While general manager Chris Ballard has been busy interviewing prospective coaching candidates, the Colts’ current coaching staff has been busy as well. Running backs coach Jemal Singleton will leave to join Jon Gruden and the Raiders, according to Ian Rapoport.
Former #Colts RB coach Jemal Singleton is taking a job as #Raiders RBs coach under Jon Gruden, source said. He impressed in Indy.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 11, 2018
The Colts have seen a steady stream of coaches leave to take new positions in the week after Chuck Pagano was fired. This is not surprising because a new coaching staff will likely bring in their own guys to fill those roles, but it may come as a bit of a surprise just how in demand the Colts staff seems to be to find new jobs so quickly.
So far they have lost these five coaches:
- Tight Ends coach Jim Hostler to the Packers
- Offensive Line coach Joe Philbin to the Packers
- Defensive Backs coach Greg Williams to the Broncos
- Special Teams Coordinator Tom McMahon to the Broncos
- Running Backs Coach Jemal Singleton to the Raiders.
As teams continue to fill out their staffs, it is a reminder that the longer the Colts take in their process of hiring a new coach, the tougher it may get to fill those assistant coaching jobs with the right people.