The two touchdowns prior to halftime were scored by rookies. Second-half trips to the end zone came from a player who’s in his first season with the franchise and, yes, another rookie.
Are you detecting a pattern here with the Indianapolis Colts?
Even though the coming years ultimately will pen Ryan Grigson’s legacy as an NFL executive, it’s difficult to imagine a first-year general manager firing out of the starter’s blocks any faster.
Grigson, too, is a rookie. A 40-year-old rookie. In this past April’s draft, he selected quarterback Andrew Luck No. 1, then added tight ends Coby Fleener (2nd round) and Dwayne Allen (3rd), a much-needed speed receiver in T.Y. Hilton (3rd), hard-nosed running back Vick Ballard (5th) and receiver LaVon Brazill (6th) among others.
It’s now apparent Grigson’s first draft wasn’t merely a home run, but a ball that refuses to land.