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2009 Colts: Stumbling Out of the Gates

Published by on May 27, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

The Colts are undergoing the biggest coaching staff shake-up the team has faced in a decade.

The impact of these changes is Indy's biggest question mark entering a season which otherwise would be met with a great deal of optimism.

If it wasn't enough that the Colts were entering a season with a new head coach, defensive coordinator, and special teams coordinator, NFL pension changes have led two long-time Colts coaches to retire, Offensive Coordinator Tom Moore and Offensive Line Coach Howard Mudd.

A loophole in NFL pension and contract rules has allowed retiring coaches to accept their full pension in one lump sum, only to return to the team as paid consultants. 

Questions about the role played by a "paid consultant" are now front-and-center in the ongoing uncertainty about Moore and Mudd's future with the team.

It is understandable and, to a degree, acceptable that Colts fans would be in the dark on some of the NFL's small-print rules and re...

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