Packers Interview Chuck Pagano For HC

In addition to Jim Caldwell, the Packers have also interviewed former Colts head coach Chuck Pagano for the team’s head coaching vacancy, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein tweets

In June, Pagano, 58, told reporters that he was hoping to return to the sidelines soon after being fired from Indianapolis following a 4-12 season in 2017.“I’ve got a couple years left in me. I’ve got unfinished business. I’d love to have another opportunity, I just love being around the guys, being on grass and competing.”

He could get his wish with Green Bay, which has interviewed at least him and another former Colts head coach in Caldwell.

In his first three seasons in Indianapolis, Pagano led the Colts to back-to-back-to-back 11-5 seasons in Andrew Luck’s first years in the league. He then authored consecutive 8-8 campaigns before finishing 4-12 while Luck missed the entire season with an injury.

As Silverstein notes in his tweet, Pagano has significant ties to the Packers’ current staff, having worked with defensive coordinator Mike Pettine in Baltimore and having hired Green Bay’s current interim coach Joe Philbin with the Colts.

Pagano spent this season as a consultant for the NFL working with officials.

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18 comments on “Packers Interview Chuck Pagano For HC

  1. erickohli

    Packers cornering the market on interviewing crappy former Colts coaches.

    • Clark K

      Apparently 53-43 and if you include playoffs 56-46 is crappy. In his 6 years in Indy he had 1 bad season and that was because Luck was injured, the guy coached them to an AFC champ appearance. I’m not saying he’s a good or even great coach but he’s definitely not crappy and he’s better than several current coaches and coaches that have got 2nd chances.

  2. Bubba

    Pagano is all Aaron Rodgers needs is another has been coach who can’t coach an elite QB. I don’t understand why these retreads keep getting retreaded.

    • kenleyfornia2

      Pagano can coach, just a really bad fit for Green Bay. He’s hardley a retread consisering he only ever head coached Indy

  3. denny816

    Pack is just filling time until the real contenders for job become available i.e. Fangio, McDaniels, Rivera.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Rivera may get a pass in Carolina and even if he leaves I think the Packers would have zero chance of landing him since he has deep roots with the Bears.

      • Bdd1967

        Why would Riverboat take a coordinator type job with the Bears instead of a HC job with GB or another team?

        • crosseyedlemon

          I think the Bears will do everything possible to retain Fangio.

      • brewcrew08

        This makes no sense. Just because of his “deep roots” with the Bears doesn’t mean he passes up a HC job if it’s offered. I think Rivera is just the guy the Packers need. Someone who can take over the defense and let Rodgers/OC run the offense together. Give Rodgers the defenses Cam has had in Carolina for 3-4 years in a row and Packers easily win 1 if not 2 titles.

        • crosseyedlemon

          I would expect him to receive several HC offers if he became available but I don’t see him opting for the Packers.

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