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Weis might not leave Indiana, after all

We reported last night that Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis has cleaned out his office.

But he might not be taking the boxes of photos and knick-knacks (and ding-dongs) very far.

Peter King of NBC suggests that the Indianapolis Colts are a “very, very dark horse” to secure Weis’ services in 2010.

Such a move presumably would entail a retirement of retired offensive coordinator Tom Moore from his role as consultant.  And it would potentially place a thick layer of frost on Weis’ relationship with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

As former Colts coach Tony Dungy said in response to King’s suggestion, “We consider Charlie an Indiana Hoosier now that he’s been at Notre Dame all these years.  We don’t consider him a Patriot.”

(Added former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison during the same exchange, “Where’s all this ‘we’ coming from?”) 

King also reports that the favorites to hire Weis are the Patriots, Chiefs, and Panthers.  The Panthers’ interest presumably hinges on coach John Fox and G.M. Marty Hurney returning. 

But why would Weis want to jump from one hot-seat situation into another?  If Fox and Hurney somehow stay for another year, the pressure will be even greater, and the leash presumably will be shorter. 

So look to the Pats and the Chiefs.

Unless the Colts decide to shake things up.

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29 Responses to “Weis might not leave Indiana, after all”
  1. 4ever19 says: Nov 29, 2009 7:38 PM

    Not sure how we feel about this. Trying to remember how the Patsies played while he was there. Don’t want Tom Moore to leave, that’s for sure.

  2. Facts Domino says: Nov 29, 2009 7:40 PM

    He’s made chicken pie out of chicken shit before. What he can do with the best quarterback to ever play the game in Manning?

  3. Gautam says: Nov 29, 2009 7:41 PM

    I didn’t know that Tom Moore was also retiring … doubt if Peyton would be comfortable if Moore retires

  4. The Real Shuxion says: Nov 29, 2009 7:43 PM

    who needs a new OC when you have the greatest offensive weapon of all…….phantom pass interference.

  5. TFBuckFutter says: Nov 29, 2009 7:46 PM

    As a Pats fan, I’m not sure I’d want him back. I like the guy, but the offense he ran was much different than what they run now. Whether it was a matter of personnel or philosophy, I don’t know.
    He was the Pats offensive coordinator from 2000 to 2004, winning all three Super Bowls.
    Under him, they ranked 22nd, 19th, 21st, 17th and 7th in yards though.
    After he left, they went 7th, 11th, 1st, 5th and are currently 2nd.
    So, like I said….I don’t know.

  6. KingJoe! says: Nov 29, 2009 7:46 PM

    Why wouldnt he simply go back to the Pats?

  7. RavensFreak00 says: Nov 29, 2009 7:47 PM

    I would love for him to go to the Panthers. That would be awesome.

  8. PypersRealm says: Nov 29, 2009 7:50 PM

    King was just trying to be silly. Even if the Colts were interested it really wouldn’t matter. Weis remains extremely close to BB and Brady. There’s no way he’d even consider that possibility. If he goes anywhere, it would be New England, Kansas City, Denver, or possibly Miami as the darkhorse.
    The Indy talk is just foolish.

  9. DCUMD says: Nov 29, 2009 7:54 PM

    Why would the Colts want him?

  10. lezmaka says: Nov 29, 2009 7:55 PM

    DO NOT WANT!
    Unless Moore has changed his mind since the offseason, he will coach as long as people will let him coach. Which means if Peyton has anything to say about it, Moore will be coaching for years to come.

  11. Fogs77 says: Nov 29, 2009 8:02 PM

    They only won 3 Super Bowls with Weiss in New England….

  12. Popinjay says: Nov 29, 2009 8:03 PM

    This makes zero sense. The Colts has to OC’s…Tom Moore and Payton Manning. Why in the hell would Manning want to work with an egomaniac like Weis? Why would an undefeated team want to “shake things up.” None of this makes sense at all.

  13. pilot08 says: Nov 29, 2009 8:03 PM

    carolina will have cowher first, and i would imagine he would want his own OC. he and weis would be make an interesting combo tho.
    fox, davidson, hurney are all gone..

  14. Ytsejamer1 says: Nov 29, 2009 8:07 PM

    PFT having a running commentary of another NBC show? Isn’t that conflict of interest or something?!?!? :)
    I sincerely hope Weis comes back to the Patriots. I think they’ve lost their way a little bit…his offense was always balanced and somewhat unpredictable. I’d like to see some of that return. With those playmakers on offense, Weis returning, and maybe a legit third receiver…next year’s offense could really be fun to watch. (if it wasn’t already)
    I’d be shocked if he chose to go to the Colts…

  15. hayward giablommi says: Nov 29, 2009 8:08 PM

    Tony Dungy is a complete idiot, and a jagoff.
    I’ve known it all along, but for those of you on the fence, this should confirm it.

  16. bian8 says: Nov 29, 2009 8:15 PM

    hahaha The Real Shuxion give it a break

  17. Ralphie says: Nov 29, 2009 8:24 PM

    “very, very dark horse” is somewhere between “very dark horse, and very, very, very dark horse” I presume?
    Why didn’t skunk boy just say “Charlie’s a real fuc*ing long-shot to go to the Colts, in fact it make no sense, but since he coaches college in the same state, and St. Tony and I have 40 seconds on-air to fill we figgered’ it’d be funny as hell to toss this turd out there. This’ll also give Florio from the Pro Football Tattler some low hanging fruit to post on his virtual tabloid.”

  18. Bwa Ha Ha says: Nov 29, 2009 8:27 PM

    When did Tony Dungy become the NFL’s “whisperer” ?

  19. shabadoooo says: Nov 29, 2009 8:59 PM

    why would the colts change anything right now?

  20. Bulldog says: Nov 29, 2009 9:23 PM

    Chiefs would be a playoff team if they got weis next year

  21. B Eazy says: Nov 29, 2009 9:24 PM

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH HAHAAHAHHAHHAHAHAH COLTS ARE 11 AND 0 HATERS KEEP HATN AND WE WILL ROLL ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPER BOWL. SSSSSSHHHHHHHHH

  22. Richm2256 says: Nov 29, 2009 9:50 PM

    B Eazy says:
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH HAHAAHAHHAHHAHAHAH COLTS ARE 11 AND 0 HATERS KEEP HATN AND WE WILL ROLL ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPER BOWL. SSSSSSHHHHHHHHH
    And on that road they may very well encounter the New England Patriots.
    If that doesn’t worry you, you’re a moron.

  23. packermaninindy says: Nov 29, 2009 10:16 PM

    Funny, I live in Indianapolis and we don’t consider Tony D a Hoosier. So why would we consider Weis a Hoosier? Dungy was coach here, but his family did not want to live here at all. I think he was a OK, coach. But he wants to preach to much. He wants to tell you how to raise kids. But he is not a good father himself. He has one who killed himself, and one who was a thug when he went to school here.
    Practice what you preach Dungy. You have lost a lot of respect in the last couple of month with those of us in Indy. especially with your connection to M Vick.

  24. bian8 says: Nov 29, 2009 11:51 PM

    wow packermaninindy even if you hate the colts or dungy thats a horrible thing to say. Your not even a Colts fan how can you speak for all of those who are? Those were just terrible comments. I cant speak for everyone but bringing up the suicide just seems out of place.

  25. PornFlorio says: Nov 30, 2009 12:06 AM

    hayward giablommi says:
    November 29, 2009 8:08 PM
    Tony Dungy is a complete idiot, and a jagoff.
    I’ve known it all along, but for those of you on the fence, this should confirm it.
    ____________
    The ONLY idiots and jagoffs here are you lame ass Pats fans.

  26. PornFlorio says: Nov 30, 2009 12:09 AM

    Richm2256 says:
    November 29, 2009 9:50 PM
    B Eazy says:
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH HAHAAHAHHAHHAHAHAH COLTS ARE 11 AND 0 HATERS KEEP HATN AND WE WILL ROLL ALL THE WAY TO THE SUPER BOWL. SSSSSSHHHHHHHHH
    And on that road they may very well encounter the New England Patriots.
    If that doesn’t worry you, you’re a moron.
    ___________
    Why should Colts fans worry? It’s not like the Pats have beaten ANYONE yet this season…except for a bunch of loser teams that either hover around .500 or just plain SUCK.
    As usual, you moronic Pats fans vastly OVERRATE your MEDIOCRE team.

  27. PatPatriotRules says: Nov 30, 2009 8:30 AM

    hmmmm lets see……pats 3 rings……colts 1 ring…..shut your yaps until that number 1 changes to 4

  28. Ytsejamer1 says: Nov 30, 2009 9:16 AM

    PornFlorio is right…the Pats haven’t beaten anyone of note for a couple of years now. It’s why we didn’t go to the playoffs last year. The defense hasn’t been able to close out a big game going back to 2006. The Colts need to worry about facing San Diego again.
    Tonight is the Pats chance to beat someone who is good…if they don’t do it, they’re just a another mediocre/above average team.

  29. PornFlorio says: Nov 30, 2009 11:06 AM

    PatPatriotRules says:
    November 30, 2009 8:30 AM
    hmmmm lets see……pats 3 rings……colts 1 ring…..shut your yaps until that number 1 changes to 4
    _________
    Hmmm….lets see…Yankees 27 rings….Red Sox 7….sure didn’t stop the lame ass Red Sox fans (mostly the same fans as for the Pats) from running their yaps…maybe they (you) should take your (own) advice when it applies to YOU and your fellow hypocritical New England chump asses.

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