Indianapolis Colts Wiretap

Panthers Hire Frank Reich As Head Coach

Jan 26, 2023 2:36 PM

The Carolina Panthers have hired Frank Reich as head coach.

Carolina's search came down to Reich and Steve Wilks. Wilks went 6-6 as interim head coach after Matt Rhule was fired and was the sentimental favorite by Carolina players to get the job.

Reich is the first offensive-minded head coach hired in Carolina history, which played a big role in the decision over Wilks.

Reich was the starting quarterback of the Panthers for their first game in franchise history in 1995.

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Tags: Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts, Misc Rumor

Report: Colts Plan Second Interview For Jeff Saturday

Jan 25, 2023 8:14 AM

The Indianapolis Colts are moving on to a second round of head coaching interviews and Jeff Saturday remains in the mix, according to a report.

The Colts went 1-7 under Saturday after Frank Reich was fired.

Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero is also set for a second interview. Per the report, as many as seven or eight candidates will meet with the Colts a second time.

Rob Maaddi/Associated Press

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Misc Rumor

Demeco Ryans Postponed Two Of Four Scheduled Saturday Interviews

Jan 23, 2023 12:12 PM

Demeco Ryans had four head coaching interviews scheduled for Saturday, but canceled two of them to spend the remainder of the day preparing for the San Francisco 49ers to play the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

Ryans interviewed with the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans, then canceled scheduled interviews with the Arizona Cardinals and Indianapolis Colts.

Ryans is considered one of the top candidates on the market due to his work as defensive coordinator of the 49ers. 

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Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor

Dan Quinn To Interview With Colts, Broncos

Jan 17, 2023 4:30 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have submitted a request to interview Dan Quinn for their head coaching vacancy.

Quinn is already scheduled to be interviewed with the Denver Broncos on Friday.

Quinn was previously a head coach with the Atlanta Falcons and has most recently been defensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys. 

Todd Archer/ESPN

Tags: Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Misc Rumor

Jeff Saturday: Kayvon Thibodeaux's Snow Angel Celebration 'Trash'

Jan 3, 2023 8:45 AM

Jeff Saturday strongly criticized Kayvon Thibodeaux after the New York Giants rookie's snow angel sack celebration while Nick Foles lay on the field injured Sunday.

Foles was injured in the second quarter of the Giants' 38-10 win over the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium when Thibodeaux delivered a blindside hit that caused Foles to land on the ball with the defensive end landing on top of him.

As Foles lay on the turf writhing in pain, Thibodeaux launched into a lengthy celebration.

"Tasteless from the celebration afterward," Saturday said. "Just trash. Not a fan of it at all."

Thibodeaux said after the game he didn't realize Foles was injured at the time, saying, "After a sack, you celebrate ... I think when I did realize he was hurt, that's when we started getting up. When you are doing the celebration, you are not looking to see who is doing what. I hope he gets well and I hope he is all right."

Stephen Holder/ESPN

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, Misc Rumor

Jim Irsay Reluctantly Extended Frank Reich Before 2021 Season

Dec 28, 2022 8:51 AM

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay admitted in an interview with ESPN that he was apprehensive about extending Frank Reich's contract before the 2021 season, before ultimately doing so.

"I reluctantly gave Frank an extension sooner than I wanted to," Irsay said. "When you see it really, really coming apart, then you realize you have to make that change. Frank's forever part of the horseshoe, and he's beloved. He very well may coach again big-time, and we're rooting for him to do that."

Reich is now owed $36 million over the next four years after he was fired at midseason.

Indy Star

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Misc Rumor

Colts To Bench Matt Ryan, Start Nick Foles

Dec 22, 2022 8:22 AM

The Indianapolis Colts are making another change at quarterback.

Nick Foles will start over Matt Ryan on Monday night against the Los Angeles Chargers.

"Just didn't feel like we made enough plays offensively," Jeff Saturday said of the Colts' 39-36 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in which they blew a 33-point halftime lead in Week 15. "It's no secret. We haven't converted in the red zone. And ultimately you've gotta make plays in the NFL and we're not making nearly enough explosive plays."

The goal is to start Foles for the final three games, Saturday said.

"Hopefully, he plays well enough and leaves no doubt," Saturday said. "That's the intent."

It's the third quarterback change for the Colts this season. Ryan started the first seven weeks before he was benched for Sam Ehlinger. They went back to Ryan in Week 10 against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Stephen Holder/ESPN

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Misc Rumor

Jonathan Taylor Unlikely To Play Again This Week

Dec 19, 2022 9:19 AM

Jonathan Taylor suffered a high ankle sprain on Saturday in the Indianapolis Colts' historic loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

While the running back is still meeting with doctors, it's considered highly unlikely he'll play again this season.

The Colts are 4-9-1 with three games left in the regular season. They aren't officially eliminated from the AFC playoff picture, but they'd need a huge collapse from both the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Injury, Misc Rumor

Vikings Clinch NFC North With Biggest Comeback In NFL History

Dec 17, 2022 8:42 PM

The Minnesota Vikings clinched the NFC North title Saturday with -- ho, hum -- the biggest comeback in NFL history.

Powered by a new coaching staff and largely the same roster that had missed the postseason in three of the past four years, the Vikings overcame a 33-point halftime deficit to defeat the Indianapolis Colts 39-36 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts, Game Recap, Team Achievement

Jeff Saturday 'Not Wavering' In Desire To Remain Colts Coach

Dec 14, 2022 8:40 AM

Jeff Saturday hopes to remain the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts past the remainder of this season.

Saturday was hired by Jim Irsay to coach the final eight games of 2022 "and hopefully more."

The Colts are 1-3 under Saturday, who expressed a desire to get the full-time job this offseason.

"I'm not wavering," he said. "I've loved it. I've had a great time."

Stephen Holder/ESPN

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Misc Rumor

Jeff Saturday Defends Clock Management In Colts' Loss

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Jim Irsay: Frank Reich Firing 'Not Personal'

Fritz Pollard Group Initiates Inquiry Into Jeff Saturday Hire

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Derek Carr 'Emotional' At Podium After Raiders' Loss

Colts Win With Debuting Coach Jeff Saturday, QB Matt Ryan

Jim Irsay On Another QB Change: 'We Don't Tank In Indianapolis'

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Parks Frazier To Call Plays For Colts' Offense

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Sam Ehlinger Remains Colts' Starting Quarterback

Charean Williams/Pro Football Talk

Colts Name Jeff Saturday Interim Head Coach

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Colts Fire Frank Reich

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Bills Acquire Nyheim Hines From Colts

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Multiple Teams Have Called Colts About Nyheim Hines

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Colts Replace Matt Ryan With Sam Ehlinger For Remainder Of Season

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Matt Ryan Passes Dan Marino For Seventh On All-Time Passing List

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Jonathan Taylor Out For Week 5 With Sprained Ankle

Stephen Holder/ESPN

Jonathan Taylor Hopes To Play Despite Ankle Injury

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