Colts Hire Tom Rathman as Their Running Backs Coach


The Colts are rounding out their coaching staff. Head coach Frank Reich has reportedly hired Tom Rathman as their running backs coach.

The Colts’ coaching staff is continuing to take shape. Frank Reich is doing a good job picking his staff relatively quickly. The Colts have now hired a new running backs coach to help rounding out that staff.

According to Sporting News, the Colts have hired Tom Rathman as their running backs coach. Rathman previously worked in San Francisco as their running backs coach two separate times. The first time was in 1997-2002 and the second time was 2009-2016. He also worked in Detroit from 2003-2005 and in Oakland from 2006-2008.

The Colts are getting someone who is very experienced in this area. He also has coached some great running backs, including Frank Gore while he was in San Francisco. If the Colts decide to keep Gore, that experience of coaching him before would come in handy. Gore already has a relationship with him and seems to like him.

Rathman will be coaching his fourth different team in his career. He spent last season out of football after he was not retained on Kyle Shannahan’s staff in San Francisco. But the Colts shouldn’t worry about him being rusty.

Rathman will have his work cut out for him. The Colts have not been a good running team. But Rathman has been pretty successful during his coaching stints. He should be able to coach up the running backs to their top capabilities.

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The Colts are almost done filling out their staff. There are only a few more positions that the Colts need to fill. The Colts should be happy with their staff so far. Reich has done a good job getting well-respected coaches to help him in his first head coaching venture. The Colts should be optimistic about their future.

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