Running Out of Scapegoats
It's highly unusual for a head coach to be given a new 4-year contract while simultaneously seeing the majority of his coaching staff jettisoned. Yet, that's exactly the situation Chuck Pagano faces this year as he deals with 11 new assistant coaches -- which is in addition to last year's midseason firing of OC Pep Hamilton.
- Offensive Coordinator -- OUT Pep Hamilton (fired during '15 season), IN Rob Chudzinski (from interim to full-time)
- Defensive Coordinator -- OUT Greg Manusky, IN Ted Monachino
- Offensive Line -- OUT Hal Hunter, IN Joe Philbin
- Quarterbacks -- OUT Clyde Christensen (not fired, he took the Dolphins OC job), IN Brian Schottenheimer
- Receivers -- OUT Jim Hostler (moved to TE), IN Lee Hull
- Tight Ends -- OUT Alfredo Roberts, IN Jim Hostler (from WR)
- Running Backs -- OUT Charlie Williams, IN Jemal Singleton
- Linebackers -- OUT Jeff Fitzgerald, IN Jim Herrmann
- Defensive Backs -- OUT Roy Anderson and Mike Gillhamer, IN Greg Williams
- Strength and Conditioning -- OUT Roger Marandino, IN Darren Krein
- Special Teams Analyst -- IN Quadrain Banks
- Assistant to the Head Coach -- IN Andrew Hayes-Stoker
The wholesale turnover speaks to the incredibly high expectations the Colts have placed upon themselves.