Colts fire defensive coordinator Greg Manusky

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Indianapolis Colts fire defensive coordinator Greg Manusky
Tuesday January 5th, 2016

The Indianapolis Colts have fired defensive coordinator Greg Manusky, the team announced.

“We are grateful for the contributions these coaches have made to the Colts during their time here,” head coach Chuck Pagano said in a statement. “Obviously these days are never easy. We wish all of these men the best in their future endeavors.”

The decision was first reported by’s Ian Rapoport.

Manusky, 49, had been with the team since 2012. The news comes a day after the team announced extensions for head coach Chuck Pagano and general manager Ryan Grigson.

Indianapolis finished a disappointing campaign after three straight 11–5 seasons, with quarterback Andrew Luck missing nine games to injury. After deciding to keep Pagano, it appears the team will make changes to his coaching staff as it prepares for next season.

The Colts also parted ways with safeties coach Roy Anderson, secondary coach Mike Gillhamer, head strength and conditioning coach Roger Marandino, tight ends coach Alfredo Roberts and running backs coach Charlie Williams.

The Colts went 8–8 this season and allowed the seventh-most yards in the league, rating 24th against the pass and 25th against the run. The defense gave up the eight-most points in the league.

Jeremy Woo

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