A year after the Indianapolis Colts surprised many by choosing to retain Chuck Pagano as their head coach, a third straight season of missing the playoffs has compelled the team to move in a new direction.
The Colts fired Pagano on Sunday in the wake of a 4-12 campaign -- his worst mark in his seven years as Indy's head coach. The firing came shortly after the team's 22-13 win over the Houston Texans.
Pagano posted a 53-43 record in Indianapolis. After posting three consecutive 11-5 marks that culminated in an appearance in the 2014 season's AFC Championship Game, the Colts failed to make the playoffs in 2015 after an 8-8 season hampered by injuries to franchise quarterback Andrew Luck.