Report: Frank Reich the favorite for Colts job

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The Colts may wind up with an offensive coordinator from the Super Bowl as their next head coach, but it’s not the one they expected to be hiring.

Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich has emerged as the favorite to be named the next head coach in Indianapolis. Reich is one of three candidates that have interviewed with the Colts since Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels backed out of an agreement to become the team’s head coach last week.

The Colts announced McDaniels was taking the job before he signed a contract and he pulled his name from consideration a short time later. Indy will presumably be a bit more patient this time around.

If Reich does leave, the Eagles will be replacing a pair of key members of their offensive coaching staff. Quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo left to become the Vikings offensive coordinator last week. Head coach Doug Pederson calls the offensive plays in Philadelphia.

Saints assistant head coach Dan Campbell and Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier also interviewed with the Colts.

41 responses to “Report: Frank Reich the favorite for Colts job

  1. I hope he don’t leave the Eagles. If I were the Colts I’d hire Dan Campbell because he did a great job in Miami when he got a chance.

  2. Campbell was good for Miami, went 5-7 as an interim coach. Thought they shouldve promoted him. Frazier is a good DC, does he deserve another HC gig? Bills were good this year. Reich called plays one time and was fired. I would say Campbell.

  3. Colts lucked out here. McDaniels was not committed and would have washed out it 2-3 years. Frank deserves a shoot before Josh deserves a second one.

  4. i like this hire, seems like a good fit. i could see him being the head coach there for a long, long time, perhaps a millenium. then again this makes me (surprisngly) question mr irsays managerial tactics, as you know who else tried to start a 1000 year reich?

  5. Poor Frank Reich. With the current state of that franchise, he’s set up for failure. Of course, he’s been mentioned so many times as a candidate for HC positions without getting one (not sure why, he’s a really good coach?), that maybe he’s desperate? with the colts organization, he has to be?!

  6. Steelerdeathstar why don’t you worry about your disaster of a team with a bonehead certified moron as a head coach before you comment on other teams. And if you already forgot, your Steelers needed a last second field goal after trailing all game to beat the Colts so your team sure as heck isn’t on some high level. Get a clue

  7. Good For him well deserved. It will be a slight change for the Eagles, but I can see Doug promoting Dude Staley too Offensive coordinator possibly. He has been doing very good things with his R.B group.

  8. This is where the Eagles see what they’re made of. Winning one is difficult. Sustaining a championship contender in the age of free agency and losing members of your suddenly-hot coaching staff is how you separate yourself as a truly great franchise.

  9. If I were the Colts I’d hire Dan Campbell because he did a great job in Miami when he got a chance.
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    I get the sarcasm, I hope, because you can’t be serious.

    This is just a joke, right?

  10. Good for him. The guy has a similar background as Pederson…All you need is a uneducated Lombardi rant and the Colts will be well on their way to a playoff run. INDY INDY

  11. Under the circumstances I understand him being the hire but it’s very underwhelming. Not sure he has what it takes to be a HC. He was a coach in Indy before and he’s not exactly full of personality(good or bad) and his only chance at play calling was a complete and utter failure in San Diego.

  12. Reich would be a much better hire for the Colts than McDaniels anyway. He’s more trust worthy and he won’t cheat. Plus he would be able to do a lot of the same things in the offense since Wentz and Luck are very similar QBs. Big, strong arm mobile QBs.

  13. ikeclanton says:
    February 11, 2018 at 1:32 pm
    He should steer clear of this train wreck. McDaniels instincts will prove right on this.

    McDaniels better hope those “instincts” got him a lifelong job in New England because he’ll never work anywhere else again.

  14. Good luck Frank. You will always have a place in Eagles lore.

    Duce will get promoted to OC. Mike Groh will move to QB Coach. Looks like we’ll need a new WR and RB coach. Very confident that Howie and Doug were already prepared for this.

    Such is the life of a successful franchise!

  15. thrifty says:
    February 11, 2018 at 1:04 pm
    Reich’s word > McDaniels’ word

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    seek help, millennial

  16. mrbiggstuff says:
    February 11, 2018 at 2:03 pm
    Good luck Frank. You will always have a place in Eagles lore.

    Duce will get promoted to OC. Mike Groh will move to QB Coach. Looks like we’ll need a new WR and RB coach. Very confident that Howie and Doug were already prepared for this.

    Such is the life of a successful franchise!

    id cut the crap about successful franchise. you just won one title in like 50 something years. cut the crap.

  17. tylawspick6 says:
    February 11, 2018 at 2:19 pm
    thrifty says:
    February 11, 2018 at 1:04 pm
    Reich’s word > McDaniels’ word

    65 10 Rate This

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    seek help, millennial
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    Seek help? I'm a doctor. Try and catch up to my Ph.D.

  18. I know Pederson calls the offensive plays but i was hoping for a little more continuity in the coaching staff. What’s funny is that Josh McDaniels picked the Colts coaching staff, Reich will have to work with McDaniels friends.

    Hopefully things work out for him but it looks like he’s headed into an awkward situation, especially with it looking like Luck needs another surgery.

  19. Reich is a sharp coach and a good man, but I have to wonder how such a conservative Christian guy is going to fit with Irsay. Dungy had Polian as a buffer.

  20. ” Plus he would be able to do a lot of the same things in the offense since Wentz and Luck are very similar QBs. ”

    Similar? Do you mean “injured”?

  21. Certainly a interesting prospective hire. A former player (which is always a plus) who lasted in the league a long time turned coach who has slowly worked his way up the ranks. He’s getting rave reviews from some of his former players and you can’t say since he’s been given offensive play calling duties that he hasn’t earned his stripes, 3 of the past 4 years on 2 different teams he’s helped produce top-10 offenses.

    Mind you if you’re a Colts fan, given the state of the team currently and division they play in, you’ll have to wait a good minute for them to really produce since they’re in a rebuild but this move (if it happens) has good potential. I wish him well.

  22. Hope Doug gives the OC job to Deuce. OC in PHI is like “OC in Training” anyway. Rumblings that Shurmur may be looking for Deuce to come to NY. Can I getta “hell no!?!”

    And good for Reich. The media gave him no credit, but if you paid attention to the player interviews, Reich was well thought of, and was in the mix when developing the weekly game plan. In fact, heard Pederson say last week that Reich was the responsible fore most of the 2 minute drill game plans.

  23. This is a very bad idea. His play calling is more predictable than that of Norv Turners.

    Would be very happy for him to succeed with Luck and the Colts, but I don’t see it

  24. Thanks Frank, my late brother EaglemanFran was also AKA Frank. Some of us have been waiting Fifty plus years for this World Championship. We Beat Brady/BB with our backup. Any real football fan minus Pats fans were rooting for us to do it, but thought we were done. Multiple times! They can never take this title away from the faithful Eagle Fans ( sorry bandwagon joiners) we know a fake when we see it. little personal Note , my favorite Eagle of all time was Mike Quick , Quick SIX for your youngsters. :). sorry I degress, this one is for him, and all of our legendary players that came before., as well as my Late Brother EagleManFran, and our other fallen Eagle Fans. I beleve Coach Doug and this team. We just getting going boys and girls. Fly

  25. thesmartest1 says:
    February 11, 2018 at 1:22 pm
    Who he hires as his DC will matter more than anything. Luck will run the WCO just fine.
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    The DC has been signed for a few weeks.
    Try to keep up.

  26. Coaching wasn’t the Colts problem. The guy who saddled the last coach with a QB one week before the season started and expected him to win and then after firing him hired a new coach in his head without getting a contract signed is a much MUCH bigger problem.

    Lack of personnel that can win in the AFC South let alone a playoff game has been the Colts problem in the Andrew Luck “era”.

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