wyld1; 01-30-2013 at 05:02 PM. Reason: Clarification
    If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgiants5518 View Post
    http://blogs.indystar.com/philrichar...napolis-colts/

    Colts did the most, with the least.

    Nice read.....too bad the nay sayers will only get confused with "facts"
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    Also lost in the shuffle are that:

    Grigson went out and brought in a completely new coaching staff that really has 2 that could easily win COY in Pagano and Arains depending on how you look at it.

    He cut our cap and got us the most $ to spend in FA, basically taking us out of a cap hell (which Polian had us in for years) in one year while still putting a winning team together.

    He brought Reggie back for really a decent salary when many (including myself) thought had no reason to return to a rebuilding process and would either chase the biggest offer, return home to Miami, or latch onto a contender like Moss did with SF.

    He also brought Mathis back who in 12 games had 8 sacks. If injuries hadn't occurred we would easily be talking about a double digit sack year for another Grigson sign.


    That is just off the top of my head.

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