Chuck Pagano Continues to Inspire and More Must-Reads from Around the AFC South

Nate DunlevyGuest ColumnistOctober 4, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 23: Head coach Chuck Pagano of the Indianapolis Colts watches from the sidelines against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 23, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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There is a consensus when it comes to Chuck Pagano of the Indianapolis Colts.

He's one tough mother.

Today's articles of the day come from Dave Kindred of Sports on Earth, Will Carroll of Sports Illustrated and Bob Kravitz of the The Indianapolis Star who all share thoughts on Pagano and his fight with cancer.

Carroll's piece is personal and powerful. He shares his own journey of survival with lymphoma. It's certainly a must-read.

Kindred's focuses on Pagano the man, tough, determined, well loved.

Kravitz narrows in on his team and how they will respond to the shock and pain.

We watch sports to forget: to forget about work and stress, to forget about frustration and loss, to avoid thinking about real life for a few hours every Sunday.

Pagano's illness reminds us all of everything we want to shut out and forces us to view life as a unified whole. That's uncomfortable, but ultimately healthy.

Don't miss these three articles. They'll do you good.


Jacksonville Jaguars

Alfie Crow of Big Cat Country asks what's wrong with the Jaguars' defense.

Big Cat Country looks at Blaine Gabbert and sunk costs.

Gene Frenette of The Florida Times-Union says Derek Cox doesn't know if he'll have Brandon Marshall all day.


Indianapolis Colts

Paul Kuharsky of says Bruce Arians has a sensible approach to the Green Bay game.

Mike Chappell of  The Indianapolis Star says Jeff Saturday has an emotional homecoming.

Phil Richards of The Indianapolis Star runs down injuries.

Kyle Rodriguez of Colts Authority looks at the play of Coby Fleener.


Houston Texans

John McClain of The Houston Chronicle says Matt Schaub is effective at home and on the road.

Lance Zierlein of The Houston Chronicle says Arian Foster is running too much.


Tennessee Titans

Tom Gower of Total Titans reflects on his trip to Reliant Stadium.

Kuharsky says the Titans didn't waste time with a quarterback mystery.

David Boclair of The City Paper says Matt Hasselbeck is returning to a childhood home.

John Glennon of The Tennessean says Colin McCarthy will be back.

Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean says Hasselbeck wants to play up-tempo.