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Tony Dungy calls out NFL teams for misusing the 'Rooney Rule'

Regardless of whether you agree with the general concept of the NFL's Rooney Rule, there's no doubt that it could use some tweaking.The rule, which was designed to get minority coaches more head coaching opportunities, has essentially turned into a sham. Over the past five years, only one first-time minority head coach has been hired (the Jets' Todd Bowles). Even worse, many of the...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Dungy: Teams aren’t upholding the spirit of the Rooney Rule

Few would argue that the NFL’s Rooney Rule is a bad idea. But numbers from recent hiring cycles shows that its implementation is still very flawed, and that the path to progress for many minority coaches is still blocked. According to Mike Sando of ESPN.com, only one minority head coach (Todd Bowles) has been hired…
Via Pro Football Talk
4 days ago

Tony Dungy On 2006 Colts: Probably My Most Favorite Team Ever

On Wednesday, Tony Dungy was on a conference call for his upcoming induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. What did Dungy have to say about his time in Indianapolis and the 10-year Super Bowl anniversary coming this November?
Via Colts.com
10 days ago

Marvin Lewis Heeds Tony Dungy’s Advice When Replacing Assistants

One of the byproducts of creating a winning environment and finding success on the field as a head coach is that you start to find your coaching staff around you eroding as your assistant coaches are sought after for promotions with other organizations. After all, if they were part of... The post Marvin Lewis Heeds Tony Dungy’s Advice When Replacing Assistants appeared first on...
Via Steelers Depot
26 days ago  |  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

Tony Dungy: I wouldn't have taken Michael Sam

Tony Dungy is no longer a head coach in the NFL, but if he was, he would have been one of the many who passed on Michael Sam at the 2014 NFL draft. Sam originally was projected as a mid-round draft pick, but he coincidentally fell all the way to the seventh round where the St. Louis Rams picked him up shortly before the draft ended. The reason for the fall, in the eyes of many...
Via NESN.com
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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