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SportBears hire former Colts HC Chuck Pagano as defensive coordinator

04:30  12 january  2019
04:30  12 january  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The Bears hired former Colts head coach Chuck Pagano as their defensive coordinator Friday night. He’ll replace Vic Fangio, who on Thursday was named the head coach of the Broncos, and inherit one of the NFL’s most coveted assistant coach jobs.

Charles David Pagano ( born October 2, 1960) is an American football coach and former player. He was the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL)

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The Bears have found a replacement for Vic Fangio.

Chuck Pagano has been hired by as Chicago's new defensive coordinator, the team announced Friday.

Pagano will take over for Fangio, who was hired by the Broncos as the team's new head coach this week.

“We are excited to add Chuck to our staff as defensive coordinator,” Bears head coach Matt Nagy said in a statement, via the team website. “He has successful experience at many different levels in this league and he is a great teacher with an aggressive mentality that fits our style of football. He is a man of high character and has a passion for the game that will no doubt add to the culture we have already started building at Halas Hall.”

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Pagano , who finished 53-43 in six seasons with the Colts and led Indianapolis to three playoff berths, could bring an immediate jolt to the Broncos. That season, though, Pagano ensured the Colts stayed competitive despite the absence of their franchise Should the Broncos decide to hire Pagano , he

Former Colts coach Chuck Pagano leads off… Current Broncos special teams coordinator Tom McMahon worked for Pagano in Indianapolis. Following four years with the Browns as defensive backs coach, Pagano bounced to Oakland (two years as secondary coach), back Pagano was hired by Indianapolis and teamed with new general manager Ryan Grigson to draft Luck first overall in 2012.

Pagano was most recently the head coach of the Colts from 2012-2017 and helped Indianapolis get to the AFC Championship game in 2014. He was fired after the team went 4-12 in 2017.

Before his time with the Colts, Pagano was the Ravens' defensive coordinator for one year. Baltimore finished third in the NFL in total yards and points allowed under Pagano.

He will take over a defense which finished first in points per game and third in points allowed in 2018.

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