Colts To Retain Chuck Pagano, Ryan Grigson

Bad news for Colts fans who were hoping for a change. The team will be bringing back coach Chuck Pagano, according to Alex Marvez of the Sporting News (on Twitter). Meanwhile, we can expect the same for GM Ryan Grigson, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweetsChuck Pagano 2 (vertical)

Last month, owner Jim Irsay downplayed the possibility of a shakeup in the front office and on the sidelines.

“I would say it would be unlikely for any changes to occur, honestly. It’s unlikely, but look, we’ll see when we sit down and thoroughly vet the season,” Irsay said.

Pagano has a 49-31 record in his five seasons with the Colts. After starting off with three 11-5 seasons, the Colts have now finished .500 in the last two campaigns. The Colts aren’t fond of that trajectory, but the first five years of the Pagano/Andrew Luck regime has gone better than the first five years of Peyton Manning‘s career in Indianapolis under Jim Mora and Tony Dungy. Overall, Irsay feels that the team is still moving in the right direction.

Last January, Grigson was extended through the 2019 season, despite the team missing the playoffs in 2015. He’ll continue to work under that deal, but it sounds like 2017 will be a make-or-break year for both Grigson and Pagano.

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18 comments on “Colts To Retain Chuck Pagano, Ryan Grigson

  1. I’m so tired of Irsay accepting mediocrity.

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  2. HaloShane

    Such a bad organization.

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    • Not really, they’ve just made bad choices recently.

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      • qbass187

        Lol!!!

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  3. Strauss

    Irsay must be back on drugs. Maybe he never stopped.

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  4. mcdusty31

    I like Pagano…Grigson is the one I would have on the hot seat

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    • Pagano’s focus was supposed to be defense. Indy hasn’t had a good defense yet in his tenure. Say what you want about the talent coming in via Grigson, but Pagano should have at least made a decent defense out of something.

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      • mcdusty31

        The last first round pick they spent on a defensive player was Werner in ’13 and on Jerry Hughes in ’10 before that…something is telling me that Grigson is more oriented on surrounding Luck with offensive players than he is on letting Pagano get his defensive personnel where he wants it to be…hasn’t there been rumors of the two of them not getting along in the past?

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  5. rkmarx

    They helped to plant the deflategate BS – Colts can’t let them go or they’ll talk.

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  6. gmflores27

    Worse org than browns

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    • mcdusty31

      Is there such a thing though?

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  7. fisher40

    The Colts are putting themselves in position to make a run at harbaugh in 2018. Which makes sense he once played for the colts has a good relationship with irsay and coached Luck at Stanford.

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  8. Dadgerblue

    I would love to see Irsay get busted and have to sell the franchise because he’s a jerk FIRST CLASS, not to mention an alcoholic and druggie! I could take Pags but that Grigson character is a terrible team planner, and terrible in the war room.
    Tony B

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    • CobiEven

      “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” John 8:7
      No one is perfect and people should be given second and third chances to get it right. Football fans take mistakes by players/owners too personally. I hope when you stumble in life you have good people to pick you back up rather than push you back down into the mud.

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      • mcdusty31

        Amen

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  9. Z-A

    Look out, Andrew Luck just got sacked again.

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  10. Catpowered

    I’m glad my old favorite team the Cowboys are looking good again. I’m done with the Irsay pot headed BS. So dumb.

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  11. jim marshall

    Grigson needs to be gone they did nothing to build there defence the players need to step up or be gone

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