Found January 16, 2012 on
The Colts Authority:
Stew Blake over at Stampeded Blue tackles the tough question of Dallas Clark's future in Indianapolis. While he knows that players are evaluated essentially on value alone he also believes Clark has earned the right to retire a Colt:
But did he make up for his missed time with stellar production? Not exactly. Clark’s 2011 numbers totaled 34 receptions, 352 yards, and 2 touchdowns. And for the sake of comparison, his 2010 numbers were almost identical even though he missed five more games.
Clark is not only a valuable asset to this team, on and off the field, but I think we'd all like to give #44 the opportunity to get fully healthy and retire a Colt.
He's earned, as much.
So let me ask you guys: should the Colts retain Jacob Tamme, Dallas Clark or do something entirely different?
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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...
The Indianapolis Star figured your memories must be short or that you perhaps are in search of some sadistic pleasure. They've posted a set of front pages from the Caldwell years documenting their rise to the Super Bowl and subsequent collapse two years later. From giving up a shot at perfection to just trying to win a game, it's been a difficult road.
Still want to look? Here you go!
Nothing. It may reinforce what we know: he's not ready yet. Other than that, it means nothing.
PFT tries to read something into it but comes up empty as well:
It didn’t make sense to keep Caldwell without knowing Manning’s status. Perhaps the Colts already know what they will do with Manning, but it’s also possible they honestly don’t know if Manning play again...
Peyton Manning, who is recovering from neck surgery, could be the next to go as the Colts continue their shakeup.
John Clayton thinks the Colts may be seeking an offensive mind for their next head coach:
Some of the early considerations would be Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, whom Grigson knows from his days in the Eagles' personnel office. Another possibility could be Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, who has become a hot name because of what he did with Tim Tebow...
The Indianapolis Colts have fired head coach Jim Caldwell.
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.
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.
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 »
Jim Irsay has big plans for the Colts' future. He just hasn't worked through the details yet.
Colts' 2-14 season dooms Jim Caldwell as head coach.