2011 | 12-4 | Lost AFC cham­pi­onship game

Chicago Tribune (Sunday) - - BEARS -

Pagano’s path: Pagano was pro­moted from de­fen­sive backs coach in mid-Jan­uary, say­ing at his in­tro­duc­tory news con­fer­ence: “Let’s go out and wreak havoc.” In join­ing an il­lus­tri­ous line of Ravens de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tors that in­cludes Marvin Lewis and Rex Ryan, Pagano in­her­ited three fu­ture Hall of Famers in lineback­ers Ray Lewis and Ter­rell Suggs and safety Ed Reed. No won­der his only year as an NFL D-co­or­di­na­tor pro­duced such ter­rific league rank­ings. The Ravens’ 48 sacks were third-most in the NFL, up from 27 sacks (27th) the year be­fore. Suggs was named NFL De­fen­sive Player of the Year, and Pagano left af­ter the sea­son to be­come the Colts head coach

Quote of note: “I wish I could be with him the rest of my life. I like him, man. He knows foot­ball and he knows peo­ple. He treats me with the ut­most re­spect, and I do the same with him.”

— Cor­ner­back Lar­dar­ius Webb on Pagano af­ter he took the Colts job

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