LBS- On Monday, Pagano told reporters he is disappointed with the way the Indianapolis Colts executed their bizarre fake punt play, but he said he does not regret calling it.
“No, not at all,” Pagano said, per Kevin Patra of Around the NFL. “Not pleased obviously with the way that we prepared the guys or coached the guys to go out and execute the play. That’s on me. I talked about that at great length and I got to be better. But I don’t regret the play call at all”
You know what they say the true mark of a man is? Hint: It's not being a stubborn asshole that's too proud to admit when they are wrong. As a matter of fact, it's the complete opposite, go figure. I don't understand why coaches do this. They know that it makes them look even dumber, right? Like if Chuck Pagano said he regretted calling this play then at least I could relate to him. At least I could forgive him for having a brain dead moment. We have all had those. Maybe not on the sidelines of nationally televised NFL game, but we have all had those. However, blaming the execution when, according to you, you didn't even plan on it being executed is the craziest thing I have ever heard. I don't doubt that his player wasn't supposed to snap the ball, but do you know the best way to avoid your wide receiver over anxiously snapping the ball? DON'T PUT YOUR FUCKING WIDE RECEIVER AT CENTER.
This play is so fucking dumb that anyone that stands by it should be fired. Not only that, but if you can't regret calling it then you probably need to be put in a psych ward. I'll stop short of saying he should be put to death, but I got to be honest, that was my first instinct. If you think it's okay to justify that play call then there's simply no longer a use for you on this planet. Get this "no regrets" shit out of my face. If everyone that said they had "no regrets" really had no regrets then everyone would be perfectly content with their lives. I bet there are Colts fans that regretted becoming Colts fan after watching that play, but Chuck Pagano doesn't even regret being responsible for it? Don't tell me you don't regret anything when a play that stood less than zero chance of working could, and definitely should, end up costing you your job. You should regret that, because head coaches are supposed to regret putting their players in a position where failure is imminent. Murderers that don't regret murdering someone should never be let out of prison, and that's exactly what Chuck Pagano did, he murdered the Colts chances of winning that football game.