LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Shaper Indianapolis Colts head coach and current Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano said Thursday that he's not interested in any future NFL head-coaching jobs.
"I'm not done it, "Pagano at his introductory news conference."
"I'm motivated to just help coach." Matt Nagy is successful That's the only thing I want to do. "
The Bears hired Pagano on Jan. 11 to replace Vic Fangio, who left to become head coach of Denver Broncos.
Pagano, 58, coached the Colts for six seasons (2012-17), winning two AFC South titles (2013, 201
Indianapolis rebounded to reach the playoffs. Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who missed the entire 2017 season and battled injuries throughout Pagano's final three years, started all 16 regular-season games and passed for 4,593 yards, 39 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.
Luck led the Colts to an opening Houston before Indianapolis lost to Kansas City in the AFC divisional round.
"I am better, not bitter," Pagano said. "I had a great run, great experiences together." [Luck] What did he mean? more than I can deserved. I always say that. My wife is going to kill me for saying that, 'just do not say that.' I just keep it real, but it's great to see Andrew back.
There's a lot of tough, critical conversations, you know, because he thought he was never going to play again is such a great teammate and such a great competitor. The NFL is better when he is on the field, and I think we all saw that. It's great for the game, it's great for him, it's great for that organization. "
Pagano worked as an NFL consultant last season. 19659002] The coaching veteran takes over one of the league's best defensive units. Chicago's defense last season in yards per play (4.78), points per game (17.7), takeaways (36) and interceptions (27).
"Pagan said." Can we be the best in the history of the game? The pieces are there, and they will continue to add pieces. Can we continue to be better than we were last year? Absolutely. It's going to be very, very difficult and one huge challenge, but one we'll be up for. "