Sport Reich wants Colts to be 'toughest'

03:35  14 february  2018
03:35  14 february  2018 Source:   The Sports Xchange

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New Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich has outlined his vision for bringing success back to the "Today is a new chapter," he said, before talking in depth about what he wants to bring to a Colts "We will be the toughest team both mentally and physically. What I mean by that, is there will be a

Reich outlined that vision in four steps: “We will be the toughest team both mentally and physically. What I mean by that, is there will be I wouldn’t want to be in any other place, with any other GM and owner, to bring the excitement back to this city.” In hiring Reich , the Colts were the last team in the

Colts head coach Frank Reich takes questions after he was introduced at the team's new coach during a press conference in Indianapolis on Feb. 13, 2018.© AP Photo/Michael Conroy Colts head coach Frank Reich takes questions after he was introduced at the team's new coach during a press conference in Indianapolis on Feb. 13, 2018.

Frank Reich did not act like a man who was the second choice to run the Indianapolis Colts, instead preferring to embrace the opportunity in front of him.

Reich was officially introduced as the Colts' head coach on Tuesday afternoon, ending a whirlwind process that took a stunning detour a week ago when New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels withdrew from an announced agreement to become the Colts' head coach.

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Colts ' 2nd head-coaching hire of offseason Frank Reich says, 'Backup role has suited me well'. Reich wanted his focus to be strictly on getting the offensive game plan together so that the Eagles would be prepared for each The first one is we will be the toughest . Both mentally and physically.

Nine days removed from winning a Super Bowl championship as the offensive coordinator with the Philadelphia Eagles, Reich told the media that his return to Indianapolis brought him full circle.

"Today is a new chapter and I could not be more excited," said Reich, who started his coaching career as an intern in Indianapolis under Tony Dungy. "This is a great football city and I'm happy to be home to my coaching roots. This is where I got my start, my first coaching job.

"What a better way to get started and there could not be a better way to finish it right here in this great city."

Reich, 56, emerged as the favorite for the job after meeting Friday with general manager Chris Ballard, who addressed the chain of events over the past week without specifically naming McDaniels.

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"So we don't always choose what happens to us, but what we get a chance to do is choose how we react to it and I really believe that shows what we're made of," said Ballard, who praised the city and the team's fans for their handling of the coaching carousel. "I feel very fortunate that he's our head coach."

Reich, a quarterback for 14 NFL seasons, most notably as Jim Kelly's backup with the Buffalo Bills in the 1990s, could not entirely avoid the elephant in the room.

Asked by a reporter if he hated or loved McDaniels for causing the recent events that transpired, Reich didn't dodge the question and drew applause by simply saying: "The backup role has suited me well in my career."

Reich laid out his coaching vision in what was tantamount to a four-down coaching plan, vowing that four hallmarks will be on display every time the Colts take the field.

"We will be the toughest, both mentally and physically. ... There will be a relentless pursuit to get better every day. And an obsession to finishing strong," said Reich. "Secondly, we will be the most disciplined team. ...

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Reich rattled off key points that will be Colts ’ trademarks moving forward: being tough physically and mentally; a relentless pursuit to We want players who love the game of football, love to come to work every day. Players that love each other and players that have vision realize it’s bigger than them.

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"Thirdly, we're going to be the most prepared team. ... And fourth, we're going to be the most united team. We're going to be a close team. It's going to be built around trust, respect and love -- a love of the game."

Jim Irsay, the team owner and CEO, called Reich "a perfect fit" for the franchise and predicted big things in the future under Reich's direction.

"We feel very blessed," said Irsay. "Colts Nation should sleep well tonight and know going into this year we're in really good hands with our new head coach."

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