Even though they came out losers in Week 11 against the 9-1 Philadelphia Eagles, the Indianapolis Colts’ first two games under new head coach Jeff Saturday have been very positive for the team says former Colt superstar Edgerrin James, who says Saturday is embracing the same mentality as a coach that he did as a Pro Bowl player, and that there are bright days ahead for the team under his leadership.
Trey Wingo takes us through his five biggest takeaways from Week 10 in this edition of 5-Step Drop. He makes the case for Patrick Mahomes as MVP, discusses the validity of the Minnesota Vikings, expresses concerns for the Buffalo Bills, criticizes Mike McCarthy for blowing the game against his former team, and gives credit to Jeff Saturday for winning his debut as an NFL head coach.
Former Indianapolis Colts DE Dwight Freeney joins Trey Wingo to discuss his former teammate, Jeff Saturday, being named the Indianapolis Colts interim head coach. Freeney’s reaction was essentially the same as everyone else’s when he heard about Saturday’s hiring. But he thinks Saturday’s experience makes him uniquely qualified to help the Colts solve their biggest weakness: the offensive line. Freeney also explains how Saturday’s energy and leadership style could help reenergize the Colts’ season.
After firing head coach Frank Reich, to the surprise of many, the Indianapolis Colts named Jeff Saturday the team’s interim coach. Despite having former head coaches on staff, Indianapolis tabbed its former center, who has not coached at the collegiate or NFL levels before. A three-time interim head coach himself, Wade Phillips has some insight into the process of an in-season coaching change, and advice for how Saturday and the Colts can get this temporary era started off well.