Colts Part Ways With Head Coach Chuck Pagano

Colts Part Ways With Head Coach Chuck Pagano

Colts Part Ways With Head Coach Chuck Pagano

Indianapolis fired Pagano on Sunday after six years with the franchise. Although his tenure in Denver did not end well, he has been one of the league's most successful offensive coordinators during two different stints with the Patriots.

Chuck Pagano rode quarterback Andrew Luck all the way to the AFC Championship Game in 2014.

Owner Jim Irsay almost made this move twice in recent years, and with the franchise struggling and the future of Andrew Luck in doubt and with rookie general manager Chris Ballard embarked on a long-term reshaping of the organization, more changes are coming in 2018, league sources indicated.

Colts owner Jim Irsay gave Pagano the game ball following Sunday's home win and Pagano was seen making his rounds through the locker room hugging each player with tears in his eyes.

Special teams coach Dave Toub has interviewed for several openings in recent years, has a strong endorsement from Chiefs well-respected coach Andy Reid and is a lead Ballard thinks highly of. After a trio of 11-5 seasons and two AFC South titles, the Colts had consecutive 8-8 seasons before the disappointing 2017 campaign. However, he did return later in the season, and also coached their playoff game. He missed most of that season, played through the injury in 2016, and was not able to play in any games this season.

NFL Media's Mike Silver tweeted Saturday afternoon that Tom Cable, the' Seahawks assistant head coach and offensive line coach, will receive "serious consideration" to replace Pagano. He was diagnosed with Leukemia, and spent most of the season in treatment.

But Luck, in his first public comments Friday in months, attempted to restore hope and said he doesn't anticipate requiring another procedure, and the Colts have an up-and-comer GM in Ballard and established, never mind eccentric, owner in Irsay.

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