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Chuck Pagano not worried about job status as regular season finale approaches

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On Sunday, it’s possible that Chuck Pagano will be coaching his final game as the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.

That’s the same thing that was said entering the regular season finale last year, too, however, yet Jim Irsay made the stunning decision to give Pagano a four-year extension.

This time, nobody knows what Irsay will do, but everybody knows that back-to-back seasons without a playoff appearance isn’t acceptable for Irsay and the Colts, especially not when Andrew Luck is the quarterback. And so it’s possible that those failures, which make Pagano the first Colts coach to miss the playoffs in back-to-back seasons in over 20 years, will lead to changes being made in Indianapolis. But Pagano isn’t worried about it.

“No, never have and never will,” he said on Friday when asked about his job status.

Last year, he was seemingly resigned to his fate and seemed to know what was coming after the team won their regular season finale against the Titans. But then, just one day later, after meetings with Jim Irsay it was announced that Pagano had signed an extension.

So no one knows what Jim Irsay will do, but it’s possible that this time around he’s seen enough to make a change. Pagano’s handling it the right way in not worrying about his job status but just focusing on this Sunday’s game against the Jaguars, but it’s Irsay’s call to make about Pagano’s job. Has it been acceptable, or is it time to make a change?

We don’t know what Irsay’s decision is, but this much can be said for sure: Monday will be a very interesting day for the Colts franchise.