Former Bills QB Frank Reich Gets Head Coaching Job
Class act. That's what I think about anytime the name Frank Reich comes up. The former Buffalo Bills quarterback was named the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts over the weekend.
Drafted by the Bills in 1985, Reich spent the majority of his career as a back-up to Hall of Famer Jim Kelly. Had he been with another team he likely would have been a starter. In the final years of his career he played for the Carolina Panthers, New York Jets and Detroit Lions.
During his playing days he led both the University of Maryland and the Buffalo Bills to the greatest comebacks in history, a record he still holds. Who can forget that 1993 wild card playoff game against the Houston Oilers? With Jim Kelly injured and the Bills trailing 35-3 early in the third quarter Reich led the Bills to a 41-38 victory. The 32-point comeback may never be surpassed.
Reich began his coaching career with the Colts in 2008 where in four seasons he served first as a coaching assistant, quarterbacks coach, then receivers coach. He also coached with the Arizona Cardinals, San Diego Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles. He was offensive coordinator in San Diego and Philadelphia winning the Super Bowl with the Eagles just last week.
Reich interviewed last year with the Bills before Sean McDermott was hired as head coach. Over the weekend, Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frasier interviewed for the vacant Colts job before Reich was announced as coach. Reich is a good second choice after New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels changed his mind about taking the Colts job.
So best wishes and good luck to Frank Reich, the new head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.