Former Eagles Offensive Coordinator Frank Reich To Indianapolis
On Sunday, former Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich accepted an offer to become the next head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Reich and the Colts have agreed to a five-year deal. With Reich to Indianapolis, the Eagles have now lost their second offensive staff member this week. Reich will become the 28th coach in Indy’s franchise history.
This Is Not A Drill
The expectation was that Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels would become the new Colts head coach. However, after talking it over with the Patriots, McDaniels decided to remain in Foxborough. Reich emerged as the favorite early Sunday morning, and he is now officially headed to the Colts.
What This Means For The Eagles
The Eagles will have some significant work to do this offseason. Earlier in the week, quarterback coach John DeFilippo left to become the offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings. Possible replacements could come in-house with Duce Staley, Mike Groh, or Press Taylor. During the Eagles’ Super Bowl season, the offense was third in points and seventh in yards per game.
Lead Dog In Indy
Reich will return to a familiar place. Reich began his coaching career in Indianapolis back in 2008 as the team’s offensive assistant and quarterbacks coach. He would remain in Indy until the 2012 season. Having previously worked with Peyton Manning, Reich has a chance to work with another talented quarterback in Andrew Luck.
Luck missed all of last season due to a shoulder injury. Luck will resume throwing soon, and his health will be a critical factor for Reich’s success. Reich will focus on improving the Colts offense; which ranked 31st in total yards and 30th in points per game last season.
Super Bowl Brain Drain
With Reich to Indianapolis, we wish him nothing but the best. Reich could be taking Duce Staley with him, but the Eagles can block that. In the last three seasons, the Colts have missed the playoffs in what has become a competitive AFC South division.
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