Tale of the Tape: Coaches

Originally Published: February 5, 2010
By Matt Williamson and Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.
Scouts Inc.'s Jeremy Green and Gary Horton have reviewed all the film and broken down the coaching staff in Super Bowl XLIV. We have compared them in seven categories and given an edge for each. Some of the results may surprise you.

[+] EnlargeJim Caldwell
Matthew Emmons/US PresswireJim Caldwell spent many years learning the ropes under former Colts' head coach Tony Dungy.

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Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell has made a seamless transition from the Tony Dungy regime, and this organization does not miss a beat under his understated leadership. As much as he admires and respects Dungy, Caldwell is his own guy and has made some subtle coaching and philosophical changes. Because he is the former QB coach for the Colts, he not only knows this offense, but also has the respect of Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis locker room. He doesn't have a lot of head-coaching experience, but he is a student of the game and has come up through the ranks. Caldwell is strong and confident, but also knows this is already a good team and he lets his coaches coach and his players play.
Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.