Just hours after reports said the Raiders were set to speak with former NFL executive Ryan Grigson, Pro Football Talk is now citing sources as saying it’s a ‘done deal’.
We don’t know in what capacity Grigson would serve with the Raiders. It could be as little as a consultant as he was for the Seahawks last year or as much as Mike Mayock’s top assistant, replacing former Director of Player Personnel Joey Clinkscales.
Despite the Colts going 11-5 in each of Grigson’s first three seasons as General Manager, he is highly criticized for his run as GM including trading a first round pick for Browns bust RB Trent Richardson (remember him?), blowing a first round pick on WR Phillip Dorsett despite a glaring need on the offensive line to protect Andrew Luck and a purported lack of people skills rubbing some people and players the wrong way.
His track record had some Colts fans are waving the red flag to Raiders fans.
Yes take it from a longtime Colts fan, you do not want Ryan Grigson anywhere near your front office!! Maybe equipment manager, that’s his ceiling.— tomthebomb0609 (@tommystallion37) January 4, 2019
0-16 next year. Good luck with this one. Oh boy.— Happy Stu Year (10-6): PLAYOFFS (@stvstheworld) January 4, 2019
Even the mention of the Raiders speaking to Grigson made the hair on a lot of Raiders fans necks raise.
Jesus christ, based on his body of work with the Colts, why???— Anthony Santoro (@ams2fx) January 4, 2019
Horrible colts GM— Thanos Was Right (@IClethen) January 4, 2019
Could we not?— CJ Baldwin (@2ndclarence) January 4, 2019
Oh god— tank for bosa (@Raiders0452) January 4, 2019
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BIG YIKES— DRAFT SZN (@ShibiddyBobbidy) January 4, 2019
WHY— Aadam Khan (@AadamK97) January 4, 2019
He sucks— Josh (@JUhlTrucker) January 4, 2019
Nooooooo— DeckardDugliss (@DeckardDugliss) January 4, 2019
He destroyed the Colts!!!
Heard this guy is a douche.. used to rub players the wrong way— The Drizzle (@autumnraider34) January 4, 2019
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO pic.twitter.com/o7lZmAKMrp— Just Me (@Justlikewtf) January 4, 2019
Him and cable gonna build the oline together. Wonderful— raider (@Raidercanada) January 4, 2019
One other fan had a fairly good question.
Were people this panicked last year when Seattle hired him?— Marcus (@MABroadway06) January 4, 2019
It’s a good question because should he be hired to just a consultant role as he was in Seattle, it shouldn’t really move the needle. He must have done something right prior to his years with the Colts to work his way up in the Eagles organization to as high as Director of Player Personnel. So, who knows.