It’s no secret to anyone who has watched the NFL this season that the Indianapolis Colts have had one of the worst offenses in the NFL, ranking just No. 30 out of 32 teams in scoring offense this season. The team tried to remedy the problem by making a quarterback switch, benching veteran quarterback Matt Ryan in favor of second-year quarterback Sam Ehlinger. But after the problems persisted during Sunday’s loss to the Washington Commanders, the team made an even bigger change, firing offensive coordinator Marcus Brady.
The Colts announced the decision to relieve Brady of his duties on Tuesday with a statement from head coach Frank Reich, who called it an “incredibly hard decision.”
Brady had been part of the Colts coaching staff since 2018 when he joined the staff as assistant quarterbacks coach He also served as the team’s quarterbacks coach from 2019-2020 before taking over as offensive coordinator in 2021.
It’s a massive move for the Indianapolis Colts as they try to keep pace in the AFC South, and the NFL world had plenty to say about it on Twitter.
Indy embracing change: First QB, now OC. https://t.co/ObMJM8ZB9V
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) November 1, 2022
Matt Ryan first. Marcus Brady now. The hatchets keep falling on a disappointing #Colts offense https://t.co/klGCEsWDX8
— Dave Griffiths (@DaveG_Sports) November 1, 2022
The HC runs the offense.
I guess that means there's no one left to pin the Colts' offensive woes on now. https://t.co/43bxTkQVYT
— Lee Schechter (@LeeSchechter) November 1, 2022
Starting to think a loss to the Colts would be worse than the loss to Chicago https://t.co/KPqfi3g4pB
— Dakota Randall (@DakRandallNESN) November 1, 2022
Good move, Colts! https://t.co/LffFKJWRm0
— Jason Beisel (@JasonBeisel) November 1, 2022
Guy who doesn't call the plays gets the axe https://t.co/zypuR3Ckdy
— Stephen (@StephenCLorenzo) November 1, 2022
It’s worth noting that even though the Colts are firing Brady, Reich actually calls the plays for the team anyway, so this might not make a huge difference.