Re: Caldwell Merely a Figurehead in Indy?
posted at 9/29/2011 4:19 PM EDT
Below are the comments made by Jim Caldwell, and others, responding to the allegations that Caldwell doesn't have control of the team (my comments are interjected, in bold black):
“Well, probably without being boastful or seeming as if that I’m reacting to that particular statement, but I can just tell you that if I wanted him to start, he would have started,” Caldwell said. “If I wanted him to here, he’d still be here, plain and simple. I’m not going to carry on a back-and-forth, you know, because the young man did a good job for us while he was here and I hope he’s able to land with someone else.”RESPONSE: Hey Jim...if he did such a good job for you, why is he gone? furthermore, who bother to reply to the comments of a player who is no longer with the team?
RESPONSE: Why was this such a shock? If Tryon was playing so well, why was he released? Who made the decision to release him?
"Colts cornerback Jerraud Powers, who learned of Tryon being waived on Twitter Wednesday, said today, “It was sort of a shock to all of us,” and predicted Tryon would start for his next team. Tryon, in his third season, started six games for the Colts last season but had been relegated to a reserve role this year."
RESPONSE: Can't help but notice that Caldwell is not flat out denying what Tryon said. http://www.indystar.com/article/20110929/SPORTS03/110929004/Caldwell-confronts-perception-he-lacks-control-team- Here are some comments from Colts' fans as to whether they believe that Caldwell is in charge:
'Asked why Tryon expressed the opinion he thought Caldwell wanted to play him but couldn’t, the coach said, “I cannot go into the minds of other individuals and tell you that. I know one thing, and I think some of you could probably attest to, I’m pretty direct and I usually don’t have very many people that misunderstand me.”
1.) Stupid! Stupid! Stupid! I find it interesting another DB states the Tyron will start for another team, but yet the Colts cut him. Something smells funny around here. Caldwell states that he's not a doctor so he can't say anything, well, don't the doctors talk to you Caldwell. He skirts around so many questions and yet he states he's direct - WTH!
2.) I'd thought for years that I, Robot had a string tied to a ring coming out of his back that Polian Senior pulled on at every press conference whenever a question was asked. But I never really thought it was true until reading this article;
3.) ...the route of the problem starts at the front office and Polian! For years they have done nothing but neglect very important aspects of our team....we have neglected to try to build a defense that is capable of playing defense during all aspects of the game, not just 'when we are up'...our OL has been in shambles for a long time! Every other team in the NFL has a decent backup option but us, bc we have to pay 1 person $20m a year. If you want a team that can always be a top 15 team, you have to have stability, which is something patriots, packers, steelers, bears, etc have...our draft picks over the past 6 years have stunk up the place. Polian has messed up for years...
4.) At this point, I wouldn't trust a word coming from Jim Caldwell;
5.) Caldwell is not in charge of jack-thats obvious by the blank look on his face and that dumb stare...I am sick of the Polians and have NO FAITH IN CALDWELL. He does lack control of the team and 60K in the stadium can see that as well as the rest of the viewing audience. We may just be fans but we are not stupid;
6.) Caldwell is nothing but a Tool with no power. The Polians have infiltrated the organization and are taking control of everything. The Polians don't want a coach who will exert his authority and put a team on the field that he feels will win;
7.) Caldwell could you please say "obviously" a little more when you talk? I don't think you say it enough. That, in combination with Irsay's "and um" in every other word, makes our management sound idiotic;
8.) Caldwell is in full control of this team, and he'll annouce who the starting QB will be as soon as Bill Polian tells him who it is...
9.)"Caldwell tried to make it clear today he’s the guy in charge of the 0-3 Colts."
As Sean Connery in the Untouchables said... "Who would claim to be that, who wasn't? (this guy gets a gold star ...hilarious!!!);
10.) Caldwell towed the management line when the perfect season was thrown. Of course the players resent it.