Pagano deserves credit for triumph

Few tasks in this world are harder to do than take a critical shot at Tony Dungy.

Especially since he was the difference between pretty good and great. And particularly because he personifies class and is arguably the best thing to ever come the Colts’ way.

But here goes.

Dungy, for all his mastery as a head coach, for all the division titles and 12-win seasons, for all the playoff runs, the Lombardi Trophy and the unbelievable magic he performed in Indy, had one irritating proclivity that, in this scribe’s humble opinion, likely cost the Colts another Super Bowl title or two.

He was a firm believer in “resting” starters.

Fortunately for the Colts, Chuck Pagano is not.

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