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    Colts fire Jim Caldwell

    Indianapolis Colts fire Jim Caldwell after NFL-worst 2-14 season - ESPN

    Thank Jeebus for that. Regardless of which way they go now - draft Luck and part ways with Manning or rebuild around Manning for one more run at the Super Bowl - the coach and front office that oversaw that 2-14 mess absolutely had to go.
    Honestly, I think that the departure of Caldwell makes it more likely that we've seen Manning in a Colts jersey for the last time. He craves stability and routine, and I doubt the new GM and whoever he brings in as the new head coach will cater to #18 the way Caldwell and Dungy did.



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    Re: Colts fire Jim Caldwell

    Bring back Tony.



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    Re: Colts fire Jim Caldwell

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    Bring back Tony.
    I wish. The local paper in Indy has already thrown out a list of possible candidates. The choices on that list are less than inspiring. Unless Kirk Ferentz, Jim Tressel, Marty Morninweg, or Mike Sherman trip your trigger.



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    Re: Colts fire Jim Caldwell

    Now the the Chiefs to sign him as OC and then pick up Peyton Manning.


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    Re: Colts fire Jim Caldwell

    Caldwell went to a Super bowl, won the division twice. I'm not so sure he should go based on one year w/o the most important football player to his team in the league.



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    Re: Colts fire Jim Caldwell

    Quote Originally Posted by jbindm View Post
    I wish. The local paper in Indy has already thrown out a list of possible candidates. The choices on that list are less than inspiring. Unless Kirk Ferentz, Jim Tressel, Marty Morninweg, or Mike Sherman trip your trigger.
    Hearing Steve Spagnuolo is in the mix as well.



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    Re: Colts fire Jim Caldwell

    Quote Originally Posted by tre View Post
    Caldwell went to a Super bowl, won the division twice. I'm not so sure he should go based on one year w/o the most important football player to his team in the league.
    It's a little more complex than that. He got severely outcoached by Sean Payton in the Super Bowl, completely botched the hiring of his defensive coordinator and special teams coach, and rarely gave the impression that he was anything more than something to hang a headset on during the game. When it comes to sideline behavior, there's stoic, there's comatose, and then there's Jim Caldwell.



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    Re: Colts fire Jim Caldwell

    Quote Originally Posted by jbindm View Post
    It's a little more complex than that. He got severely outcoached by Sean Payton in the Super Bowl, completely botched the hiring of his defensive coordinator and special teams coach, and rarely gave the impression that he was anything more than something to hang a headset on during the game. When it comes to sideline behavior, there's stoic, there's comatose, and then there's Jim Caldwell.
    Just saying the guy won a ton of games, & if Peyton isn't hurt this year I doubt Caldwell is out. Nobody, outside of Peyton Manning, would've made any kind of difference in this years results, imo.



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    Re: Colts fire Jim Caldwell

    Quote Originally Posted by jbindm View Post
    I wish. The local paper in Indy has already thrown out a list of possible candidates. The choices on that list are less than inspiring. Unless Kirk Ferentz, Jim Tressel, Marty Morninweg, or Mike Sherman trip your trigger.
    They may be on to something..........hire Ferentz.........players leave on their own.........save a ton of money on salary.....Kirk is about a .500 coach.......Denver won division with .500 record.......... maybe it will work for Kirk at Indy.



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    Re: Colts fire Jim Caldwell

    Quote Originally Posted by jbindm View Post
    I wish. The local paper in Indy has already thrown out a list of possible candidates. The choices on that list are less than inspiring. Unless Kirk Ferentz, Jim Tressel, Marty Morninweg, or Mike Sherman trip your trigger.
    I find most of this "list" laughable......especially Ferentz.

    Candidates for Colts' next head coach | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com



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    Re: Colts fire Jim Caldwell

    New coach = new QB. IMO if Im the new HC in Indy I know you wouldnt be liked much if you got rid of the "Golden Boy" Peyton Manning but how can you pass on Luck to build around a 35 year old with serious neck issues that could be on play away from not playing, ever again.

    Im a huge Manning fan, I like him and I think he is one of the best ever to play the game, especially mentally what he is able to do is special. I just dont see logically how you bring him back.


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    Re: Colts fire Jim Caldwell

    Quote Originally Posted by CykoAGR View Post
    New coach + new front office = new QB.
    Minor addition.




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    Re: Colts fire Jim Caldwell

    Quote Originally Posted by CykoAGR View Post
    New coach = new QB. IMO if Im the new HC in Indy I know you wouldnt be liked much if you got rid of the "Golden Boy" Peyton Manning but how can you pass on Luck to build around a 35 year old with serious neck issues that could be on play away from not playing, ever again.

    Im a huge Manning fan, I like him and I think he is one of the best ever to play the game, especially mentally what he is able to do is special. I just dont see logically how you bring him back.
    I'm with you. I think Manning is done with the Colts. A. Hew either made it clear he wants out or B. Irsay doesn't think the neck will hold up. It that's the case and you don't draft Luck (crystal ball of course) you really messed up.



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    Re: Colts fire Jim Caldwell

    Quote Originally Posted by CykoAGR View Post
    New coach = new QB. IMO if Im the new HC in Indy I know you wouldnt be liked much if you got rid of the "Golden Boy" Peyton Manning but how can you pass on Luck to build around a 35 year old with serious neck issues that could be on play away from not playing, ever again.

    Im a huge Manning fan, I like him and I think he is one of the best ever to play the game, especially mentally what he is able to do is special. I just dont see logically how you bring him back.
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    Re: Colts fire Jim Caldwell

    It's not fair to ax him. The GM spent so much money on Manning that it was impossiable to get a decent backup, nor did they try. The GM is at fault not the coach, maybe Peyton should have been honest about his injury so they could have made some moves. But no its not Caldwell's fault, he doesn't sign players, he coaches and back ups like Painter and Dan Orvilskwey (SP?). I mean come on those guys have superstar wrote on them right?



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