The Indianapolis Colts have been in a tough spot since Andrew Luck shockingly retired before the start of the season.
Their starting QB position has been a never-stopping revolving door, sinking them into a mediocrity spiral with either bad or washed-out gunslingers.
Head Coach Frank Reich paid the price for that and was let go mid-season after Matt Ryan failed to move outside of the pocket to save his life, with former player Jeff Saturday taking over as an interim coach.
Unsurprisingly, the move was met with surprise, disbelief, skepticism and criticism, as Saturday had zero coaching experience at the collegiate or professional level.
Saturday got off to a solid start by taking down the Las Vegas Raiders, but that was pretty much the highest point of the season for him.
The Colts starred on the wrong side of the largest comeback in NFL history, blowing a 33-point half-time lead to the Minnesota Vikings, once again exposing Saturday’s lack of experience as a head coach.
However, the weeks have gone by, the Colts have conducted several interviews, and it doesn’t seem like they’re ready to go in a different direction.
According to NFL insider Adam Schefter, the feeling is that the Colts are just going through the motions and interviewing people to see if team owner Jim Irsay likes someone better than Saturday, but that hasn’t been the case thus far:
“My read — and I’m not reporting this — is that the owner loves the interim coach, my former TV colleague, the guy that I love, Jeff Saturday,” Schefter said on The Pat McAfee Show. “A tremendous guy. And they just keep bringing more people to see if there’s anybody else that the owner would like more than Jeff Saturday.”
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— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) January 30, 2023
Jeff Saturday is a great guy, and we won’t doubt his professionalism, but this decision may not be the wisest.NEXT: NFL Insider Gives Latest Update On RB Jonathan Taylor