Colts’ Chuck Pagano Not Worried About Potential Firing
As the regular season nears it’s end, so does the infamous ‘Black Monday’, the Monday following the final regular season game that is synonymous with coach firings.
But Pagano is keeping his thoughts far away from what the future holds for him, including his potential dismissal.
“You know what you got into,” Pagano said on Monday, via Stephen Hold of the Indy Star. “It’s all I’ve known forever. The shelf life for these jobs is not long. So you embrace every single opportunity, every single day, every single game. To get to go to practice with these guys and grind and work and compete and go play games, it’s a blessing. You can’t sit and worry about it.
Pagano has had to guide the Colts through a rough season that has been brutal without the presence of franchise quarterback Andrew Luck and the uncertainty about his playing future.
“It’s perspective,” Pagano said. “As long as you’re on this side of the dirt, you’re not guaranteed anything. You know that. We’re all on 1-day contracts. We’ve said it a million times. That’s what it is. You’re not guaranteed anything. You get today and we’re going to go after today like no other day. And when we get tomorrow, we’re going to do the same thing.
“Control what you can control. Whatever happens, happens.”
If it is his last season in Indy, Pagano seems ready for the next chapter, regardless of what that is or where it takes place.