Report: Jim Irsay, GM Ryan Grigson have "heated conversation" following ugly loss to Saints

You don't even have to look behind the scenes to see the Indianapolis Colts imploding.

It's happening out in the open for everyone to see.

Zak Keefer of the Indy Star reported that following Indy's 27-21 loss to the Saints at home yesterday, a game in which New Orleans lead 27-0 at one point, team owner Jim Irsay and general manager got into a "heated conversation" in the locker room afterwards.

Keefer didn't expand on the nature of the conversation, but it likely centered on the fact that practically all of Grigson's big-money offseason acquisitions have failed to produce, leaving the Colts to spiral out of control to the tune of a 3-4 record to begin the season.

Left tackle Anthony Castanzo was handed a $42 million extension. Andre Johnson was signed for three-years at $21 million, Frank Gore at two-years and $16 million. Defensive end Trent Cole got $14 million over two years. This is all without mentioning that quarterback Andrew Luck has regressed tremendously off his pace from the three previous seasons.

The roster is in shambles, the future of head coach Chuck Pagano is in doubt, and things won't get any easier. They head to Carolina next Monday night to take on the Panthers before hosting the Broncos in Week 9. They have their bye in Week 10 and then head down to Atlanta to play the Falcons on November 22.

For a team many experts had penciled in for the Super Bowl, the Colts might not even make it halfway through the season before pulling the plug on the whole operation.

How sad.

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