Jim Irsay wants Jeff Saturday as Colts coach, others disagree

Jim Irsay apparently has his mind made up on who he wants to be the Colts’ next coach. Others in the organization, however, don’t seem to be in agreement on his choice. The Indianapolis owner wants to drop the interim label from Jeff Saturday’s title and to hand him the head job, CBS’ Josina Anderson … Read more

Derek Carr fiasco a far cry from Unitas, Peyton or even Matt Ryan: Sando’s Pick Six

When the Baltimore Colts benched three-time MVP quarterback Johnny Unitas for a backup with six career starts named Marty Domres, the situation was awkward and tense. Teammates consoled Unitas as though he’d lost a loved one. But with a game against the New York Jets scheduled that week, Unitas set aside his pride. Johnny U … Read more

Which Team Will Add Derek Carr In 2023?

Wednesday’s Unusual Development — Derek Carr leaving the Raiders following the news of his benching — makes it fairly clear the sides are expecting to part ways soon. This opens the door for the first full-fledged search for a new Raiders starter since they selected Carr in Round 2 in 2014, and it moves a … Read more

Giants can make playoff scenario real simple by beating Colts

The Giants are in the only place you want to be in Week 17 of a football season. They have the gift of crystal-clear clarity. They don’t have to look around the league, the way the Jets and a half-dozen other teams do, and figure out what help they need elsewhere; relying on the kindness … Read more

Andrew Luck opens up about Colts retirement, biggest regret

Andrew Luck finally opened up about what led to his abrupt NFL retirement and the regret he felt afterward. The ex-Colts quarterback talked to ESPN’s Seth Wickersham for reflective piece that begins with the 2012 No. 1-overall pick in Indianapolis, where Luck has lived even after hanging up his cleats. It also expands and recounts … Read more

After coach’s postgame DUI charge, NFL must send a strong message

The NFL shouldn’t have had to send the memo that reminded its 32 teams about its restriction against alcohol on team properties and team flights. On Nov. 1, former Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid, the son of Andy Reid, received a three-year prison sentence for severely injuring a young girl while driving drunk 21 months … Read more

Pat McAfee calls out Bill Cowher over Colts, Jeff Saturday remarks

Pat McAfee won’t tolerate “f–king losers on television” taking shots at his friend and former Colts teammate Jeff Saturday. During his YouTube show on Monday, McAfee went off about Bill Cowher and his criticism of Saturday, who the Colts named their interim head coach last Monday after the team fired Frank Reich. Cowher — who … Read more

Fox’s Joe Davis on calling the Bills-Vikings thriller, Bill Cowher speaks out and more NFL media thoughts

As he flew back home to Los Angeles from Buffalo (with a quick stop in Detroit) on Sunday evening, Fox Sports game-caller Joe Davis reflected on the best NFL game he’s ever been part of as a broadcaster — a back-and-forth second half and overtime that saw Minnesota rally from a 17-point deficit to defeat … Read more

NFL execs bewildered by Colts’ hiring of Jeff Saturday: ‘Crazy,’ ‘Never seen anything like it’

The Colts have left people around the NFL in a state of bewilderment. “It’s hard to fathom what is going on there,” an opposing team executive wondered. That was the consensus among a few executives who were polled by The Athletic and granted anonymity for this story so they could speak freely after the Colts … Read more

Frank Reich: Indianapolis Colts part ways with head coach

CNN — The Indianapolis Colts have parted ways with head coach Frank Reich, the NFL team announced Monday. Former Colts Pro Bowl center and Super Bowl winner Jeff Saturday has been named interim head coach. He has been an ESPN analyst since 2013 and for the past few years has also been a consultant to … Read more