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Indianapolis Colts Coach Chuck Pagano Coached to Lose in Week 3

Published by Nate Dunlevy on September 25, 2012
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano didn't want to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars.

He wanted the Jaguars to lose.

In that distinction lies the problem that plagues too many NFL coaches.

With 1:23 to play, the Colts trailed 16-14 with a first down on the Jacksonville 28-yard line.

Three runs later, the Colts had moved the ball nine yards, drained the Jaguars of their timeouts and booted home a go-ahead field goal with just 56 seconds remaining.

In calling three runs and not allowing his offense to operate in full, Pagano made an age-old mistake.

He trusted his defense. Therein lies his error.

NFL coaches have a terrible habit of not being i...

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