Philadelphia Eagles (9-1) head coach Nick Sirianni was emotional after the team’s comeback win over the Indianapolis Colts (4-6-1).
Nick Sirianni was very emotional after the win and hugged Howie Roseman— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) November 21, 2022
It meant so much to Nick that he came back to Indianapolis and beat the Colts, who fired his good friend and mentor Frank Reich
Hear from Nick and why Jalen Hurts gave him game 🏈 after SNF on NBC10 pic.twitter.com/4l6weNoSdp
It wasn’t the win that moved Sirianni. It was the fact that his close friend and mentor, Frank Reich, was missing from the Colts’ sideline.
Reich was instrumental in Sirianni’s growth as a coach. The pair spent time together working with the Los Angeles Chargers, leading to Reich hiring Sirianni as the Colts offensive coordinator in 2018.
This was a matchup that Sirianni had circled on his calendar when the NFL released its schedules this off-season.
Unfortunately, the Colts fired Reich earlier this month after the team underwent offensive struggles, many of which still exist.
While being pretty tight-lipped on a possible reunion in Philadelphia, Sirianni let it fly after the win.
“I’m emotional because I love Frank Reich,” Sirianni stated. “He’s one of the best damn football coaches I’ve ever been around. I was hoping that him and I would be able to coach against each other in this game, but he’s one of my biggest mentors.”
Sirianni continued, refusing to pull any punches when addressing Reich’s firing.
“You don’t want to know I think of if he should be here or not. You guys could probably imagine what I really think.”
Nick Sirianni takes jab at Colts for firing Frank Reich— Jeff Skversky (@JeffSkversky) November 20, 2022
“I love Frank Reich. He’s one of the best damn football coaches I’ve ever been around.. you don’t want to know what I think, if he should be here or not, you guys can probably imagine what I really think” pic.twitter.com/kfrUDASCyH
Reich’s future remains unclear, though he should a handful of interviews during the off-season’s annual coaching cycle. If Reich is unable to land a head coaching gig, maybe Sirianni reaches out about a position on his coaching staff.
Just something to think about.
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