Phil B scouts Pagano

Like most of us Phillip B. Wilson is doing his homework on new Colts head coach Chuck Pagano. His research has turned up a few notes:

So far, so good, Colts fans. I’ve spoken to several people close to Pagano, family members, those who know him in NFL circles, and even a former player in Baltimore. I’ll unload that in an in-depth feature later on.

What I can tell you, in terms of a first impression, is this guy is intense. He’s a defensive coach, sure, but the Ravens players rave about him. They speak of a man who instilled confidence in them, a guy they gave everything for, a coach they hated to let down. This is true of defensive backs — he coached the Ravens secondary before landing the defensive coordinator job for 2011 — as well as linebackers.

Todd Smith

About Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.

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