Ravens coordinator Pagano added to Colts' head-coach search

  • By Jason La Canfora NFL Network
  • NFL Network Insider
  • Published: Jan. 24, 2012 at 10:06 a.m.

Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano is in Indianapolis on Tuesday for an interview with the Colts about their vacant head-coaching position, according to league sources.

Pagano just ended his first season as the head of the Ravens defense and coached the unit to great heights during the 2011 season. The Ravens finished the regular season with the league's third-ranked defense both in terms of points and yards allowed.
The Colts also have been linked to six other coaching candidates. Fox Sports insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer reported Sunday that the Colts had interviewed New Orleans Saints offensive line coach Aaron Kromer. League sources also recently said the Colts held a lengthy interview with Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray and planned to meet with former Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress.
Former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel also has been linked to the job opening, in addition to Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael and Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.
Colts owner Jim Irsay announced last weekend on Twitter that the decision on Jim Caldwell's replacement should be made by late this week.