As free agency starts, and fans everywhere are hoping that "their" team signs "that" guy, I reflected on what the Colts may do in free agency. With the release of Bill and Chris Polian, the Colts may well change their philosophy with respect to flirting with free agency. Ryan Grigson, who was part of the management team that made a splash in free agency last year with the Eagles, has the experience and courage to tackle it.
But I don't think the Colts will be big players this year, for a few reasons:
1. There is not much free cap space for them to work with. Free agents tend to command higher contracts, and if bidding ensues (as it will for the coveted players), they will also command higher guarantees and more front-loading. The Colts have a lot of dead cap this year, but will have more opportunity next year.
2. The players who fit best into a "rebuilding" organization are experienced, but younger, players... players who can plug holes and...