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Chuck Pagano: We’ll consider Richie Incognito and anyone else that can help us win

Richie Incognito AP

The Buccaneers were the first team to meet with guard Richie Incognito this offseason, but his chances of landing a job in Tampa likely dimmed on Tuesday when the team traded for Logan Mankins.

That might not be his only possible landing spot, though. Colts coach Chuck Pagano said that the team would be looking at several players this week as teams make their way toward their initial 53-man rosters and that no one in Indianapolis was dismissing the idea of adding Incognito because of his history.

“Anybody that comes available, we’ll discuss. We will not, based on anything, say yea or nay based on history, this, that or the other,” Pagano said, via Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star. “If it makes sense, if it’s going to help us win and it’s the best thing for this team and this organization moving forward, it doesn’t matter whether it’s Richie or anybody else. We’ll do what’s right for this organization and what’s best for this team and what gives us the best chance to win.”

The Colts lost guard Donald Thomas for the season with a quad injury and they’ve seen their interior depth stretched even further by injuries to center Khaled Holmes and rookie guard Jack Mewhort.

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13 Responses to “Chuck Pagano: We’ll consider Richie Incognito and anyone else that can help us win”
  1. hakunamangata says: Aug 26, 2014 4:04 PM

    “We’ll do what’s right for this organization and what’s best for this team and what gives us the best chance to win.”

    Those seem to be mutually exclusive coach if you’re talking about associating with someone like Richie, who won’t be a good look for the organization but certainly gives you a better chance to win.

    Seems like it’s what’s best for the opportunity to win

  2. patsarethegoat says: Aug 26, 2014 4:08 PM

    Incognito to the pats

    Incognito wouldn’t be a brat if he was on a team that actually had leadership

  3. indytom87 says: Aug 26, 2014 4:17 PM

    Yikes. Bill Polian and Tony Dungy would never let anyone like Incognito go to the Colts. The times sure have changed.

  4. si1m says: Aug 26, 2014 4:20 PM

    Spoken like a coach desperate for anything to help them not get BLOWN OUT by a flawed Patriots team.

    Reminder: all NFL teams are hypocrites when it comes to so-called higher values. They will employ ANYONE who helps them win and cut anyone who doesn’t.

    Fans of all 32 teams should come to this reality sooner than later and save us all a lot of laughable preaching in the comments.

  5. pftjunkie says: Aug 26, 2014 4:20 PM

    I didn’t hear the question that Pagano was responding to, but from the article above, it seems like Pagano was going out of his way to make sure that it didn’t appear that the Colts would discriminate against Incognito or other players with a history of discipline issues… If the Colts decided to pick up Incognito, I am certain that he wouldn’t be there long if he didn’t conform to their standards and to their way of doing things and their way of conducting themselves….

  6. youreinthejunglebaby says: Aug 26, 2014 4:22 PM

    Classy franchise those Colts.

  7. The Colts tanked the 2011 season, but Andrew Luck is a bust and Jim Irsay is a druggie. The entire Colts organization and their fans should be ashamed. says: Aug 26, 2014 4:26 PM

    I am not a bit surprised the Colts would consider Incognito.

  8. barneyrumble says: Aug 26, 2014 4:47 PM

    Damn straight we’ll consider him! Once he gets in shape and keeps Luck upright and pulls to open the edge a few times, he will be a model citizen and benefit from the second chance and Hoosier Hospitality he is shown!

  9. barneyrumble says: Aug 26, 2014 4:54 PM

    Plus he will be cheap and have something to prove.

  10. 12444uggg says: Aug 26, 2014 5:06 PM

    “The Colts tanked the 2011 season, but Andrew Luck is a bust and Jim Irsay is a druggie. The entire Colts organization and their fans should be ashamed. ”

    Is this a handle or a psychotic rant?

  11. censorshipstinks says: Aug 26, 2014 5:21 PM

    To bad St. Louis, Seattle, or Arizona do not pick him up. He could have a field day with Martin twice a year.

  12. fumblenuts says: Aug 26, 2014 6:19 PM

    Richie: Hey Chuck, I hope you didn’t like your car much…..sorry, I had another freak out spell.

  13. george1859 says: Aug 26, 2014 11:28 PM

    Chuck Strong…until he isn’t.

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