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The Baltimore Sun reports the Ravens would like ex-Colts coach Chuck Pagano to replace the retiring Dean Pees as defensive coordinator.
The Ravens' DBs coach from 2008-10, Pagano spent one year as coordinator before being hired by the Colts. Pees was the coordinator for the entire intervening six years. Pagano's Colts defenses weren't much to call home about, but personnel issues were an annual theme. Jan 2 - 6:16 PM

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Colts fired head coach Chuck Pagano.

Pagano lasted six seasons as the Colts' head coach, compiling a 53-43 record but slumping to 8-8 or worse in each of his final three campaigns, including 2017's 4-12 finish. An "old-school football guy," Pagano got his teams to play hard but was a replacement-level game-day coach and hardly a standout pre-game strategist. Still a respectable football mind, Pagano should have a chance to resurface as a defensive coordinator. His background is running defenses with an emphasis on coaching secondaries.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 05:38:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Colts are expected to fire head coach Chuck Pagano after the season.

The Colts haven't reached the playoffs since falling to New England in the 2014 AFC Championship (yes, the Deflategate Game) and simply weren't competitive without Andrew Luck this season. Even when Luck was healthy last year, the Colts could only muster an 8-8 record while slumping to a third-place finish in the AFC South. According to reports, GM Chris Ballard has already been eyeing Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub and Patriots OC Josh McDaniels as potential replacements. Pagano has been with the Colts since 2012.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 08:00:00 AM

Ben Volin of the Boston Globe said to expect a "housecleaning" in Indianapolis this offseason.

That includes both the coaching staff and 53-man roster. With Indianapolis set to miss the playoffs for a third consecutive year, Chuck Pagano is likely nearing the end of his Colts tenure. Per Volin, GM Chris Ballard wants to give Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub a head-coaching opportunity, though owner Jim Irsay may be looking for a "sexier" hire. Ballard has also been grilling Jacoby Brissett on Josh McDaniels, who served as Brissett's OC during his time in New England. Either way, it's a near certainty that Pagano will be handed his walking papers on Black Monday.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 09:28:00 AM

New Colts GM Chris Ballard said there are "no other options" at coach than Chuck Pagano.

"Chuck Pagano is a good football coach in the National Football League," Ballard said. "Me and Chuck will make decisions together for the best interests of the Indianapolis Colts." Despite plenty of smoke about Ballard wanting to get rid of Pagano, he at least publicly is on board with retaining the coach. Coming off a ridiculously dysfunctional relationship with his last general manager, Pagano will hope the public comments match Ballard's actions behind the scenes. Even with the strong show of support, Pagano is entering a make-or-break year.
Source: NFL.com
Mon, Jan 30, 2017 11:05:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Colts are still expected to retain coach Chuck Pagano for 2017.

New GM Chris Ballard was hired over the weekend and will have his introductory press conference Monday afternoon where he's sure to address the Pagano situation. There was some speculation that Ballard may hire Chiefs STs coach Dave Toub as his new head coach in Indy, but that doesn't appear to be on the table. 2017 will be a make-or-break year for Pagano. He'd likely have to make the playoffs and advance pretty far in them to save his job for 2018.
Mon, Jan 30, 2017 11:53:00 AM

According to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star, Chuck Pagano is expected to stay on as head coach regardless of who the Colts hire as their new GM.

This conflicts with rumors that lead Colts GM candidate Chris Ballard would bring on Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub to replace Pagano. Ballard reportedly favors canning Pagano, but owner Jim Irsay has been adamant that Pagano will remain in his current role, at least for 2017.
Sun, Jan 29, 2017 11:07:00 AM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Colts brought in a psychologist last year for coach Chuck Pagano and former GM Ryan Grigson to work through some of their issues.

One source compared the sessions to marriage counseling. The Colts tried their best to ease the hostility between Pagano and Grigson but in the end, the relationship couldn't be saved. Owner Jim Irsay finally fired Grigson on Saturday, dissolving what had been a five-year partnership. Pagano reportedly has a much better relationship with VP of Football Operations Jimmy Raye III, who is expected to replace Grigson as the full-time GM. Regardless of who succeeds Grigson, Pagano will be entering a must-win season in 2017.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Jan 22, 2017 11:03:00 AM

Colts owner Jim Irsay said Chuck Pagano will return in 2017.

"I hope Chuck can be our coach for many years to come. He is our coach," Irsay said. This confirms previous reports. The Colts are keeping Pagano for another year after firing GM Ryan Grigson. Coming off consecutive eight-win seasons, Pagano needs to make the playoffs to avoid getting fired.
Sat, Jan 21, 2017 05:56:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports coach Chuck Pagano's job is "believed to be safe."

Owner Jim Irsay made a run at Jon Gruden and has been looking at other coaches for weeks. The Colts fired GM Ryan Grigson but it sounds like Pagano will get another year. Pagano has been on the hot seat the last two seasons and is entering a make-or-break 2017. The Colts haven't made the playoffs since 2014.
Sat, Jan 21, 2017 03:47:00 PM

Sporting News' Alex Marvez reports Colts coach Chuck Pagano will keep his job for 2017.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport adds that GM Ryan Grigson will also be back. Owner Jim Irsay has been dead silent on the issue all week, and neither Pagano nor Grigson said much of anything at the end-of-season press conference, suggesting they weren't sure. Rumors were swirling all over #ColtsTwitter that Peyton Manning had met with Irsay about a John Elway-type job as the Colts GM and top executive, but Manning apparently isn't ready to take on the personnel role. Maybe he will be next year. Pagano has a 49-31 record as the Colts' head man, but has finished 8-8 in back-to-back seasons and failed to make the playoffs in each. Grigson needs to find him more talent.
Fri, Jan 6, 2017 09:14:00 AM

A Colts source tells ESPN's Mike Wells the team has remained "eerily quiet" on coach Chuck Pagano's status even internally.

GM Ryan Grigson's status seems to be up in the air, as well. Pagano hosted an extremely awkward press conference on Monday where he acknowledged he had yet to speak to owner Jim Irsay about his future. Both Pagano and Grigson are reportedly going about their business as usual this week, but until Irsay makes a statement, speculation will run rampant. The Colts have missed the playoffs in back-to-back years for the first time since 1997-98.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Jan 5, 2017 07:42:00 PM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Colts owner Jim Irsay has been "very unhappy" with the team's recent performance.

The Colts have dropped three of their last five to fall out of the AFC playoff picture. The team is wasting Andrew Luck's prime and according to Schefter, "coaches there fear change coming." Chuck Pagano has been on the hot seat seemingly forever and might finally be shown the door after Sunday's finale. The Colts could be in for an overhaul after missing the postseason for the second straight year.
Sun, Jan 1, 2017 08:24:00 AM

Colts owner Jim Irsay said it is "unlikely" he fires coach Chuck Pagano or GM Ryan Grigson after the season.

"It's unlikely, but look, we'll see when we sit down and thoroughly vet the season," Irsay said before noting the organization had two losing seasons and no playoff wins in Peyton Manning's first five years. It is unclear how the inability to build around one quarterback makes it okay Grigson has built a terrible roster around a different quarterback, but it sounds like that logic will keep the general manager in a job. As is the case seemingly every year, the Colts need to address the offensive line and their defense this offseason.
Source: NFL
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 09:15:00 AM

Colts owner Jim Irsay says he has "full confidence" in coach Chuck Pagano and GM Ryan Grigson.

He shouldn't. Pagano appeared set to be fired last offseason, but was saved at the last minute, signing a new four-year deal. It's looking like a terrible blunder, though not as bad as keeping Grigson around. With the caveat that Irsay meddles, Grigson whiffs year after year in free agency, the draft and trades. The Colts need a complete overhaul. They are wasting the prime of Andrew Luck's career.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 06:35:00 PM

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