Chuck Pagano has been a source of inspiration for the Indianapolis Colts throughout their improbable season.
Now he'll finally get to do it from the sidelines.
After waging a successful three-month fight with leukemia, Pagano has resumed his coaching duties. He'll be back on the field for the first time since Week 3 on Sunday when the Colts close the regular season against the visiting Houston Texans, who will be playing for the top seed in the AFC playoffs.
"I feel great, my weight is back, my energy is back and again, it's just a blessing to be back here," Pagano said.
He'll be taking over after interim coach Bruce Arians led Indianapolis, a league-worst 2-14 last season, to victories in eight of its past 10 games.
"He's always been our head coach," Arians said of Pagano.
While the Colts (10-5) can't move out of the No. 5 seed in the AFC regardless of what happens this week, Pagano will try to help the team regain some momentum heading into the playoffs after a pair of poor ...