There are many on-field moments that Jeff Saturday will remember about Jim Caldwell.
A pair of Super Bowl appearances, a collection of division championships all come to the mind whether Caldwell as acting as an assistant or the head coach of the team.
But speaking Tuesday night in Indianapolis, Jeff Saturday says there's a more personal way in which he'll remember the coach who was let go by the team early on Tuesday afternoon.
"I know his family and I know what we've been through when he was an assistant coach and a head coach and I have a ton of respect for him as an individual," said Saturday.
But the NFL veteran of over a decade knew that the situation that arose over the last few weeks could make it difficult for Caldwell to enter his fourth year as a head and his 11th with the franchise overall.
History has shown it difficult for an current coach to survive the arrival of a new general manager and that proved the case again Tuesday.
"There's a lot of change that is going on and when your a new man at the helm, sometimes you want to put your people in," said Saturday. "I just think it a tough circumstance but that's the business were in.
"It happens to players in free agency, it happens to players when they get released and it can happen to coaches.
Those same sentiments were reflected from a number of players on Twitter when the news broke on Tuesday afternoon, including defensive end Robert Mathis.
"Another domino falls in the so yall gettin what yall wanted. A record breaking 10yr run but ," said Mathis on his account @RobertMathis 98.
Colts punter Pat McAfee said on his account, PatMcAfeeShow, said: "Coach Caldwell's a great man, very intelligent, and has been nothing but nice to me.. I wish him all the best in his future endeavors."
Receiver Pierre Garcon's feelings were summed up in just a couple of words on his Twitter account pierregarcon85. His reaction was simply: "NFL Crazy Business...."