The Indianapolis Colts continued to make coaching moves less than a day after retaining head coach Chuck Pagano.
The Colts have released tight ends coach Alfredo Robert and secondary coaches, Mike Gillhamer and Roy Anderson, this evening. This is just hours after defensive coordinator Greg Manusky was let go by the team as well.
Roberts had spent the past four years with the Colts and 13 years coaching in the NFL. Prior to coming to Indianapolis, he was an assistant with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Roberts has a history of success. In 2009 tight end Kellen Winslow led the Bucs in receptions. In 2014, both of the Colts tight ends finished with eight touchdowns apiece.
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Gillhamer was also in his fourth year with the Colts and 15th as an NFL coach. He also has a history of coaching at the college level, and his coaching knowledge dates back to 1979. Gillhamer was in charge of the Colts secondary as a whole, which at times performed quite well as a whole during his tenure (certain individuals, not so much).
Anderson was the least experienced of the trio let go tonight. He’s been coaching in the NFL for 11 years and has been in charge of the safeties since 2012 for the Colts. Anderson oversaw Mike Adams as he had the best season of his long career, but was also forced to be in charge of the likes of LaRon Landry.
Anderson was on Pagano’s staff when he was the defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens. Anderson was with the Ravens from 2005-2011, when Pagano brought him to Indianapolis. Prior to that he was a graduate or student assistant with LSU, Florida State, and Florida A&M.
It seems clear now that one of the conditions of Pagano’s return would be the shake up of his coaching staff.
We’ll keep you up to date on all the changes within the Colts organization as they develop.