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Colts announce that Chuck Pagano’s time as their coach has come to an end


Chuck Pagano’s time as coach of the Indianapolis Colts came to an end on Sunday after their 22-13 loss to the Houston Texans.

The Colts made an announcement after the game that they are parting ways with Pagano after six seasons. At 4-12, the Colts finished under .500 for the first time since Pagano got the job in 2012.

Pagano’s first season as coach started with a difficult personal fight. He was diagnosed with Leukemia, and spent most of the season in treatment. However, he did return later in the season, and also coached their playoff game.

The Colts made the playoffs the next two seasons, and advanced to the AFC Championship game during the 2014 season. They have not been back to playoffs since that loss.

Much of that is due quarterback Andrew Luck’s injury to his throwing shoulder he suffered during the 2015 season. He missed most of that season, played through the injury in 2016, and was not able to play in any games this season.

There have also been many mistakes made in acquiring talent during Pagano’s tenure, which resulted in general manager Ryan Grigson being fired after last season.

Even though a lot of the Colts’ problems weren’t Pagano’s fault, it was probably time for a new voice to lead the team. However, unless Andrew Luck gets healthy, they won’t be doing much winning for while.

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