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Nick Sirianni Tributes Frank Reich In Victorious Indy Return

Nick Sirianni got through his Indianapolis homecoming with a win, but not one against his former mentor, Frank Reich. 

Frank Reich was let go by Indy due to a 3-5-1 start to his fifth season as head coach. Nick Sirianni was offensive coordinator for Reich’s first three seasons, and got the Eagles job as a result.

The 17-16 win was much needed following a Week 10 defeat, but Nick Sirianni feels Reich should still be on the sidelines.

“I’m emotional because I love Frank Reich,” Sirianni told reporters.


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“He’s one of the best damn football coaches I’ve ever been around. I was hoping he and I would be able to coach against each other in this game.

“I spent a lot of time here. One of my children was born here,” Sirianni said. “It was sweet to come here, especially with what happened with this organization the last couple weeks, and get the win. A win! Leave Indianapolis. With. A. Win.

“You don’t want to know what I think about whether he should be here or not, because you guys can probably imagine what I really think,” Sirianni said of Reich. “I love him. So I got a little emotional about that.”


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“I know it’s special for him,” said Hurts. “He spent a lot of time here in Indianapolis. He has a lot of memories here — great homecoming for him. I’m glad we were able to get the win for him. As he walked off the field, I hear he got a little bit emotional. I guess I didn’t help when I tossed him the ball.

“Coach doesn’t get enough credit for what he does and what he’s been for us. He does a great job. I’m happy he got to get this win.”

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