And Monachino was an instant upgrade over Maunsky
And Manusky was an instant upgrade over Coyer
And Coyer was an instant upgrade over Meeks
And Meeks was an instant upgrade over Fangio.
He seems like he could be good but the last good DC the Colts had was Meeks.
I like the fact that he appears to be bringing in coordinators who are not retreads. Coaches on the rise who are hungry and ready to prove themselves. Brings a new mindset and enthusiasm to the organization. A lot of the OC's and DC's that are making lateral moves, or moves back into a position they held previously are just trying to stay employed. I always wondered why an OC or DC from a sub-.500 team would draw any interest from other organizations. Why hore someone from a losing team if you're trying to build a winner? I know the losing wasn't all their fault, but success breeds success...go out and hire coaches who come from winning organizations. They must have been at least a part of that success.
I didn't want to go all in on them, but no one covering the Colts does a very good job, IMO. They'll pick some stuff out at times, but for the most part, they aren't offering any real insight or sharing information.
I did listen to Holder and Keefer's Choppin Wood podcast for the first time last week. Wasn't bad, and they did share some behind the scenes stuff on Ballard's temperament and personality. Nothing earth shattering, but it was at least somewhat informative.