Breaking News Colts fire Head Coach Frank Reich

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  1. GoT

    GoT Strength and Honor

  2. Titanic_Sub

    Titanic_Sub Pro Bowler

    I'm kinda glad we got our Colts games out of the way already. I think Jeff Saturday is going to have his guys playing real hard for him the rest of the season
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  3. DoubleBlue

    DoubleBlue NFL Script Writer

    Usually this is the case and I'd agree. But i dont know about this one. Usually when coach gets fired, someone internally gets a shot to shine, and the players want to play hard for him since he's been on the journey with them. Jeff was literally on tv as an analyst and not with the guys at all, so theres like less connection. He was a hell of a player but i dont think this will boost their locker room to ball out
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  4. jpope9

    jpope9 Starter


    eh, not so sure about that. Looks to be a ton of turmoil in that locker room. Not sure who would want to come play and coach in that mess next season.

    1. The determination made by some NFL general managers, executives and player agents this week, many of whom reached out to me before I could even solicit their thoughts on the Colts’ owner. Irsay’s decision to fire coach Frank Reich — a man with a winning record (40-33-1) despite perpetual mismanagement of the quarterback position by the front office and a new opening day starter all five years on the job — and replace him with former center Jeff Saturday — who has no coaching experience above the high school level (even those results were spotty) and no real ambition to coach in the NFL (by his own admission) — was bizarre, stupefying and largely without precedent. (La Canfora)

    2. NFL execs bewildered by Colts’ hiring of Jeff Saturday: ‘Crazy,’ ‘Never seen anything like it, will never see anything like it again’-(Howe).

    2. “Frank never wanted to change QBs, and if he was forced to do it and it was up to him, he would have gone to [veteran Nick] Foles,” said a longtime confidant of Reich’s who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to reveal their private conversation. Reich “knew Ehlinger wasn’t ready to play. He would never fire Marcus Brady like that. Frank doesn’t fire anyone. That’s not how he operates. This is all Irsay. Frank will take the high road, and he won’t say anything about it. But that’s how it went down.”(La Canfora)

    3. One NFL general manager with ties to several key members of the Colts’ staff said in the immediate aftermath of Reich’s firing Monday — but before Saturday had been named the replacement — that the moves were “all premeditated. The owner is already on to next year. It’s already about next year. He’s tanking for a QB. It was obvious when he benched a $30 million guy for a guy who can’t play. That’s what this is about.” (La Canfora)

    4. Ryan and other veteran players were irate when informed of the decision by General Manager Chris Ballard, who told them this came directly from the owner, according to multiple individuals who discussed this with Colts players but were not authorized to speak for them. Several players said privately they did not want to play there anymore; Irsay waited until after the trade deadline to pull this trick. (La Canfora)

    5. “I’ve talked to coaches there, and they are all like, ‘What the f--- just happened?” said an individual who has worked with members of the Colts’ staff and remains in close contact with them but who spoke on the condition of anonymity when discussing private conversations. Irsay “had three guys he could have promoted who could have done the job, and he hires a guy off his couch from ESPN? Trust me, inside that building they know this is an absolute waterfall of s---. The coaches and players know this is a total tank job. That’s what they’re all talking about.”(La Canfora)

    5. Not surprisingly, Saturday had great difficulty finding anyone willing to take over as offensive coordinator and call plays Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders. His top pick, quarterbacks coach Scott Milanovich (like Reich, a former University of Maryland standout), turned it down, according to individuals with knowledge of the situation. The newbie finally settled on another novice to give it a shot: Parks Frazier, the Colts’ 30-year-old assistant quarterbacks coach, who has no history running an offense. (La Canfora)

    6. “Jeff has a huge problem with that staff already,” said one longtime agent who has discussed the matter with Colts players and coaches. “The owner just threw that staff completely under the bus. He could have helped Jeff if he handled it the right way, but Irsay completely butchered this. Everything he said was a smack in the face to the coaching profession in many ways. His comments were atrocious to the coaching fraternity, and now Jeff is supposed to be their boss. I don’t see how that’s supposed to work.” (La Canfora).
  5. titansrule00000

    titansrule00000 Pro Bowler

    I agree I believe the current staff won’t be too motivated to help Jeff either because they weren’t given the opportunity and two of them have prior head coaching experience so they probably won’t like him getting a shot with no experience. Only time will tell
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  6. Chronos

    Chronos Pro Bowler

    We should be able to sign any of the Colts FA in the off-season…
  7. Afc46

    Afc46 Oilers/Titans HoFer

    Couldn't happen to a more deserving "Fan" base and organization.
    F**K The CLOTS !
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  8. TitanMark

    TitanMark Pro Bowler


    Saturday will be a disaster. Irsay is a disaster.
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  9. Afc46

    Afc46 Oilers/Titans HoFer

    Since you haven't been wrong so far (colts stuff) , I'm inclined to believe this statement.
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  10. Chronos

    Chronos Pro Bowler

    That’s an insult to disasters everywhere.
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