Report: Irsay cleans house, fires Bill and Chris Polian

When Jim Caldwell finished his 12:30 still as the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, we had no idea what was going on.

Now we do.

Jim Irsay has called a 5 pm press conference with the media.  Chris Mortensen and Bob Kravitz report that Bill and Chris Polian are OUT.  There you have it.  It really is the end of an era.  And it needed to happen.

Bill Polian deserves to be in the hall of fame.  Yes, it is true.  What he has done in his career is incredible.  But a change needed to happen.  It just did.  And thanks to Bill Polian for building this incredible team.  But Jim Irsay, and Colts fans, have had enough.

What about Jim Caldwell?

We don’t know.  I don’t know if Irsay knows either.  I think that Irsay and the next general manager will talk about it.  And that means that Jim Caldwell will outlast Bill Polian, and that is the way it needed to be. 

Now, if Caldwell is fired, it may be a big name guy who wouldn’t work with Polian (JEFF FISHER?).  And, contrary to what I have been hearing from fans, I think that Peyton Manning returns.  Jim Irsay is incredibly loyal to Peyton Manning.  Bill Polian was not. 

Oh, and by the way, the new favorite for the coaching job, Jeff Fisher, loves Peyton Manning too.

So who replaces Polian?  Early guesses say Reggie McKenzie.  Irsay already may know.  He works fast.

This is a big story, Colts fans.

Bill and Chris Polian FIRED by Jim Irsay.

I guess that means no Bill Polian Radio Show tonight…


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