|Would Indy really consider keeping Jim Caldwell? (Getty Images)|
By Will Brinson
Everyone in and around Indianapolis wants to know if the Colts will retain coach Jim Caldwell. Judging by reports, conjecture and general "feeling," it sure sounds like they will.
Mike Chappell, the Colts beat writer for the Indianapolis Star, wrote in a mailbag on Monday that he thinks Caldwell's coming back and that the Colts will announce it on Tuesday or Wednesday.
"I expect something to be announced Tuesday, Wednesday at the latest," Chappell said at the top of the entry. "And I expect Caldwell to return. I know that’s not what you or a lot of Colts fans want to hear. Just a feeling I have."
The Indy Star Twitter feed linked out to this "feeling" with the following wording: "Reporter Mike Chappell expects Colts to retain Jim Caldwell, announcement tomorrow or Wednesday."
Philip B. Wilson of the Star doesn't know whether or not Caldwell's coming back, though he writes that the rumors are that the coach is going to stay. He does believe that a) a press conference is coming soon and b) fans are going to be miffed.
"The weekend rumors are that Caldwell is staying," Caldwell writes. "Don’t know if that’s true. We expect a press conference in the next day or two."
Bob Kravitz of the Star agrees, tweeting on Monday that although the Colts "have not made a decision on Caldwell" his "gut says he stays."
Look, it makes sense that Caldwell would stay at this point. The Colts hired a new general manager. Presumably he's met with Caldwell. If Caldwell was getting canned, he would've been canned. Maybe the decision is inherently tied to keeping Peyton Manning.
Even Colts owner Jim Irsay's lyrical Twitter quotes are ambiguous these days.
"In the morning,you go gunning...4 the man who stole your water...." Irsay tweeted on Tuesday.
That's a Steely Dan line and it would make total sense for Irsay to go "gunning" for the man who stole his water (Caldwell's the only option left, right?).
Except that's a line from the song "Do It Again." Certainly Colts are hoping it's not an early requiem for 2012.
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