• My Scores
  • NFL
  • MLB
  • Golf

Packers support CHUCKSTRONG campaign Sunday; Pagano says 'all is good'

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer
Green Bay's showing support for CHUCKSTRONG, too. (@Rachel_Nichols)

Colts coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia last week and will likely miss the majority of the season fighting the disease. But he's far from forgotten in Indianapolis (and around the NFL), with the Colts firing up the CHUCKSTRONG campaign to honor and support Pagano.

At the team's website, the Colts are selling t-shirts, posters, wristbands and other items, with proceeds from those going to help fight leukemia. #CHUCKSTRONG is blowing up on Twitter, and the team will use Sunday's game as a way to recognize the missing coach.

A #CHUCKSTRONG banner (above) is hanging at one end of the stadium, and players are obviously on board as well. Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was rocking a CHUCKSTRONG shirt in a picture the Colts posted on Twitter.

Luck was one of many Colts wearing CHUCKSTRONG shirts. (@nflcolts)

Also wearing CHUCKSTRONG gear? The Colts' opponents on Sunday. Randall Cobb, for instance, was spotted wearing a Packers-colored CHUCKSTRONG shirt at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Cobb was one of many Packers supporting the CHUCKSTRONG campaign. (@Rachel_Nichols)

Other Packers, like Charles Woodson, were wearing the gear as well. Even those not involved in the direct campaign got great news, with Pagano emailing The Indianapolis Star to say "All is good."

"Best care in the world," Pagano wrote. "These people do so much for so many. Most selfless people I know. Thanks to all at IUH!!"

Pagano also sent an email to Colts players, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, providing them with an inspirational message about staying positive and overcoming.

"My condition will not determine my position." Pagano wrote. "I understand the condition but choose to focus on my position," Pagano wrote to the players. "That is to stay positive and SERVE. WE WILL, WE CAN, WE MUST. WE HAVE NO CHOICE. BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. WE WILL OVERCOME. IT'S ALL IN PROPER STATE OF MIND."

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnNFL on Twitter, subscribe to our RSS Feed watch Pro Football 360 daily at 3 p.m. ET and NFL newsletter. You can follow Will Brinson on Twitter here: @willbrinson.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Sign up to our newsletter and find out who your team could be picking

nfl Video

August 28, 2015
Has football gone soft? (1:00)
August 28, 2015
Victor Cruz sitting another preseason game
August 28, 2015
Carlos Hyde compares himself to Frank Gore
August 27, 2015
Who is the most dangerous player in the AFC?


Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Men's Nike Scarlet Ohio State Buckeyes No. 15 Limited Football Jersey

College Sideline Gear
Get your favorite school
Shop Now

2016 Super Bowl
Super Bowl