Found January 17, 2012 on Bucs Beat:
The firing of Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell Tuesday means only two of the 11 NFL coaches hired in 2009 remain in their positions -- Lions coach Jim Schwartz and Jets coach Rex Ryan. Think about that. Only three seasons ago, 11 NFL franchises put their faith in new leaders -- many of them first-time head coaches like the Broncos Josh McDaniels, the Bucs Raheem Morris and the Chiefs' Todd Haley -- and now they are ready to start over. Ryan, after leading the Jets to back-to-back AFC Championship games, failed to make the playoffs this season and will begin 2012 on the hot seat. Schwartz took the Lions to the playoffs this season. This is not an attempt to criticize the firing of Morris, 35, who lost his final 10 games by wide margins. The Bucs clearly have more problems than their coaching staff. But in general, some teams may be making mistakes by not giving first-time head coaches a chance to develop. Certainly, it's a microwave society that demands immediate gr...

Judge: Colts were right

Clark Judge agrees with the Colts move to release Jim Caldwell: Caldwell was a perfect transition from Tony Dungy, but it's time to move forward. The team just completed a dreadful season, and nobody knows what Manning's future is. So the Colts are making a break with their past ... especially their recent past.The big question, of course, is: What does this means for Manning...

After Colts Fire Jim Caldwell, What’s Next

Will Peyton Manning follow Jim Caldwell out the door.<img class=" " src="" alt="" width="372" ... [visit site to read more] After Colts Fire Jim Caldwell, What’s Next - Naptown's Finest - Naptown's Finest - An Indianapolis Colts Fan Site - News...

Caldwell out as Colts head coach after 2-14 season

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.

Colts fire two assistants

The Colts have fired Pete Metzelaars and Frank Reich according to Bob Kravitz: Offensive line coach Pete Metzelaars and wide receivers coach Frank Reich were released today a source with knowledge of the situation said. Those moves are likely to be followed by others on the coaching staff after head coach Jim Caldwell was fired on Tuesday. Colts general manager Ryan Grigson said...

How Lions match up against remaining teams

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Coach Jim Schwartz calls it the peer group -- the teams the Lions have to beat consistently to advance from playoff team to championship contender. General manager Martin Mayhew looked at the playoff field -- specifically the six NFC teams that qualified for the postseason -- as the measuring stick. We lost to four of them, Mayhew said in a session with the...

Colts Release Head Coach Jim Caldwell

The Indianapolis Colts released head coach Jim Caldwell according to a story just posted on No further details were given.  Team owner Jim Irsay telegraphed the news via Twitter. Jim Irsay @JimIrsay Go to for upcoming breaking news... The move is the expected second shoe to drop after the team released long-time president Bill Polian and son Chris...

Colts decision on Caldwell could be coming soon

Last week, the Colts hired a new G.M. in Ryan Grigson.  But the team has not yet announced whether coach Jim Caldwell will be joining the Polians as a former employee of the team. Much focus has been given to a Monday mailbag column from Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star, in which Chappell writes…

Colts fire coach Jim Caldwell after 3 seasons

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.

Reich, Metzelaars out in Indy

Former Bills players Frank Reich and Pete Metzelaars, who were both members of the Colts’ coaching staff under Jim Caldwell are the latest to be relieved of their duties with the club. That according to the Indianapolis Star. Metzelaars has been the team’s offensive line coach the past two seasons while Reich was most recently the team’s receivers coach after previously serving...

What the Jets Can Learn From the Playoffs

The final four teams in the NFL have to be causing Rex Ryan some serious agita. Ryan has expressed some animus for three of the four remaining combatants for the Super Bowl and all three of them handed the Jets humiliating losses this season. The Ravens, who didn't hire Ryan to be their coach when he was their defensive coordinator, humiliated the Jets in the early part of...

Giants, 49ers Prove Patience Can Be a Virtue

There were 11 new head coaches around the NFL at the start of the 2009 season. When the Colts fired Jim Caldwell earlier this week, only two of those 11 men were still in their jobs. One of the teams that had a new coach in 2009, the Raiders, has already fired the replacement for the first guy, and the Browns might do the same if they don't show significant improvement next...

Adam Jones, Jim Caldwell, Victor Martinez, Dwight Howard, Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos Headline Thoughts For Today.

Adam”Pac Man” Jones wants his respect. Jim Irsay is ruthless. Victor Martinez is unlucky. Dwight Howard is probably bumping Dr. Dre & Tupac’s ” California Love” on his I Pod right now.  Make sense? No? It’s about to in Thoughts For Today. 

The Bears Beat (01.18.12): Bears interview Giants’ Ross for GM

The Bears on Wednesday interviewed Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross, my preferred candidate of choice at this point, for their vacant general manager position. Mike Tice will interview for the Oakland Raiders head coaching position and the effects of his departure, should he get the job, would have a profound impact on the team’s continuity and success this year. And...
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