The early stages of the offseason have been cruel to Indianapolis Colts fans, who probably want nothing more than to fast forward to the start of the new league year when the front office can begin re-signing players and making further additions to the roster.
After all, most of the conversation has revolved around potential outgoings as opposed to incomings. Shocking retirement announcements aside, the Colts seem braced to lose multiple assistants/coordinators for promotions with other organizations.
Remember earlier in the week when it was revealed that the Eagles identified offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni as a head coaching candidate? Well, he reportedly knocked his interview out of the park and his now reportedly being seriously considered to fill the vacancy.
According to Mike Kaye of NJ.com, the Eagles were blown away by Sirianni and are seeking additional feedback from outside sources to affirm that he’s the ideal candidate.
The report acknowledges that Philadelphia’s relationship with head coach Frank Reich, who was their offensive coordinator for two seasons from 2016 to 2017, could prove to be vital in the process. Not only can he make a strong recommendation for Sirianni, but he can also inform him of what to expect from the front office and ownership as far as culture is concerned.
As if that wasn’t enough to dishearten Colts fans, however, Eagles reporter Geoff Mosher has reason to believe that their head coaching decision will come down to either Sirianni or longtime Patriots’ OC Josh McDaniels, who interviewed for the position over the weekend and is also said to have impressed Philly’s braintrust.
At 39 years old, Sirianni is widely regarded as one of the best young offensive minds in the league and the strides the Colts’ have made on that side of the ball over this three years at the helm proves that. It stinks to admit, but it sounds like the Eagles view him as the perfect guy to lead them out of the offensive rut they’ve been in over the last few seasons.
We’ll know soon enough if that’s the case.