Whenever the Colts lose we see the same response from fans and critics alike with finger pointing that's usually aimed at the same people. This time however, the "usual suspects" have gotten a free pass while the ire has now been placed on one Ryan Grigson. A man who was praised so highly for his offseason moves last year is now the subject of conversation regarding the lack of production from round two of his "build the monster" project. I would encourage fans to err on the side of caution on this due to how the team performed before the injuries to the Colts took place. Daniel Thomas' addition along with Gosder Cherilus was a reason this year's offensive line was about as stable and productive as we've ever seen it.
When Thomas went down once again the Colts were forced to shuffle the line with little success. Now the results of what the fans were looking for have them questioning the leadership and scouting capabilities of the front office. Now not all of the acquisitions have been good, but no GM makes "all" the right picks. DHB, Samson Satele, and Coby Fleener haven't put up the kind of numbers expected from them. Heyward Bey is probably the biggest disappointment of all. The conscientious thinking on him was the hope that pairing Heward Bey with a QB capable of getting him the ball would tap his true potential. Unfortunately DHB has been "everything we thought he was." He's an athletically gifted wr, but just doesn't catch the ball well enough to prove he belongs in the NFL. These deficiencies didn't look as bad as they are until the injuries to 87 and Thomas. Still, Grigson and company have made solid moves. If this year's injuries don't happen we don't even have this conversation. Amazing how much losing can have so many ready to bring down the axe and call for regime change, while winning "cures" all.