Jeff Saturday Is On His Way To Be The Worst NFL Coach Of All Time, And His Critics Were Right

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Jeff Saturday is, by all accounts, a very nice guy. The kind of guy you’d love to grab a beer with and share anecdotes with… a good friend. These qualities led to his being hired as the Colts’ interim head coach, and note that none of them include “good football coach.” Five games into his tenure, it’s safe to say that Saturday is on track to be the worst NFL coach of all time.

All the criticisms of Colts owner Jim Irsay still stand. He hired a friend instead of making a good football decision. Irsay wanted kudos for thinking “outside the box” by hiring someone woefully unqualified to lead her football team – which is the equivalent of missing the bathroom and pooping on the floor, and then wanting a gift so you don’t get your pants dirty.

Hell, Irsay was all over Twitter after Indianapolis won its first game on Saturday — celebrating early. You never celebrate early.

Irsay wanted to “prove the experts wrong”, but since then the Colts have lost five straight games. It’s a small sample, but Saturday’s . 166 record needs wins to avoid being cemented as the all-time worst. With each passing week, Saturday continues to make disability history, now holding the record for the worst meltdown in NFL history, conceding 39 second half points to the Vikings and, more subjectively, one of the most hilarious practice failures of all time. times, putting Matt Ryan ahead of monday night football in favor of Nick Foles, who subsequently played so horribly that Joe Buck cracked jokes.

Jeff Saturday is so out of his mind that it’s painful to watch, and that was obviously avoided. When the Panthers fired Matt Rhule, they handed the team over to Steve Wilks, who had head coaching experience. The Broncos just named Jerry Rosburg as their interim manager, and he has over 20 years of NFL coaching. Saturday was 20-16 coaching Hebron Christian Academy in suburban Atlanta. Irsay didn’t look too hard for an interim coach because he didn’t want to look too far.

The joy is not so much mocking Saturday for being bad as bragging that Irsay’s nepotism failed so horribly. Believe it or not, there are good reasons why traditions exist in the NFL, and that includes “having a coach who knows how to coach.” Reinventing the wheel is not something that happens overnight in professional football, especially when it comes to something like coaching basics.

We required this stupid experience of blowing up for the sake of football, not because it’s fun to laugh at the Colts – but because it would give a blank check to every NFL owner who would rather give their friend a job than offer an opportunity to rise -and-come coordinator, who are more and more people of color. Each slot would have included at least one random friend or parasite, under the auspices of “it worked for Jeff on Saturday at Indy”, subjecting fans to mediocrity and suffering disqualified coaches until that trend died out as each team developed a wild pack thereafter. . worked for the Dolphins in 2008.

Irsay will walk away from this. He’ll hire a real coach in the offseason and return on Saturday to be his off-field buddy. The owner of the Colts will tweet some classic rock lyrics as a metaphor for his poor decision making, and the world will keep turning. Meanwhile, Saturday will become the final frame in a slideshow of “Worst NFL Coaches of All Time,” where we’ll always remember the time an owner mocked the game in service of his arrogance.