Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich had his weekly conference call today with the media and gave several updates.
Frank Reich on Jacoby Brissett: "We're optimistic that the rest was healthy.... If he's practicing on Wednesday and he's fully practicing, he'll be our starting quarterback."— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) November 11, 2019
Frank Reich has said that if Jacoby Brissett is able to participate at Wednesday’s practice in full then he will be starting on Sunday. After the abysmal showing that the Brian Hoyer and the offense put together against the Dolphins, the team needs Brissett back, and soon.
Reich on if he's comfortable with Vinatieri as his kicker: "I'll give the same answer. It's all being evaluated every week."— Jim Ayello (@jimayello) November 11, 2019
Reich said he and Chris Ballard will talk about the roster about a half an hour after this teleconference. They haven't had any conversations about Vinatieri's status at this point.— Jim Ayello (@jimayello) November 11, 2019
Frank Reich reiterated his post-game comments saying that every position on the roster INCLUDING the kicker position gets evaluated every week. He also mentioned that along with Chris Ballard they both talk about the current roster but haven’t yet talked about Vinatieri’s status.
Adam Vinatieri is yet again one of the main focuses after a Colts game, and yet again it isn’t for a good reason. Vinatieri missed a point after attempt this Sunday, and so far has missed 5 field goals and 6 point after attempts this year, costing the Colts 21 points. Ballard and Reich really have a decision on their hands when it comes to Vinatieri’s status on the team.
The Colts expect WR Devin Funchess to return to practice this week. Technically could be cleared to play Sunday vs JAX, but Reich says there are still a few boxes left for him to clear before the Colts feel good about him returning to game action.— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) November 11, 2019
Frank Reich also gave an update on their injured wide receiver Devin Funchess. Reich said that Funchess will return to practice this week and may even play on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but still has a few things to do before the Colts are willing to allow him to return to game action. Devin Funchess broke his collarbone in week 1 against the Chargers and was put on injured reserve. The potential return of Funchess could not come at a better time, the Colts current receiving corps stands at Zach Pascal, Chester Rogers, Marcus Johnson and Ashton Dulin. The Colts need all the help they can get at receiver.