Frank Reich appropriately defends controversial name that doomed the Colts


What helped result in an Indianapolis loss Sunday will maybe propel the Colts to some wins down the road.
It was a transfer rookie head coach Frank Reich made — one which didn’t work out — that may impress his staff.
Tied 34-34 with the Texans in extra time, Reich despatched a message to his gamers when he opted to go for it on fourth-and-Four from his personal 43-yard line. Andrew Luck’s move, supposed for Chester Rogers, was low and incomplete. The Texans took possession of the ball and, a short while later, gained the sport with a area purpose.
Reich, a former NFL quarterback and a profitable offensive coordinator within the league earlier than the Colts employed him within the offseason, made it clear to his gamers when he was employed that he was going to be aggressive on offense.
New head coaches speak powerful on a regular basis, making guarantees to their fan base. Not all of them again that speak up. Jets followers may bear in mind the bluster coming from Rex Ryan about how his protection was going to take over the league.
Reich backed up his phrases Sunday. And, though the transfer didn’t work, his confidence in his gamers seemingly will repay later.
“I’m not playing to tie,” Reich informed reporters after the sport. “I’ll do that 10 times out of 10. That’s just the way it’s got to roll. I think that’s who we’re going to be as a team: We’re going to be aggressive. That’s a mindset that we have. That’s the only way to win in this league I think.”
This was music to the ears of his gamers, who all backed him.
“Love it. Love it,” Luck stated. “We’re not going to play for a tie, and I feel all people in that locker room loves that. I really like that. Now now we have to execute. I've to throw a greater ball. We all know the place now we have to enhance. That perspective, we will get behind that. We had a dialogue earlier than the play and I agreed. We didn't execute effectively sufficient. I didn’t give Chester sufficient of an opportunity to make a play, and I’m sick to my abdomen about it. I do know Frank’s not second guessing it.’
Andrew Luck and Frank ReichAP
And he shouldn’t. Reich put the ball — and the sport — within the arms of his greatest participant. It didn’t work out this time. It absolutely will sooner or later.
Luck threw for 4 TDs and 464 yards, almost 250 of which got here within the second half with out his greatest receiver, T.Y. Hilton, who was pressured out of the sport within the fourth quarter with a hamstring damage.
Hilton lamented not being on the sphere in extra time since that failed throw to Rogers seemingly would have been going to him.
“Supposed to have been a ball for me,” Hilton stated. “[I] wanted to be out there with my team. Hurt me. Great play call. I liked it all. Frank has trust in us, and I have trust in him. We’re playing for a win. That’s what you play for.”
And that’s why Reich’s gamers will play for him. That’s why, even in a disappointing loss, some good got here out of it for future video games.
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