The Indianapolis Colts announced tonight that they have signed head coach Chuck Pagano to a contract extension, a stunning turn of events for a coach who seemed as good as gone. One group, however, is absolutely thrilled about the news: Colts players.
They have been very public and very strong in their support for their head coach, who is beloved and very well-respected throughout the locker room. As you might have guessed, they're reacting quite positively to the news of the contract extension:
Darius Butler (@DariusJButler) January 5, 2016
Coach P ...... We Good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!— Erik Walden (@E_Ninety3) January 5, 2016
Griff Whalen (@GriffWhalen) January 5, 2016
CHUCK!!!!!!!— Matt Overton (@MattOverton_LS) January 5, 2016
Khaled Holmes (@KhaledHolmes) January 5, 2016
Chucky P...— Zachariah W. KERR (@ZachariahKerr94) January 5, 2016
IN CHUCK WE TRUST #coltsstrong— D'Qwell Jackson (@DQ52) January 5, 2016
#ChuckStay all day!!!— Denzelle Good (@IBeDG_71) January 5, 2016
T.Y. McGill #67 (@__allcost) January 5, 2016
Ya damn right we do! https://t.co/w3Pxx9hEXS— Kendall Langford (@KendallLangford) January 5, 2016
Chuck! pic.twitter.com/oCFeKH8Q1T— Henry Anderson (@HenryAnderson91) January 5, 2016
Super ecstatic to have coach Pagano next season!!! Love this man with all my heart!!! #chuckstrong— Arthur Jones (@Artj97) January 5, 2016
I love Chuck Pagano.. I think I speak for America when I say.. I'm extremely happy for him— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) January 5, 2016
The players really love Chuck Pagano, and I have to think that is one of the main reasons why owner Jim Irsay opted to re-sign his head coach. He has the complete support of his locker room, and that's something that isn't always easy to find in today's NFL.