Grigson was asked point blank about Samson Satele at his Combine presser. I think the question was posed by Phil B. Wilson of the Indy Star, but the audio was not great, so I cannot say for sure. I was glad SOMEONE asked the question. Satele's performance is not as scrutinized nationally, especially compared to Trent Richardson. Most reporters were asking about T-Rich, but true Colts fans know that the number one moment between now and March 11 is that day, that glorious day, when Samson Satele is no longer the owner of a horseshoe helmet.
Grigson's answer was impressive. First, he answered injury questions on three players asked about in the first part of the question. After that long and positive response, he turned to the Satele question. It was not as positive, and it was certainly non-committal. He basically said:
(paraphrase from memory)
As far as Samson goes, there is an evaluation process. Everyone is being evaluated, we have a plan that is for only us to know and for you guys to find out about in the future.
That response does not sound good for ol' Samson. He could have said "Samson is under contract," or "We signed him two years ago with the idea he would be our center for a long time." None of that. Samson's tape is being scrutinized. Those who watch the tape will note his inability to block other humans. They will then remember they are paying him 4+ million to not block said humans. This is not good for Samson's future.
It is good, however, for the future of the Colts. Grigson also mentioned young draft picks and how they have shown flashes in limited playing time (Khaled Holmes, perchance?). He also said the real evaluation time is training camp. Well, Holmes missed training camp. I will infer that he really wanted to see more of Holmes, but the injury prevented his development. He showed flashes in limited snaps (13).Maybe the "plan" is to move on with Holmes.
I know I may be reading too much into this, but that is the fun of the press conference. I love trying to read too much into Grigson's words. He says some things, but the fun lies in trying to figure out what he is thinking but not saying.