Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/27/12
The temporary loss of head coach Chuck Pagano early in the season is ever present in the minds of players and fans alike.Pagano will make his return to the sideline against the Houston Texans in Week 17.The team will certainly be emotional to once again play behind their ill-fallen coach.Thus far, each saga of Pagano’s illness has provided the team a positive lift.The most inspirational moment of all will certainly be when he returns to the field. It symbolizes much more than just a head coach, or the ‘Chuckstrong’ slogan that has taken over the Colts Nation. Pagano personifies the heart and fight of this young team. Or else the team has come to represent the heart and fight within their head coach.They have rallied around Pagano all year. Every week the locker room huddle breaks with a chant of “CHUCK!”It is not hard to imagine a scenario in which the highly-energized Colts emerge from the game against Houston with a victory. Particularly after seeing the Week 15 matchup in which I...
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