On this matter, Jim Irsay didn't dawdle.
Less than 24 hours after a 2-14 season mercifully ended, the Indianapolis Colts owner decided that Bill Polian -- the architect behind his franchise's era of prosperity and two most recent Super Bowl appearances -- needed to go. The same for Polian's son Chris, who was overseeing personnel decisions as general manager.
Irsay's concise explanation for the firings: "It was difficult, it was time and it was the right decision to make."
The NFL now waits to see whether Irsay is thinking along the same lines with Peyton Manning.
The 500-pound pink elephant was doing a Victor Cruz salsa dance during Irsay's Monday news conference at team headquarters. Asked about his star quarterback's future with the Colts, Irsay said no conclusions will be made until Manning receives a full medical diagnosis. Manning missed the entire season after undergoing his third neck surgery in a 19-month span.
"The key thing for me has always been, particularly since ...