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Chuck Pagano: Motivation better not be an issue on the Colts

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Colts coach Chuck Pagano doesn’t think he’s going to need to give any big speeches to motivate his team.

Pagano was asked by a reporter at training camp on Sunday what he does to keep his players motivated, and he seemed a bit taken aback by the question, saying that if there’s a player who has to be kept motivated when he’s fighting for a job in training camp, that player probably isn’t the kind of guy he wants in a Colts uniform.

“What do we do to keep them motivated? They’re trying to keep a locker,” Pagano said. “They’re trying to keep a jersey, you know? They’re trying to make a football team, so that should be easy.”

After missing most of last season while battling cancer, Pagano knows better than most how lucky he is to be where he is today. And he’s not going to tolerate any player who needs to be told he should feel fortunate to be there.

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4 Responses to “Chuck Pagano: Motivation better not be an issue on the Colts”
  1. andrewluck12 says: Jul 29, 2013 12:03 AM

    coltstrong!

  2. xlichamps says: Jul 29, 2013 7:21 AM

    Every time this guy speaks, it makes me loathe Dungy even more. I can only imagine how many banners we could have had with a real coach like Pagano. “Luck”ily, we may get another chance.

  3. greenmeattruck says: Jul 29, 2013 8:08 AM

    Refreshing. More coaches need to tell players at the beginning of the season that if they need motivation from the coaches, apparently the paycheck ain’t enough for them, so they should leave now.

  4. germanstingray says: Jul 29, 2013 8:35 AM

    Umm…I don’t think the coach would want to repeat his motivational strategy from last year.

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