Situational football. The drive was a mess, no point in doing something silly. Runaway to fight another day etc. I can just imagine if Andrew chucked a bomb and got intercepted, this place would errupt. Stop searching for things to criticise the team about for goodness sake. Common sense prevailed.
If you punt it on 2nd down there, you haven't improved field position, at all, for the eventual punt on 4th down.
Not exactly the ideal move. The opposing team getting the ball at its own 20 or 30 as opposed to its own 40 is a big, big improvement.
I don't think Pagano is impervious..... but he does have a new 4-year contract. Grigson has one too.
So, unless they Colts are bottom-5 worst in the NFL, then I think they get one more year to turn it around.
Hard to see Irsay swallowing 3 years each of contracts for Pagano and Grigson. That's a lot of $$$.
I get what you're saying about McMillan. Bird has just made it clear that we need to be faster and he has given us the personnel necessary to speed the offense up. People always bring up McMillan's pace with the Blazers and I'm just saying he knows what he's doing.