The Indianapolis Colts’ new head coach, Jeff Saturday, is bringing back something the team has been missing all season.
While the Colts are 4-5-1, they could have been better if they did this one thing Saturday is doing now.
So what is he bringing back to the team that’s been missing on offense this season?
Saturday Is Bringing Back Smash Mouth Football To Colts Offense
With the Colts, they need to rely on a solid running game to find success.
This is exactly what Saturday is doing, as the team posted season highs in his first game as a head coach.
New #Colts head coach Jeff Saturday brought the running game back to life last week with that trend continue against the #Eagles on Week 11? pic.twitter.com/ZGAHghshYT
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 18, 2022
The team’s 207 rushing yards, 6.9 per carry, and two rushing touchdowns were all season highs for the Colts.
However, some of the success comes from the return of Jonathan Taylor, the NFL’s best running back last season.
His return saw him post his second-best game this season.
The 147 rushing yards and 22 carries both rank as his second highest for 2022.
However, his 6.7 yards per carry against the Las Vegas Raiders last Sunday is his best average this season.
He also scored his first touchdown since Week 1 against the Houston Texans.
All of this success is coming from the coaching of Saturday, who’s never coached in the NFL prior to last Sunday.
While Taylor is clearly a successful running back, it appears his new coach is helping him find his way again.
With most of 2022 being a disappointment for Taylor, he’s now looking to be back on track.
The Colts can only hope he will continue to find success, as they face a tough Philadelphia Eagles team this Sunday.