The Baltimore Ravens former defensive coordinator, Chuck Pagano, has accepted the Indianapolis professional football team’s head coaching position. Pagano had a very successful year for the Ravens which were ranked third in overall defense. The defense was vastly improved with Pagano running it. The Ravens defense ranked 10th in 2010 when Greg Mattison was the defensive coordinator, which was slightly above mediocre. Pagano has been with the Ravens since 2008. He was the secondary coach before becoming the defensive coordinator.
The Baltimore Ravens have not yet released a press release detailing the move, here is NFL reporter Jason La Confora tweet on the move.
Chuck Pagano has informed the Ravens he is leaving to become Colts head coach #insideslant
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 25, 2012
Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo tweeted this regarding Pagano.
Why b coordinator when you can be the head man? More $ & your rules! Congrats Pagano. Says a lot about the ravens nfl wants all r coaches!
— Brendon Ayanbadejo (@brendon310) January 25, 2012