Colts vs Chargers: Former Bears assistant Pep Hamilton leads Indy offense into San Diego

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It's an AFC matchup for tonight's Monday Night Football game, and former Chicago Bears QB coach Pep Hamilton leads his Colts offense into San Diego.

From 2007- 2009, Pep Hamilton was the quarterbacks coach for the Chicago Bears, working under offensive coordinator Ron Turner.  During that time, he had signal-callers like Brian Griese, Rex Grossman, and Kyle Orton to work with, as well as one year with Jay Cutler.

Prior to Cutler's arrival, many fans were not only wanting Turner run out of town, but also feeling like Hamilton needed to go with him.  In 2010, Hamilton left the NFL altogether and became the wide receivers coach at Stanford.  A year later, he was promoted to offensive coordinator/ quarterbacks coach, and helped develop Andrew Luck into one of the most sought-after NFL prospects in the last decade.

His time spent working with Luck, a record-setting college quarterback, was valued by the Indianapolis Colts, and Hamilton was hired by Indy this season to be their offensive coordinator.  So far this season, the Colts are 4-1, Andrew Luck has thrown for 7 TDs and 2 INTs, and has a quarterback rating of 94.1.

With that said, Hamilton's offense will be on national display tonight versus a 2-3 San Diego Chargers team that is trying to figure out some way to keep their heads above water in the AFC West, currently topped by the 6-0 Denver Broncos and 6-0 Kansas City Chiefs.

This is your Monday Night Football Open Thread... Have fun!

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