Colts look foolish using Buccaneers legend as justification for mistake
By Rob Leeds
The Colts have shocked the NFL by hiring someone with no coaching experience to lead their team. Somehow, this leads to the Buccaneers catching strays.
The Colts choosing to make Jeff Saturday the interim head coach despite not having any history in the profession is going to lead to ripples that impact all teams in the NFL, perhaps even the Buccaneers down the road.
It doesn’t look like any ill-qualified individuals are going to come out of the woodwork anytime soon to take over for Tampa, but it seems hard to rule anything out in this crazy, modern NFL.
In trying to justify such a stupid decision, the Colts have tried to make themselves seem better by comparing this move to the one that rightfully brought future Bucs legend Bruce Arians into the limelight.
This was a beyond-silly move by the Colts and Jim Irsay to say.
Irsay’s quote, which is attached to the above Tweet, it already pretty insane, but it is even crazier to see how little he thinks of Bruce Arians to speak his name in the same sentence as Saturday’s on the level of coaching.
Saturday has done nothing. Could he go on to be great down the road, similar to Arians? Perhaps. But it is impossible to make a quality, sane argument that either guy is close to the other.
Arians had worked his ass off for years en route to getting that chance. A guy working his entire life in difficult jobs at difficult places is how someone like Arians ends up coaching the best team in the league in the Buccaneers. Saturday happened into his job by being a great player for a great time.
These coaches aren’t even close to comparable. The Colts and Irsay need to think before they speak before they disrespect such a great coach in Colts history again.
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