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May 18, 2014

Colts Notebook -- Pagano's message: Stick to the process

INDIANAPOLIS — The spectre of Robert Mathis' four-game suspension still lingered over the final day of the Indianapolis Colts' rookie mini-camp on Saturday. And it's likely to be a major topic of conversation throughout the team's offseason work.

But head coach Chuck Pagano maintains the Colts can survive this latest loss the same way they've attacked previous adversity. By sticking to the process.

That means, in part, living by Pagano's creed: 60 minutes, all you got, one play at a time, don't judge.

"I just truly believe it doesn't matter what comes down the pike with this group in this organization," Pagano said. "Doesn't really matter. There's going to be, you're going to face adversity. Just like I told this young group that came in this morning for this meeting, not everybody's going to be back. But again, if you stick to the process, if you've got grit, if you've got resolve and you've got perseverance, you'll be successful."


There's been much discussion about the fact general manager Ryan Grigson did not select a true center with any of his five picks in this year's draft. After free agent Phil Costa decided to retire just prior to the start of the Colts' offseason workouts, depth became a serious concern at the position.

Second-year center Khaled Holmes — the presumed starter — played just 12 snaps in his rookie season, adding to fans' discontent.

Second-round pick Jack Mewhort and seventh-rounder Ulrick John each took at least a few snaps at center at some point this weekend. But it was undrafted center Jonotthan Harrison out of Florida who caught Pagano's attention.

"(Harrison is) a really smart guy, tough," Pagano said. "From a technical standpoint, it looks like he's been well-coached. Bright guy, like I said. Really pleasant surprise, really pleasant surprise."

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