Frank Reich on adding Parris Campbell to offense: It isn’t fair

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The Colts used seven of their first eight draft picks on defensive players this year and that approach makes sense given how effective the team’s offense was during the 2018 season.

They did make an exception when it came to wide receiver Parris Campbell, though. They picked up the Ohio State product with the third of their second-round picks and he has some work to do when it comes to polishing his route running, but head coach Frank Reich already sees the potential in having a player with Campbell’s speed at his disposal.

“It’s funny, I have said this to you guys before, but as a coach you always feel you so much love the guys you work with that I always think, ‘Hey, we don’t need anybody else. We already got the best guys in the world playing for us,'” Reich said, via the team’s website. “And then all of a sudden, now you’re giving us more? This isn’t fair. It’s not going to be fair. And then you get a guy that runs 4.31 and you just say, ‘It’s going to be fun to see these guys work together.'”

As Reich mentions, the Colts have other playmakers on hand and Campbell may need some time to find his niche in the offense. If he puts his speed to work in the way the team hopes, though, Reich will probably have some company when it comes to his view of the fairness of the offensive pieces in Indy.

19 responses to “Frank Reich on adding Parris Campbell to offense: It isn’t fair

  1. “We already got the best guys in the world playing for us,’” Reich said”

    Then why did they embarrass themselves by getting blow out by KC in the playoffs?

  2. “We already got the best guys in the world playing for us,’” Reich said”
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    I’m not sure Reich knows what the word “best” means in this context.

  3. Not fair. Having Brady and Belichick on the same team for 19 years. With an owner who let his couch/gm drive the bus. Having the Patriots 9 times in the Superbowl during this run. That is unfair. 31 teams are feeling this pain. Colts? C’mon…

  4. And how many of these speedy WRs have we seen come and go throughout the years?

    But there’s this little thing called “catching the ball” that most seem to have a problem with!

  5. How is it possible that “the best guys in the world” only put up 13 pts against the 32nd ranked D in the NFL?

    Something doesn’t jive here.

  6. I always wonder why the guys with blazing (4.3) speed aren’t kick returners. You’d think that extra burst they have could add yards to every return.

  7. I can’t wait to see this guy run a jet sweep with a fake handoff, only to be thrown the ball at full speed near the line of scrimmage, turning on the jets and scoring touchdowns at will.

  8. Such simple minded comments. “Huh Huh huh, your guys aren’t the best! you stupidz.” Coach is showing confidence in his team which is exactly what you want. Would you want him to think and then for them to think they are second best? I’m not even a Colts fan.

  9. Such simple minded comments. “Huh Huh huh, your guys aren’t the best! you stupidz.” Coach is showing confidence in his team which is exactly what you want. Would you want him to think and then for them to think they are second best? I’m not even a Colts fan.
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    Thinking something dumb and saying something dumb are two different things. Of course all the teams think they are world beaters but most realize beating your chest and patting yourself on the back is a waste of people’s time. Why not go out and play football and let everyone watching do the talking and say how awesome you are. Maybe because they are trying to convince you of something that’s not true.

  10. As a huge fan of Andrew Luck and Quinton Nelson, and with much respect for what the Colts did last season, I caution Coach Reich to keep this sort of talk in-house. As far as I know, Parris Campbell is not the next Randy Moss.

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