Status quo isn’t part of the vocabulary of Colts general manager Ryan Grigson. Despite an 11-5 record and an AFC wild-card playoff berth, Grigson has overhauled the team. As the Colts’ offseason work concluded Thursday in their indoor facility, Grigson addressed what remains a work in progress. The backdrop while he talked included banners for division and conference championships. Everything was dwarfed by an enormous Lombardi Trophy mural. “It’s like when I walked in here for the first time and you see all those banners, we want to build off that,’’ Grigson said. “We set the bar high. Our owner sets the bar high. “We expect greatness.’’ The 90-man roster includes 34 players with the team for the first time; 21 are rookies. Grigson invested nearly $140 million of owner Jim Irsay’s money on veteran free agents, and as many as nine could start. “Every decision we make is based on what’s best for the team and what gives us the best chance to win,’’ said coach Chuck Pagano, who remains in remission and has regained his vitality after last year’s battle with leukemia. A positional breakdown as the Colts take a break before reporting to Anderson University on July 27 for the start of training camp: BACKFIELD QB: Andrew Luck. Backup: Matt Hasselbeck. RB: Ahmad Bradshaw. Backups: Vick Ballard, Donald Brown. Luck has appeared at ease in Pep Hamilton’s offense. No surprise there. He also seemed to throw better deep balls than he did as a rookie.
Ahmad Bradshaw expected to be Colts starter
Indianapolis Star | Jun 14