Found September 25, 2012 on The Colts Authority:
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Jim Caldwell was not my favorite NFL coach.  That's putting it mildly.  Let's just say I pretty much despised the way he coached on the sidelines each week.  Nevertheless, Jim Caldwell's teams had one thing that Chuck Pagano could take a page from: penalties.   The Colts have already had issues this season with penalties, and this week's loss to Minnesota was directly affected by several of them.  To put this in perspective, let's compare this team to last year's (bad, but coached by Caldwell) team.  The 2011 Colts had the fewest penalties in the league with 160 penalties (84 offense and 76 defense) for 1353 yards. Through three games they had earned just 11 penalties for 71 yards.  Through three games, the 2012 Colts have earned 21 penalties for 176 yards.  Woah. Now, the replacement official effect should be taken into account here, but looking at the numbers, there isn't a very significant difference in the number of penalties the officials ...
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