Sorgi: Frank Reich Was "Voice Of Reason" For Colts

The Colts went from 1-5 to the playoffs. Their head coach was the main reason why, Jim Sorgi says

After Hours With Amy Lawrence
December 31, 2018 - 11:31 am

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On Oct. 14, the Indianapolis Colts lost to the New York Jets, 42-34, to fall to 1-5 on the season. At that point, things did look good for first-year head coach Frank Reich.

Well, now they do.

The Colts won nine of their final ten games to finish 10-6 and make the playoffs for the first time since 2014. 

How did Reich lead this turnaround?

“It’s his calmness,” former Colts quarterback and current team analyst Jim Sorgi said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “The seas can be rough, but he’s the calm during the storm. When this team started 1-5, he was the voice of reason: ‘We’re going to be okay. We just need to stay the course. We need to work the process, get better through the process, get better every day, and things will take care of themselves.’ Everybody just bought into it. 

“I think that’s what’s great about having such a young team,” Sorgi continued. “It’s the right number of veterans, the right number of young guys, and a head coach that just doesn’t waver. He’s been the true leader this team has needed.”

The Colts have won four straight games and beat the the Titans, 33-17, in Tennessee on Sunday to secure the final playoff spot in the AFC. They will face the Texans in Houston in the Wild Card round this Saturday at 4:45 p.m. ET. Both regular-season games between the two AFC South rivals were decided by three points.