INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Colts' lost season is finally over. Now the hard part begins.
With fans clamoring for a new coach and changes in the front office, the Colts started the offseason quietly Monday. Team officials denied rumors that coach Jim Caldwell, team vice chairman Bill Polian, general manager Chris Polian and Colts owner Jim Irsay met Sunday night, and Caldwell said nothing was scheduled for Monday, either.
But clearly, changes are coming.
While many players expressed strong support for Caldwell, there is no certainty former Pro Bowlers Robert Mathis, Jeff Saturday and Reggie Wayne will be back in 2012. There are also lingering questions about Peyton Manning's health and whether the Colts will use the first overall pick in April's draft on Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck