Pagano gives emotional post-game speech to team

The Colts coach-who is battling Leukemia-talks to team after their 23-20 win over the Dolphins.

Larry Hawley

Hawl 'In

4:51 AM EST, November 4, 2012


INDIANAPOLIS - Chuck Pagano wasn't just going to be a casual spectator on Sunday, he was going to make his presence felt.

While the coach wasn't on the field Sunday afternoon when the Colts beat the Dolphins 23-20, he found his way to make an impact in the locker room at Lucas Oil Stadium before and after the game.

The team posted video of the post-game speech that Pagano made to the team on their website Colts.com. In the two minute talk, Pagano first lauded his team's efforts to overcome low pre-season expectations.

"You decided consciously as a team, as a family to live in a vision and that's why you bring things home like you brought home today," said Pagano in the speech posted on Colts.com. "That's why you're already champions and well on your way."

Pagano then began to discuss his personal life along with this hopes for the future with family and team saying in the speech: "I got circumstances, you guys understand it, I understand it. It's already beat, it's already beat."

After a round of applause, Pagano said: "My vision that I'm living to see two more daughters get married, dance at their weddings and then host that Lombardi several times. I'm dancin' at two more weddings and we're hosting that trophy together men."

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