Despite a 31-3 win, Colts fans were not happy throughout the game with either the performance of head coach Frank Reich or defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus.
The first issues with Reich were the limited carries he gave superstar running back Jonathan Taylor in the first half, as the Colts finished the second quarter with just a 7-point lead against one of the worst teams in the NFL.
There is no way in hell Jonathan Taylor didn’t bang Frank Reich’s wife. I simply can’t understand why he doesn’t get a big workload.— FantasyFootBub (@FantasyFootBub) October 17, 2021
frank reich is a threat to national security pic.twitter.com/sXBb5DY8nX— Kev Mahserejian (@RotoSurgeon) October 17, 2021
Frank Reich is an absolute joke of a head coach.— Frank Ammirante (@FAmmiranteTFJ) October 17, 2021
No wonder he worked with Nick Sirianni.
Both refuse to give the ball to their most talented back.
There were also criticisms of his play-calling, and some suggestions that he should be looking for a job, which I thought were a little bit exaggerated.
Frank Reich should be fired after this season how bad he coaches a talented team.— ⚜985⚜ (@Callme_Snoop) October 17, 2021
Frank Reich should be jobless. Using Hines & Mack over Taylor should be investigated for match-fixing— Ian Faletti (@IanFaletti) October 17, 2021
Frank Reich is a terrible HC.— James® (@james_hb_) October 17, 2021
Defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus and his soft zone defense were also fairly criticized on Twitter last Sunday, as rookie quarterback Davis Mills finished the first half with a completion percentage over 75%.
matt eberflus is such a joke of a coach— andrew (@_archer24) October 17, 2021
The uber talented #colts are playing a terrible #texans team at home and the Matt Eberflus defense is allowing #DavisMills to carve them up. Same ole same ole. #FireEberflus. NOW!— cory lambert (@AudiblePhile) October 17, 2021
My wife could complete 60% against a Matt Eberflus defense.— Tim Wilson (@TimWils31522710) October 17, 2021
Finally, I found a curious comparison between the Colts’ head coach and Urban Meyer of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Is a coach like Frank Reich truly better for a team than Urban Meyer? The latter will be hilariously cast out in shame after a short amount of time, providing great content in the meantime. With Reich you'll be humorlessly trapped in the flooded basement of purgatory for years— Mario Puig (@rotowiremario) October 17, 2021
All in all, Reich’s Twitter stock is certainly down, and even though people mostly go on Twitter to vent or rant about stuff they do not like, some fans are certainly not happy with how Reich has been coaching this young season.