Sound Off: ESPN's Clayton On Colts Future

By Eric Dutkiewicz

January 5, 2012 Updated Jan 5, 2012 at 8:39 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Indianapolis Colts owner & CEO Jim Irsay fired team vice chairman Bill Polian and his son, Chris, vice president and general manager on Monday, leaving the Blue more decisions to make about the franchise going forward.

Bill Polian came to Indianapolis in 1998, drafted Peyton Manning with the No. 1 overall pick that year and would go on to win a world championship team at Super Bowl XLI.

Chris Polian was an up-and-comer in the Colts organization, being groomed for his father for likely when the elder retired down the road.

Now both Polians find themselves looking for new teams, while their old team shakes the core.

What remains uncertain is how long Jim Caldwell remains as head coach, especially with a new general manager being hired in the near future.

Additionally, Peyton Manning's health after three neck surgeries could be a point of contention for the Colts moving forward. Couple that with the Colts' lingering No. 1 overall draft pick in this year's draft could make for an interesting offeseason for a historically tame Indianapolis franchise.

ESPN NFL analyst John Clayton joins Tommy Schoegler and AWP Director of Operations Scott Zeigler to discuss Colts' options moving forward.




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