The Colts have had “organizational discussions” about coach Chuck Pagano’s future, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen (via PFT). The Colts are currently 3-4 and it’s not shocking to hear that the team is pondering a coaching change given the expectation level at the start of the season.
Things could quickly get worse for Indianapolis as they head into next Monday’s contest against the Panthers and a showdown with the Broncos. The Colts could very well wind up at 3-6 during their bye week, and that would be a logical time to part ways with Pagano if they plan to do it mid-season.
One has to wonder if GM Ryan Grigson might follow Pagano out the door. On Sunday, Colts owner Jim Irsay and Grigson reportedly engaged in a “heated conversation” after the team’s loss to the Saints. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report recently noted that Grigson could be on the hot seat alongside Pagano and that he has taken criticism for his player acquisitions, including the trade for Trent Richardson and the selection of first-round pick Bjoern Werner. There have also been grumbling within the organization about Grigson’s meddling in the team’s day-to-day operations.