INDIANAPOLIS (AP) He coached the quarterbacks https://www.coltsfanshop.com/Henry-Anderson-Jersey , helped construct one of the leagues most innovative offenses and worked closely with defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz before leaving for Indianapolis in February.On Sunday, the Colts are hoping Reichs knowledge could give them a leg up on the defending Super Bowl champs this weekend.Nothing too dramatic, a few things here and there, Reich said when asked about this weeks conversations with defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus.Not anything that would be over the top. My experience is if you say too much it just confuses the matter. So you give a few personnel things, a few philosophical things, maybe one or two things to look for and then you let our defense play the way weve been playing.Of course, Reich downplays the significance of this weekends reunion. Most coaches do.But Reichs third game as a head coach will understandably be a big deal.It was in Philly where Reich went from rising assistant to head coaching candidate after spending two seasons with coach Doug Pederson and quarterback Carson Wentz, who is expected to make his season debut Sunday.It was in Philly where Reich finally put his fingers on the Super Bowl ring that eluded him so many other places.It was in Philly where Reich turned down interviews so he could focus solely on winning playoff games with Nick Foles following Wentzs season-ending knee injury.And it was in Philly where he finally got the Colts phone call after Josh McDaniels reneged on a commitment to take over as head coach.Neither Reich nor his players see much point in making this game bigger than it needs to be.I didnt even think about that (Reichs return), quarterback Andrew Luck said Wednesday. I dont think anyone in this locker room needs extra motivation to win a game for him. I mean I think our guys are hungry to play. Yeah, that would be special, that would be special, that would be cool.Reich already has given the Colts (1-1) a fresh perspective.They are off to their best start since 2013 and Luck has looked like his old self in an offense that, not so surprisingly, resembles the Eagles plan.Four-time Pro Bowl receiver T.Y. Hilton is off to the best start of his career as he lines up in multiple spots. Running backs Marlon Mack and Jordan Wilkins delivered a one-two punch last week that was reminiscent of Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement. Nyheim Hines possesses natural versatility, like Darren Sproles, and the Colts tight ends are being asked to do more, too.Eberflus, who faced the Eagles twice a year while coaching previously in Dallas, has the Colts defense clicking, too.Rookie linebacker Darius Leonard was selected as the AFCs defensive player of the week Wednesday after getting 18 tackles in last weekends 21-9 victory at Washington.Eberflus can always seek additional advice from linebacker Najee Goode, a free-agent signee who played with the Eagles last season.The Eagles know all about the potential pitfalls in facing their former offensive coordinator and are planning accordingly.He (Reich) knows, obviously, our structure offensively, what we try to do, how we attack things and maybe even some of the terminology and verbiage. So Joe Haeg Jersey , we have to be careful there, Pederson said on a conference call with Colts reporters.At the same time, we cant change everything. There is some similarity, but at the same time were aware of it. We are looking forward to seeing him again on Sunday and welcoming him back to Philadelphia.Even if the reception is less than warm as Eagles fans tend to make it.But Reich returns with fond memories of the city, organization and staff that welcomed him with open arms and nothing but gratitude for the opportunity he got. All he wants to do now is win.It (leaving Philadelphia) was bittersweet in that it was such a great experience there, such a good relationship with everyone there, Reich said.But theres only 32 of these things and if its a goal and its an aspiration, you have to seize the moment.Notes: Indy has signed running back Jeremy McNichols to the practice squad, released quarterback Phillip Walker from the practice squad and waived running back Josh Ferguson from the injured reserve list. Team owner Jim Irsay and his family have donated $100,000 to the Wheeler Mission to help the local charity expand the Center for Women & Children, which provides emergency shelter and long-term programs for homeless women and women with children. PHILADELPHIA 鈥?Carson Wentz has been waiting for this moment since he tore up his knee last December.No. 11 will be back under center for the Philadelphia Eagles (1-1) against the Indianapolis Colts (1-1) on Sunday after watching his teammates win the Super Bowl without him in February, and missing the first two games this season.Its been a long time coming, Wentz said. Its been quite the grind of an offseason. Theres a lot of excitement, a lot of built-up, almost anxiety over when it was going to be that time, and almost relief finally being cleared to get back out there.Nick Foles, the Super Bowl MVP in Philadelphias 41-33 win over New England, returns to the sideline to make way for Wentz, who finished third in NFL MVP voting after setting a single-season franchise record with 33 touchdown passes and helping the Eagles go from 7-9 to 13-3.Wentz will wear a brace on his left knee 鈥?he tore his ACL and LCL in Week 14 diving into the end zone on a scramble. He doesnt plan to change the way he plays, but understands the importance of avoiding hits.I feel extremely confident moving around, on the run, he said. Even last year, I never said Im a running quarterback. I never want to be. But Ill find ways to extend time in the pocket and make plays down the field. I dont think thats ever going anywhere.Eagles coach Doug Pederson wont alter his game plan or his philosophy to accommodate a quarterback returning from injury, even if its the face of the franchise.Im not going to coach scared. Im not going to coach paranoid, Pederson said. Im not going to go in thinking John Simon Color Rush Jersey , Oh no, we cant do this, we cant do that. We just have to continue to go play and I (have) to coach that way. Thats where the confidence with the team comes, by doing that.100View Gallery Gallery:View from the sidelines: NFL cheerleaders 2018Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports | Raj MehtaREICHS RETURNColts coach Frank Reich was Philadelphias offensive coordinator the previous two seasons and is one of the most liked guys to come through the teams building. He has a close relationship with Pederson and texted back and forth with him this week.I am as close with Doug as I am with anybody in this profession, Reich said. I just think the world of him. I think hes a superior coach. Hes an incredible coach and an incredible person.The familiarity could give the Colts an advantage.We feel like they know us and we know them, even though we dont see each other every year, Pederson said. Im excited to see Frank again. But at the same time, were up on the things that he could make them aware of.FAVORITE TARGETWentz will have Jordan Matthews back in the huddle with him. Matthews was traded to Buffalo last August but signed with the Eagles this week to bolster a depleted receivers corps. He was Wentzs top target in 2016, and the two were close friends off the field.Obviously, with Jordan, I feel good with him, Wentz said. He was gone only one season. Hes picking up things pretty quickly.CAPTAIN ANDREWThe Colts got Andrew Luck back in Week 1 after playing without him for an entire season. Luck is benefiting from Reichs new offense thats designed for quick passes. His completion rate is 71.4 percent, but he does have three picks.I feel I have a lot to improve on, and thats exciting, Luck said. It makes practice fun.BURNED DEEPRyan Fitzpatrick torched Philadelphias secondary last week in Tampas 27-21 win, throwing for 402 yards and four TDs, including a pair of 75-yard scores. The Eagles know they must eliminate the big plays.We were a sloppy defense in that game, defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz said. Our tackling wasnt as good as it normally is, our technique wasnt as good as it normally is. Our pursuit and things like that got a little bit sloppy at times. We need to do a better job.MISSING MANThe Eagles traded up in the second round to select tight end Dallas Goedert, and expectations were high after an impressive preseason. But Goedert has played only 34 snaps and has one catch through two games. Considering the Eagles were missing two of their top three receivers last week, its surprising Goedert wasnt part of the offense.We have a talented player in Dallas, and we need to find more ways to get him involved, offensive coordinator Mike Groh said.