Updated 10:29 PM EST, Sat, Jan 22, 2022

Indianapolis Colts Offensive Coordinator Pep Hamilton Due to Team's Inconsistent Offense Performance

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Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton was fired by the team on Tuesday because of inconsistent performance.

In a statement, the Colts announced Hamilton's status noting that the offense of the team did not live up to their expectation for the first eight weeks of the season.

"Because of this we've decided to go in a different direction and relieve Pep Hamilton of his duties as offensive coordinator. As head coach of this team, it's my responsibility to make sure I'm doing everything we can to put us in the best position to succeed. We thank Pep for his service to the team and wish him all the best," added the team in its statement.

The statement of Hamilton's firing reportedly came a day after the Colts' 29-26 loss at Carolina, as per ESPN.

With his position now vacant, Sports Illustrated added that the team's special assistant and associate head coach Rob Chudzinski will fill that post. Chudzinski previously functioned as a coordinator for the Cleveland Browns and the Carolina Panthers.

Last offseason, the Colts added to their roster receiver Andre Johnson and running back Frank Gore during the free agency period. They also drafted receiver Phillip Dorsett this year.

"Those three joined receivers T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief and tight ends Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener to give quarterback Andrew Luck the best supporting cast of his career," added ESPN.

Despite these changes in their lineup, it was still observed that the team had a hard time improving on their offense. It was noted in the ESPN report that some of their opponents were able to shut them out for three times during the first half of the games.

NFL.com added that the team's head coach Chuck Pagano has also been under the microscope especially that this season is considered a "make or break" opportunity for the team.

It was also noted that this mid-season firings are emotional for any team especially that one mistake could determine one's future in the NFL.

But the Colts are certainly hoping that changes in leadership will bring positive results to the team. NFL.com noted that this will be tested on Sunday as the Colts go head to head versus the Peyton Manning-led Denver Broncos.

"No pressure. An ugly season for owner Jim Irsay's Colts could get a lot uglier if Chudzinski can't help turn things around," said NFL.com.

Chudzinski is expected to face tough competition against the Broncos since the team is currently undefeated with a 7-0 record.

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