Colts Reportedly Have Had ‘Organizational Discussions’ on Chuck Pagano’s Future


According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Indianapolis Colts have had ‘organizational discussions’ regarding head coach Chuck Pagano‘s future with the team (via ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio):

"“Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that the Colts have had “organizational discussions” about Pagano’s future,” writes Florio. “It’s hardly a surprise, given that Pagano is under contract through 2015 only — and given that the Colts are struggling at 3-4.”"

The report comes after the Colts have fallen to a disappointing 3-4 on the season and still have back-to-back matchups against two undefeated teams in the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos respectively starting next Monday. With all 3 of their wins against the lowly AFC South, the team has yet to beat a team outside of the division.

However, even though he’s been under fire lately, Pagano insisted that he’s “not at all” worried about his job security going forward on Monday. In fact, Pagano went on to say:

"“I got another day,” said Pagano Monday via the Indy Star’s Zak Keefer. “So it’s a good day. Don’t judge, just keep moving forward.”"

Entering the season with serious championship aspirations, it appears owner Jim Irsay is clearly unhappy with the results he’s seen so far. Rightfully so too, as the Colts have often played undisciplined, careless, and uninspired football–digging themselves into holes early that they can’t escape from later in football games.

Oct 25, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano reacts after a pass interference was not called during a game against the New Orleans Saints at Lucas Oil Stadium. New Orleans defeats Indianapolis 27-21. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

However, it’s not just Pagano’s job that may be on the line, as general manager Ryan Grigson engaged in a heated conversation with Irsay yesterday. There’s been speculation that the Colts could opt to clean house of their head coach and general manager all together if things don’t significantly improve.

That being said, no one can place this past Sunday’s loss solely on either Pagano or Grigson, as the players themselves have also struggled. Neither Pagano nor Grigson committed those 3 first half turnovers that dug the Colts into a 20-0 first half deficit.

Quite frankly, there’s been plenty of blame to go all around. The poor play of star quarterback Andrew Luck has only exasperated the team’s struggles. The key should be getting Luck right first and foremost because the Colts are really going to go as far as #12 takes them:

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