Says Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star: “In large part, [Chuck] Pagano is what I call a media-guide guy. When we learned the Colts had hired Pagano, I immediately went to the media guide and looked for information. And what I found is a guy whose background reminds me of Harbaugh, Mike Smith and Mike Tomlin, the head coaches of the Ravens, Falcons and Steelers, respectively. Pagano doesn't have a ton of experience at the highest level of coaching in the NFL, but he's a solid, if low-wattage, low-marquee-value choice to grow with this newly reconstituted team.”
Colts and Ravens are excited about Pagano’s opportunity in Indianapolis, writes Mike Chappell of the Star.
Phillip B. Wilson of the Star’s first impression: Pagano is an intense guy from a football family who gets the benefit of the doubt at the start.
The Colts are going to let Peyton Manning move along in the opinion of Wilson.
The Ravens can't let their aggressiveness leave with Pagano, says Jamison Hensley over at our AFC North headquarters.
Pagano’s departure creates a lot of questions in Baltimore, writes Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun.
Pagano has a better filter than Rex Ryan, a Ravens insider tells Clark Judge of CBSSports.com.
Like the Raiders, the Colts are thinking defense, says Chris Burke of SI.com.
Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com thinks Pagano is a great hire.
Pagano is a hire with upside, but there is a lot we don’t know about him, says Nate Dunlevy of Colts Authority. Dunlevy holds out hope that one of the other head-coach candidates, like Marc Trestman or Pete Carmichael, can be lured to be the Colts' offensive coordinator.