Jack is someone who is not worthy of mention lol
Yeah, I was all in on the Pagano hire from day one. Irsay hiring a head coach who was the defensive coordinator of an elite defense was a clear sign as to the direction he wants the team to go. It was a great hire, and it showed he learned a lesson from how Caldwell turned out. We shouldn't have given Caldwell the keys to the Colts without even conducting an outside search just because Tony Dungy told us to do it. The highest job Caldwell had ever had in the NFL was being a quarterbacks coach, and he had a miserable record as the head coach at Wake Forest. But Irsay did it the right way this time and hired an outside candidate who was an integral part of a successful operation in Baltimore.
It's a shame though. Pagano waits his entire career to be the head coach of an NFL team and it finally happened this year. But then he gets this horrible illness. Life just isn't fair sometimes.
Life isn't always fair but imagine how much sweeter and meaningful it will be for him to dance at those two daughters' weddings and to hoist that Lombardi with the Colts...
I just love the whole fresh attitude that this franchise has right now. I will always appreciate the talent that Polian brought in during his prime years here, but it's nice not having his personality loom over the entire franchise. Seeing Grigson in the locker room during these inspirational speeches is a nice change. Polian's abrasive personality and general stubbornness wore its welcome out a few years back, IMO. For me personally, he jumped the shark when he acted like a complete *** to anyone who had the audacity to question not going for the perfect season. He was extremely snide to the paying customers who called into his radio show.