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Colts Fire Head Coach After Embarrassing Week 9 Loss

David Kaestle
The Colts have fired head coach Frank Reich.
The Colts have fired head coach Frank Reich. / Associated Press

In a 2022 season that has seen everything go wrong that possibly could have, the Indianapolis Colts shook things up in a big way on Monday when they fired head coach Frank Reich. In 4.5 seasons as the Colts head coach, Reich had compiled a winning record of 40-33, but that was in the past and the present is an ugly one, especially in a "what have you done for me lately?" business.

It's tough to succeed without a quarterback in the NFL, frankly it's impossible. That's the hand Reich was dealt following the surprise retirement of Andrew Luck. Reich did find some success with Philip Rivers under center in 2020- going 11-5, but with disappointing play from Carson Wentz in 2021 and even worse play from Matt Ryan and Sam Ehlinger this season, Reich was left with a tough situation and it shows in the Colts 3-5 record.

Reich will surely get another opportunity somewhere as a coordinator and probably even a head coach again at some point, but sometimes a bad situation is all it takes to lose your job in the NFL. In the meantime, former Colts center and current ESPN analyst, Jeff Saturday will serve as interim head coach.

The Colts take on the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 10 in their first matchup without Reich, where they are a 6-point road underdog, according to FanDuel SPortsbook's latest NFL odds.

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