Colts Make Puzzling Decision to Keep Regime Intact After Disappointing Season

January 5, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After Chuck Pagano's Indianapolis Colts finished 11-5 and made the AFC Championship Game last year, general manager Ryan Grigson pushed all-in to give Pagano a championship-caliber roster.
After the Colts busted out with an 8-8 season in the NFL's weakest division, it seemed as though both Grigson's and Pagano's heads were on the chopping block. Instead, with a tweet—what else?—from the team's official account in the waning hours of Black Monday, it was confirmed that both Grigson and Pagano will be back with the Colts next season:
"I'm convinced," Colts owner Jim Irsay said, per team reporter Kevin Bowen, "that we have the right stuff on my right and left here to win a world championship."
But wait. Didn't Irsay himself insist on setting the bar as high as it could go? The Colts not only fell far short in 2015, but well below where they finished in 2014—and it has to be somebody's fault.

Pagano was famously brought in to "build the monste...

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