Joe Philbin Will Reportedly Also Be An Assistant Head Coach for Colts
While he’ll still be the team’s offensive line coach, recently hired Joe Philbin will also be an assistant head coach for the Indianapolis Colts:
It’s unclear what exactly Philbin’s job responsibilities may entail as an assistant head coach. However, it’s not exactly an unprecedented move for the Colts.
During last season, freshly implemented offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski served as the associate head coach for the team before being shuffled over after Pep Hamilton‘s dismissal.
As Rapoport notes, it explains why Philbin may have turned down the opportunity to become the new offensive coordinator on recently named New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo‘s coaching staff, as he could have a larger role with the Colts.
Along with helping head coach Chuck Pagano, it’s quite possible that Philbin could assist Chudzinski with the team’s offense, as well as offensive line.
Philbin served as the Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator from 2007-11. His Packers offenses ranked in the Top 10 in total yards and points per game respectively–most notably leading the team to a Super Bowl XLV Championship.
While it’s not entirely certain what exactly Philbin will do outside of coaching the team’s offensive line, it’s clear that the Colts believe the former Miami Dolphins head coach will be a strong asset to their coaching staff given his new job title.