‘He called a fantasy football game’: Parks Frazier makes his debut as Colts offensive playmaker


The guys who executed Frazier’s play calls, however, gave the praise to their first point guard.

“I thought Parks did a hell of a job,” quarterback Matt Ryan said. “It’s a tough situation. And the first time I’ve done it, to come on the road, to have all the changes we’ve had this week – I think he’s done a great job.”

Frazier, working with aides like quarterbacks coach Scott Milanovich and running backs coach Scottie Montgomery, came up with a streamlined game plan designed to allow the Colts offense to run better. As tight end Kylen Granson said, “Simple and effective, baby.”

And the players had deep faith in Frazier, who has been on the Colts’ offensive coaching staff since 2018 and earned a promotion to passing game specialist/assistant quarterbacks coach this year.

“Parks is so committed to the offense,” wide receiver Parris Campbell said. “He’s been like that, even when Frank (Reich) and Marcus (Brady) were here. He’s always been so involved and so in tune. He knows so much about attacking. Definitely no worries there.”

“I felt like Parks, the way the game was going, he always had something composed,” Taylor added. “We knew that – Parks was with us even before I got here, Parks was with us. He knows the attack inside and out. It was just that Parks could be in that position and he just knows how the the flow of the game was going.”

Only two of the Colts’ 57 games before two late-game knees have lost yardage; 33 of those 57 plays went for four or more yards as the offense consistently stayed on schedule and unbalanced the Raiders’ defense. Fantastic pass protection certainly helped — Ryan was only pressured on five of his 30 dropouts — but Frazier found a flow on Sunday, a Colts offense to build on going forward in 2022.

“Parks is going to be a really good coach in this league for a long time,” Ryan said.


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