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TONY DUNGY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dungy would tell Aguayo, “You’re our guy”

Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy previously coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Currently, the Buccaneers have a second-round rookie kicker, who is struggling to make kicks. So what would Dungy say to Roberto Aguayo, if Dungy were the coach? “We drafted Martin Gramatica [pictured] in the third round when I was here and people thought…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Tony Dungy: Rooted in Minnesota Vikings History

Lost in Tony Dungy’s time with the Indianapolis Colts with Peyton Manning and all of his Hall of Fame statistics, are roots deeply embedded in Minnesota Vikings history. This past week Tony Dungy was just enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and it brought to light many of his connections to Minnesota and the […] Tony Dungy: Rooted in Minnesota Vikings History - The Viking...
Via The Viking Age
3 days ago

Tony Dungy gives great speech after Hall of Fame induction (VIDEO)

Former Indianapolis Colts/Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night, along with Brett Favre and some others. The former coach always seemed to get the most out of his players, sporting a 139-69 career record, and was known for being a players’ coach. He was the first African American coach to win a Super Bowl, which...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Dungy doesn’t believe teams are following Rooney Rule correctly

Former NFL coach and current NBC analyst Tony Dungy is going into the Hall of Fame this weekend. With that in mind, Dungy is getting plenty of time to air his views ahead of his induction. One of the outlets to talk to Dungy is the New York Times. In the interview with the Times, Dungy said he doesn’t believe that the Rooney Rule is being used like it should be. The rule is designed...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The NFL is no longer hiring non-white head coaches

Thirteen years after the groundbreaking Rooney Rule required NFL teams to interview minority candidates for coaching positions, the league has made no progress in diversity among its coaching ranks. In fact, it seems to have moved backwards. ESPN conducted a thorough examination of NFL coaching diversity (which you should read in its entirety) and found that the league has pretty...
Via The Comeback
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Tony Dungy inferred ex-Patriots told him the team eavesdropped at Gillette Stadium

Tony Dungy appeared on Thursday’s edition of The Dan Patrick Show, and threw another Patriots cheating allegation out into the universe. Dungy said that he heard from some ex-Patriots players that “you better be careful what you do in the locker room and what you say”, inferring that the team was eavesdropping at times. Lovely. Dungy then went on Twitter to clarify his comments...
Via Awful Announcing
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning once feared Pats were bugging locker room

By Jason Rowan Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy says there was a time that Peyton Manning was so concerned that the New England Patriots were bugging the visitor’s locker room at Gillette Stadium that he would leave it to discuss the game plan. Dungy, during an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show,” said that there’s obviously no way to know for certain...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Collins compares Tony Dungy to Donald Sterling

By Steve DelVecchio Last year, former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy thought he was making a relatively innocent comment when he said he would pass on Michael Sam in the NFL Draft strictly to avoid media distractions. Jason Collins felt the remarks were homophobic. Collins, who became the first openly gay NBA player when he was signed by the Brooklyn Nets last year...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Dungy voted for Bobby Wagner for NFL MVP

By Matt Yoder When the MVP votes were released, the winner wasn’t much of a surprise – Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.  Second place wasn’t much of a surprise either, as Houston Texans all-world defensive end J.J. Watt received the most votes for a defensive player since Lawrence Taylor won the award in 1986. What was a surprise was the last name read to receive...
Via Awful Announcing
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Dungy: Maybe a disgruntled employee deflated footballs

By Jason Rowan Tony Dungy on Monday morning made an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show,” and of course the issue of “Deflategate,” a controversy that otherwise should be known as “The Scandal That Refuses To Go Away,” was one of the central topics of the interview. Dungy, who lamented how “Deflategate” has dominated the narrative thus far heading into Super Bowl...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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