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Colts keeping Pagano on four-year deal

Chuck Pagano was thought to be out as coach of Indianapolis but they are bringing him back on a four-year contract.

Chuck Pagano was thought to be out as coach of Indianapolis but they are bringing him back on a four-year contract.

When a team has a good coach they have to figure out how to keep them. Chuck Pagano is a good coach and the Indianapolis Colts figured out a way to keep him. It was thought to be a sure thing that Pagano would be coaching somewhere else in 2016 as his relationship with general manager Ryan Grigson was described as so “toxic” that there was no way in which the two could co-exist. But Pagano was given a four-year contract late on Monday night and Grigson was given a three-year extension to keep the two through 2019.

While Colts owner Jim Irsay can be described as eccentric and sometimes does not seem like he is the most forward-thinking person in the game, it cannot be disputed that the guy knows how to put a winning team together. The Colts went to the playoffs 12 of the last 13 seasons before this past year when they were ravished by injuries, the most notable one happening to star quarterback Andrew Luck as well as his backup Matthew Hasselbeck that led the team with Josh Freeman and Ryan Lindley in their finale. Still, the team finished 8-8 and just missed out on winning the division.

Pagano was a huge reason why the team was winning truly has been the heart-and-soul of the Colts since he has gotten there. One thing was made very clear after the season when there was a lot of speculation that he would not be retained and that was that his players loved him and wanted him to be back. They got their wish and the Colts don’t have to try to find a guy who can win as their coach.

It is hard to find a winning coach in the NFL, some teams search every two or three years and still not have found their guy, but the Colts found their guy, letting him go would have been a mistake.

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