Indianapolis Colts Team owner Jim Irsai gave a bizarre press conference introducing interim head coach Jeff Saturday night on Monday hours after Frank Reich was sent off.
Saturday takes Reigns of the Reich Without any experience training at a professional or team level, he is said to be the first person to do so since Norm van Brooklyn in 1961. Irsai received questions from reporters about the decision to appoint Saturday as head coach.
“I’m glad he doesn’t have any experience in the NFL,” Irsay said via The Score. “I’m glad he hasn’t learned the fear that exists in this league because it’s hard for all of our coaches.” “They’re afraid, they go to the analytics, and it gets tough… He doesn’t have that fear.”
Irsay added, “We don’t make rockets to go to Mars. We’re not nuclear scientists; that’s not our job here. It’s very simple work that we do here.”
Saturday said he was shocked when he got a call from Irsai.
“The shock would be an understatement,” the former All-Pro center said, via Indy Star. “We had the conversation and it quickly escalated. He asked me and my wife. He told me he was going to meet Chris about it. As the day progressed, we finally came to a conclusion. It was a 12-hour hiccup. It was a late call.”
“I feel totally capable, and excited about this opportunity. If it goes well I hope it goes well… The job is to win. This is a test for this job and 31 others.”
On Saturday, the Pro Bowler served for six times and the first All-Pro team selection twice, as an analyst for ESPN after retiring from the NFL in 2013. He also played briefly with Green Bay Packers.
Indianapolis dropped to 3-5-1 with a solid loss to the New England Patriots, as their offensive struggles were not patched up. The Colts have scored under 20 points six times this season, including a closing loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second week of the season.
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