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Chuck Pagano | DT

Team: Indianapolis Colts
Age / DOB:  (54) / 10/2/1960
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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. Apr 25 - 9:48 AM
Source: ESPN.com

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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.
Mar 26 - 4:05 PM

NFL.com'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.
Mar 26 - 1:13 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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