To start off the article, here's the official link from NBCSports, the free agency master list. Click it, read through it then check back here. I'll wait.
Now, I would like to introduce you to a link, explaining the Pistol-style offense. Click here and I'll wait again.
Now, what's all the commotion with the Colts potentially grabbing a receiver from free agency? Why on earth would the organization do that? The best answer that I can come up with (and I stole this idea from a Reddit user) is the Indianapolis Colts utilizing a Pistol-style offense. Washington Redskins and RGIII ran with it and they were successful with such strategy this year. Can the Colts be successful as well?
Indianapolis Colts with Andrew Luck currently throws to Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton, Donnie Avery, LaVon Brazill as receivers, Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener as tight ends. And that leaves Vick Ballard and Donald "Godammit" Brown as runningbacks.
The key areas that Indianapolis potentially need is one more receiver to give an aging Wayne some help and a veteran, stud runningback.
Until the Colts completely have an adequate offensive line, this Pistol-style offense can be utilized. And then draft offensive linemen throughout the draft over time.
It's my philosophy that someone, something, or a group should be the best at something or anything. Find that out and then utilize that talent to its best potential and become the very best. The Indianapolis Colts offense seem to be the best at throwing the ball. Get a stud, veteran runningback and the offense will also be very good at running the ball as well (and to give Luck a lot of help). Having a "balanced" team is nice but even "balanced" teams that win Super Bowls have something that they were the very best at. To me, a general definition of "balanced" is a lack of focus of what it's best at.
Let's look at former Super Bowl champions for the past 12 years: New England Patriots? Coaching and Offense, check. Pittsburgh Steelers? Coaching and Defense, check. Indianapolis Colts? Peyton Manning and offense, check. New York Giants? Coaching, check. New Orleans Saints? Coaching and offense, check. 1985 Chicago Bears? Defense and coaching, check. See the trend here?
Let's go deeper and examine this season alone: Houston Texans? Pass rushers, check. San Francisco 49ers? Offensive line and ground ball, check. New England Patriots? Coaching and offense, check. Denver Broncos? Peyton Manning and offense, check. They are all are (or were) in contention for bye weeks and first seed throughout this very season alone.
In order for Indianapolis to be a legit contender for the future and not wallow in mediocrity, the organization needs to zero in and run with what it's best at. Right now? It's the passing game. Since the Colts offense lacks an offensive line big time, let's implement a pistol-style offense and then draft offensive linemen over time. Boom. The strategy implements its passing game and running without needing a strong core of offensive linemen. Amazing, right?
So, this leaves one more curious question after all of this: what do the Colts do with the rest of the money they have in 2013? Aside from a new wide receiver and a stud runningback, Grigson can just merely fill in the defensive needs for this year. And then also develop them over time.