Getting defensive with the next coach

Mike Chappell points out that 2 of the 3 known candidates are defensive coordinators while offensive coordinator Clyde Christiansen may have survived yesterday’s round of dismissals:

The list of candidates to replace Jim Caldwell, who was fired Tuesday, includes Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. and Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray.

A source with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed plans were being made for Carmichael to meet with the Colts on Thursday evening or today, while a different source confirmed the team will interview Gray. ESPN reported the team also plans to discuss its vacancy with Zimmer.

The Colts declined comment Thursday on the search for Caldwell’s replacement.

Grigson emphasized Tuesday that leadership will be a required trait for whomever is chosen to direct the team during its rebuilding process.

Todd Smith

About Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.