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Andrew Luck Fired Up To Face Patriots After Josh McDaniels' U-Turn

Andrew Luck Fired Up To Face Patriots After Josh McDaniels' U-Turn

Reich is also not anxious about being the Colts' second choice to take over as coach, coming into the role only after Josh McDaniels performed a u-turn and stayed in his role as New England Patriots offensive co-ordinator.

Former Colts punter Pat McAfee, who now works for Barstool Sports, took the mic and asked Reich whether he "hates or loves Josh McDaniels for what happened". However, it seems Luck is hoping to make McDaniels and the Patriots pay for it under his new head coach in Frank Reich. He may never again be the same receiver that totaled 1,421 yards receiving in his sophomore season, but Reich turned him into a player that his offense couldn't live without and he will do the same with TY Hilton. "In my time working with him as our quarterbacks coach he showed the work ethic and drive to be successful in this business", Manning said, via the team's official website. "I said to myself over and over, 'One play at a time'". And I do know Frank is comfortable with Chris' vision for how he thinks his team should look and play particularly in this division. While Frank Reich was an instrumental piece to Philadelphia's championship run, Jeffrey Gorman says all is not lost for the Eagles. Once the playoffs started, Reich told his agent not to contact him about any possible coaching jobs until the Eagles season was over.

"This is a team game", Reich said.

Reich has, in Polian's words, "all the makings of a great coach". There's also no reason to believe Reich, a bright guy with a lot of success coaching on one side of the ball, won't do as well.

And when your work ethic can hang with Peyton Manning's worth ethic - "a grinder", Manning once called Reich - you're equipped to handle the daily rigors a head-coaching gig in the National Football League demands.




What Reich has in his favor is that he spent the past two seasons watching how Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson handled the role of being the head coach and playcaller while Reich had the title of offensive coordinator, with duties including putting together the game plan each week. He and I talked just before the playoffs.

"Being over at Mr. Irsay's house the other day to sign the contract, I can't even tell you, that experience, it's going to be hard to top", Reich said.

What he does have is a four-pronged approach to the game that he expects the Colts to follow: Play with toughness, discipline, unity and deliver late knockout blows.

The Colts on Tuesday introduced Reich to the media, an episode of fanfare coming less than a week after the team was publicly jilted by Josh McDaniels.