Colts fans will love Frank Reich’s mindset heading into the playoffs

Frank Reich, Indianapolis Colts. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Frank Reich, Indianapolis Colts. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

Indianapolis Colts head coach, Frank Reich, has the perfect mindset as the team prepares for a playoff run.

For the Indianapolis Colts, the playoffs start a week early in Week 18 when they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. Indianapolis must win this game in order to clinch an official playoff spot, so it will be win or go home.

Fortunately for the Colts, the Jaguars aren’t that good, so they should win. Additionally, Indy has the perfect man leading them into must-win situations, head coach Frank Reich.

Reich has done a tremendous job of coaching the team through the various challenges they have faced this season. Whether it was starting the season1-4 or playing big games without key members, Indianapolis always showed up prepared to fight.

Thanks to a scene from the Colts’ time on “Hard Knocks”, viewers learned that Reich revels in situations like this. When the coaching staff learned that All-Pro guard, Quenton Nelson, tested positive for COVID, Reich expressed that he was saddened to hear of Nelson’s diagnoses but he was excited for the challenge ahead.

Frank Reich loves encountering moments of adversity

Reich explicitly states, “Love moments like this. I’m not happy Q tested positive but I love overcoming those things.” Successfully overcoming that moment meant getting a win over the Arizona Cardinals despite being down several starters and the Colts found a way to do that.

Indianapolis won that game 22-16 and received great contributions from players who played far more than they usually do. That’s the sign of a well-coached team with a great culture. A culture that Reich has been helping to build since he came to Indy in 2018.

Reich’s leadership is why he should be in the conversation for Coach of the Year, and also why Indianapolis is on the verge of its third playoff appearance in his four years as coach.

Watching the Colts play, it’s evident that they have a never-quit mentality and that they believe they can overcome any obstacle that they meet. That mindset starts with the coach, and it’s going to be very beneficial for Indianapolis to have moving forward.