When I was serving time as a American Hockey League announcer in Greensboro, N.C., in the ’90s, I remember a certain coach running the Wake Forest football program into the ground in nearby Winston Salem: Jim Caldwell.
I’ve been skeptical of Caldwell ever since. Yes, the Colts 14-game streak to start the season was starting to cause cracks in my cynicism, but today we finally got to see the Caldwell I watched systematically dismantle the Demon Deacons.
I recognize that Caldwell’s Deacs are a long way from Caldwell’s Colts - in time, place and otherwise. So who am I to judge?
(Caldwell forgot tissues for Jeff Saturday)
Instead, I’ll let Indianapolis fans from today’s Colts-Jets live blog at IndyStar.com take it away …
To be fair, today’s game is no reason to think
Peyton’s the Colts won’t run the table in the playoffs. There’s always a chance that Caldwell’s decision to blow up the chance of an historic perfect season will re-energize the team as it preps for the postseason.
And on the bright side, Caldwell proved today he has a special knack for energizing the fans. (Pom-poms, coach?)