Phillip B. Wilson has a short run down of some potential coaches. I won't bother going through each of them but there are some big names (unlikely), some former coaches (possibly) and several assistants (more likely).no comments
The Indianapolis Colts have released Jim Caldwell of his duties as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.
Check back for more details.
Caldwell and his coaching staff have been in limbo since Jan. 2, when owner Jim Irsay fired club vice chairman Bill Polian and vice president/general manager Chris Polian and launched a search that resulted in the hiring of Ryan Grigson as general manager last Wednesday.
The decision on Caldwell was reached jointly by Irsay and Grigson.
Whether or not Caldwell’s entire staff will be jettisoned isn’t clear. To do so would mean a new offensive staff with no working knowledge of the “check with me” no-huddle offense developed over franchise quarterback Peyton Manning’s 14 years with the team.
A news conference has been scheduled for 4 p.m.no comments
"It would be fun," Eli told WEPN-AM on Monday. "We could probably commute to work maybe, and, you know, come home, eat dinner together and have the kids be playing."
He continued to dream: "Twin beds ... we could share notes on opponents and watch some film together."
Something tells me he inherited his brother's sense of humor.no comments
Take this season for example. Four of Grigson’s 11 picks last April started at least 12 games for the Eagles this year. Seven played in at least 12 games, and four appeared in all 16.
That’s the kind of results the Colts need this spring.
Indianapolis had just five picks last April. Only first-round offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo made at least 12 starts.
With the Colts picking first in every odd round this spring, and second in each even round, they have to do better than that.
Stew Blake over at Stampeded Blue tackles the tough question of Dallas Clark's future in Indianapolis. While he knows that players are evaluated essentially on value alone he also believes Clark has earned the right to retire a Colt:
But did he make up for his missed time with stellar production? Not exactly. Clark’s 2011 numbers totaled 34 receptions, 352 yards, and 2 touchdowns. And for the sake of comparison, his 2010 numbers were almost identical even though he missed five more games.
Clark is not only a valuable asset to this team, on and off the field, but I think we'd all like to give #44 the opportunity to get fully healthy and retire a Colt.
He's earned, as much.
So let me ask you guys: should the Colts retain Jacob Tamme, Dallas Clark or do something entirely different?free polls
If the Colts make this call, the gut feel is they are kidding themselves. Owner Jim Irsay is kidding himself. I don’t see how the Colts “return to greatness,” what Irsay said is the goal moving forward. Not any time soon.
What’s amazing about the NFL is these guys can convince themselves of anything. Seriously. This player didn’t work out somewhere else? We’ll coach him up because we know better. This coach was a washout in that job? He just didn’t have the support of a solid organization.no comments
Mike Chappell believes that Caldwell will stay and expects an announcement in the next two days. That said he implores fans to take a harder look at Caldwell's performance over the last three years:
ANSWER: I expect something to be announced Tuesday, Wednesday at the latest. And I expect Caldwell to return. I know that’s not what you or a lot of Colts fans want to hear. Just a feeling I have. New general manager Ryan Grigson was supposed to have met with Caldwell over the weekend. I tried to get a feel for which direction owner Jim Irsay was learning when we talked with him last Wednesday during the press conference to announce the hiring of Grigson. A few things that struck me was he still believes in continuity if at all possible and he mentioned this can’t be a popularity contest. The latter seemed to refer to the possibility of a decision on Caldwell not being popular with the fan base, but the right thing to do for the organization. We’ll see. Again, I expect a decision Tuesday or Wednesday and I expect Colts Nation to be upset by it. However it plays out, I wish part of the media and most of the fans would have given Caldwell credit for the successes prior to 2011. He wasn’t just along for the ride. Had the Colts properly covered a kickoff in the playoff 2010 playoff game with the Jets, they would have advanced and Caldwell would have put forth one of the best coaching jobs in recent memory considering the injuries the Colts had to deal with. I won’t defend Caldwell, his staff or management for 2011. Even with Peyton Manning’s absence, no way should this team have started 0-13 and finished 2-14.no comments
The Minnesota Vikings continued their search for a defensive coordinator on Monday, requesting permission to interview Indianapolis Colts defensive backs coach Alan Williams.
NFL Network first reported the story and indicated the interview should take place on Tuesday morning.
Williams, 42, has been in his current capacity for the past 10 seasons. He worked with Vikings coach Leslie Frazier in Indianapolis in 2005 and 2006, when Frazier also helped with the Colts defensive backs and served as a special assistant to then-coach Tony Dungy.
Williams becomes the latest candidate to replace Fred Pagac, who was reportedly stripped of his coordinator duties on Friday and offered the chance to return to coaching the Vikings linebackers as he did from 2006 to 2010.no comments
“Peyton kind of likes his roots in Indy,” Archie Manning said yesterday after watching his youngest son, Eli Manning, lead the Giants to a 37-20 Divisional victory over the Packers at Lambeau Field. “We’ll see what happens there. If that doesn’t work and he can get healthy we’ll see. That’ll all work out. He’s just trying to get healthy.”no comments
The Indianapolis Star figured your memories must be short or that you perhaps are in search of some sadistic pleasure. They've posted a set of front pages from the Caldwell years documenting their rise to the Super Bowl and subsequent collapse two years later. From giving up a shot at perfection to just trying to win a game, it's been a difficult road.
Still want to look? Here you go!no comments