First the Colts
then the Paradise Walkers
My blog mentor, The Catalyst, shot a missive, noting no blog yet, nor on New Years day and wondering as to "too much New Years eve?"
Not the case.
I got sidetracked by the decision of Indianapolis Colts owner Jimmy Irsay to fire vice chairman and football operator
Bill Polian. I know both men and I hate to see the parting, but after winning only 2 games, there is a fever in the bunkhouse. Polian brought football knowledge, and eventually greatness to a then foundering Colts organization.
But things and times change. And not having an
active Peyton Manning makes a difference.
So I was offering my unsolicited advice to Jim and the fans of the Colts.
Make Peyton Manning a player coach, and draft
Andrew Luck. If Peyton is still able to play, allow him to take few snaps, share playing time with the brilliant young quarterback, and gradually assume the position of offensive coordinator. Eventually he can transition to full time coaching, maybe someday to be head coach.
Manning is a brilliant offensive strategist already and
would be the ideal heir to the great offensive coordinator
Tom Moore. I think it would make a great
story line for the franchise, the kind of thing of
legends. I'm confident Colts fans would love it. I hope Jimmy Irsay also sees the "brilliance" of the idea.
Jimmy, I'll be in town in a few days, if you want to talk.
NOW TO THINGS CALIFORNIA
The first day of the new year gave the new
Paradise Walkers a chance to
do their thing.
The always beautiful San Simeon Creek Road
was the perfect setting for an ideal
Central Coast day.
No play for this Californian
The merry band of Paradise Walkers.
See you down the trail.