The Colts head coach said he doesn’t anticipate coaches heading back to the facility anytime soon because he doesn’t want to ruin what they have going right now.
The pandemic has forced football into some changes, even in the offseason. Teams haven’t been able to go through any sort of OTA’s, and that includes the Indianapolis Colts. Players haven’t been able to meet with doctors to get physicals done. Some players signed without even meeting with GM’s.
Teams have also not been able to meet at facilities either. At least that part is starting to change. In states where restrictions have been lifted, teams can now start having coaches head back into team facilities. Don’t expect the Colts to be among those teams.
Frank Reich said in a Zoom call with reporters that he doesn’t expect Colts coaches to return to facilities any time soon. The calls seem to be good enough so far with what the Colts want to do. Reich doesn’t want to disrupt the rhythm that the calls have brought his team.
The fact that NFL teams will have training camps also helps go into this decision. Reich knows that his team will have time to develop chemistry when training camp does indeed roll around. Coaches will use that time in the facility to get game plans together.
It will be interesting to see how this strategy works for the Colts moving forward. It likely won’t matter too much until training camp rolls around. Once players are in the facility together, then real preparations for the season can begin.
Coach Reich knows what’s best for his team. Hopefully his Zoom calls keep giving his coaches and players exactly what they need until training camp starts.