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Dungy to leave

Posted on: January 12, 2009 11:36 am
CBS Sports has confirmed that Tony Dungy will step down as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, with the announcement to be made at an afternoon press conference. The news had been expected after the Colts last season announced that Dungy would return to open their new stadium and that Jim Caldwell, the team's associate head coach, would succeed Dungy when he stepped down. Dungy leaves after a storied career with the Colts that included a Super Bowl victory, seven playoff appearances, five division titles and two AFC championship games in seven seasons. It is unclear if Dungy's staff will remain intact.
Category: NFL

Since: Oct 2, 2007
Posted on: January 13, 2009 3:25 pm

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Your coment was bass-ackwards the first time you made it. Why would you make it again? A Seahawk fan defending a Buccaneer decision has now twice been heard calling people who admire Tony Dungy "losers." You must still sell cars for a living...

You may not recall how in the mid-90's it was Tony Dungy who was the African-American guy whose resume was overwhelmingly solid who kept getting interviews for head coaching jobs but never got hired. NFL fans were never really sure why their league was so biased that those perpetually losing teams would keep hiring unqualified white guys who proved to be failures. It turns out that many NFL people had the same opinion about Dungy that the Glasers did once they bought the Bucs, but those other teams had too much respect for Dungy as a person to say it aloud: "he is too nice to win in this league."

So he got a chance in Tampa, built an awesome defense, motivated good players to be great and great players to be better--but couldn't get them the ring. In come the Glasers, prove that sports is all about sacrificing an entire oranization in order to win one championship, and we all watched Gruden win by pushing Tony's guys to another level before they all left, wrecking the franchise.

Fast forward to Indianapolis who hasn't missed the playoffs since right after TD got there, in spite of being a "nice" team playing in one of the most rugged divisions in football over the last decade. I won't recount his accomplishments there--even shallow fans like you know them, and they have been recounted here by others, yet you disregard them because they didn't come with a ring attached.

I'd love to have a list of all the head coaching interviews Dungy had, who the teams ultimately hired, what their coaching records went on to be and just how well those teams are performing now. The question of just who the biggest "losers" were would not include Dungy; he would almost certainly be the biggest Winner.

As Bill Parcells says, your record is your record. You can try to be pseudo-smart and say that someone is better or worse than their record--therefore, over- or under-rated--but in the NFL with central scheduling your record is the ultimate judge of your performance as a coach and team. So anyone who says that a coach with a winning record of .688(?) is overrated must be a pseudo-smart Seahawks fan, because you don't know what it means to have a winning tradition.

Since: Jan 9, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2009 2:40 pm

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my last post was in response to this post;

Posted on: January 12, 2009 11:48 am

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Good riddance.

One of the worst human beings to ever coach pro sports.

Since: Jan 9, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2009 2:32 pm

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I don't know you and unless you personally know Tony Dungy I just can't understand how you could even make such remarks. Not that I personally know him, but through his public reputation and coaching career I can see no way you could even think of such things to say about him. The Colts and NFL as a whole has lost one of the best in the coaching business, and I believe a darn good man as well.

Since: Feb 3, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2009 11:17 am

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This just might be what Bill Cower was waiting for. Who Knows.

Since: Feb 3, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2009 11:13 am

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Tony hasn't done much for the colts the past few yeras getting them into the big game. I honor his decision to step down, I just wish his twin brother Herm Edwards would do the same. Only he has no dignity.

Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: January 13, 2009 7:36 am

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I am a minor Colts fan because of Peyton Manning, but I am a true Atlanta Falcons fan (go Matt Ryan!). I dont know what yall are talking about when you say he was a bad coach and talking all this crap about Dungy. He was one of the best coaches to ever coach the game. It's clear when you have 6 consecutive seasons with 12 or more wins, let alone his annual playoff appearances when he was with Tampa Bay. I think he will be missed greatly, but Peyton will find a way to win another super bowl or two (Go Vols!). I don't want to hear about Tony Dungy being a bad coach. Yall need to grow up if youre just a fan of one of their rivals. Just sit down, read this, an admit that he had a hell of a career.

Since: Mar 11, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2009 10:12 pm

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Live in Indy and definitely a Colts fan! Tony is a role model on the field and off. He wants to pursue ministry for men. What an awesome goal. He has been great for Indianapolis, NFL, and most people in general. People who have been blasting Tony have no clue about the NFL or what he has done for the community. Good luck Tony, and go live your dream. God Bless!

Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2009 5:21 pm

Great Coach.. LOL... REALLY??

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He should be known as  the most over rated coach in NFL history... What did he do in TB? He soo good that the Buc's fired his ass and traded 2 1st round picks for his replacement...

Yeah, He's great!!!!

Get a life losers....

Since: Jan 12, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2009 4:47 pm

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class act. it is going to be a hard task to replace him.  the nfl is losing a good guy

Since: Apr 12, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2009 4:44 pm

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First off Aimology, I agree that Roger is a a$$ho!e for calling Dungy worst human, but to turn around and say that Roger is from Pittsburgh because of the way he speaks and that all Pittburghers have an I.Q. of a banana, makes you just as much of a moron as Roger's is, I'm originally from the Burgh and I have the most respect for Dungy, seeing how he played for the Steelers back in the 70's when they were winning Super Bowls after Super Bowls and I'm sure most of the people posting on here if their not Colts fan are Pittburghers who respect the man very much.

So do yourself a favor Aim and stop being as stupid as Rogers and assuming someone is from a certain area because of their comments and if Rogers is (which I doubt by his name, more likely from Boston) then he doesn't speak for everyone in the Burgh.

Way to go Dungy, even though I am not a Colts fan, I am a fan of Dungy, he was a great coach who knew how to find talent when no one else could, he deserves to be consider for the Hall of Fame as a coach.  Enjoy your retirement.

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