Jeff Saturday is, by all accounts, a very nice man. The sort of dude you’d like to seize a beer with and share anecdotes … buddy. These qualities obtained him employed as interim head coach of the Colts, and notice that none of them embody “good soccer coach.” 5 video games into his tenure it’s secure to say that Saturday is on observe to be the worst NFL coach of all time.
Each critique of Colts’ proprietor Jim Irsay nonetheless stands. He employed a buddy as a substitute of constructing soccer resolution. Irsay wished reward for considering “exterior the field,” by hiring somebody woefully unqualified to guide his soccer staff — which is tantamount to lacking the bathroom and pooping on the ground, then wanting a gift for not soiling your pants.
Hell, Irsay was throughout Twitter after Indianapolis gained their first sport underneath Saturday — celebrating early. You by no means have a good time early.
All you critics…you criticize all of us within the NFL for shedding…After we make strikes to Win… you act so righteous! “Who You Crappin’..”. Simply Win,Child!! ✌️
— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) November 14, 2022
Irsay wished to “show the pundits fallacious,” however since that time the Colts have misplaced 5 video games straight. It’s a small pattern, however Saturday’s .166 document wants wins to keep away from being cemented because the worst of all-time. With every passing week Saturday retains making historical past for ineptitude, now holding the document for the worst collapse in NFL historical past by giving up 39 second half factors to the Vikings, and extra subjectively probably the most hilarious teaching bungles ever by benching Matt Ryan forward of Monday Evening Soccer in favor of Nick Foles, who subsequently performed so horribly that Joe Buck had jokes.
Jeff Saturday is so out of his depth it’s painful to look at, and this was so clearly averted. When the Panthers fired Matt Rhule they turned the staff over to Steve Wilks, who had head teaching expertise. The Broncos simply named Jerry Rosburg as their interim, and he has over 20 years of NFL teaching underneath his belt. Saturday had a 20-16 document teaching Hebron Christian Academy in a suburb of Atlanta. Irsay didn’t look far for an interim coach, as a result of he didn’t need to look far.
The enjoyment isn’t a lot about mocking Saturday for being dangerous, however preening that Irsay’s nepotism failed so horrifically. Consider it or not, there are good explanation why there are traditions within the NFL, and that features “having a head coach who is aware of how you can coach.” Re-inventing the wheel simply isn’t one thing that occurs in a single day in professional soccer, particularly with regards to one thing like fundamental teaching ideas.
We wanted this silly experiment to blow up for the nice of soccer, not as a result of it’s enjoyable to chuckle on the Colts — however as a result of it could have given a clean verify to each NFL proprietor who would a lot moderately give their buddy a job than present a chance to an up-and-coming coordinator, who’re more and more individuals of shade. Each emptiness would have included not less than one random buddy or hanger on, underneath the auspices of “it labored with Jeff Saturday in Indy,” subjecting followers to mediocrity and struggling unqualified coaches till this development petered out like each staff growing a wildcat package deal after it labored for the Dolphins in 2008.
Irsay will get to waltz away from this. He’ll rent an actual head coach within the offseason and return Saturday to being his off-field buddy. The Colts’ proprietor will tweet some traditional rock lyrics as a metaphor for his dangerous resolution making, and the world will carry on spinning. In the meantime Saturday will develop into the ultimate body in a “worst NFL coaches of all time” slideshow, the place we’ll perpetually bear in mind the time an proprietor made a mockery of the sport in service of his hubris.