Indianapolis Colts Filling Out Staff: Fan's Take

The and head coach Chuck Pagano continued to fill out their new coaching staff on February 2. Indianapolis removed nearly their entire coaching staff and have been working hard to fill several positions since. They recently announced more hires and have filled more necessary positions on the coaching staff.

The team announced the hiring of defensive coordinator Greg Manusky. Manusky comes to Indianapolis after being fired after his first season coaching the . Before his stint in San Diego, Manusky was the defensive coordinator of the . Manusky has a background as a linebacker in the NFL and coaching linebackers. As a fan, I’m excited that the signing of Manusky is a further sign that Indianapolis will convert to a 3-4 defense in 2012. Manusky and Pagano have backgrounds coaching the 3-4 and both are now leading the Indianapolis defense.

Marwan Maalouf was announced as the special teams coordinator. Maalouf is one of two coaches brought over from the where coach Chuck Pagano came from. Maalouf was previously a special teams assistant and comes with a solid background. In Indianapolis he has nowhere to go but up. Indianapolis has a lot of room for improvement on special teams and hopefully Maalouf will bring improvement there.

The other coaching joining Pagano from Baltimore is Roy Anderson who was named the safeties coach. Anderson has a short background in coaching and has worked with several different positions.

Indianapolis has a new strength and conditioning coach in Roger Marandino. Marandino comes over from the where he was the assistant strength and condition coach last season. He has a direct connection to new general manager Ryan Grigson. Fans can only hope that he brings a good program over and Indianapolis can lower the amount of injuries going forward.

Indianapolis lastly announced the return of running backs coach David Walker. Although it was previously announced, the team stated that former offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen will return to the team as an offensive position coach.

Indianapolis is making good moves to fill out the coaching staff and fans have to be excited about the change. Hopefully once the team gets the coaching staff sorted out, they can begin focusing on free agents.

Kyle Rapoza is a Featured Contributor for the Yahoo! Contributor Network and has been a lifelong fan of the Indianapolis Colts. He attended Super Bowl XLIV in Miami and follows the team closely. Follow him on Twitter @kyler11.


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