WHAT THE COLTS ARE SAYING ABOUT LOSING CHUCK PAGANO
This will be a difficult week for the Indianapolis Colts as they prepare to play the Green Bay Packers in the wake of learning they will be without head coach Chuck Pagano as he begins treatment for leukemia.
Here's a collection of Colts player reactions to the news about Pagano, compiled by the Indianapolis Star:
Quarterback Andrew Luck: "Short of a death, probably the worst thing you want to hear when you come in (after) a bye week."
Defensive end Cory Redding, who was the first player contacted by Pagano when he got the Colts job: “I was kind of saddened at first, but then I was kind of lifted up because it’s just another way for God to work a miracle, and why not Chuck? Chuck has a great spirit, he’s a great person and he’s a man of faith.”
Kicker Adam Vinatieri: “There is nothing that could be better than to take him a game ball Sunday night or Monday and say, ‘It’s for you, man. Get your butt back as quickly as you can. Kick this cancer’s a-- and get back here as quickly as you can.’.”
Linebacker Pat Angerer: “If anybody can get through this it’s him. He’s a fighter, he’s a Colt and he’ll get through it. If my son grows up to be like him, I’ll be happy.”