Snow storm can't hold back Colts coach Pagano

Colts coach Chuck Pagano returned to the team following cancer treatment yesterday. (REUTERS)

Colts coach Chuck Pagano returned to the team following cancer treatment yesterday. (REUTERS)

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:08 PM ET

Sheets of driving snow splattered against the windows of the Indianapolis Colts practice facility in the wee hours on Wednesday, just about the time that Chuck Pagano slogged through the slush and arrived for work.

On this frosty, messy Indiana day, the first blizzard of the season wasn’t about to stop the upbeat Pagano, who probably felt like it was the year’s warmest, most sun-splashed morning.

Pagano, you see, is back at work as the Colts head coach, a role he considers to be his own personal utopia. It is here, surrounded by sweaty football players, that Pagano feels at home.

As a result, Mother Nature’s icy wrath wasn’t about to keep Pagano from doing the job he loves.

If leukemia couldn’t stop him, some slick roads certainly weren’t going to.

On Wednesday, exactly three months after Pagano underwent his first set of chemotherapy treatments back on Sept. 26, Pagano led his team for a short morning walkthrough. It was Pagano’s first on-field appeara


Videos

Photos