Report: Colts pursued Fisher, but came up empty

The Indianapolis Colts did indeed pursue Jeff Fisher as their head coach, while still having Jim Caldwell on board in that role, says a tweet from Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Apparently, the inquiry was made before Fisher accepted the Rams job, and of course before Caldwell was fired on Tuesday. According to Thomas, Fisher told the Colts he wasn't interested.

That in itself is a little bit surprising, given that one of Fisher's supposed prerequisites was to have a franchise quarterback in place. Indianapolis has one in Peyton Manning (when healthy) and should soon have another in Andrew Luck.

With Bill Polian and his son Chris cleared out of the front office, perhaps Fisher could have negotiated some say in personnel matters, although Ryan Grigson seems to be busy putting his stamp on the team. And maybe that is part of the reason why Fisher decided to stick with the job in hand in St. Louis, rather than wait on the Colts to fire Caldwell for the chance to land back in the AFC South where he is most familiar.

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