Mr. Crackerz wrote:TMC wrote:Mr. Crackerz wrote:Now that Dungy has retired, it is time for the Colts to give Ron Meeks the head coaching job... he is a brilliant mind, and is pretty influencial like Dungy, and has been with that club for 6 seasons. That way, most of the staff, will probably stay in place (especially tom moore), and this team can once again have a shot of the title.
They would be foolish to go for someone outside the organization. Its not like Manning will be around forever. Do it Indy.
Edit... Immediately following this posting, i just realized that Dungy has chosen Jim Caldwell as his successor. I really think this is not to smart. Caldwell was gonna stay in the staff anyways (probably), Meeks is getting Head Coach interviews. PLus, they dont need an offensive head coach, as Manning is a genius and serves as a OC on his own, along with Moore, who is too old to go anywhere... I think Indy chose the wrong guy... they should of gone Defensive
Caldwell was chosen more than a year ago as Dungy's replacement, kinda like Mora's situation in Seattle. And he wasn't getting interviews because everybody knew he was going to be the Colts HC. Don't read anything in that lack of interviews.
Ahh i didnt know caldwell was an "in waiting" coach.. i think this whole, kinship system of next in line coaches is stupid, and will prove to be highly ineffective.
Im disappointed, they should of picked Meeks though. Dungy was a defensive minded coach, which brought good balance to the dominance of their offense over the years. They better hope Meeks stays on as D-Coordinator. If not, they're gonna regret it.
Yeah, Caldwell even had an interview last season with the Redskins, but the Colts picked him to be their future HC and he declared to not be interested in the Redskins position anymore.
I think they're trying to not change the offense of the team. That's the reason of their success during all these years, and I guess they don't want to bring in a coach that may change it. So Caldwell gets promoted and the offense stays the same. Probably asked Payton about it and he gave them the green light to promote Caldwell, but that's only a hunch...