The first 100 days: Moves Colts GM Chris Ballard needs to make for a lasting impact

With the 45th President of the United States in office, all eyes are on his first 100 days in office. The first 100 days are often times used to measure the success and accomplishments of a President during the time that their power and influence is the greatest. I see a striking similarity between the first 100 days for the President of the United States of America, and an NFL team’s General Manager position. Both positions set the tone for the future, deliver opportunities for success, and are highly criticized by the media and general public.  Continue reading “The first 100 days: Moves Colts GM Chris Ballard needs to make for a lasting impact”

Colts General Manager search: Don’t overlook Jimmy Raye III

The search is currently underway to find Ryan Grigson’s replacement in the Colts front office. There have been several names in connection with the position including Seahawks co-director of player personnel Trent Kirchner, Vikings assistant general manager George Paton, and Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf, all who will interview for the position at some point in time. Continue reading “Colts General Manager search: Don’t overlook Jimmy Raye III”

Five moves that will take the Indianapolis Colts back to the AFC Championship game.

The Indianapolis Colts have been in off season mode for weeks now, after missing the playoffs for the second year in a row. There were a lot of questions and distractions regarding the fate of head coach Chuck Pagano and General Manager Ryan Grigson over the past couple of weeks. Now, the Colts face one of their biggest off season’s in quite some time.

Here are five moves the Colts can make this off season, that could help them find their way back to the AFC Championship. Continue reading “Five moves that will take the Indianapolis Colts back to the AFC Championship game.”

Am I the only person in America who likes Grayson Allen?

I called this during 2015’s Final Four, as I was sitting in Lucas Oil Stadium watching the National Championship Game in Indianapolis, Indiana. It was Allen’s eight consecutive points that jump-started a second half comeback that carried Duke to its fifth National Championship. It began with a three-pointer to cut the Blue Devils’ deficit to six with 12:52 to play and included a steal, three free throws without a miss, and drive after drive attacking Badgers defenders that towered over him, none more defining than the and-one layup he scored with 12:10 remaining over 6’9” Sam Dekker that Allen punctuated with a pounding of his chest. Continue reading “Am I the only person in America who likes Grayson Allen?”