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The Colts Struck Gold When they Hired Frank Reich as Head Coach


At last, the Indianapolis Colts front office finally has done something right. After Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels decided at the last minute to not accept the head coach position with the Colts last week, general manager Chris Ballard made the right decision to hire Frank Reich as their new head coach.

Frank Reich used to be the Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator and has worked with quarterbacks such as Philip Rivers, Peyton Manning, and Carson Wentz.

He also used to be former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly’s backup. Working with great quarterbacks is nothing new for Coach Reich. Going into Indianapolis, he will have another franchise signal caller to work with by the name of Andrew Luck.

How fast Frank Reich can turnaround the Colts solely depends on the health of his starting quarterback Andrew Luck. This guy has not been healthy for almost three seasons now. If the Colts have a 100 percent healthy Andrew Luck going into 2018, then they will have a chance at contending for a playoff spot next season.

However, outside of Luck, there are a lot of holes on this football team. Areas that new head coach Frank Reich and general manager Chris Ballard must address are the running game, offensive line, and their defense. Those three areas that I mentioned along with the health of Andrew Luck will determine if the Colts can return to relevance in the AFC.

The current regime in Indianapolis cannot repeat the mistakes that the Grigson/Pagano Era made by allowing Andrew Luck to carry this football team into the postseason. The Indianapolis Colts are one team that you need to pay close attention this offseason.


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Derrick Branch is the founder and lead writer of Tops Sports.Com. He is a die-hard sports fan and keeps it 100 on all things that involve the NFL, NBA, NCAA Football.
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