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Colts get full green light on Mudd and Moore

In a development that surely will prompt employees of some other teams to roll their eyes and attribute the news to the perceived power and influence of Colts president and G.M. Bill Polian, the NFL reportedly has informed the 32 teams that consultants have no limitations on their game-day activities.

Jason LaCanfora of NFL Network reported during the most recent edition of Total Access (which I watched listened to on my Palm Pre while driving this morning) that the league office sent an e-mail this week to all clubs explaining the official position on the rules applicable to consultants.

Essentially, the rules are there ain’t no rules (yeah, we’re good for a Moonface quote every once in a while).

As LaCanfora explained, this means that former Colts offensive line coach Howard Mudd and former Colts offensive coordinator Tom Moore will be able to do anything and everything on game day.

So, basically, they can do what they did as full-time employees, even though they no longer are — and even though they have been replaced, at least in title.

That’s great news for the Colts, who already are dealing with extensive turnover at various other coaching positions, including head coach, defensive coordinator, and special-teams coordinator.

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13 Responses to “Colts get full green light on Mudd and Moore”
  1. David says: Jul 25, 2009 11:15 AM

    Broncos did the same thing with Alex Gibbs like six years ago.

  2. lebowski says: Jul 25, 2009 11:17 AM

    Good to know there’s one more distracted idiot while driving out there….

  3. Jameson7 says: Jul 25, 2009 11:39 AM

    As usual, the colts find ways to change the rules.. This is getting rediculous.. The last rule they changed has ruined the game and this one will as well. Polian shouldn’t have any say on anything, he’s far too biased for his colts..

  4. Go Skins! says: Jul 25, 2009 12:01 PM

    lebowski says:
    July 25, 2009 11:17 AM
    Good to know there’s one more distracted idiot while driving out there….
    That’s hilarious and true!

  5. lololnpnp says: Jul 25, 2009 12:52 PM

    I’m guessing the cheap a** Pre you are using hasn’t broke yet, give it a day or two. In other news, Sprint sucks and always has. Way to focus on your phone instead of driving.

  6. jersey73 says: Jul 25, 2009 1:01 PM

    Jameson7 obviously can’t read…”there were no rules and still aren’t.”
    Don’t let Florio hard-on against Polian cloud your vision too.

  7. Doc Hock says: Jul 25, 2009 3:26 PM

    Hey Florio,
    This could be potentially bad news for the Rooney Rule. Do you forsee clubs using the Consultant term to sign coaches? Secondly, what rules apply to consultants if other teams try to hire them without permission? Do teams still need permission to interview consultants from other teams?

  8. Jameson7 says: Jul 25, 2009 3:46 PM

    Jersey73 its not so much that.. holding is called far too much cuz poor Reggie Wayne couldn’t beat a corner who beat the crap out of him at the line.. Now the Colts need to find a way to use members who are no longer part of their coaching staff as if they are.. I don’t like how Polian is such a jerk. Remember he beat the crap out of a jets official cuz his team was losing to them?The man is a complete homer and shouldn’t be making important league decisions..

  9. AmishGangsta says: Jul 25, 2009 3:46 PM

    Jameson7 said-“As usual, the colts find ways to change the rules.. This is getting rediculous.. The last rule they changed has ruined the game and this one will as well. Polian shouldn’t have any say on anything, he’s far too biased for his colts..”
    What rule are you referring to? Or are you just another blind “Polian is teh Sukks” dope?
    Well….?

  10. FumbleNuts says: Jul 25, 2009 5:53 PM

    Manning will most likely only listen to Tom Moore on Sunday’s. Do you really think that is going to change?

  11. empty13 says: Jul 25, 2009 8:44 PM

    hell moore made scott mitchell into a star. i would keep him nmw.

  12. dawrecker says: Jul 26, 2009 9:13 AM

    Jameson7 – Or the Colts could be just like the Pats and not even bother with “changing” the rules and just break them all. Anyone who thinks the colts has the power to change so many alleged rules lives in some pretend world. The NFL is way bigger than any team/person and they will do what is going to make them money.

  13. TBIH says: Jul 27, 2009 3:31 PM

    Colts “break the rules”=Jameson7 is outraged.
    Pats actually break the rules=Jameson7 says everyone is doing it.
    Oh wait…that’s all Pats fans…not just Jameson7…nevermind.
    And Jameson7 has many, many years of irrational Polian-hate to be on the same level as Florio…he’s a “Polian hater” the likes of which we’ve never seen.

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