Colts parted ways with another defensive coach before losing Matt Eberflus
The Indianapolis Colts have parted ways with defensive line coach Brian Baker.
The 2022 offseason for the Indianapolis Colts has the potential to be one with a lot of moves for the franchise. Those moves started on Wednesday when it was reported that Indy would be moving on from defensive line coach, Brian Baker.
After spending a season at Alabama as Associate head coach and defensive line coach, Baker joined the staff in Indianapolis in 2020. He was tasked with developing young pass rushers and improving the defensive line play.
Now, at the start of 2022 Baker and the Colts will be going in a different direction. It is being reported that Baker wasn’t fired, instead, his contract expired and the franchise decided not to renew.
While it would have been best for everyone if Baker’s time with Indy went better, it was probably time to start things fresh. However, this is just the beginning of coaching changes in Indianapolis.
Colts will soon make more defensive coaching changes
With former defensive coordinator, Matt Eberflus, selected as the Chicago Bears head coach this is just the first of many defensive coaching changes.
Indy will have to replace Baker and Eberflus. Replacing a coordinator could either be a slight or drastic change.
There are some in-house candidates that the Colts could promote to keep continuity and that will cause little turnover. There’s also the possibility Indy hires externally, and a new coordinator may want to do things completely differently.
That’s something that will develop over the next few weeks for the Colts. However it unfolds, this offseason has the potential to be an interesting one for Indianapolis. There will be critical changes in the coaching staff and possibly with players. Defensive line coach, Brian Baker, was just the first move. Matt Eberflus was the second.