While the Indianapolis Colts are still battling for a playoff spot in the AFC as well as the division title, it appears owner Jim Irsay is not ready to make any wholesale changes at the end of the season.
“I would say it would be unlikely for any changes to occur, honestly,” Irsay told NFL.com earlier this week.
That news is welcome for head coach Chuck Pagano and general manager Ryan Grigson who have both been rumored to be on the hot seat this season.
“It’s unlikely, but look, we’ll see when we sit down and thoroughly vet the season … We’ll see what happens. Obviously it’s been a disappointing week coming off that loss, but we will get ready for the Vikings and get to 9-7 and see what happens. There’s still hope but we obviously have to win the next three games to maintain that.”
Irsay remains optimistic and seems confident in the current regime.
“If you think you can improve your football team, if you think you can do better, if you have a vision as an owner even when you’re having some success, then you think you can make a move that benefits you, you do it,” Irsay said. “But I also believe if you look at what happened in our market for in the five years in the Andrew Luck era, then you say let’s go back to Peyton Manning’s first five years, you have two losing seasons and no playoff wins.”