With McDaniels out, Colts should target two veteran head coaches

With the recent turn of events of Josh McDaniels deciding not to take the head coaching position in Indianapolis, and electing to remain in New England, the Colts are left with a major vacancy that they need filled asap. But, who should fill it?

This news has embarrassed the organization and left the team with instability. After a non-playoff season, to me, the Colts should go old school and regain their credibility. I am suggesting two options for next Colt’s head coach – and they’re both like going back to the future!

Jim Caldwell

The former Colts and Lions head coach has taken teams to the postseason and he has a career 62-50 record. In fact, Caldwell and the Colts reached the Super Bowl in one of his seasons. He’s a no-nonsense, highly respected, dignified man who can command the room. I still think he should be coaching in the Detroit, and that the Lions will regret firing him. Bringing him back to Indy would solidify the organization and attract veteran free agent players.

Bruce Arians

Yes, he recently retired from coaching the Arizona Cardinals. The charismatic sideline boss was a former Colts assistant and briefly the team’s interim head coach. Remember when Chuck Pagano was bravely waging his battle with cancer and Arians stepped in? He masterfully guided the team and helped the Colts reach the postseason. Arians then went to Arizona and had some degree of success with the Cards. But injuries also hurt him in the desert. I say back up a truck full of money and see if he’ll come out of his quick retirement.

Either guy would be a great head coach option in Indianapolis. But whoever the Colts choose, they need to hire someone fast!

Matthew Ross is a sports commentator and a radio host on TSN 690 Radio in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Follow him @MatthewWords.

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Written by Matthew Ross

Matthew Ross is a sports commentator and a radio host on TSN 690 Radio in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He's also a contributor to ESPN 101.3 Plattsburgh/Burlington. Follow him @MatthewWords.

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