Colts owner Jim Irsay shocked many in the NFL and the sports world on Monday by announcing that Jeff Saturday would be the interim head coach of the team moving forward. Saturday was working as an NFL analyst at ESPN, and this led Dan Patrick to wonder if Jeff would consider adding to the coaching staff one of his ESPN colleagues who are themselves former NFL players. NFL. Dan Orlovsky said Saturday didn’t ask him directly if he would join him in Indianapolis, but was able to put two and two together based on some of their recent discussions.
“Jeff and I had conversations about coaching,” Orlovsky said. “We’ve had some really good in-depth conversations about what coaching looks like, which are the good and the bad – my level of interest – where I’m at right now. That’s when I look back and I’m like, ‘Aha!’ I think he was gathering and having a kind of impression of information without revealing some of the stuff that was going on behind the scenes.
Patrick pressed Orlovsky, asking if the former quarterback would push for a staff job.
“I will not lobby. I made it pretty clear to Jeff that I want to be a coach one day,” Orlovsky said. ” That interests me a lot. Frankly, as the days go by, I am more and more interested in it. You miss this part of football.
With the door open, Orlovsky added that while he would love to coach the NFL one day, he’s in no rush to leave ESPN.
“I love what I can do at ESPN right now. I love working for a guy like Jimmy Pitaro,” he said. I have a lot of friends who are coaches in the league. We talk all the time so they know where I am at.