Colts fire two assistants

The Colts have fired Pete Metzelaars and Frank Reich according to Bob Kravitz:

Offensive line coach Pete Metzelaars and wide receivers coach Frank Reich were released today a source with knowledge of the situation said.

Those moves are likely to be followed by others on the coaching staff after head coach Jim Caldwell was fired on Tuesday.

Colts general manager Ryan Grigson said during the announcement of Caldwell’s firing that he wanted to sit down and speak in person with each of the assistants.

That didn’t happen with Metzelaars, who was out of town, as are most of the assistant coaches.

The Metzelaars move surprises me as the offensive line took a step forward (figuratively and literally) this year under his guidance.  The running game improved and despite significant injuries performed pretty well in pass protection later in the year.  

Good luck to both men!

Todd Smith

About Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.

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