Will Yoder
Tuesday November 29th, 2011

The Indianapolis Colts have relieved defensive coordinator Larry Coyer of his duties today, the team announced on their official website. Longtime coach Mike Murphy has been promoted to the position.

“The move was made to improve communication and production,” head coach Jim Caldwell said in a statement. “We feel this is the most effective and realistic way to move forward and win games this season. We appreciate all of the effort and hard work Larry Coyer put forth in his three years with the Colts.”

Murphy is currently in his 14th season with the Colts, he was previously serving as their linebackers coach.

The Colts are the only team in the NFL who currently do not have a win, as they stand at 0-11 after a 27-19 loss to the Carolina Panthers this weekend. Without star quarterback Peyton Manning the team has scored just 150 points this season, which ranks second worst in the NFL. The club's defense has given up an NFL worst 327 points.  

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