Bears tab Pagano as new defensive coordinator

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The Chicago Bears named former Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano as their new defensive coordinator Friday night. Pagano replaces the departed Vic Fangio, who left to become head coach of the Denver Broncos earlier in the week.

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Pagano sat out coaching last season, serving instead as a NFL consultant. Pagano, 58, recently spent six seasons as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2012-17, compiling a record of 53-43 in the regular season and 3-3 in the playoffs. He led the Colts to three straight playoff appearances from 2012-14, including AFC South Division titles in 2013 and 2014, and an appearance in the 2014 AFC Championship Game.

Pagano is known as an aggressive, attacking coordinator who believes in bringing pressure packages.  He won the job over current Chicago secondary coach Ed Donatell.
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