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Just two weeks after Jim Irsay fired Bill & Chris Polian, the announcement was made today that they have also relieved head coach Jim Caldwell from his duties. Not sure if many saw this as a surprise since the Colts are coming off of a 2-14 season. Many expected there to be a lot of changes for this organization going into the 2012 season.
A lot of the Colts demise happened because franchise quarterback Peyton Manning missed the entire season due to his neck injury. The team had a major collapse without him, which resulted in the team missing the playoffs for the first time in a decade.
Manning was one of the players who spoke out saying that he wanted Jim Caldwell to return as head coach. Peyton claims that, besides himself, Caldwell knows this offense the best. With Caldwell, Manning won all four of his MVP awards, two AFC crowns and his only Super Bowl ring.
With all the changes that the Colts organization is making, you have to wonder if their main plan is to release Peyton...
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This season the Indianapolis Colts lost star quarterback Peyton Manning for the entire campaign, and the team won only two games, and ended up firing head coach Jim Caldwell. This article, however, imagines what would have happened if Manning did not miss the season with a neck injury, and had played in all 16 games for the Colts.
First, instead of finishing with...
The Colts have announced they have released head coach Jim Caldwell.
Jim Irsay has big plans for the Colts' future. He just hasn't worked through the details yet.
The 15-1 Green Bay Packers (who peaked in September-November) have indeed been exited from the NFL Playoffs by the New York Giants (who are peaking now), and Hakeem Nicks was indeed wide open on an end-of-half Hail Mary.
So much for the Green Bay dynasty; as former GM Ron Wolf would say, the 2011 Packers proved to be just a fart in the wind.
Deal with it.
The silver lining is...
It’s widely believed that the Colts had seven candidates for the G.M. job filled by former Eagles director of player personnel Ryan Grigson. Per a league source, there was an eighth. Former Saints and Dolphins G.M. Randy Mueller, who has been working with the Chargers’ front office, was on Colts owner Jim Irsay’s radar. And…
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Hearing my fave, #18 Peyton Manning will not return to #NFL. Wow. #Colts
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) January 18, 2012
This is literally the worst day of Jay Glazer and Adam Schefter’s respective careers.
Image via Indy Star.
The year of the quarterback: fans thought 2009 was that season with ten quarterbacks amassing 4,000 yards or more. QB’s such as Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Drew Brees made it look easy, dropping balls into places where they’d never been before. Even QB Kyle Orton, who seemingly couldn’t throw the ball effectively downfield, passed for 3,802 yards in 2009.