a) Is this a good call by Irsay in general? Should the GM choose this or does Caldwell even deserve a second chance?
b) What would the Colts do with Caldwell next year?
Personally I believe that Irsay was pretty ballsy to sack the Polians as swiftly as he did regardless of our poor performance this year. People calling the Polian era "a reign of terror" (quoted from the title another article) : Keep in mind that Bill Polian drafted Manning and led us to a record 9 straight playoff appearances. Some reign of terror that is. This being said, I completely agree with Irsay's decision regarding the firing as Polian's records of drafting slowly deteriorated over the years, especially after a strong start. Irsay was great in reacting and dealing with this whole situation positively.
But the real worry for me is the fate of Jim Caldwell. I hope I'm not the only one that feels this way but I am really tired of having such a head coach. Don't get me wrong, like all of you I looooved Dungy but I can't say the same about Caldwell. Every time the Colts frustrate me, which has been an increasing recurrence over the past year, all I think about is this. I'm so tired of having this puppet head coach and need someone more aggressive. Hold your horses, I'm not asking for a Rex Ryan, but I'd even take someone closer to his end of the coaching spectrum.
What I'm asking you is your opinion on Irsay's decision on keeping Caldwell. Why would he do this to us? Sure, much credit for our pathetic season can be put on the Polians, but Caldwell has never been an angel of a head coach. (Playoffs last year much? Yeah, too soon for me too) And even if he does stay, what would be different next year? (Don't answer with Peyton is our coach anyway)
I'm up for change. I might be slightly overstating this, but I feel like our franchise needs much of it to go back to being the dominant force we were over the past decade.