Jim Caldwell's silence speaks volumes

Colts coach strikes a blow against brashness by quietly succeeding

Updated: February 5, 2010, 4:56 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

MIAMI -- The easy thing to do is to look at Jim Caldwell's appearance in Super Bowl XLIV and limit it to being proof that the playing field is leveling out for minority coaches.

Certainly it's true that in the NFL rarely have African-American coaches been grandfathered the opportunity that Caldwell was. He inherited arguably the best quarterback in the NFL in Peyton Manning, and he has the luxury of working for one of the most respected organizations in pro football.

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