Thursday’s back-and-forth between Colts owner Jim Irsay and Peyton Manning overshadowed a monumental day in Colts franchise history.
The introduction of new coach Chuck Pagano felt secondary, but it wasn’t from a lack of enthusiasm from Pagano. Or humor. The first-time head coach was asked about Manning’s future.
“Uh, you know I’ve got a text or a call out to Rob Lowe and I haven’t heard back from Rob yet. I’m going to have to get back to you on that one,” Pagano said.
Pagano later called Manning a great leader, but said he needed time to sort out the situations with a lot of Colts leaders like Manning, Reggie Wayne, and Gary Brackett.
Pagano was somewhat vague about his offensive philosophy. He first mentioned that you have to run the ball well. He had much more defined ideas on what his defensive approach would be.
With Andrew Luck likely on the way, finding the right offensive coordinator might be even more important than finding the right head coach.