Coaching moves for the #Colts: Per source, former Eagles OC Mike Groh will reunite with Frank Reich as the team's new WR coach. Former WR coach Kevin Patullo will slide into a new role: passing game specialist. Colts were 30th in that area last fall. @alexmarvez 1st on Groh.— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) February 4, 2020
Groh will coach the Colts wide receivers, a position that will demand significant development as they attempt to both improve the players they currently have, as well as growing the players who will undoubtedly join the team through the draft.
Groh has been coaching for 20 years, getting his start with the Jets back in 2000 as an assistant. Most recently, he spent time with the Eagles, where he coached the receivers in 2017 and helped the team to a Super Bowl on the staff with Frank Reich.
After Reich and John DeFilippo were hired away, Groh took over as the Eagles offensive coordinator and struggled through a couple of injury riddled seasons with the team. He was fired by the Eagles after their loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card round of the 2019 playoffs.
This further adds to the experienced staff the Colts have been putting together under Frank Reich, and should add a proven talent who has background with Reich.
The Colts current wide receivers coach Kevin Patullo will remain on the staff and will take over the role of passing game specialist. Patullo has spent time as a quarterback coach, senior offensive analyst, and offensive quality control coach at his various other stops in coaching.