Whenever a new coach comes in, he always wants to establish his own culture. Expect that to be the case in Indy, and Coach Reich will certainly make sure players buy in.
The Colts are going to have a culture change next season. The team needed to change leadership. Reich by all means seems like he is going to change the culture in a good way. And in doing that, he will weed out the weak players in the organization.
Frank Reich will have a tight grip on the locker room. He will instill a culture of toughness and hard-work. There will be players who don’t want to put in the work necessary to get better. Those players will quickly find themselves without a job.
Reich will not play games. If a player isn’t doing what he needs to do and shows no effort to improve, he will be cut. Reich knows that the organization has no time for lazy players who have no interest in putting the work to get better.
There are players who will never put in the extra work on every team. The Colts will get rid of those players and replace them with younger, hungrier players. They need to have spots open to develop their young players, and they will come at expense of the weak.
It will take time to have the culture completely integrated into the locker room. But once it is, the team will be better for it. There will be guys on the roster who will be ready to work towards the common goal of winning football games and who will put in the necessary work to make it happen.
It will be interesting to see which players eventually get cut because they don’t fit the new culture. Training camp will be a good time to watch for that.