The Indianapolis Colts Part Ways With Former Buffalo Bill Frank Reich
He has been a Buffalo favorite for years and showed some promise as a head coach in Indianapolis, but his time there ended today.
Frank Reich will always hold a special place in the hearts of Bills fans. He will forever be remembered as one of the best backup quarterbacks of all time and the guy who was able to help orchestrate the biggest comeback ever.
The guy who was the backup to Bills great, Jim Kelly, went on to coach for a couple of other teams (Cardinals, Chargers, Eagles, Colts) after his time here. Finally he landed a head coaching gig in Indianapolis in 2018.
Last year, his team was a major threat. They throttled our Buffalo Bills 41-15 in the regular season with running back Jonathan Taylor and were set up to be one of the most feared and dangerous playoff teams that season. Unfortunately, they never made it after losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars on the last game of the year. All they had to do was win to get in and they couldn't do it.
That losing streak seemed to follow them into this year. With a record of 3-5-1 after losing to the Patriots this past weekend, Colts owner Jim Irsay has had enough and has decided to part ways with head coach Frank Reich. He made the announcement this afternoon on Twitter.
Indianapolis has had a carousel of quarterbacks since Andrew Luck unexpectedly retired shortly after the arrival of Reich in 2019. They've had names like Carson Wentz, Jacoby Brissett, and Matt Ryan but haven't been able to see the success that the head office has been looking for.