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« on: Jan 02, 2012 at 19:05 »

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7414912/indianapolis-colts-fire-bill-polian-chris-polian-peyton-manning-stunned-decision


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« Reply #1 on: Jan 02, 2012 at 21:14 »

He had a long run there.  Guess the Manning injury highlighted deficiencies throughout the roster.  Or maybe Irsay wanted the new guy to pick Andrew Luck.
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 03, 2012 at 11:24 »

Don't see how Caldwell will survive.
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« Reply #3 on: Jan 04, 2012 at 00:00 »

Don't see how Caldwell will survive.

Nor should he.  Dude is horrible.  I think at this point the Colts should just get it over with and name Manning player/coach.  By the terms of his contract, he basically owns the team anyway. 
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« Reply #4 on: Jan 04, 2012 at 08:08 »

Don't see how Caldwell will survive.

Nor should he.  Dude is horrible.  I think at this point the Colts should just get it over with and name Manning player/coach.  By the terms of his contract, he basically owns the team anyway. 

I believe they owe Manning a ginormous roster bonus next spring.  So I wouldn't be surprised to them cut the Manning ties and move on with Luck.  I hear he's pretty good.  Then Chicago can sing Manning and win the Supper Blow.
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« Reply #5 on: Jan 04, 2012 at 08:44 »

Don't see how Caldwell will survive.

Nor should he.  Dude is horrible.  I think at this point the Colts should just get it over with and name Manning player/coach.  By the terms of his contract, he basically owns the team anyway. 

I believe they owe Manning a ginormous roster bonus next spring.  So I wouldn't be surprised to them cut the Manning ties and move on with Luck.   I hear he's pretty good.  Then Chicago can sing Manning and win the Supper Blow.

That's exactly the case (sometime in March, I think) and it's what I would expect them to do.  I think that may have played a part in Polian getting the boot too.  I think Irsay and Polian had fundamental differences in the direction of the franchise.  Polian is probably loyal to Manning, the guy he drafted and Irsay sees the opportunity to Luck into another once in a lifetime QB.  Despite what they say, I don't think they could coexist on the team.

Crazy to say it, but Manning a FA?  I think there might be some interest...
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« Reply #6 on: Jan 04, 2012 at 09:54 »

Wait for it....







ISING PAYTON MANING!!!11 CHEAP ASS RONEYS, HELLO!
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« Reply #7 on: Jan 04, 2012 at 10:36 »

WE SHOOT HIGHER POLLY ANN!!!!!  CAN YOU SAY DINOSSEY?
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« Reply #8 on: Jan 04, 2012 at 16:04 »


ISING PAYTON MANING!!!11 CHEAP ASS RONEYS, HELLO!

WE SHOOT HIGHER POLLY ANN!!!!!  CAN YOU SAY DINOSSEY?

These crack me up every time!

But also: what are the odds of Cowher going to the Colts? I've heard him say many times that if he goes back, he wants to land in a place with a franchise QB and where he can have a good relationship with the GM. Wonder if the Colts clearing out their front office is a means toward luring a name coach with visions of owning the personnel decision-making of the team?

My guess is that they'll just release Manning, but if I were a Colts fan, I would be pissed about not getting anything for him. 

And my hunch is that Cowher will actually never coach again, but wonder what others think.
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« Reply #9 on: Jan 04, 2012 at 16:21 »

And my hunch is that Cowher will actually never coach again, but wonder what others think.

That Sunday morning job seems pretty cushy.  I bet the salary ain't bad either, why would he go back?
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