When you really look at the Colts roster, you start to see a trend throughout most of it. The pure lack of talent on all sides of the ball.
Go back to the Glory years during the Manning era. You had Manning, Wayne, Harrison, Stokely, Collie, Clark, James, Addai, Pollard, Saturday, Glenn on the offensive side, and people like Freeney, Sanders, Mathis, Bethea, and a slew of good linebackers.
Now? Compare those players to Luck, Hilton, I guess Moncrief and Kelly on the O, and who on the D? Davis? And that is just the starters. While the Colts have never been a particularly deep team, even our depth now is pretty non existent. There is just no talent here. Add in the VERY average coaching at best and it really goes to show you that without Luck, we are the Browns.
Thing is, Irsay is in a tough spot. He wants to make a change to a big name coach and GM. And he should. But his main choices like Harbaugh, Gruden, and Manning, are just not available YET. So what does he do? Sit and wait and then fire P and G when someone becomes available? Or fire them now, hire a no name, and then have one of his top choices become available next year. Then what...fire the coach he just hired?
What he should have done, and this would have been ballsy, was to go after Harbaugh the moment be became available. I realize that would mean firing Pagano after 3 good seasons, but if you want Super Bowls with Luck, it would have had to have been done.
Now he has to wait....