Jim Irsay apparently has his thoughts made up on who he desires to be the Colts’ subsequent coach. Others within the group, nevertheless, don’t appear to be in settlement on his selection.
The Indianapolis proprietor desires to drop the interim label from Jeff Saturday’s title and at hand him the pinnacle job, CBS’ Josina Anderson reported on Wednesday.
However there are folks throughout the group who work carefully with Irsay who don’t maintain the identical opinion of the previous Colts middle, based on Anderson.
Saturday, 47, took over in November after Frank Reich was fired following a 3-5-1 begin that included an abysmal 26-3 loss to the Patriots. A six-time Professional Bowler who spent 12 of his 13 seasons in Indianapolis earlier than going into TV as an analyst, Saturday was 1-7 within the interim function.
The Colts’ 4-12-1 mark was the group’s worst file since 2017 and the group was blasted for its choice to rent Saturday, whose solely earlier teaching expertise was at the highschool stage.
But, Saturday is reportedly more likely to get a second interview for the job.
“I’ve by no means heard of a participant having the chance to go be a head coach,” Saturday mentioned in an interview with NBC Sports activities’ Peter King following his debut, a 25-20 victory over the Raiders in Week 10. “To begin with, I might need it as a result of I like this group. I care about not solely the gamers and coaches however the group, proper? My maturity was cast right here. It’s my house. Indianapolis completely modified the course of our lives. So how do you say no to this? So I mentioned I’m gonna do it.”
Whether or not he and Irsay get their want of Saturday changing into the group’s subsequent head coach stays to be seen, although.
Indianapolis reportedly has second interviews arrange with seven different candidates, together with Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen, Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy and Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris.