‘I know sum of u fans want BIG names n neon- Old,hurt or off field question marks/Grigson isn’t GM of year,who won 11 games by being wrong!’
Those words are from a post on Twitter from Indianapolis Colts’ owner, Jim Irsay. Irsay’s tweet was in defense of the Colts’ choice to choose a slew of low-profile players on the first day of free agency, rather than blowing their entire wad on a big-name risk. The Colts did well with this decision last season, finding success with many under-rated players and former “no-names”. General manager Ryan Grigson won NFL Executive of the Year last season, by making many choices similar to these.
Aside from the opening-day gathering of position skill players, the Colts have already begun to make other important moves. On Tuesday, Indianapolis gave cornerback Darius Butler a new two-year contract. Irsay has also tweeted out that former Jets safety Laron Landry was ‘in the building’ at the Colts complex in Indianapolis. Signing Landry would be a pretty big splash in the free agent pool.
Twitter has helped to give a voice to the voiceless, but some of those voices should be treated as static. Irsay is known to wear his heart on his sleeve, but there’s no good to come from worrying about what random angry fans think on social media. You can’t make all the people happy all the time. If the Colts stick to the program, they will silence some of those angry voices.