The Indianapolis Colts have added a couple new faces to Frank Reich’s coaching staff today as announced by the team.
Jason Michael has been hired as the Colts’ new tight ends coach and Chris Strausser as their new offensive line coach who will succeed Dave DeGuglielmo after being recently let go.
Michael broke into the NFL as a quality control coach with the Oakland Raiders in 2005, and has held various positions in the league ever since. Michael was most recently the tight ends coach for the Arizona Cardinals last season and even has some experience as an offensive coordinator with the Tennessee Titans from 2014-2015.
Michael also overlapped a year (2013) in San Diego while Frank Reich was the Chargers’ quarterbacks coach.
Strausser spent the last two seasons in Denver serving as the Broncos OL-Tackles coach and assistant line coach. Strausser spent most of his coaching time (28 years per the Colts’ press release) in the college game at various institutions, and different levels of competition.
Frank Reich simply is getting the staff that he wants in order as the team heads into the offseason and prepares for Reich’s second year at the helm. After Josh McDaniels reneged on the position before Reich was hired, most of the hires for the 2018 season were done by McDaniels.
Reich will now have his crew in order and hope to match, or improve on what the team did this season with what can only be characterized as an unlikely run to earn a playoff berth.