Bethea: Colts back Caldwell, not depressed

Coach Jim Caldwell’s future will be a topic of debate into January.

One thing that won’t be used against him is a fractured locker room, according to free safety Antoine Bethea.

“Coach Caldwell, he’s done a great job keeping us together and level-headed,” Bethea said. “It’s a long season. Tough times don’t last, but tough people do. We’re 0-6, but I don’t think that lasts forever.”

Bethea also offered some insight about how an awful start affects veterans on a team that’s used to being 6-0 at this stage.

I asked if it was depressing.

“It’s not depressing at all,” he said. “It’s still a game. There is more to life than just a football game. To come in and be depressed, that’s not a good word to use. We’re frustrated of course.

“We know the game can be taken away at any time, by injury, by anything. We’re blessed to be in a situation where we are playing ball and have jobs we love. We’re going to keep fighting, and playing hard.”