Jeff Saturday: If I get this job, there’s going to be significant change

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Jeff Saturday won his first game after being named the interim head coach of the Colts this season, but they lost their last seven to end the year with a 4-12-1 record.

Now the Colts have to decide who will permanently fill the vacancy they created by firing Frank Reich. Saturday said multiple times during the season that he wants that job and did so again on Monday, but said that there has been no interview arranged at this point.

Saturday also said he has a clear idea of what he would do with the full-time job and that things would operate much differently given the chance to build what he wants rather than inherit the framework of the team the way he did this year.

“If I get this job, there’s going to be significant change. . . . The way I do things is not the way it’s been done,” Saturday said, via Joel A. Erickson of the Indianapolis Star.

Saturday will presumably get the chance to pitch that vision to team owner Jim Irsay at some point in the near future and the fact that Irsay went so far out of the box to hire him in the first place would seem to be a plus for his chances of selling it.

38 responses to “Jeff Saturday: If I get this job, there’s going to be significant change

  1. Wow. Interesting approach. Totally calls out Ballard and Irsay. Ballard needs to go. That’s the guy who absolutely stinks. No idea how he skates on this one. Ballard, Grier in Miami, DeCosta in Baltimore, etc, are all not so good.

  2. Talk Irsay into to this for significant change. Get a QB of your choice.

    We’ll (Bears) give ya the 1st overall pick for your 1st, 2024 1st, 2023 2nd, and Quenton Nelson.

  3. I have a better chance of being the Colt’s next head coach than Jeff Saturday. Jeff’s job was to get the Colts a better draft position, his job is done.

  4. Another team that just needs to blow it up like the Cardinals. Everybody goes.

  5. C’mon, this guy was never just going to be the interim head coach. The owner hired him to take over for several years; the rest of the “interview process” will be a sham. Good luck.

  6. Too many positions out of whack for a top flight QB with no pro experience to make any “significant” difference to an outfit that’s become the laughing stock of professional sports.

  7. I believe Jeff Saturday when he says ““If I get this job, there’s going to be significant change”. I am sure that there will be a “significant change” in the number of Colts season ticket holders.

  8. Hes implying things wernt done his way even during his time as HC. BUT, if he gets the job it will be significantly different than what we saw the last 7-8 weeks.

  9. We define insanity by doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. If that definition is accurate, most of us on here are insane. There were ten new coaches hired last season, and perhaps close to that number again this year. The reason is insanity. Teams keep hiring the Josh McDaniels and Charlie Weis type candidates, instead of hiring good coaches. We support that insanity 100%. We think a guy standing on the sidelines watching a HOF QB like Tom Brady or Drew Brees somehow makes that coach smarter than the others. We’ve seen this method fail time and time and time again, yet here we go again. Are we too insane to even consider trying something else? Anything else? Maybe not. But Jim Irsay might be willing. I’d give him credit for at least not being insane. Jim Irsay might have his issues, but insanity isn’t one of them. Nope. That’s us. If anyone is blaming Jeff Saturday for the Colts’ season, you obviously haven’t been watching too much football.

  10. “The way I do things is not the way it’s been done.” I believe him. If he’s hired as permanent coach, expect the unexpected. Like signing a basketball prospect for QB, retiring Manny Ramirez’ number, or repeatedly going for a field goal attempt on first down after the offense gets past the opponent’s 35 yard line.

  11. If Saturday gets the Job the Colts will continue to be also-rans. How is that a significant change?

  12. springfield says:
    January 9, 2023 at 3:27 pm
    Jeff, every poster on here has the same chance you have…

    Saturday definitely has at least as good a chance at getting the full-time job as I do, but I’m not sure if he as good a chance as some of the other commenters. I’ve heard that Sean Payton, Jim Harbaugh, and DeMeco Ryans post here. 😉

  13. This job has Jim Harbaugh written all over it. Irsay loves this guy. Saturday is retained in some capacity since these are Irsay’s guys

  14. There’s got to be a YouTube video on how to be a coach. Maybe you should try something like that.

    Just keep doing what you’re doing, Indy! Getting exactly what you deserve!

  15. Two great songs and one lousy coach. Bay City Rollers-Saturday Night. Grateful Dead-One More Saturday Night.

  16. The only thing he needs to change is from Saturday to Sunday. But still same mentality.

  17. I was on Team Saturday because it’s always good to see an underdog do well. Unfortunately, he didn’t do well.

  18. Irsay needs to inform Saturday that his services are no longer needed on Sunday.

  19. There is a big difference between flying on a plane and flying a plane. Just because he was a great player, it is not likely that he is ready to be a good head coach. Look at Vrabel. He went from player to college position coach to pro position coach to defensive coordinator to head coach. In six years or so he learned the skills he needed to be a head coach. If Saturday is serious, he will follow a similar path.

  20. I mean I’d rather have him and try something new than the same old retread coaches around the market nowadays
    If he fails you had to blow it up anyway

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