Two games into the 2018 season, the Colts are already showing progress from last year’s campaign. And the new head coach is showing that he was the right choice to lead the team.
Frank Reich was not the first choice to lead the Colts. He was almost an afterthought. The Colts wanted to hire Josh McDaniels, the offensive coordinator in New England. But then McDaniels cowardly backed out at the 11th hours and the team was sent scrambling.
Then GM Chris Ballard interviewed Reich. He was blown away. He decided to offer him the job. Several months later, that looks to be the right decision. Even though the season is young, Colts fans should be very happy about what they’ve seen so far.
The Colts did blow a lead week 1 against the Bengals. That looked like the same old Colts. But what didn’t was week 2. Reich and his staff made adjustments to ensure that wouldn’t happen for a second week in a row. And this is Reich’s first head coaching job ever.
With this being his first year as a head coach, Reich still has a lot to learn. He will continue to learn everyday on the job. It’s his job to take what he learns and translate that into wins. He has already showed progress early on in his coaching tenure.
The Colts are going to be patient with him, as they should be. They know that he has a young roster behind him who needs time to develop. The team will take its lumps this year and they won’t win a lot of games, but that is just fine. Reich still thinks they can win now.
Colts fans are lucky to have a man who understands what the job means. Now it’s only a matter of time before they start racking up wins.