Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich has been landed with a sword of blame.
The NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that the Colts fired Reich on Monday. An informant has made the decision. The club confirmed the news later.
The move marks the third major move in as many weeks for a struggling Indy team that came into the season with high expectations.The Bears fell to 3-5-1 after their third consecutive defeat in a blowout loss to New England on Sunday.
The Colts announced yesterday that they had named a former All-Pro offensive lineman. Jeff Saturday replaced Marshawn Manning as interim coach. Saturday was an Indiana game that ran from 1999 to 2011 in Indianapolis.I’ve served as team consultant during the past several years. Neither has he had any NFL coaching experience.
After the Colts got spurned by the Patriots offensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, Reich was hired in 2018, he said. Mitch helped the Colts reach the playoffs by posting a 10-6 record in his first season. Reich’s unworthy of making his dent was the revolving door at quarterback that began with Andrew Luck’s sudden retirement..
Monday’s firing marks the first time in Irsay’s 25 years as owner of the Colts that he has fired a coach during a season. Just over a week ago, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Reich’s job was considered “safe.” That sentiment quickly changed after the Huskies lost to New England.
Reich, who is leaving the Panthers after two seasons, becomes the second head coach in the NFL to be fired in-season.
Reich finished with a 40-33-1 record in Indianapolis and a 1-2 record in the postseason.
The coaches woes could be due to the instability under center. The Colts have started seven QBs under Reich’s leadership, including Luck (16 games). Jacoby Brissett (15), Brian Hoyer (one), Philip Rivers (16), Carson Wentz (17), Matt Ryan (seven) and Sam Ehlinger (two) are others who are involved in the Hulu debate.).
Reich made moves to jumpstart an already depleted offense in the previous two weeks.He instead benched Ryan in favor of the sixth-rounder Ehlinger and fired offensive coordinator Marcus Brady. Both solutions have worked.
Ballard or Reich is left with the question as to when he will be the man for Indy.When picking the next coach, I will also elect to sweep out the entire front office.