Found August 02, 2013 on Fox Sports:
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer Chuck Pagano and Andrew Luck have seen a different Colts defense at training camp. Players are confident, aggressive and have Luck scrambling. It's a stark contrast to what Indy fans have watched for most of the last decade: A potent offense taking big leads and a defense holding onto them. Pagano wanted to win his way. So when he left Baltimore for Indy last year, the new head coach installed an aggressive 3-4 scheme, waited for his new players to learn the style and the front office to find more guys who fit the system. It's made a difference. The defense is now holding its own - or outplaying the offense - in team drills. --- Online: AP NFL site: http://pro32.ap.org/
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