Found May 01, 2012 on The Colts Authority:
Heading into the 2012 offseason was extremely difficult for Indianapolis Colts fans. Owner Jim Irsay made hard decisions that marked the end of an era of Colts football. Gone were the team's legendary General Manager Bill Polian and his son Chris, gone was nearly the entire coaching staff, and gone was a large portion of the nucleus of a 2006 NFL Championship team -- of course all starting with Peyton Manning. The impact on fan confidence was drastic. Younger fans I have spoken to have said, "It just doesn't seem like the Colts anymore." Frankly, they're right, it's not the Colts they knew anymore, which made it extremely important for Jim Irsay to find and hire a new general manager that had the football smarts, talent evaluation skills, and individual fortitude as a leader to quickly create a new identity for fans to connect with. When the team announced Ryan Grigson as the new general manager he was received with mixed opinions. Fans liked that he pl...
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