Back in 2009, Indianapolis Colts rookie head coach Jim Caldwell took his team to the Super Bowl, but lost to the New Orleans Saints after a 14-2 regular season. Now Caldwell is getting close to leading his team to a season with zero wins and Colts execs aren't excited about that prospect.
Word came Wednesday that Caldwell needs to find a way to win at least one of the team's final three games in order to keep himself employed with the Colts, according to NFL.com.
Even with this crummy season, the 56-year-old father of four has gone 24-18 in the regular season and 2-2 in the playoffs in his time at the helm. The loss of quarterback Peyton Manning doomed his team for this season. Some good news for Caldwell, though, is that Manning has started throwing the football more in his rehab, USA Today reports, but it still is unclear if he'll be able to return at all this season.
The three remaining contests for the Colts include home games against the Tennessee Titans and the AFC South-leading Houston Texans as well as a season-ending visit to the 4-9 Jacksonville Jaguars.