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Demeanor Of Frank Reich Resonating With Colts Players

A first-time head coach, Frank Reich is bringing a different demeanor and philosophy to the Indianapolis Colts.

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INDIANAPOLIS – The pillars that Frank Reich shared with his team last week were initially revealed back in mid-February.


At Reich’s introductory press conference, the head coach detailed 4 traits he wants out of his team:


-A relentless pursuit to get better





Last week, in his first team meeting, Reich spoke to the 2018 Colts and focused on 3 Ts---trust, teamwork and toughness.


The trust part comes with the confidence that Reich wants to instill into his team.

Reich is bringing an aggressive nature of coaching to the Colts, so making sure his players have such assurance is a must.


So far, so good, for Reich.


“I think we’re just excited for a fresh start,” defensive end Henry Anderson says.


“His demeanor today in the team meeting was great, and then in the offensive meeting,” new offensive guard Matt Slauson said. “Really likeable guy, great personality and he seems like the type of guy that would be very easy to play for.”


For now, classroom work and meeting rooms are the sides of Reich that players are seeing.


That will change next Tuesday, when the Colts are allowed to have a voluntary minicamp with their new head coach.


It’s early, very early, but Reich is passing the communication phase of things.


“The message to the team was simple,” new tight end Eric Ebron says. “He has key points on what he feels like our DNA should be. Every coach has a DNA for their team, but his was real sweet and real simple. We just have to abide by that, soak it in, take whatever he’s telling us and play the game the way he wants it to be played.


“You see for yourself what he did with Philly. If we buy in and do the things that we’re supposed to do then it’s hopefully nothing but great things.”


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