After the Colts lost to the Jets in the wild-card round of the playoffs, Jason Whitlock of FOXSports.com explained on PFT Live that quarterback Peyton Manning deserves better coaching than he’s getting.
The Colts apparently are trying to give him better coaching, but not necessarily what he needs.
The team announced that running backs coach Gene Huey will not return. He has worked for the Colts in that role since 1992.
“I thank Gene Huey for the work he has done for the club for many seasons,” coach Jim Caldwell said. “During his time, Gene played a key role with many players both on and off the field, and he was a part of coaching staffs that helped create a very special time in franchise history. I thank him for his contributions and wish him continued success.”
It’s hard not to wonder whether Huey is merely taking the fall for the underachievement of the team’s offense in 2010. Sure, the running game wasn’t good this year, but injuries had a lot to do with it.
Still, it shows that the Colts are willing to try to get better. We’re just not sure that the Colts are going far enough. If the team is one-and-done in the playoffs in 2011, we have a feeling that the changes will go a lot farther.