The Colts had a first year head coach and offensive coordinator last season. Both did well, and should be even better this season.
Nick Sirianni had never been an offensive coordinator at any level. He had been mostly a wide receivers coach. That is until Frank Reich brought him to Indianapolis last season to be his offensive coordinator. It was a move that was surprising to many.
Reich, who had never been a head coach at any level, was choosing someone who had never been an OC to be his. It seemed like an odd pairing. But if last year is any indication, it is a pairing that will work wonders for years to come. Reich’s faith paid off.
Sirianni allowed Andrew Luck to do what he does best. He made sure that Luck was in the best position possible to succeed. He almost made sure that Luck got the ball out of his hands quicker so he wouldn’t take as many hits. That will keep him healthy long-term.
Most people give credit of the offense to Reich considering he was the one calling plays. But Sirianni worked with everyone on the offense and helped develop them. He also has input on what plays go into the playbook and what to call in certain situations.
In year number two, Sirianni will be given more responsibilities and should flourish with them. He has a year of experience under his belt, so that will help him get better. If he gets better, the Colts as a team get better too.