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  • The Jeff Saturday experiment in Indianapolis has continued to produce le s-than-desired results. Not only on the field of play, but also in the coach's news conferences.The latest such example came on Monday, when a reporter asked Saturday whether the injury suffered by Matt Ryan ahead of Week 8 a Grade 2 shoulder separation has since affected his play.Saturday's answer wasn't one you typically hear from an NFL coach: HC Jeff Saturday was asked if he sees on film that Matt Ryans shoulder injury has affected him:"Um, I don't think so. That'd be a question you'd ask him, in all honesty. I don't get into injuries with players. I haven't asked him if his shoulder is hurting him. James Boyd (@RomeovilleKid) Regardle s of the truthfulne s of Saturday's answer, it seems bizarre the coach interim or not would not take greater consideration of his players' injuries. Especially if the player in question happens to play the most important position on the field.MORE: Ryan mi sed the Weeks 8 and 9 games vs. the Commanders and Patriots before returning in Week 10 Saturday 's first game in charge after replacing the fired Frank Reich. In the four games since, Ryan has completed 87 of 131 pa ses (66.4 percent) for 867 yards and four touchdowns to four interceptions. That includes a Week 13 game vs. the Cowboys on "Sunday Night Football" in which he threw for two touchdowns and three interceptions (including a pick-six) in a 54-19 defeat.Saturday now has to consider whether to continue playing Ryan this year or move onto Sam Ehlinger for the remainder of the season. Either way, it appears as if Indianapolis has moved on from the 2022 season and is instead looking toward a rebuild.Saturday's answer on Monday was the latest of several curious decisions by the interim coach, including . Since a surprising victory over the Raiders in his debut, Saturday has gone 0-3 in his four-game stint as interim coach.Whether he can improve on that record moving forward remains to be seen and will likely be impacted by whom he plays at quarterback.