Colts fire offensive coordinator after 3 straight losses

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts have fired offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton less than 24 hours after a 29-26 overtime loss at Carolina.

Former Browns coach Rob Chudzinski will replace Hamilton as the play-caller. The Colts made the announcement on Tuesday.

In a statement, coach Chuck Pagano said the offense hadn't played with the necessary consistency and it was ''his responsibility'' to give the Colts (3-5) their best chance to succeed.

Pagano also has faced criticism because the Colts opened the season with Super Bowl aspirations and are 0-5 outside the terrible AFC South.

Hamilton was hired in 2013 after spending three seasons as an assistant at Stanford, where he worked with future Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.


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