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Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano public battle to win the fight against Leukemia has been a very public one, as has his support from the league and its players, not to mention Indianapolis. Today, Pagano showed his appreciation for the city of Indianapolis by publishing an open letter to the city in the Indy Star.
The Indianapolis Colts, at 11-5, have made the playoffs as the 5th seed and will travel to Baltimore next weekend for its first playoff game under the new regime. On Sunday, Chuck Pagano, who has battled leukemia this season, returned to coach for the first time since Week 3. The Colts defeated the Texans 28-16, and everyone danced in celebration. Including Pagano, whose pure joy forgives his otherwise poor dancing skills.
Colts coach Chuck Pagano returned to the sidelines today after missing much of the season battling leukemia. Arian Foster scored a touchdown in the game, and decided to pay tribute to Chuck. GIF of Foster being a very nice man, after the jump.
When Colts coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia in September, the news stunned the NFL. Fortunately, the only stunning thing since then is how quickly he’s recovered. He’s back with the Colts now, and earlier today held a press conference where he discussed his return. See his emotional opening remarks after the jump.
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano has been medically cleared to return to coaching after battling leukemia. While this is great news for Pagano, it could present an awkward situation in Indianapolis should the team regress once he takes over the reins again.
Several Colts players have elected to have their heads shaved in solidarity with their owner Chuck Pagano, who is currently recovering from leukemia. Apparently, a couple of cheerleaders are joining the cause.
The Colts’ unexpected, star-rookie-QB-led emergence – happening while their new head coach is recovering from cancer – is shaping up as one of the stories of the NFL season, and just about everything the team has done lately makes it harder not to root for them.
Colts Coach Chuck Pagano’s Speech To His Team Will Power You Through Your Morning, And Possibly More
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano’s ongoing recovery from his stunning leukemia diagnosis in September appears to be going exceptionally well – well enough that he attended the Colts’ win yesterday in person. And well enough that after that win, he gave one of the best locker room speeches you’re likely to see. Video after the jump.
Colts coach Chuck Pagano has leukemia, and he’ll be out for several weeks. Obviously, that news is a shock to the system, but the good news is that there’s much reason to be optimistic that he’ll make a full recovery. I know – a bit better than I wish I did, in fact.
The Indianapolis Colts hired a new head coach today – Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano. It’ll be interesting to see how he does in Indy, but the real story here might be something else: Pagano is the fourth Ravens defensive coordinator in recent years to get a top job in the league, joining Marvin Lewis, Rex Ryan, and Mike Nolan. Nothing like having players like Ray Lewis, Haloti Ngata, Ed Reed, and Terrell Suggs to enhance your résumé. (Photo via)