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center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling For Arians, Oct. 1, 2012, changed the trajectory of his life. A longtime NFL assistant coach, Arians had been passed over for dozens of head-coaching interviews while he groomed some of this era’s greatest quarterbacks, won Super Bowls and prepared himself to take the reins of a team.• Friendship between Chuck Pagano, Bruce Arians one of brotherly love (ESPN NFL Nation)On Sunday, the two friends will meet for the second time since Arians left the Colts at end of the 2012 season to become coach of the Cardinals, when the two winless teams face off at Lucas Oil Stadium.Friday, September 15• Jacoby Brissett to start Sunday for Colts (Indianapolis Star)Jacoby Brissett, acquired just 13 days ago from the New England Patriots, will start the team’s Week 2 game against the Arizona Cardinals, an NFL source confirmed to IndyStar. Scott Tolzien will head to the bench.• Colts injury report: Vonte Davis Out, Darius Butler DNP (Horseshoe Heroes)The Colts’ injury report doesn’t get much better for Week 2 as cornerback Vontae Davis remains out, and the Colts could be without another key defensive back in Darius Butler.• By benching Scott Tolzien, Colts admit to failure in not pursuing QB sooner (ESPN NFL Nation ) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact After the way Scott Tolzien played Sunday in Los Angeles, it’s hard to imagine the Colts not giving Brissett a shot. What does this team have to lose?• Colts leading the league in ugly losses, and fault lies with Chuck Pagano (ESPN.com NFL Nation)It’s a scene that has become all too familiar during Chuck Pagano’s five-plus years as coach of the Indianapolis Colts. It’s also something that could end up costing Pagano his job.The coach would talk days in advance about how his team was prepared for its upcoming game, only for the team to go out and get thoroughly whooped.• The Colts have no idea what they are doing (Indianapolis Star)The Indianapolis Colts stink, and not just the players on the field for that 46-9 loss Sunday to the Los Angeles Rams in their 2017 NFL opener. The whole damn franchise stinks, starting with the owner and oozing downhill, as this sort of excrement tends to do.The front office stinks. The coaching staff. The scouting department. The players? Bless their hearts, yes. The players stink, too.• Colts quarterback situation is a mess of their own making (Indianapolis Star)The Colts might not have known then what they know now – that Luck is going to need more time before returning to the lineup – but they had an obligation to prepare for the worst-case scenario when dealing with an injury for which there was no firm timetable. • Colts’ T.J. Green adapting to the corner, short term memory key (ESPN NFL Nation)Green seemed the least likely candidate to start, because it’s been less than a month since he made the switch from safety. Rookies Quincy Wilson and Nate Hairston appeared to be the front-runners to replace the injured Vontae Davis(groin) in the starting lineup.• Column: Bruce Arians will always cast a shadow over Chuck Pagano (Indianapolis Star)And that’s the issue facing Pagano. Arians is the better coach, and everyone knows it, and five years ago Colts owner Jim Irsay chose Pagano instead. Make no mistake: Irsay had no choice but to choose Chuck Pagano, might not even have had a choice to make. The Arizona Cardinals offered their job to Arians, he accepted, and that was that. End of story.Wednesday, September 13• Colts ahead of only the Jets in ESPN’s Week 2 NFL Power Rankings (ESPN.com NFL Nation)The Indianapolis Colts plummeted 18 spots to No. 31 in this week’s ESPN NFL Power Rankings. They are ahead of only the New York Jets, who are No. 32.• Chuck Pagano Has No Timeline for Naming Starting QB (Horseshoe Heroes, FanSided)Chuck Pagano was reportedly “considering” starting Brissett in this week’s game against the Cardinals, but he revealed in a conference call with the media that he hasn’t set a timeline for naming a starter. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retireslast_img

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