“They’ve got more grit than any team that I’ve ever been around. I can’t tell you how proud I am of every man in that locker room.”
The Colts coach later expanded on his comments about the mental make-up of his players.
“Nobody’s built better to win these close games,” he stressed. “Especially down the stretch. And especially in the fourth quarter than this team. You look at what they did last year with seven fourth-quarter comebacks. And then to be able to hang in here, hang in there, hang in there and then take the lead and move on.”
Pagano knows where his team’s resiliency starts.
“[Luck] just wills this team to victory. He’s unbelievable. He’s able to stick to the process, doesn’t matter what the score is or what the situation is,” he points out.
“The guy just finds ways to make plays. Finds a way to get out of the pocket. Finds a way to extend. The guys believe in him. We can jump on his shoulders, jump on his back. We’re just very, very fortunate to have him.”
Indianapolis will take its 4-1 record to San Diego next Monday night in a nationally-televised game. The Seahawks, meanwhile, dropped to 4-1 overall and will play at home against Tennessee on Sunday.