Colts Expected To Hire Jake Peetz As OC

When Josh McDaniels officially accepts the Colts’ head coaching job (something he’s fully expected to do once the Patriots’ postseason run concludes), he intends to hire Raiders quarterbacks coach Jake Peetz as Indianapolis’ next offensive coordinator, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com (Twitter link).Jake Peetz (Vertical)

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While McDaniels is still in coaching limbo for the time being, his numerous years in the NFL have allowed him to quickly formulate a coaching staff. Peetz isn’t the only presumptive hire that McDaniels has made with an eye towards the Colts job, as Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reported Monday that Indianapolis is also expected to bring in Cowboys linebackers coach Matt Eberflus as the club’s new defensive play-caller.

Peetz, 34, doesn’t figure to run the Colts’ offense, as McDaniels has made his name in the NFL by calling offensive plays. Still, Peetz — who spent only one season as the QBs coach in Oakland — figures to work closely with Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck, prepare a weekly gameplan, and help install the Colts’ new offensive scheme.

Peetz has worked his way through the collegiate and NFL ranks in fairly short order, as he was working as a safeties/strength coach as recently as 2006. He was subsequently employed by the Jaguars as both as a scout and an offensive assistant before spending time with the University of Alabama, the Redskins, and — most recently — the Raiders.

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  1. Thronson5

    I really actually hope McDaniels has better success this time around as a HC. He’s a good OC. I just think he has his work cut out for him, the Colts need to figure out how to protect Luck, they need another WR, need a RB and they need to wrk on their Defense. Hopefully they can at least start by getting Luck healthy and adding weapons on offense so they can win by scoring a bunch of points until they fix that defense. I think if they have success on offense it might help their defense as well, usually when a team is good on offense the defense isn’t on the field as much and have better success by not being so worn out from always being on the field because the offense is constantly giving the ball right back to opposing offenses. We shall see. I like this hire but I think this team needs a lot of work in every aspect especially if Luck can’t get healthy.

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    • bigjonliljon

      Very well said. I’m a bears fan but being from Indiana I’m old school. Follow the bears. Colts need prayers for Luck. If they’re prayers come through, they need an RB to take pressure off him and improved OL play to protect him. Then look at defense side of things. Could be, may be.. not so far off. If Luck-ey. Lol

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