Colts hearth Frank Reich after Week 9 meltdown: Greatest memes and tweets
The Indianapolis Colts have fired head coach Frank Reich following a Week 9 meltdown, and the transfer couldn’t have come sooner for Colts followers.
The three-5-1 Indianapolis Colts are nonetheless, miraculously, solely second within the AFC South, however a 26-3 loss to the New England Patriots was sufficient to ship their head coach packing.
On Monday morning, ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the information that the Colts fired head coach Frank Reich.
Colts proprietor Jim Irsay confirmed that the group had “parted methods” with Reich.
The Indianapolis Colts have parted methods with head coach Frank Reich.
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) November 7, 2022
There’s been a flurry of dialogue about Reich’s tenure with the Colts as journalists and sports activities followers pore over his file and his current efficiency.
The Athletic included Reich’s file with the Colts over his four-plus years in Indianapolis: 40-33-1.
Ian Rapoport and Ari Meirov spell out the dumpster hearth that’s now the Colts offense: no head coach, no offensive coordinator, and a younger quarterback who simply noticed his first NFL begin in opposition to a league-leading protection.
A couple of weeks in the past, proprietor Jim Irsay thought-about Frank Reich secure. Now, a brand new QB, no OC… and now a brand new head coach.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 7, 2022
The #Colts within the final two weeks:
Oct. 24: Benched Matt Ryan for Sam Ehlinger.
Oct. 30: Misplaced to the Commanders at dwelling after main by 9 within the 4th quarter.
Nov. 1: Fired OC Marcus Brady
Nov. 6: Misplaced 26-3 to the Patriots.
Nov. 7: Fired HC Frank Reich.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) November 7, 2022
A number of different NFL journalists famous how dire the offense has been below Reich for the previous few weeks.
after Week 7: Matt Ryan benched for Sam Ehlinger
after Week 8: Marcus Brady fired
after Week 9: Frank Reich fired
Jim Irsay is finished shedding, man https://t.co/1tzlK7IeH3
— Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) November 7, 2022
Rapoport additionally famous how uncharacteristic it’s to see two NFL head coaches benched by early November: Matt Rhule and now Reich.
It’s Nov. 7, and the 2 NFL head coaches, Frank Reich and Matt Rhule, have already got been fired.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 7, 2022
Colts hearth Frank Reich: Greatest memes and tweets
For a lot of NFL followers, it was the accountability they have been hoping for however didn’t count on.
What we wish: Ballard and Reich fired.
— Primetime Sports activities (@Primetime2828) November 6, 2022
“I do know this does not carry weight on the market however you are by no means as far off as you assume.” – Frank Reich.
— Brett Bensley (@brettbensley) November 6, 2022
— 🅳🆄🅲🅺 🦆🅴🅷🅻🅸🅽🅶🅴🆁 (@Duck_Ehlinger) November 7, 2022
Colin Cowherd referred to as out Jim Irsay for being “impulsive” in his resolution, detailing how the Colts have struggled not due to their head coach, however due to the difficult conditions the proprietor foisted upon the crew. First, Irsay needed Wentz, then needed him out simply as rapidly, leaving Reich to work with an impulsive Matt Ryan.
“Coping with impulsive house owners is actually arduous. Irsay needed Wentz out — that is what you’re left with.”
The Ringer’s Benjamin Solak agreed that the current losses are unfairly pinned on Reich. As an alternative, the group ought to be extra essential of Chris Ballard, the overall supervisor who put Reich and the group in such a tough predicament within the first place.
Frank Reich is an effective head coach, man. Everybody all the time will get a bit, however it’s very powerful to have a look at this roster over the previous couple of years and blame anybody greater than Chris Ballard. The Colts believed they may out-draft and out-develop the NFL 12 months after 12 months. It is simply too arduous.
— Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) November 7, 2022
However after yesterday’s loss in opposition to the Patriots, the selections Reich did make stacked up in favor in opposition to him. Ignoring no matter hand he could have been dealt, the fact is that the Colts suffered a brutal loss, and Reich took on all of the blame.
Frank Reich benched Matt Ryan and fired his OC so the Colts may run 22 performs for 20 yards.
— Wildes (@kevinwildes) November 6, 2022
Frank Reich mentioned that the Colts “had lots of focus” on Matthew Judon.
Judon sacked Ehlinger on the Colts’ first play of the sport. And the third (negated by penalty). And two extra third downs, one the place he was utterly unblocked. And he had a fourth-and-1 sort out when unblocked pic.twitter.com/xi3LzbCl7m
— Michael Hurley (@michaelFhurley) November 6, 2022
Contemplating that Reich and Ballard criticized Wentz for his play final 12 months, it appears that evidently the pinnacle coach is now bearing the brunt of these criticisms now, too.
Frank Reich and Chris Ballard each publicly dragged and humiliated Carson Wentz final low season (after bragging about buying and selling for him lower than a 12 months prior).
The Colts stink and have zero accountability. https://t.co/YHYVthUNvL
— RJ Ochoa (@rjochoa) November 1, 2022
Colts followers should wait and see if Ballard — or maybe arch nemesis Josh McDaniels — may very well be subsequent.