Chuck Pagano and Jim Irsay met Monday afternoon. Were they reminiscing, quarreling or maneuvering?
No one seemed to know. But the longer Irsay, the Indianapolis Colts owner, and Pagano, the team's embattled coach with an expiring contract, remained hunkered down at team headquarters, the less certain the outcome seemed.
Pagano was universally expected to be dismissed Monday, whether because of the team's inconsistent results on the field (blowout losses and struggles outside the AFC South), the infighting between he and General Manager Ryan Grigson, or both, the story said.