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Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) - The Indianapolis Colts have fired head coach Jim Caldwell.
It took new general manager Ryan Grigson about a week to make his first big move. He was hired last Wednesday and decided to make the coaching change in the wake of a 2-14 season that will give the Colts the first overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Caldwell's three-year run as Colts coach ran full circle. He took over for Tony Dungy to start the 2009 season and led the Colts to a record of 14-2 with a Super Bowl loss to New Orleans. A mark of 10-6 with a first-round playoff loss to the Jets followed in 2010 before the injury to quarterback Peyton Manning led to a dismal 2011 campaign.
The Colts were awful in Manning's absence, losing their first 13 games before winning two in a row. A loss to Jacksonville in the season-finale secured the top overall pick in the upcoming draft and began an offseason housecleaning.
Longtime executive Bill Polian and his general manager son Chri...
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Phillip B. Wilson thinks, among other things, that yesterday's decision to fire Jim Caldwell will have little impact on the Manning decision:
That brings us to what to do with Manning. Some fear the worst because Grigson has yet to speak to the NFL’s only four-time MVP. I’m not reading into that as much, though. Again, to be fair, Grigson has been on the job for a few minutes...
They lost their franchise quarterback (perhaps forever) to an injury, and they finished in position to draft their next one. Clearly, it was all Caldwell's fault. (Psst. Somebody tell ESPN.) [Twitter] More »
Following a disastrous 2-14 season, the Colts announced Tuesday that they have moved on from coach Jim Caldwell, who took the team to a Super Bowl in his first season as head coach.
The Indianapolis Colts have fired head coach Jim Caldwell.
Jim Caldwell celebrated his 56th birthday on Monday but he isnt likely to remember it fondly. He has been terminated as the Indianapolis Colts head coach the team confirmed this afternoon. 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...
Colts' 2-14 season dooms Jim Caldwell as head coach.
The Indianapolis Colts' sudden crash has cost coach Jim Caldwell his job. The team fired Caldwell on Tuesday, the second major decision in what is expected to be a long offseason shake-up. Team owner Jim Irsay fired team vice chairman Bill Polian and his son, Chris, the team's general manager, the day after the season ended.
Jim Caldwell has been fired and the Indianapolis Colts are now in need of a new head coach. Would Jon Gruden come out of coaching retirement in order to lead the Indianapolis Colts? Would Jim Irsay reach out to the former Super Bowl winning head coach? Why not?
I think at some point, Jon Gruden will return to the sidelines and while he is currently employed by ESPN,...
Before firing head coach Jim Caldwell on Tuesday, the Indianapolis Colts tried to make inroads with the biggest name in the coaching market this year, Jeff Fisher. According to Jim Thomas at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Colts reached out to Fisher before he accepted the job with the St. Louis Rams but he told them that he was not interested. News that Fisher would take the...
With Jim Caldwell being relieved of his head coaching duties, the Indianapolis Colts are reportedly going to be interviewing former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel as a potential replacement.
As a collegiate head coach, Tressel, 59, has a record of 229-79-2, winning the NCAA Division I national championship in 2002 in addition to five other Big Ten conference titles. His most recent...
Someone needs to explain to me how the folks at NMA can turn these around so quickly, and with this kind of detail.
After a disastrous season, the Indianapolis Colts are dumping coach Jim Caldwell. Caldwell took over from the legendary Tom Dungy to start the 2009 season. As signal-caller, Caldwell did not measure up.
The Colts had a disastrous season and leaned heavily on an aging...