Developing wide receivers will be one of the most important jobs on the Colts’ coaching staff, and Frank Reich hired Kevin Patullo to his to do just that.
The Colts have suffered multiple setbacks in putting together a coaching staff stemming from Josh McDaniels’ decision to stay in New England after he had agreed to a deal with Indianapolis. Frank Reich has been positive about the entire situation, and he has succeeded in compiling a staff of both experienced and up-and-coming coaches in Indianapolis.
He has added another quality coach to his staff in Kevin Patullo, who will be tasked with coaching the Colts’ crop of wide receivers.
According to the Colts’ website, Patullo has 13 years of coaching experience under his belt, including eight seasons in the NFL.
He began his NFL coaching career as an offensive assistant and quality control coach with the Chiefs from 2007-08, and he took a similar position with Buffalo in 2010 through 2011. He was promoted to the assistant wide receivers coach position with the Bills in 2012, and he was hired for the same job with the Titans in 2014.
He was the quarterbacks coach for the Jets in his most recent NFL coaching job from 2015-16.
Wide receiver is a position of need for the Colts this offseason, and general manager Chris Ballard acknowledged that during his press conference at the NFL Combine. Patullo may have to integrate a multitude of new faces into the receiving corps, which will make this a challenging job.
Luckily, Patullo is qualified to do that and he should be another good addition to this coaching staff.
Here are our profiles of the rest of the Colts’ new coaching staff:
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