According to The Athletic’s Doug Haller, Indianapolis Colts assistant offensive line coach Klayton Adams has had a change of heart and is remaining with the Colts coaching staff—instead of joining Arizona State as their new run game coordinator/offensive line coach:
When I talked with Colts offensive line coach Chris Strausser last week he made it clear how much the Colts valued Adams. The team recently lost its OC to Philadelphia, which may have set this in motion. https://t.co/2XjrUK06UZ— Doug Haller (@DougHaller) January 26, 2021
Adams arrived in Indianapolis along with offensive line coach Chris Strausser in 2019, helping the Colts to continue to remain one of the league’s best overall units.
The Colts offensive line—which features two NFL All-Pros, ranked 7th in PFF’s final offensive line rankings of the 2020 season (having lost veteran left bookend Anthony Castonzo to injury for significant time).
The unit paved the way for rookie running back Jonathan Taylor to rush for over 1,000 yards and 10+ touchdowns—and averaging 5.0 yards per carry in the process, while also allowing just 19 total sacks (28th fewest) and 32 total QB hits (21st fewest) in pass protection on veteran quarterback Philip Rivers.
The Colts have already lost offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni, defensive backs coach Jonathan Gannon, and pass game specialist Kevin Patullo during this early offseason to the Philadelphia Eagles, so Adams’ return is significant for a Colts coaching staff that would like to retain more resemblance of continuity for 2021 and beyond.