Colts Fire Frank Reich
This morning, the Indianapolis Colts announced the firing of head coach Frank Reich-- making him the second NFL head coach to lose his job this season.
The former veteran backup quarterback was hired to replace Josh McDaniels, who spurned the Colts just days after accepting the job to return to New England, in 2018 after spending two years as the offensive coordinator with the Philadelphia Eagles.
In four-plus seasons under Reich, the Colts became one of the best teams in the AFC South with a 40-33-1 record and two playoff appearances. However, the team struggled to find consistent quarterback play over that time and is currently 3-5-1 on the season.
The move comes just days after the club fired offensive coordinator Marcus Brady.
Despite having former head coaches Gus Bradley and John Fox on staff, the Colts are going a unique route with Reich's interim replacement. Owner Jim Irsay has hired former Colts center Jeff Saturday-- who has no coaching experience beyond the high school level and was working as an analyst for ESPN.
Irsay claims he likes that Saturday does not have that experience because it can help make him fearless compared to coaches who do. Nevertheless, it's a strange move.
Saturday will make his NFL coaching debut when the Colts play the Raiders in Las Vegas on Sunday.