Report: Jim Irsay hired Jeff Saturday against advice from Chris Ballard, Pete Ward


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The Jeff Saturday experiment formally begins in lower than an hour. If Colts GM Chris Ballard had what he wished, it would not be.

In keeping with NFL Media, each Ballard and crew president Pete Ward suggested proprietor Jim Irsay to not signal on Saturday.

In keeping with the report, Irsay was “obsessed” with making the previous Colts participant with no school expertise or skilled coaching head coach for the rest of the season.

Frankly, I consider Irsay will likely be “obsessed” with holding Saturday to 2023 and past, it doesn’t matter what he does in eight video games. Irsay will be capable to discover a silver lining if he desires to, arguing, for instance, that the circumstances created by Irsay compelled Saturday to function with one or each palms tied behind his again.

I additionally consider (and that is extra of a hunch than anything) that Irsay wished to fireside Frank Reich and signal him on the Saturday after the 2021 season ended with the Colts shedding to the Jaguars and lacking the playoffs. On this case, Irsay listened to Ballard on the time. Irsay, based on the report, has not listened to Ballard now.