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Former Colts’ Head Coach Chuck Pagano reveals the secret to success for Steichen, Richardson

CTK’s Chuck Checks IN Sept. 10, 2023

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Today on “Countdown to Kickoff”, Indy’s only hour-long Colts’ pregame television show, Chuck Pagano gives his advice to the Colts’ first-time head coach and quarterback duo in Steichen and Richardson.

You might remember, Pagano was once in a very similar situation as Shane Steichen.

In 2012, Pagano started his first season as an NFL head coach.

His quarterback? First-overall pick Andrew Luck, also in his first NFL season.

That year, the Colts made the jump from 2-14 the year before to 11-5 in the duo’s rookie season.

Indianapolis made the playoffs that season, finishing second in the AFC South.

They would fall to the eventual Super Bowl Champions, the Baltimore Ravens, in the wildcard round of the playoffs.

Pagano gives his advice to Steichen in the former Eagles offensive coordinator’s first game. He cites his own first-game experience when the Colts went to Chicago and lost to the Bears.

Pagano then compares Anthony Richardson to Luck and talks about one of his biggest regrets with the former All-Pro QB.

Watch the video above to hear from Pagano in the segment, “Chuck Checks IN.”

You can year the former Colts’ head coach every Sunday during the NFL season on WISH-TV.

The weekly feature will air live at 11 a.m. on “Countdown to Kickoff.”

Pagano joins WISH-TV’s all-star cast of Colts insiders including former players Ken Dilger and Marlin Jackson, as well as 93.5/107.5 The Fan’s Kevin Bowen, who hosts the sports radio talk show “The Wake Up Call” on weekday mornings.

The show is hosted by WISH-TV Sports Director Anthony Calhoun and the Emmy-award-winning sports team.

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Kickoff for the Colts’ season opener at home against the Jaguars is set for 1 p.m. this afternoon.

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