Jim Irsay is proud that Jeff Saturday has no coaching experience as he has been tasked to run a football team.
The Colts turned a lot of heads throughout the NFL Monday after they fired head coach Frank Reich and then opted to go with former Colts center and current ESPN analyst Jeff Saturday as the team’s interim head coach.
Irsay and Saturday addressed the media, with Irsay touting Saturday’s inexperience as a positive
“I’m glad he doesn’t have any NFL experience,” Irsay told reporters. “I’m glad he hasn’t learned the fear,” noting that coaches who are afraid of making mistakes often fall back on analytics in decision-making.
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Saturday, a six-time Pro Bowler and two-time First-Team All-Pro selection served as an analyst for ESPN after he retired from the NFL in 2013. He also briefly played for the Green Bay Packers.
Saturday has never coached in the NFL or college before but coached high school football at Hebron Christian Academy in Georgia.
He played 13 seasons for the Colts alongside Hall of Famer Peyton Manning.
He has a tall task ahead of him as the team fell to 3-5-1 on Sunday. The team traded for Matt Ryan this offseason but have since replaced him with second-year quarterback Sam Ehlinger.
Frank Reich’s tenure started with Andrew Luck as the starting quarterback, but after his early retirement, he has gone through Jacoby Brissett, Philip Rivers, Carson Wentz, and Ryan. They all have failed.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.