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    From the man himself, Polian reveals who will be the next offensive coordinator and offensive line coach

    Bill Polian was on the Dan Dakich show literally a few moments ago. While talking with Dan, Polian said that Clyde Christensen will indeed take over as the playcaller for the Colts, and Pete Metzelaars will take over as the o-line coach.
    Most of us had a feeling this was going to be the case from the get go, but you can never be too sure with Polian running the show.
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    I guess we can now officially say Peyton is the new/old offensive coordinator. Will miss coach Moore and his two pack a day habit.
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    I guess we can now officially say Peyton is the new/old offensive coordinator. Will miss coach Moore and his two pack a day habit.
    Makes me wonder if Peyton will become more predictable on his audibles.

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    I think Peyton needs to learn how to do it without audibles. There are times at the end of the game where you don't have time to audible and have to make the necessary throws anyway, more importantly when you're playing good defenses.

    That said, I don't think this is going to be the end of the world.
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    Will miss coach Moore and his two pack a day habit.

    Didn't know Moore threw the cigs down.

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    I think Peyton needs to learn how to do it without audibles. There are times at the end of the game where you don't have time to audible and have to make the necessary throws anyway, more importantly when you're playing good defenses.

    That said, I don't think this is going to be the end of the world.
    I totally agree. The more I look at Peyton audible the more I think defenses like the Pats show him a foramtion that tricks him into the wrong audible. I think we saw that with the chargers last year.

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    I'm not sure he gets tricked, but because he relies on it so much, when he's at the end of the game and doesn't have time to do it, it hurts. He can't seem to find things open.

    Then again, if they could get a 3rd and 2, then there wouldn't be that problem...
    Don't ask Marvin Harrison what he did during the bye week. "Batman never told where the Bat Cave is," he explained.

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    FWIW, Pete Metzelaars is an extremely bright and hard-working guy. I went to college with him at Wabash, where he was a division III legend, All-American in basketball and football, center on the national championship basketball team, then had a great and long NFL career first with the Seahawks then the great Bills teams.

    You won't be losing anything in terms of O-line coach

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    I think Peyton needs to learn how to do it without audibles.
    My main complaint about his line of scrimmage stuff is that he always runs the play clock down to zero. Defenses know they can move around and change sets. Guys blitzing can get a jump on the snap.

    A little variety might help things.

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    My main complaint about his line of scrimmage stuff is that he always runs the play clock down to zero. Defenses know they can move around and change sets. Guys blitzing can get a jump on the snap.

    A little variety might help things.
    Great observation. I haven't really thought about that before.

    I think alot of teams want Manning to audible out of the orginal play in order to fool him into a bad offensive play. For example the defense may show 8 in the box so he audibles out of a run play and into a pass play using his running back as a blocker. Then with 2 seconds to go the safety pulls out to cover the pass. I see a lot of teams do this and it seems to negate Mannings ability to make the correct call against the defense.

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    My main complaint about his line of scrimmage stuff is that he always runs the play clock down to zero. Defenses know they can move around and change sets. Guys blitzing can get a jump on the snap.

    A little variety might help things.

    I'm right there with you on this.

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    Even if defenses can do that, Peyton still outsmarts them most of the time. But as mentioned, they need variety, badly. And I think the coaching changes may actually help in that regard.
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    FWIW, Pete Metzelaars is an extremely bright and hard-working guy. I went to college with him at Wabash,
    Look, anyone willing to live in Crawfordsville has to give you pause on their thought process. Frankly, we're doomed.

    Yeah, Metzelaars is a smart guy and will do fine.
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