Colts find comfort in possibly avoiding an even bigger mess

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So how are the Colts processing the fact that Josh McDaniels left them standing at the altar? The Colts have managed to find a silver lining.

As one source explained it to PFT on Tuesday night, the Colts are happy that this happened now and not a year from now, after a full season of the pressures and stresses of being an NFL head coach force a person’s true nature to bubble to the surface.

Remember when Nick Saban quit on the Dolphins after only two years? They surely would have preferred that Saban would have never taken the job. The Colts consider Tuesday’s events a Saban-style bullet dodged.

Ditto for the Falcons and less-than-one-season coach Bobby Petrino. The Falcons surely would have preferred that Petrino had never taken the job in the first place.

So the Colts have reason to be happy about this. Especially since sometimes the second choice ends up being the better choice.

Indeed, Doug Pederson was the second choice in Philly two years ago. The first choice? Ben McAdoo.

54 responses to “Colts find comfort in possibly avoiding an even bigger mess

  1. He is a man, like his team, with no integrity. He was a horrible head coach the first time around and this d move tells me he still doesn’t have the character to lead. I’ve said it in other posts and I’ll say it again – consider it a bullet dodged. You didn’t want this guy anyway.

  2. That sounds like being happy that the potential franchise QB you wanted to draft at #2 got taken #1, because “the guy could turn out to be a bust and we’d rather not draft him at all than take him and have him not work out”. Well, duh. That isn’t the silver lining here, that is something that’s true when you hire anyone.

  3. McDaniels sets a great example for the players he intends to coach. Say what you mean, until you don’t mean it anymore.

  4. The piling on seems easy to do from our perfect lives and wholesome characters here on the internet, but it couldn’t have been an easy move for McDaniels (whatever his reasons were) to pull the plug last minute.

    Anyone with a wife and children they care deeply for can understand the possibilities this man faced at home when it came to the wire.

  5. They never should have considered a snake in the grass like McDaniels in the first place.

    Having said that, McDaniels is now an NFL leper, no other team will go near him now.

  6. HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

  7. Zero credibility? Zero integrity? By staying with a team that has won 5 of out 8 Super Bowls in the 2000s, avoiding the Irsay plague, and remaining in position to replace Belichick as HC for a winning organization, he’s played it smart. Less $ now, a legacy later.

  8. Smartest thing Josh ever did. He realized that dysfunctional wanna-be franchise isn’t where winners go.

  9. Love all of the crying from Colts fans and others here. It actually sounds like McDaniels was somewhat up front with the Colts as word got out that it wasn’t a guarantee he’d take the job after the SB. I agree, not great for him to then verbally accept and then change his mind a few hours later, but apparently he was having a really hard time with moving his family and Kraft made a late big push to get him to stay. There’s no greater sign of integrity than doing what we feel is best for our families.

  10. .
    It’s a little early to pass judgment on the situation. Was he told the truth about Luck’s health? If not, then that’s a major discrepancy because you cannot win in today’s NFL without a competent QB. The other X factor is Irsay. What went om when they met for a “second interview”? Was Irsay lucid? Responsive?
    .

  11. As I’ve said before, Brady is and always has been the OC of the Patriots. McDaniels is a puppet that has lived off the coat tails of the greatest coach ever in BB and perhaps the greatest QB of the modern football era. Indy has suffered no loss in all of this and will find a competent HC to lead the team to more 4 to 6 win seasons. I do feel bad for Luck because he could be a very good QB in the right setting and right medical staff that treats his injuries correctly. If he does not play this season it’s sad to say his football career is over.

  12. Nice try with this narrative Colts. “We didn’t actually want you anyway, phew!” Uh, sure. What a complete embarrassment of an organization. Irsay needs to pass on control to his daughter or someone else as soon as possible.

  13. Are you guys going to report the story of the twice deported illegal immigrant with no drivers license that killed colts linebacker Edwin Jackson?

    I haven’t seen that report yet……..

  14. I know everyone hates the Patriots, and no matter what they say or do, it will be regarded as “wrong”. So it isn’t like they owe anyone anything. I think this is one of the funniest things the NFL has ever seen.

    When the Colts requested permission to interview McDaniels, I suggested that the best course of action, post deflategate, would be deny their request, and allow McDaniels to interview anywhere but there. But they allowed it. But him going runaway bride on them is actually even funnier.

    I guess they could still have the press conference today. And instead of introducing their new head coach, instead they can give us all a physics lesson and explain why their footballs were deflated in the AFCCG a few years ago. The NFL has had their say, and their determination was that the only explanation for deflated balls was cheating. I don’t agree, but that is the precedent. So can someone, anyone explain how the Colts footballs were deflated? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

  15. Not an Irsay fan so I won’t complain, but asking out of idle curiosity… When will the Pats tire of curb stomping the Colt’s organization every chance they get?

  16. NOW they hate Josh? I guess the logic here makes sense. Like, it’s a blessing for Indy that the Patriots smoked them 45-7 in the AFC title game (Josh’s offense), to spare them embarrassment in SB 49 at hands of Seattle. Maybe Colts coukd put a banner up to celebrate the break that they caught there…

  17. This is really barometer of the Colts as an organization. Now that Peyton’s gone and how the owner threw shade at him on the way out, that is, when isn’t in a drunken stupor, told people that maybe it’s back to the doormat days of yore.

    When given a “maybe” from NE vs a “sure” from the Colts, he took the maybe. Wow.

  18. Everyone is say no integrity but maybe it’s because he IS a man of integrity. He was honest with the Colts and said he wasn’t all in so he wanted out.
    Belichick did it with the Jets. The Jets told Bill Belichick he would take over for Bill Parcells when he retires. That was to keep him happy/job security… The Jets then tried to force him into being their HC. He knew there was a new owner coming in and we all know how Browns owner Art Modell screwed him over when they moved to Baltimore. We also saw a new owner, Jerry Jones, fire Tom Landry. You don’t know what a new owner is thinking. I think if Woody Johnson or Jim Dolan would have said something like If I get ownership of the team, Belichick is my guy, he probably would be coaching the Jets today.

  19. terripet says:
    February 7, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Bottom line josh is a man with no integrity

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Pardon me. There’s no deal ’till pen is put to paper.

    As an old boss and mentor used to say — this is the romance period. Once they’re married, it will never be better than it is now. McDaniels saw a side of the Colts he found pretty distasteful in the way they tried to muscle the relationionship.

    He was smart to escape while he could.

  20. Aska Feld says:
    February 7, 2018 at 8:32 am
    Not an Irsay fan so I won’t complain, but asking out of idle curiosity… When will the Pats tire of curb stomping the Colt’s organization every chance they get?

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    Never. As long as cheating Irsay is alive, they will look to bury him. Pats fans know of what the cheating is and how it goes down at the owner level with Goodell.

  21. tccoats says:
    February 7, 2018 at 8:51 am
    Didn’t BB do the same thing with the Jets?……How’d that work out for him?

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    Not really. Parcells “resigned” to become GM, which forced BB into a head coaching job he didn’t want with a scumbag owner he didn’t trust (Woody Johnson).

    Note the patterns. Scumbag, entitled second generation type owners who just think they show up, buy a team and should be great because they’re narcissists.

  22. joetoronto says:
    February 7, 2018 at 8:06 am
    They never should have considered a snake in the grass like McDaniels in the first place.

    Having said that, McDaniels is now an NFL leper, no other team will go near him now.

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    This will make absolutely zero difference. If he is a winner teams will want him. If he is not a winner teams will not. It was always that way and still is. Thats how football works.

  23. Easy to pile on here but as usual, nobody knows all the circumstances.

    Lots of ‘lack of integrity’ to go around here. otherwise you wouldn’t be making judgments on people & circumstances you don’t really know enough about.

  24. Aska Feld says:
    February 7, 2018 at 8:32 am
    Not an Irsay fan so I won’t complain, but asking out of idle curiosity… When will the Pats tire of curb stomping the Colt’s organization every chance they get?

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    Im thinking around 2030 or so. The dynasty will be starting to falter by then so they will start having other things to do.

  25. Integrity, is a man keeping his word.
    A man is only as good as his word.
    Ifa mandoesn’t have that, then he has nothing.
    Josh McDaniels has no integrity.Period.

  26. ero credibility? Zero integrity? By staying with a team that has won 5 of out 8 Super Bowls in the 2000s, avoiding the Irsay plague, and remaining in position to replace Belichick as HC for a winning organization, he’s played it smart. Less $ now, a legacy later.

    Yep that’s what he did. Doesn’t mean he didn’t have 0 integrity. It’s not his decision in which we are piling on. It’s how he went about it .. guess you have little integrity if you can’t see that. And he better become the HC after B.B. leaves cause no team will hire him after this stunt.

  27. As Oscar Wilde once said…

    There are two tragedies in life. One is not getting what you want. The other is getting what you want.

    The Colts should be glad McDaniels didn’t take the job and set the team back a decade.

  28. Not sure how this is an integrity or “scummy” move. The guy never signed the contract so he did not have to be their coach. The examples given in the article were coaches who all signed a contract. This is all the Colt’s fault for announcing before a signature was received. Kinda like their “banner’s” for doing jack squat hanging in their stadium. Joshy Boy can do what he wants, he never signed so he was still a Patriot employee.

  29. How much would they shell out to get Harbaugh or Shaw? Shaw would be perfect, he coached Luck in college.

  30. About that McAdoo as the 1st choice for the Eagles:

    ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter thinks that the Eagles coaching search is nearing a conclusion and that a pair of offensive coordinators — including Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo — are the top choices of owner Jeffrey Lurie, President Don Smolenski and Vice President of Football Operations Howie Roseman. “I don’t know that [Pederson]’s the front-runner,” Schefter said Wednesday during his weekly appearance on 97.5 FM The Fanatic with Anthony Gargano. “I know that he’s square in contention for that job, I know they really like him. In my mind, my sense — these are just senses — is that Ben McAdoo is the front-runner. But I don’t know that to be right. I think Pederson and McAdoo both are square in the conversation.

    Maybe, maybe not

  31. krm62015 says:

    Not sure how this is an integrity or “scummy” move. The guy never signed the contract so he did not have to be their coach

    He was in the process of filling out his coaching staff. Sure, anyone does that when they don’t intend to actually take the job.

  32. In the last 16 seasons the Patriots have been to 8 Super Bowls, winning 5 and losing 3, and all of them came down to the last play of the game.

    They’ve been to the playoffs in 14 of those 16 seasons.

    They’ve been AFC East Champs 8 straight seasons.

    They’ve been over .500 in 17 straight seasons.

    Conclusions – 1) they must be doing SOMETHING right, and 2) There are a lot of JEALOUS haters out there.

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