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    Report: Colts will hire Frank Reich as their next head coach

    Report: Colts will hire Frank Reich as their next head coach
    Posted by Michael David Smith on February 11, 2018, 3:22 PM EST
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    The Indianapolis Colts have their next head coach. For real this time. We think.

    Frank Reich will be the Coltsí head coach, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. That follows a report earlier today that Reich had emerged as the favorite for the job.

    The hiring hasnít been announced officially. Of course, last week the Colts officially announced that they had hired Josh McDaniels, only to have McDaniels back out and decide to remain the Patriotsí offensive coordinator.

    The Super Bowl champion Eagles have now lost two of their most important assistant coaches in Reich and John DeFilippo, who left his job as the Eaglesí quarterbacks coach to become the Vikingsí offensive coordinator.

    Reich had a 14-year career as an NFL quarterback. He was mostly a backup but is best remembered for leading the Bills to the biggest comeback in NFL history in a 1993 playoff win over the Houston Oilers. Since retiring as a coach he has spent time on the staff of the Colts, Cardinals and Chargers in addition to working the last two years for the Eagles.

    He's going to be a great HC for them if they officially sign Frank. If Hue was let go, this is one of the candidates I wanted for the Browns HC job.

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    Good for Frank. Good to see someone who certainly has paid his dues get rewarded.

    Of course he will be forever remembered for this............

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    I still remember Chris Berman calling him Frank "Lloyd" Reich, "The architect of the comeback."

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    Meet Frank Reich, new head coach of the Colts

    The Colts found their new man in Reich after Josh McDaniels turned them down.

    By Jon Benne@LordBenne Updated Feb 11, 2018, 5:12pm EST


    The Indianapolis Colts were thrown for a loop when Josh McDaniels, their first choice for their head-coaching vacancy, decided to stay with the New England Patriots. Now after starting their search over again, they settled on Frank Reich as their new head coach, the Colts announced Sunday. Reich is fresh off winning a Super Bowl ring as offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles.

    And yes, the Colts made sure Reich was 100% locked down before announcing his hiring.

    Reich gets his first head-coaching job at 56 years old, after a decade-long career as an assistant with various teams. He first entered the NFL as a quarterback in 1985 and spent most of his career backing up Jim Kelly for the Buffalo Bills. After retiring in 1998, he entered the coaching ranks 10 years later, taking a job with the Colts in 2008 as an offensive assistant. The next year, he was promoted to quarterbacks coach and worked closely with Peyton Manning between 2009-10, while spending 2011 as wide receivers coach.

    After the Colts finished 2-14 in 2011, Reich was released along with the rest of Jim Caldwell’s coaching staff. He spent one year as the Arizona Cardinals’ receivers coach before heading to the San Diego Chargers in 2013 as quarterbacks coach. The next year, he was promoted to offensive coordinator and spent two more seasons coaching Philip Rivers. With Reich running the offense, the Chargers ranked 18th in yards in 2014 and ninth in 2015.

    After getting fired from the Chargers, Reich joined Doug Pederson’s staff as offensive coordinator in Philadelphia. He had his biggest success here, working with Pederson and QBs coach John DeFilippo to develop Carson Wentz, the new franchise quarterback. When Wentz went down with a torn ACL late last season, Reich and his staff did an admirable job adjusting the offense around Nick Foles. The Eagles went on to upset the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 52.

    Now Reich is getting a shot at head coach and will be tasked with reviving the Colts, who fell into mediocrity under Chuck Pagano and former general manager Ryan Grigson. General manager Chris Ballard is aiming to retool the roster, but the status of Andrew Luck hangs over the entire franchise. Luck missed all of 2017 with a lingering shoulder injury, and his health is still a major question mark. The Colts have holes all over the team, particularly on defense.

    Complicating matters further is that Reich won’t be picking his own coaching staff, since the handful of assistants McDaniels brought in will stay under contract even after he bailed. Reich will have an uphill battle in his first head-coaching gig, but the hope is that he can bring some stability to an organization that’s been kind of a mess for a while now.

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    I think the Colts may be better off than when they got McDaniels.

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    McAfee: Reich will “make the Colts great again”

    Posted by Mike Florio on February 12, 2018, 4:37 PM EST


    A year ago, former Colts punter Pat McAfee was happy to see G.M. Ryan Grigson get fired. McAfee is now very happy to see coach Frank Reich get hired.

    McAfee visited Monday’s PFT Live, and he shared his own experience with Reich, based on McAfee’s status as the Indianapolis emergency quarterback when Reich served as the position coach.

    “Frank was incredibly patient, incredibly upbeat,” McAfee said. “I was trying to learn something I never had to learn before. I would run scout team in college where they would hand me an index card and say, ‘This is your first read, your second read, your third read.’ Bang, bang, bang not a big deal, because I’ve always had a good arm.

    “Frank Reich literally was teaching an elementary student’s brain to me. The way he laid everything down. He was just so upbeat. He’s just a guy that we loved being around. We loved his aura, his sense of calmness that he had. That was way before he’s had these opportunities to go and learn from other places. If he can bring any of the magic that that Philadelphia Eagles’ locker room had into the Colts’ locker room I am very excited to make the Colts great again and this entire city to be die-hard Colts’ fans all over again.”

    For more from McAfee, who hosts both The Pat McAfee Show podcast and a radio show of the same name every weekday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET on SiriusXM 85, check out the PFT Live podcast from Monday.

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