Say what you will about Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay…guy does it his way. After four plus seasons of 8,000 year old quarterbacks and a disappointing 3-5-1 start to the season, Frank Reich was fired as head coach of the Colts on Monday.
Anytime a midseason head coaching change happens, organizations are usually in turmoil, and a bedrock of sustainability become top priority to coach out the remainder of the season.
After five stellar seasons of coaching high school football, Jeff Saturday finally gets his shot.
That’s right, the current (former?) ESPN analyst is swapping out his tie for a whistle. Saturday will take over a bad team, rookie quarterback, and no offensive coordinator. Should be great!
While the Colts try and trudge their way through the rest of the season, we’ve tried to look inside Jim Irsay’s brain to see what his ideal coaching staff would look like around Coach Saturday.
Offensive Coordinator – Peyton Manning
I mean, this is a layup.
Of course this would be a perfect fit; fourteen seasons, a Super Bowl, and all of the Colts passing records.
Hiring The Sheriff would be, while a long shot, a slam dunk hire by Irsay.
Defensive Coordinator – Buddy Ryan
Ryan is known as one of the greatest defensive minds to ever coach in the NFL. Rex & Rob’s dad was a part of two Super Bowl winning defenses.
Even though Ryan crossed the proverbial rainbow bridge in 2016, there’s no doubt Irsay will reach out to gauge interest, if he hasn’t already.
Special Teams Coordinator – A Colts Colored Fender Stratocaster
If you’ve been around Mr. Irsay at all, you know he is a man of many vices.
As much as he loves his Colts, he may love music even more. This limited edition electric Stratocaster with maple fingerboard in Lake Placid Blue is as special as the unit it’d be coaching.
Strength Coach – Jim Irsay
Look at that hoss!
That’s is the kind of billionaire who isn’t afraid to get in there and mix it up with the boys. That weightlifting belt is on in the weight room and the boardroom.
Mr. Irsay? More like Mr. Universe!
Hiring Jeff Saturday with only high school coaching experience is just the beginning. The Indianapolis Colts have just started a revolution that will soon take over the NFL with a dynastic flare that will make the 2000’s Patriots look like…well the Colts do now.
May we all have the gusto to live as bravely as Jim Irsay.