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Eagles’ Nick Sirianni sounds off on Colts after Frank Reich firing: ‘You don’t want to know what I think’

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni did not mince words when it came to his thoughts over the Indianapolis Colts’ decision to part ways with coach Frank Reich, saying Sunday that it felt “sweet” to walk away with a win. 

Sirianni was fired up on the sidelines after quarterback Jalen Hurts scored an 8-yard touchdown with just a little over a minute left in the game to beat the Colts, 17-16. He immediately stood on the bench and began celebrating with Eagles fans in the stands before heading toward center field. 

During his post game presser, he was asked by reporters why he appeared so emotional. His answer was simple: “because I love Frank Reich.” 

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni looks on during the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Indianapolis.
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“I really do and 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,” said Sirianni, who served as offensive coordinator in Indy under Reich for three seasons.

“But he is one of my biggest mentors – I’ve got my dad, I got Larry Kehres (former Mount Union head coach) and I got Frank Reich. And Frank’s such a good football coach and yeah, you don’t want to know what I think of if he should be here or not but – because you guys can probably imagine what I really think.”

Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich and Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni on the sidelines during the NFL game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Indianapolis Colts on Nov. 17, 2019 at Lucas Oil Stadium, in Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich and Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni on the sidelines during the NFL game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Indianapolis Colts on Nov. 17, 2019 at Lucas Oil Stadium, in Indianapolis.
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Reich was fired earlier this month and replaced by Colts legend Jeff Saturday, who has no coaching experience in either the NFL or collegiate level. 

Sirianni has been vocal about his support of Reich, but after Sunday’s victory, he doubled down.

Matt Ryan, #2 of the Indianapolis Colts, talks to head coach Jeff Saturday during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lucas Oil Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Indianapolis.

Matt Ryan, #2 of the Indianapolis Colts, talks to head coach Jeff Saturday during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lucas Oil Stadium on Nov. 20, 2022 in Indianapolis.
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“Spent a lot of time here, one of my children was born here and it was sweet to come here, especially with what happened with this organization the last couple of weeks, and get the win. The win. We’re leaving Indianapolis with a win.”

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