Feb 2, 2012 - The Indianapolis Colts haven't had anyone with the permanent position of defensive coordinator since Week 12 of the NFL season, when Larry Coyer was fired mid-season after the Colts' 12th straight loss. After an offseason house cleaning of most football-related staff, the Colts have reportedly hired a new defensive coordinator to serve under new head coach Chuck Pagano. According to Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com, the Colts will give the position to Greg Manusky.
Manusky served as the defensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers this past season, but was fired from that position. He was the San Fransisco 49ers defensive coordinator for the previous four seasons. Manusky has been an NFL coach since 2001, when he took a job as the Washington Redskins' linebackers coach after a successful 12-year NFL career as a linebacker. Manusky replaces Mike Murphy, the former Colts linebackers coach who was named interim defensive coordinator after Coyer was fired. Murphy has since left the organization.
You should care. This makes Donatell a favorite for the raiders job. It would be incredible to keep our position coaches for next season.
position coaches are a dime a dozen.
Not former DCs who have years of experience in the league like he does....
True. But if Indy paid attention to the Niners stats from the time Manusky was DC vs. the one year Fangio was DC, plus add that SD fired him after only one year, that should be a red flag that he may not be their best option. But whatever, Colts will be starting from scratch on BOTH sides of the ball, won't be an easy transition for them and won't be surprised that they finish top 5 pick again.
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