First as an offensive coaching staff assistant and then as the quarterbacks coach way back in 2008.
Whether Reich is ready to be a head coach might be debatable.
"We'll move forward. and we will get the right leader for the Indianapolis Colts, one that believes what we believe and wants to go where we want to go, " Ballard said earlier this week.
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Assuming that the Colts plan on sticking with quarterback Andrew Luck , Reich makes flawless sense as a head coaching candidate. His need for assistance on his road to recovery only made McDaniel's U-turn more painful for Indianapolis .
According to ESPN.com, Reich is the favorite to land the Colts job and and the deal is basically done.
In his two seasons as the quarterbacks coach he helped guide Peyton Manning to the playoffs, including their 2009 Super Bowl loss to the New Orleans Saints. He also has a stellar reputation, and his myriad of life experiences and the people he has worked with make him the flawless fit for us and our fans. Quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo has left for the Minnesota Vikings to be their new offensive coordinator. Reich, as offensive coordinator, helped devise a game plan that put up 41 points on the Patriots in the win. "I mean, it's fun to work with the guys we work with and have the players that run those plays".
Like a lot of professional coaches, Reich started on the other side of the field, on the field. Anticipating McDaniels' arrival, three assistants had signed contracts: defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, defensive line coach Mike Phair and offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo. Reich began his coaching career in Indianapolis. Lest we forget, it was only two years ago that many of us were debating whether Reich's old boss and the newest Super Bowl-winning head coach, Doug Pederson, was ready.
Reich, 56, spent the past two seasons in Philadelphia helping the Eagles' offense, led by quarterbacks Carson Wentz and (after Week 14) Nick Foles, improve from 22nd to seventh in the National Football League this season.