Chuck Pagano: 'I Might Have Underestimated Just How Great' Colts Fans Are

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Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, in a letter published in local newspaper, thanks fans for 'helping me heal' over the last four months.

Chuck Pagano submitted a letter to the Indianapolis Star for publication. It's is, in essence, a thank you note to the fans of the Colts and the resident of the state of Indiana. Here is a portion of the letter:

When I accepted the job as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts last January, it was a dream come true for me and my family. I knew I was coming to an organization with a great owner and a great winning tradition. I knew Indy had great fans, but I might have underestimated just how great. Being new to the community I never expected the outpouring of support I received from Colts fans throughout the state and country. The love and support you showed my family and me gave me a tremendous amount of comfort and peace. Every letter, success story, prayer and act of kindness made this process a whole lot easier. I am also fortunate to have had some of the best doctors and nurses in the country right here in Indiana to care for me.

Read the rest of the thoughtful note here.

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