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Jeff Saturday: Nice guy, terrible hire


Published: 11/09/22
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Early Monday morning the Indianapolis Colts, who we wrote about last week when they made Offensive Coordinator Marcus Brady the first fall guy, fired head coach Frank Reich.

Sadly it was an unsurprising move, this team had Super Bowl aspirations and had fallen to 3-5-1 on the season after a historically bad offensive performance versus the Patriots, and for the first time in owner Jim Irsay's tenure, he fired his head coach midseason.

The surprising move is what happened next.

Usually, when a head coach gets canned midseason the organization names an interim replacement. Usually, the reigns are handed to a veteran coach who has had prior coaching experience in order for them to right the ship and finish the season in a steady and level-headed, albeit disappointing, way. USUALLY.

The Colts had two former NFL head coaches on their staff already, former Jaguars HC Gus Bradley and former Panthers HC John Fox. Instead of hiring one of them, they went and hired AN ESPN ANALYST.

His name is Jeff Saturday. And he's as surprised as we are.

Jeff Saturday is a multi-time All-Pro center. A Super Bowl winner. One of the brightest minds in football, according to former teammates. He's educated, a leader, confident, humble, courageous and has beautiful baby blue eyes.

Just one problem — HE'S NEVER BEEN A COACH BEFORE.

Not in college, not in the NFL, not a head coach, assistant coach, or position coach at any level whatsoever outside of a high school where his team went 3-7.

Yesterday, Jeff Saturday was a talking head on ESPN, tweeting out unfavorable takes on the Las Vegas Raiders. Today, he aims to get the reeling Indianapolis Colts to get ready to face the Las Vegas Raiders. What a world...

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