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Chuck Pagano | DT

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (56) / 10/2/1960

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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. Oct 18 - 6:35 PM

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The Colts purposely chose not to have their bye week after playing in London.

They're the first team not to have a bye the week after playing in London. The Colts play the Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in Week 4 but they deferred the bye because they wanted to have it later in the season. The Colts will instead have their bye in Week 10. With all the travel involved, the Colts will be running on fumes against the Bears in Week 5.
Apr 15 - 3:40 PM

Colts signed coach Chuck Pagano to a four-year extension and will retain him for the 2016 season.

Details of the new deal aren't yet known, but the Colts have called a press conference for 10:30 PM tonight to announce the specifics. Pagano was rumored to be on the outs in Indianapolis, but he met with owner Jim Irsay this afternoon and into the evening and was able to talk his way back into the job. Pagano is coming off an 8-8 season where the Colts used five different quarterbacks. His players love him, but it'll be interesting to see if GM Ryan Grigson now gets the boot. Behind the scenes, Grigson and Pagano reportedly didn't get along at all.
Jan 4 - 9:43 PM

The Colts announced there will be no moves announced regarding their coaching staff or front office on Monday.

There could be an announcement on Tuesday morning. Chuck Pagano's future with the club is in serious doubt, while GM Ryan Grigson shouldn't be feeling completely safe, either. The Colts have not yet been linked to any big-time coaching candidates, and won't be until Pagano's future is settled.
Jan 4 - 5:16 PM

ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells reports the team will fire coach Chuck Pagano at season's end.

It's not exactly a surprise. Issued a Super Bowl-or-else edict, Pagano's team imploded even before Andrew Luck got knocked out with a kidney injury. Pagano's relationship with GM Ryan Grigson is also infamously toxic. The real question is if Grigson will survive. His firing would be justified, though owner Jim Irsay has also seemed prone to meddling in all the team's biggest personnel decisions.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 03:34:00 PM

ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells was told by a source coach Chuck Pagano and GM Ryan Grigson have a "toxic" relationship.

Wells reports Grigson and Pagano have little communication with each other, and the situation inside the organization is "100 times worse" than on the field. At least one of the two will be gone by this time next week, and it is much more likely that person will be Pagano. Grigson deserves more blame for the state of the organization, but he reportedly has a great relationship with the Irsay family and is expected to be retained.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 09:34:00 AM

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said he has not had any conversations with owner Jim Irsay about his future.

The Colts are still hanging on to a sliver of playoff hope, but they need nine results to go their way Sunday to make it happen. Short of that miracle, Pagano's team will miss the playoffs and he will likely be headed out the door. GM Ryan Grigson should shoulder more of the blame for the lost season, but his future seems more secure.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 09:58:00 AM

WTHR's Bob Kravitz reports it is "highly unlikely" the Colts fire coach Chuck Pagano this week.

Kravitz reports Pagano is not safe, and his seat could get a whole lot hotter if the Colts lose to the Panthers and Broncos the next two weeks. There is a real possibility Indianapolis is 3-6 heading into the Week 10 bye. If that is the case, it would not be surprising if the Colts emerge from the rest week with a new head coach.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 10:16:00 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Chuck Pagano is entering a "make-or-break year" as the Colts' head coach.

There have been whispers of a schism between GM Ryan Grigson and Pagano, which were initially relayed by CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora and the Indy Star's Bob Kravitz. FOX Sports' Mike Garofolo reported that one of the reasons for tension is Grigson's belief that Donte Moncrief should have played over a clearly-washed-up Reggie Wayne last season. Pagano has been tight with Wayne since they were both at the University of Miami (FL). Pagano has reportedly rejected a "couple of one-year extension" offers from the Colts. Pagano also attempted to emphasize a "run-first" approach with Trent Richardson in 2013, even when Andrew Luck was the Colts' best means of moving the ball. If Pagano doesn't earn a new contract this year, Grigson could conceivably turn to the college ranks for a more innovative coach, or promote impressive third-year OC Pep Hamilton.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 09:10:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports there is "consistent chatter" in league circles about tension between Colts coach Chuck Pagano and GM Ryan Grigson.

Pagano is headed into a contract year, while Grigson is signed through 2016. Per La Canfora, the team has offered Pagano only a "modest" one-year deal. Anything less than Super Bowl appearance this season could earn Pagano his walking papers.
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 04:41:00 PM

Colts owner Jim Irsay still believes the team can work out an extension with coach Chuck Pagano before the season.

"I really feel positive about Chuck and what he’s done for us," Irsay said. "Nothing rules out that we couldn’t have an extension done before the season. If not, we can still, I’m sure, probably work things out." Pagano turned down a one-year extension at a "very modest increase" in March. Entering the final year of his deal, Pagano is betting on himself.
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 09:48:00 AM

NBC Washington's Dianna Marie Russini reports contract-year coach Chuck Pagano was offered a one-year extension at a "very modest increase."

Per Russini, that's something Pagano "won't do." With the league's best young quarterback in tow, Pagano is betting on himself. It worked for Jason Garrett last season, but Colts owner Jim Irsay is making it clear 2015 is a "win or else" season.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 04:05:00 PM's Ian Rapoport reports the Colts are not expected to extend contract-year coach Chuck Pagano before the start of the season.

It's an interesting decision from Indy. Although we've often disapproved of Pagano's maneuverings, he's improved every year. He's adjusted (slowly) on offense, and had an overachieving defense two years running. The Colts have made the playoffs each of Pagano's three seasons at the helm, winning a game in two of them. It's yet another signal that owner Jim Irsay considers 2015 a Super Bowl-or-bust campaign. Pagano's first order of business is to stop getting blown out by Bill Belichick's Patriots.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 01:13:00 PM

Colts owner Jim Irsay called out the team on Twitter Tuesday, saying they must "hide weaknesses, "accent strengths" and "get our heads out of our butts."

Speaking in broken Twitter English, Irsay implored his team to "Improvise n find a way!" He went on several other semi-cogent tangents, but the message is clear: He's not happy with anybody, most of all the coaching staff. Hiding weaknesses and accentuating strengths have been Achilles' heels for coach Chuck Pagano, who fancies a power-run philosophy even though Andrew Luck is by far Indy's best player, and would-be lead back Trent Richardson is getting out-performed by every other back in the NFL. The Colts should be running their offense through Luck, but have to find a way to keep him upright first. As former Colts OC Bruce Arians is proving in Arizona, protection issues can be masked. If the Colts stick to the offensive philosophy they've employed thus far, they could choke away the AFC South.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 03:29:00 PM

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