The Indianapolis Colts just made one of the most surprising, odd decisions that a team has made in recent memory.

After firing head coach Frank Reich, they named Jeff Saturday as their interim HC.

At the surface, it makes some sense. Saturday is close with Colts’ GM Jim Irsay, and he played for Indy for over a decade.

On the flip-side, Saturday has very little coaching experience at any level. He has not coached above the high school level, actually.

Saturday was a fantastic player and leader for the Colts during his playing days, but can that really transition into coaching?

Former Colts’ edge rusher Dwight Freeney discussed the situation and hire on The Rich Eisen Show this week.

Freeney is a legend in Indy. He is one of their best defenders in franchise history. Freeney had a similar reactions to other people when he heard the news about Saturday.

Keep in mind that he was teammates with Saturday as well.

He was surprised by the firing of Reich and the hiring of Saturday as the interim.

Freeney thought that the hire would be someone that was already on the staff, but that wasn’t the case.

The Colts’ legend was also asked what his response would have been if he had been approached for the job.

Freeney said that he would’ve hung up on Irsay. 

It was a hilarious response, but he was just telling the truth.

Overall, Freeney was shocked by the news, but he is rooting for Saturday. He also acknowledges that the entire situation is quite unique.

It isn’t something that the NFL has really ever seen before. The Colts have quite the conundrum in their hands now.

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