Former Colts and Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy met with imprisoned Michael Vick today at Leavenworth (Kan.) Federal Prison, the suspended Falcons quarterback’s agent, Joel Segal, confirmed.
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Tony Dungy has been approached by new NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith, who’s interested in having the retired coach assume a role of liaison between the players and the NFL office.
Sure, Simeon Rice called Jon Gruden a scumbag. But he didn’t mean anything bad by it.
Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy is retired, but he’s staying busy. Dungy will be a pregame analyst for NBC during its Super Bowl XLIII pregame coverage. And to warm up for his television work, Dungy will appear Thursday night on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Tony Dungy retired after seven seasons as coach of the Indianapolis Colts, a decision he has wrestled with over the past couple offseasons. Dungy was one of the most well-respected coaches in NFL history, so it’s no surprise that the accolades are already starting to roll in.
Tony Dungy — infinite class, abundant grace, and of course, quiet dignity — exits to a lot more noise than he ever made. He didn’t yell like Halas, motivate like Lombardi, or intimidate like Belichick. When old-school methods ruled, Dungy offered a new-school approach, an uncommon calm in a coaching profession hardly known for it.
While football and its fans await official word from Colts coach Tony Dungy future in the NFL, there have been repeated signals today that this is it, the end.
The coaching class of 2010 is shaping up to be like the quarterback class of 1983.
Next season, the three coaches expected to be available for hire at anytime are former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan, former Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren and former Steelers coach Bill Cowher. Two others, Tony Dungy and Bill Parcells, also could be added to the collection.
So now we have one more advertisement why it’s a terrible idea to rest players down the stretch to get them ready for the playoffs. Call it the Curse of Jim Sorgi (thanks to our great producer, Brian Hyland, for the nickname). When Sorgi finishes a season for the Colts, they are finished. Just take a look.
As the Colts take on the Chargers tonight in the AFC Wild Card Game, there is a reality that Indianapolis could lose. And if the Colts lose, it could be the final game of Tony Dungy‘s illustrious career. With that in mind, here are a couple of comments that Dungy made about retirement following the Colts win over Jacksonville in Week in Week 16.
The Colts secured a playoff berth with the 31-24 over the Jaguars, helping coach Tony Dungy set the NFL record for most consecutive playoff appearances with 10.
Indianapolis coach Tony Dungy and Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher have big games this week. But so do their sons.
Two years ago the Colts’ Tony Dungy and Bears’ Lovie Smith became the first African American head coaches to reach the Super Bowl — and at the same time, no less.
All signs are pointing to Peyton Manning starting the season opener for the Colts. Following the Colts win over in the preseason finale on Thursday night, Indy coach Tony Dungy said he would be “shocked” if Manning doesn’t play in the regular-season opener against the Bears on Sept. 7th.