Colts May Have Found an Offensive Coordinator for Frank Reich
The Colts have finally hopped off of the NFL coaching carousel by hiring Frank Reich as their next head coach. Reich has reportedly found a right hand man for his offensive coordinator position.
Because of the craziness surrounding the Josh McDaniels fiasco, new head coach Frank Reich won’t be able to fill out the entirety of the coaching staff with his own coaches. Defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus and a couple of other assistant coaches had already signed contracts to coach in Indianapolis next season before McDaniels decided to stay in New England, and they will be on Reich’s staff in 2018.
However, Reich will be able to hire his own offensive coordinator, and he will reportedly bring in Nick Sirianni to fill that position.
Sirianni worked with Reich during their time together in San Diego from 2013-15.
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Sirianni was an offensive quality control coach in 2013 before being promoted to the quarterbacks coach job in 2014. Reich had been the quarterbacks coach in 2013 before becoming the offensive coordinator in San Diego in 2014.
Sirianni has been the wide receivers coach with the Chargers since 2016, and he will get his first chance at becoming an offensive coordinator in Indianapolis.
Before joining the Chargers’ staff in 2013, Sirianni had worked in Kansas City from 2009-12 as an offensive quality control coach and an assistant quarterbacks coach before he was promoted to the wide receivers coach position in his final season with the Chiefs.
Darrell Bevell had been linked to the job, but it looks like the Colts have zeroed in on Sirianni after hiring Frank Reich.
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We don’t really know much about Sirianni’s offensive philosophy, but we can assume that Reich will be running the show on offense, for the most part. Sirianni is only 36 years old, and he could become a rising star in the coaching profession by getting this opportunity in Indianapolis.