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Chuck Pagano: Beating Jaguars proves Colts have winning ingredients

Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

There are different ways to measure success in life. For some, coming out on top after beating the best proves you’re a winner. Others have a slightly less stringent definition. Take Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, for instance.

Please, talk amongst yourselves while I clean up the coffee I just spit all over my keyboard.

Pagano, who says he has yet to talk to owner Jim Irsay but that he fully expects to be coaching the Colts next year, really thinks he’s got it all together…because he beat the Jaguars?

The same Jaguars team that won three games all year and had to fire its head coach for incompetence? The same Jaguars team that has been the AFC South’s doormat since the mid 2000s?

Colts fans must be weeping in their closets, curled up into the fetal position by now.

The franchise should have rid itself of both Pagano and general manager Ryan Grigson before this season, yet Jim Irsay gave both men extensions. Now after missing the playoffs for a second straight year while featuring a team that would have won maybe four games if not for the play of Andrew Luck, it sure sounds like it’s going to be more of the same in 2017.

But hey. It could be worse, we suppose. At least Indy fans don’t have to put up with a constant cycle of turnover like, say, the recent trend that has been going on in San Francisco or Cleveland.

That said, basing your definition of success on a victory over a team that pretty much every team has thrashed the past few years is about as bad as it gets.

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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

Managing Editor here at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker, Foxsports.com and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.