Saturday was not a good day for Jeff Saturday. The former Indianapolis Colts center made headlines earlier this year when he became the first head coach hired without any coaching experience in the NFL, CFL or college football.
On Saturday, coach Saturday made headlines for being on the wrong end of the largest comeback in NFL history.
His Colts squad held a 33-0 lead over the Minnesota Vikings and looked well on their way to an easy victory. However, the second half changed as the Vikings came out and went on a 36-3 run in the second half to tie the game at 36 to send the contest into overtime.
Vikings kicker Greg Joseph was then able to convert a 40-yard field goal to seal the deal and complete the historic comeback.
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“Undisciplined football,” Saturday said after the stunning loss. “Can’t do that. Can’t keep teams like this in it, and we just had too many of those [penalties] on both sides of the ball. Again, there’s plenty of blame to go around.”
When it comes to blame, Steve Smith Sr. thinks it is not only all on him, but he needs to pay for it dearly. After the game, the NFL analyst said Saturday should be the “first interim head coach to be fired.”
The Colts’ offense fell apart in the second half, as they scored just three points. With the brutal loss, the Colts dropped to 4-9-1 and it eliminated them from playoff contention.
It’s going to take some time for Saturday and his squad to get over this loss. Now the only thing the team is playing for is draft position.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.