Marcus Brady was fired as the offensive coordinator by the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday, marking their second significant shift in as many weeks. The firing comes a week after Sam Ehlinger replaced Matt Ryan as the starting quarterback on the bench under head coach Frank Reich.
Given that Reich called the plays in Indianapolis, the first response to Brady’s firing was that he was being blamed for the offense’s problems. The coach denied Brady was being used as a scapegoat on Wednesday.
Reich responded, “That’s extremely awful. I should be responsible for it since I realize that. Marcus is not that. Even if he isn’t being used as a scapegoat, I can see how that may seem. I’m responsible for it. But I can assure you that it’s a team effort. Marcus undoubtedly contributes, but since we all work together, we are all accountable for the task that is completed. Marcus performed well. I ultimately chose what I believed would be best for the team.”