Well I have to admit that 2012 has started of with a bang. For those of us who are part of "Blue Nation" I'm sure many of you are just as shocked as I am this morning. With the firing of Bill Polian a fire storm of events yet to come have kicked off this year's off-season for the Colts. I have to admit that I was one of the supporters for keeping Bill but also said that if he get the can I would hope that Irsay would have someone in mind who would be an upgrade. For the most part I was in Polian's corner initially, but after reading some really good articles by several posters on this site as well as my own analyzing of his recent moves, I have had a change of heart. I'm on board for change in Indy and as Indy Sports beat writer Bob Kravitz said, "It's time for a new set of eyes." The Colts have enjoyed a consistant level of success as one of the best organizations to date and I as well as many are grateful of the work that BP and his staff should get credit for. That being said, I'm also not immune to the mistakes and bad judgment calls as of late on his part either.
As with all things in life, everything has to run its course, and when it does none of us should be afraid to embrace change when it is necessary, as well as beneficial in the long run. The Colts are an organization that is ripe for "change." The good news is, that change doesn't have to be a complete rebuilding of the team. Just a few tweaks here and there are all that's necessary. I also am grateful for having an owner like Irsay for having the balls to make the right decisions in spite of how hard they might be. Firing Polian, a man he has had a beautiful 14 year relationship with as far the success of his team is concerned, was not an easy one by any stretch I'm sure. These two men have been friends as well as co-workers in building the Colts into the juggernaut they've been for the past 13 seasons. Yet Irsay showed the strength to do what he must in order to right a ship that is clearly sinking. I believe he has someone in mind and can't wait to see who the upgrade will be. Yes, I trust in Irsay and am looking forward to the 2012 off-season and what it has in store for all of us.