NFL | Parks Frazier, the Colts’ first-ever play caller, reflected on the team’s efficient offense against the Raiders by saying, “Everything just seemed natural”
Parks Frazier : In Week 10, the Indianapolis Colts defeated the Las Vegas Raiders in a close game to record their first victory under interim head coach Jeff Saturday. Even if Saturday got most of the credit for the win, new play-caller Parks Frazier deserves a lot of the credit for the way he handled the script.
Since Frazier was promoted from his position as assistant quarterbacks coach under Frank Reich to that of play-caller, things might have easily gone awry, what with the fast pace of the game and the immense strain of the circumstance.
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The Colts’ offense, on the other hand, looked as good as it has all year. A first-time call-taker would have gone unnoticed if CBS hadn’t flashed him across the screen 45 million times.
According to the team’s website, Frazier once stated, “You don’t know until you get in the moment how you’re going to react.” “Being in the moment and everything just seeming natural to me gave me a lot of confidence going ahead in the game, and when we got into it, I felt pretty comfortable,” said the player.
Frazier benefited from Jonathan Taylor’s revival. With 147 yards and a touchdown on 22 attempts, the running back ended a streak of five consecutive games in which he failed to reach the century mark.
Given the lack of depth in the Raiders’ linebacking unit, Frazier did a fantastic job of creating plays that opened up the middle for the offense’s wide receivers.
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With Matt Ryan back at quarterback and the rookie in charge of the play calling, the Colts offense put up 25 points. This was just the second time all season that they had done so.
It’s one thing to put together a nice performance against the Raiders’ shaky roster. Play calling against the top clubs is really different. The real test for Frazier and the Colts will arrive in Week 11 when they take on the NFC East leading Eagles.