The Indianapolis Colts plan to fire Chuck Pagano as head coach, reported Mike Wells of ESPN on Thursday.
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) December 31, 2015
Pagano is 40-23 in four seasons with three AFC South championship and three playoff wins, including an appearance in the AFC Championship just 11 months ago. The Colts sit at 7-8 this season and one game away from a fourth straight division championship — while playing much of the season without Andrew Luck.
But when you’re on the outs with management in the NFL, management will often push you outside the building. (See: Kelly, Chip.)
“I will fight my ass off to be the coach here,” Pagano said Wednesday. “I’m worried about Tennessee right now. But do I want to be the coach here? Yes.”
With the move, the Colts would become the fourth NFL franchise to make a coaching change during the 2015-16 cycle.
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