There will surely be big changes with the Colts this offseason after the team’s Peyton Manning-less debacle.
Colts owner Jim Irsay made it fairly clear, however, that he’s not going to change the front office structure of the team no matter what happens.
“I’m committed [to the Polians]. In their defense, it’s pretty radical after the successes we’ve had to start even talking about the question, in my opinion. If this is five or six years of losing . . . [but] you’re talking about eight weeks. With Bill [Polian] and Chris, that transition is a strong transition plan. I think it’s really not a fair question to be asked,” Irsay told reporters Thursday via the Indianapolis Star.
Just about any question is fair when your team is 0-8. Change happens. Irsay also supported the job coach Jim Caldwell was doing, but he was less equivocal there.
“When it comes to changes and Jim’s status, it’s something that eight games going forward, more will be revealed. This situation is always changing,” Irsay said.
Translation: Irsay is less committed to his coach than his front office. Which makes a lot of sense.