After being fired by the Indianapolis Colts, Frank Reich recently returned to Indy and discussed being let go by the franchise.
After four and a half years as head coach, Frank Reich was fired by the Indianapolis Colts following a loss to the New England Patriots. The Week 9 loss was Indy’s fifth loss of the season, so Jim Irsay made the decision to let Reich go. Since being fired, Reich has left Indianapolis and kept a relatively low profile. However, he still has roots in the city that bring him back.
Recently, Reich and his wife returned to Indy for an event with their foundation kNot Today. While at the event, Reich took the time to talk with local media about the work the foundation is doing but he also answered questions about his coaching career and how things ended with the Colts.
While admitting that he was obviously sad and disappointed, Reich explained that he wasn’t bitter with the franchise. He says he still has so much love and appreciation for the organization and will always be pulling for them. However, Reich also admitted that he hasn’t really been watching Indy’s games, saying, “it was kind of hard…but kind of kept track of what was going on, and still pulling hard for the guys.”
If not watching the Colts, what has Reich been doing? He explained that he’s been mostly using his time to reconnect with family and also assessing what went wrong and things he could’ve done better. When asked what those things were, Reich didn’t get specific but he said he has a nice list of about 12-15 things that he’s still processing. The goal of doing that is to learn because Reich does want to get back on the sidelines.
Frank Reich says he wants to coach again after being fired by Colts
Reich cracked a smile when asked if he wanted to get back into coaching and said, “it’s definitely in my blood.” Though things didn’t work out with the Colts, he’ll definitely be able to get another opportunity in this league. Likely as a head coach but definitely as an offensive coordinator.
The Indianapolis job was Reich’s first as a head coach and although it ended with him being fired in the middle of a season without ever winning a division title, Reich amassed a 40-33-1 record and took two trips to the playoffs, winning just one game. This, of course, was with all of the change that Indianapolis had to endure at the quarterback position.
While it won’t be for the Colts, it’s safe to assume that Frank Reich will coach in the NFL again.