Jeff Saturday Indianapolis Colts interim head coach Jeff Saturday walks off the field Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, after losing a game to the Philadelphia Eagles at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

It’s been a tough season for the Indianapolis Colts. Things didn’t get any better on Monday Night Football as they lost 24-17 to the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers. The defeat dropped them to 4-7-1 on the season with futility still in their sights. Interim head coach Jeff Saturday wasn’t shy about taking the blame for it either.

Saturday spoke to the media on Tuesday afternoon. The interim Colts coach has taken his fair share of lumps over the last few weeks. He piled on himself and took accountability for the loss to Pittsburgh and the mistakes that were made along the way.

Zak Keefer, a longtime Indianapolis-area reporter, quoted Saturday who said, “Saturday intends on telling the players — ‘this was on me,’ essentially — tomorrow when they’re back in the building. ‘I should have done something different,’ he says of the late-game decision not to call a timeout.”

Saturday continued on as he expressed frustration with himself. The Colts coach said, via Keefer, “It’s a learning experience. I hold the guys accountable. I need to hold myself accountable for that … frustrated at myself for that. That one’s on me.”

There are worse things in the world that you can do than hold yourself accountable. Saturday’s hiring might have been questionable. With that said, he played the role of leader very well on Tuesday.

[Zak Keefer]

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