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Mornhinweg looks like a stretch for the Colts

Dion Lewis, Marty Mornhinweg AP

With former Eagles director of player personnel Ryan Grigson landing in Indy as the new G.M. and with Colts coach Jim Caldwell’s fate still undetermined, a theory has emerged in at least one circle of the Philly media that would pair Grigson with Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.

It’s more of a spitball than a theory from Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, and he seems to admit that he’s just connecting fairly superficial dots with no real reason to believe that Grigson would:  (1) fire Caldwell; and (2) hire Mornhinweg.

Unlike a year ago, when there was a passing notion that the man who helped Mike Vick become more of a pocket passer could get a shot at redemption nearly a decade after his win-the-toss-in-overtime-and-kick-it two years in Motown, Mornhinweg’s name hasn’t been whispered for an interview — even in Tampa, where the first FFCA convention apparently is being held.

And yet somehow McLane massages the slim possibility into a 1,006-word article about how or why or when or if it could happen.

We’ll stop at 171.

Make that 174.

Crap, 176.

177.

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26 Responses to “Mornhinweg looks like a stretch for the Colts”
  1. toegoat says: Jan 12, 2012 2:23 PM

    Wow, LMAO, what a hilarious way to end this post… U should think about comedy, stand-up or something.

  2. badtimeoutcaldwell says: Jan 12, 2012 2:28 PM

    Caldwell has a career head coach record of 27-71 when he doesnt have Manning as his Qb….

    There are 300+ Million people in this world… Does anyone REALLY believe that he is the guy who is “most qualified” to rebuild this team???

    Anyone can look great when Manning is your QB… Your true coaching skills come out in times of adversity, and that is where Caldwell has failed miserably.

  3. rcunningham says: Jan 12, 2012 2:29 PM

    Remember when this guy opted to kick the ball in OT instead of receiving it?

  4. vysethelegend says: Jan 12, 2012 2:30 PM

    Marty is simply an Xs and Os guy. He’s not fit to make the big decisions, but that’s fine. As long as he fits well into his job, there’s no problem with staying as a Coordinator as opposed to HC.

    Just look at his work during Garcia’s great year in Philly – that was Marty calling the plays, not Andy. Now look at his years as HC of the Lions; complete failure. There’s a pretty big difference as to which position he was better at, and it should be pretty obvious for Grigson/Irsay/etc. to see.

  5. brenenostler says: Jan 12, 2012 2:34 PM

    Again, if he comes in, he’s going to change the offense. And manning doesn’t want to learn a new offense. So we’d basically go with luck as a rookie.

  6. lbijake says: Jan 12, 2012 2:44 PM

    When reading articles by McLane, one must remember that McLane insulted a 70 year old sports writer (Bowen) via twitter and then was slapped around by said 70 year old in writer’s room at training facility. Point of this is that McLane is not plugged in and is wrong (but not in this case) more than right.

  7. eaglessuperfan says: Jan 12, 2012 2:47 PM

    I think the Lions years will haunt him for the rest of his career. If he wants a shot I think it will be in college.

  8. hatesycophants says: Jan 12, 2012 2:49 PM

    Caldwell has a career head coach record of 27-71 when he doesnt have Manning as his Qb….

    There are 300+ Million people in this world… Does anyone REALLY believe that he is the guy who is “most qualified” to rebuild this team???

    _____________________________________

    What? How about we “take away the starting QB from every head coach and see what their record would be? What is Belichick’s record without Brady? What is Cowher’s record without Ben?

    I don’t have a dog in this hunt and couldn’t care less about the Colts and Caldwell, but your post is utterly ridiculous.

    Also, in what world are there only 300 + million people? Please don’t ever post again.

    Go Lions! Go Badgers!

  9. efangule says: Jan 12, 2012 2:50 PM

    badtimeoutcaldwell says:
    Jan 12, 2012 2:28 PM
    There are 300+ Million people in this world…

    I believe there are almost 7 BILLION people in the world..

    Just so’s you know

  10. phillychzstk2012 says: Jan 12, 2012 3:01 PM

    GOOD. Marty is one of the best offensive co-ordinators and QB teachers in the league. He has a brilliant mind for creating tricky plays that catch defenses of guard and make them look dumb. His stint as a HC however…obviously didnt go well, regardless of the talent level he had to work with. This Eagle’s team is on the rise and to return only to build on the talented players like McCoy, Maclin, Celek, Vick perhaps DeSean again if too good to pass up for an aging Colts team, who is semi-rebuilding. Marty is Andy’s right hand man and it would be disastrous for the offense to have to go on without him. Philly loves Marty, i pray he stays.

  11. seanx40 says: Jan 12, 2012 3:03 PM

    “Remember when this guy opted to kick the ball in OT instead of receiving it?”

    I remember watching that game with best friend. And his then 5yr old daughter. When Mornhinweg decided to kick…she looked at her father and said “Daddy, I thought you always take the ball in overtime!”

  12. phillychzstk2012 says: Jan 12, 2012 3:04 PM

    badtimeoutcaldwell says:
    Jan 12, 2012 2:28 PM

    There are 300+ Million people in this world…

    ———————————————-

    wowwwwww dude. technically you are correct but i hope you aren’t really that dumb. there are more than 300 million in the states alone..

  13. xli2006 says: Jan 12, 2012 3:05 PM

    Re-treads like Mornhingweg would be a huge step backwards for the Colts. Caldwell was a stretch when he was hired based on less than stellar HC experience before but was simply overseeing a Veteran Team (which the Colts are NOT anymore)… Mornhinweg has an even less enthusiastic resume. He’s 5-27 as a Head Coach, clearly is not the man to lead the Colts into this next era.

    As a Season Ticket Holder, I’ll be pretty irked if they make such a lazy hire like this. Granted, I believe this is just a “Rumor by Association”, but these things can grow legs pretty quickly.

    While I think replacing Caldwell going into the next era is probably a necessary move, replacing him with Mornhinweg would be ridiculous. Replacing a Coach who is 2 years removed from a Super Bowl appearance with a coach who completely failed as a Head Coach is not going to sit well with fans… or me.

  14. sledgehorn says: Jan 12, 2012 3:13 PM

    Caldwell has a career head coach record of 27-71 when he doesnt have Manning as his Qb….

    There are 300+ Million people in this world… Does anyone REALLY believe that he is the guy who is “most qualified” to rebuild this team???

    ———————————-
    Two things:
    1) Jim Caldwell’s record is 26-22 (with playoffs)
    If you include college head coaching, he still has another 26 wins you aren’t including.
    2)The USA =/= the World. Try 7 Billion.

  15. dexterismyhero says: Jan 12, 2012 3:24 PM

    Lindy Infante!!!!

  16. eaglesnoles05 says: Jan 12, 2012 3:26 PM

    @hatesycophants – Cowher’s record w/o Ben is pretty f’in good, buddy.

    I didn’t think caldwell had that many games without manning? Isn’t this his first HC job? Yes, yes it is.

  17. badtimeoutcaldwell says: Jan 12, 2012 3:35 PM

    What? How about we “take away the starting QB from every head coach and see what their record would be? What is Belichick’s record without Brady? What is Cowher’s record without Ben?

    I don’t have a dog in this hunt and couldn’t care less about the Colts and Caldwell, but your post is utterly ridiculous.

    Also, in what world are there only 300 + million people? Please don’t ever post again.

    Go Lions! Go Badgers!

    ——————
    Bill Cower went to a Superbowl without Ben and always had a top defense.

    Bill Bilichek went 11-5 without his starting QB.

    The Texans finished 12-4 even after they lost their starting QB.

    The Dolphins I believe finished at 7-9 after they lost their starting QB, as did the Cardinals.

    While having a drop off when losing your starting QB is acceptable, going from a 10-14 win team down to a 2 win team is not. Manning had nothing to do with them having among the worst ranked defense and special teams… Not to mention terrible tackling and horrible game management.

    Ultimately Caldwell has shown ZERO ability to extract wins based on coaching and gameplans even though he still had Wayne, Clark, Mathis, and Freeny on his team. No excuse for that…

    As far as 300+ Million people, I obviously meant to say “in the U.S.” but your attempt to correct me was even worse considering the statement is technically true that this world does infact have more than 300+ million people…. Sorry…. Try again

  18. 4ever19 says: Jan 12, 2012 4:02 PM

    Hiring this guy to be head coach would be the same sort of coup as signing Kerry Collins to “play” quarterback. ‘Nuf said.

  19. fmwarner says: Jan 12, 2012 4:35 PM

    If Jeff McLane told me the sky was blue, I’d double check.

  20. hatesycophants says: Jan 12, 2012 4:50 PM

    Pull your head out, bad call. It wasn’t that obvious or everyone else would not have corrected you. If I thought you were intelligent enough to psot stats speciously, I would let it pass. As it is, I’m certain you don’t know what the heck I’m talking about. What is Belichick’s record as a head coach without Brady? What is Cowher’s record as a head coach without Ben?

    Again, my central concern is ensuring that dim bulbs stop posting.

    Go Lions! Go Badgers!

  21. upperdecker19 says: Jan 12, 2012 5:08 PM

    Make it a package deal and give them Juan Castillo too.

  22. badtimeoutcaldwell says: Jan 12, 2012 5:36 PM

    Hatesychophants, I hate to break it to you, but to everyone else whos IQ is above 40, it was in fact obvious… I think they were just giving me a hard time…

    I dont know what “dim wit” would pull out the examples of Bill Bilicheck (went 41-44 with terrible Qb’s in Cleveland, and 11-5 without Brady on the Patriots) and Bill Cowher (115-76 and a trip to the SB without Big Ben) to cite examples of how their QB’s made them “great” coaches. Both of these guys are lightyears better than Caldwell (23-69 college record and 2-14 pro record without a “great QB)

    I literally dont think you could have picked worse examples to “prove” your point… Again I say to you…. “try again”

  23. mdpickles says: Jan 12, 2012 6:35 PM

    Actually, it’s one more year of Reid in Philly, Caldwell fired, then Reid on to Indy for Lucks career. That’s a better spitball.

  24. bunsmalloy says: Jan 12, 2012 7:01 PM

    I remember ESPN the mag didn’t an article a few years back about who the best available coaching candidate was. They had this huge, crazy formula that came up with Mornhingweg. I’m surprised he hasn’t gotten another shot yet.

  25. upscaleman says: Jan 13, 2012 1:55 PM

    Look, it’s undisputed that Caldwell is one of the worst coaches in the history of worst coaches and must go. Therefore, I move that we spend the rest of this thread discussing badtimeoutcaldwell’s belief that there are only “300 + million” people in the world.

  26. oldbyrd says: Jan 16, 2012 12:57 PM

    MARTY AND THE WHOLE COACHING STAFF SHOULD GO. NO PATCHWORK. YOU ALL WANT TO GET THE THE SUPER BOWL???BRING IN BILL COWHER AND START OVER

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