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

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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. Jan 21 - 5:56 PM

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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.
Jan 21 - 3:47 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.
Jan 6 - 9:14 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.
Jan 5 - 7:42 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.
Jan 1 - 8:24 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

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.
Fri, Apr 15, 2016 03:40:00 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.
Mon, Jan 4, 2016 09:43:00 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.
Mon, Jan 4, 2016 05:16:00 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

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