Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/20/14
The 2012 Indianapolis Colts are very intriguing. Unlike most teams in the NFL, this season’s success will not be determined by their team record at the end of the season or even by individual statistical achievement.  This Colts team will be judged by the fans, press, and owner a few years from now when the structure they are building this year matures or fails.  The dramatic overhaul of the Colts' management, coaching, and players is the brainchild of the franchise's twitter-chatty owner, Jim Irsay, who made the bold decisions that led to the end of the Peyton Manning era in Indianapolis.  Three years from now will the Indianapolis Colts be returning to the playoffs and begin regularly challenging for the Super Bowl or will Irsay be firing Chuck Pagano?  Here are five key factors to this season, with a best and worst-case scenario for each. 1. New coaching staff along with a new culture.  First-time head coach, Chuck Pagano, comes to Indianapolis from Baltimore where he served...
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