Ravens Interested In Chuck Pagano For DC

The Ravens are interested in hiring former Colts head coach Chuck Pagano as their new defensive coordinator, according to Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun (Twitter link). While Baltimore has other options to replace the recently-retired Dean Pees, Pagano appears to the club’s primary option, per Preston.Chuck Pagano

Pagano, 57, spent the 2008-11 campaigns in Baltimore and served as the club’s defensive coordinator during his final season. That year, the Ravens ranked third in total defense and first in defensive DVOA. While Indianapolis’ defenses struggled under Pagano’s tutelage, he would offer a sense of familiarity for Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and the rest of Baltimore’s defensive staff.

While Pagano may hope to generate head coaching interest around the league, such a scenario is likely a pipe dream given the Colts’ lack of success in recent years. As such, Pagano’s best hope of rebounding as a head coach down the line could be accepting Baltimore’s DC offer to work with a defense that ranked third in DVOA a season ago.

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7 comments on “Ravens Interested In Chuck Pagano For DC

  1. dust44

    He couldn’t get a D that was worth anything in Indy. But “great hire”

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  2. itslonelyatthetrop

    C’mon! This is the perfect time to bring back Rex Ryan!

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  3. Big Poison

    I’m surprised no one thinks Harbaugh should be canned. How many years since they made the playoffs now? His crybaby schtick is tiring. Or how about the recent draft failures.

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    • yoyo137

      Or how about how every time it’s 3rd and 2, they run a screen pass for -2 yards

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    • itslonelyatthetrop

      Draft failures aren’t on him. But the lack of success on the field is. He’s got that team a Super Bowl as skipper, he deserves some slack… but Brian Billick got a lot, too. And eventually ran out.

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