Robert Irsay once took Baltimore’s football team to Indianapolis. Jim Irsay may now try to take Baltimore’s defensive coordinator there, too.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano will interview Tuesday for the head-coaching vacancy with the Colts.
Pagano completed on Tuesday his first year as defensive coordinator with the Ravens. He was hired by coach John Harbaugh in 2008.
Last year at this time, when Pagano was introduced as the new coordinator, we endorsed Pagano for future consideration as a head coach — primarily based on his sense of humor, something that could trigger an immediate rapport with owner Jim Irsay.
“I had a great experience, or sentence,” Pagano said at the time regarding a prior stint with the Raiders. “Well, I can’t say sentence, a two-year sentence in Oakland. And congratulations to Hue Jackson, it’s well deserved. And he will earn every cent that they pay him. It won’t be much, but he will earn every nickel. But I had a great experience out there. And two years was plenty.”
It’s a pretty safe bet that Pagano won’t be added to the interview list with the Raiders.
It’s also a pretty safe bet that, in the picture accompanying this story, Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs isn’t telling Pagano that he’s a douchebag for poking fun at the Raiders.