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Tony Dungy retires (1 Viewer)

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Report: Dungy to decide future within 24 hrs

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports that Tony Dungy is expected to decide whether to return as the Colts' head coach in 2009 within the next 24 hours.

Mort hinted that the decision could come as soon as Sunday, as Dungy is meeting with team owner Jim Irsay later today. Dungy has reportedly been inspired by enormous support from fans recently, a reminder that his current job gives him an outlet to reach many. If the 53-year-old coach calls it quits, he is not expected ever to return to the NFL in any fashion. Jan. 11 - 11:48 am et

If Dungy calls it quits, is it a foregone conclusion that the Colts promote Caldwell? Could they consider Shanahan?

Edit: Dungy has in fact decided to retire

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3827058

 
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Would Bill Cowher be interested in the Colts? Would Irsay pull the rug out from Caldwell if Cowher was interested in the Colts? Not as much consideration will be given to Shanahan IMO, but Cowher might be a different story.

 
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I can't think of a NFL job this offseason that would look more attractive to a prospective coach if Dungy retires.

 
I can't think of a NFL job this offseason that would look more attractive to a prospective coach if Dungy retires.
Don't the Colts have a replacement lined up already?
Yes, but it seems like a dumb move. Then again, with Manning there, they can keep everything the same with Frazier and just put themselves on cruise control. I just don't see what Frazier can (or should) add to the status quo.
 
I can't think of a NFL job this offseason that would look more attractive to a prospective coach if Dungy retires.
Don't the Colts have a replacement lined up already?
Yes, but it seems like a dumb move. Then again, with Manning there, they can keep everything the same with Frazier and just put themselves on cruise control. I just don't see what Frazier can (or should) add to the status quo.
You mean Caldwell?
 
It sounds like he is coming back
Did you just watch something where that was indicated? Has he already decided?
Just reading between the lines of all his and others comments this week.

Dungy has reportedly been inspired by enormous support from fans recently, a reminder that his current job gives him an outlet to reach many

"But the bottom line is we have a fun team to coach. We have some great players, we have a team I know can win, and I still enjoy it. So we'll try to balance those two and see what happens."

Archie Manning said that Peyton told him that he thinks coach Tony Dungy is coming back. Both Dan and Archie are slightly surprised, because they thought Dungy was leaning toward retirement.

 
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Seems to me, if you KNOW you want to retire the decision will come quickly.

If you are debating coming back, the decision might take longer. I think he's gone.

 
Seems to me, if you KNOW you want to retire the decision will come quickly.If you are debating coming back, the decision might take longer. I think he's gone.
He mentioned that he needed only one week last year and came back. And he said he'd take one week to decide this time around as well. Here we are one week after the Colts season ended and he's going to make his call. I don't think the timeline provides hints in either direction.
 
Dungy taking time at the end of the season to decide whether or not to retire has been routine ever since offseason following his son's tragic death. I wouldn't read anything into the situation one way or the other.

 
I love that "next 24 hours" kind of talk as a way to hype a story. They simply can't say today or tomorrow? Is Mortensen going to stay up all night in case there is a Dungy press conference at, say, 2:43 am Monday morning?

 
24 hours?

I'm going to go way out on a limb and guess that Dungi didn't ask Favre for advice on how to make a decision like this.

:shrug:

 
24 hours?I'm going to go way out on a limb and guess that Dungi didn't ask Favre for advice on how to make a decision like this. :popcorn:
:thumbup: I have a hard time thinking anyone who gets to this point ends up retiring. If he was going to retire he would have already.Retire "after" your team isn't awesome.
 
The Colts have set a news conference at 5 p.m. at the team's Northwestside headquarters.

http://www.indystar.com/article/20090112/S...U2892/Iyg08Q%3D
Does anyone ever hold a press conference to announce they are going to continue doing the same job under the same contract? Dungy isn't the attention-seeking type either. Sounds to me like he may be quitting.
What did they do last year?
I don't know
 
24 hours?I'm going to go way out on a limb and guess that Dungi didn't ask Favre for advice on how to make a decision like this. :popcorn:
:thumbup: I have a hard time thinking anyone who gets to this point ends up retiring. If he was going to retire he would have already.Retire "after" your team isn't awesome.
Pretty sure that football isn't the most important thing in life to Dungy. He'll retire when it's the right time for him, regardless of what is going on with the Colts.
 
Dungy will always strike up one word with me...class. The man is a total class act from the start to the finish. I really enjoyed watching him win a SB and I look forward to watching him inducted into the HoF.

The other word is winner...many forget all the monster defenses he created in minnesota in the early 90s that lead to him even being considered for a HC job...he got his before the Rooney Rule was in place.

Thank You TD!!!

 
Dungy will always strike up one word with me...class. The man is a total class act from the start to the finish. I really enjoyed watching him win a SB and I look forward to watching him inducted into the HoF.The other word is winner...many forget all the monster defenses he created in minnesota in the early 90s that lead to him even being considered for a HC job...he got his before the Rooney Rule was in place. Thank You TD!!!
I agree, his photo is beside the word class in the new Websters I hear. Best wishes to TD.
 
Dungy also has spoken recently about his post-football plans and his desire to work more with All-Pro Dads, the prison ministry and becoming a mentor to teenagers and young adults.

:rant:

 
Great man, great leader, great role-model...

The thing I'll remember him for most is the role he played in garnering respect for the Bucs. It went from a team that couldn't sign a backup TE as a free-agent to a very attractive destination.

See you around town Tony!

 
This guy couldn't carry my jockstrap when it comes to retirement talk. He's not even in the same league.

 
If Dungy calls it quits, is it a foregone conclusion that the Colts promote Caldwell? Could they consider Shanahan?
Yes.No.
Don't be so sure that they won't consider Shanahan. It was reported here in Colorado shortly after the Shanahan firing that Peyton Manning was one of the first people to call Mike. I know Peyton doesn't run the front office in Indy, but he sure has a lot of pull.
 
Dungy is the most respected coach I've witnessed in the NFL, Gibbs high on the list as well. There must be a place in the HOF for Dungy with his NFL coaching successes both in Tampa and Indy.

However transitioning to Shannahan (if that materializes) would be like inking a deal with the devil. That guy is a snake-in-the-grass on many fronts.

 
Dungy is the most respected coach I've witnessed in the NFL, Gibbs high on the list as well. There must be a place in the HOF for Dungy with his NFL coaching successes both in Tampa and Indy.However transitioning to Shannahan (if that materializes) would be like inking a deal with the devil. That guy is a snake-in-the-grass on many fronts.
Jim Caldwell has previously been named as successor.
 
Another salute to Tony Dungy, a great leader who was also a great coach. I also believe he will quickly be in the Hall of Fame.

Congrats and hope that you enjoy your retirement!

 
Dungy is the most respected coach I've witnessed in the NFL, Gibbs high on the list as well. There must be a place in the HOF for Dungy with his NFL coaching successes both in Tampa and Indy.However transitioning to Shannahan (if that materializes) would be like inking a deal with the devil. That guy is a snake-in-the-grass on many fronts.
What's Dungy's overall coaching record? Just curious how it compares to some of the HOFers in there.
 
Dungy is the most respected coach I've witnessed in the NFL, Gibbs high on the list as well. There must be a place in the HOF for Dungy with his NFL coaching successes both in Tampa and Indy.However transitioning to Shannahan (if that materializes) would be like inking a deal with the devil. That guy is a snake-in-the-grass on many fronts.
What's Dungy's overall coaching record? Just curious how it compares to some of the HOFers in there.
139-69, 9-10 in the playoffs, 1 Super Bowl win (1 appearance).I know he's not a Hall of Famer (yet), but here's a contemporary, Mike Holmgren's record for comparison:161-111, 13-11 playoffs, 1 Super Bowl win (3 appearances).Here's Shanahan:146-98, 8-5 playoffs, 2 Super Bowl wins (2 appearances).Bill Cowher: 149-90, 12-9 playoffs, 1 Super Bowl win (2 appearances).Jeff Fisher: 128-102, 5-6 playoffs, 0-1 Super Bowl.This era has been pretty strong for head coaches, and the only guy who Dungy really compares favorably to outside of the regular season record is Fisher. I don't see how all of these guys should get in, which is just about what it would take for Dungy to get in.
 
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Dungy is the most respected coach I've witnessed in the NFL, Gibbs high on the list as well. There must be a place in the HOF for Dungy with his NFL coaching successes both in Tampa and Indy.However transitioning to Shannahan (if that materializes) would be like inking a deal with the devil. That guy is a snake-in-the-grass on many fronts.
What's Dungy's overall coaching record? Just curious how it compares to some of the HOFers in there.
139-69, 9-10 in the playoffs, 1 Super Bowl win (1 appearance).I know he's not a Hall of Famer (yet), but here's a contemporary, Mike Holmgren's record for comparison:161-111, 13-11 playoffs, 1 Super Bowl win (3 appearances).Here's Shanahan:146-98, 8-5 playoffs, 2 Super Bowl wins (2 appearances).Bill Cowher: 149-90, 12-9 playoffs, 1 Super Bowl win (2 appearances).Jeff Fisher: 128-102, 5-6 playoffs, 0-1 Super Bowl.This era has been pretty strong for head coaches, and the only guy who Dungy really compares favorably to outside of the regular season record is Fisher. I don't see how all of these guys should get in, which is just about what it would take for Dungy to get in.
Thanks for posting and good posting. Ya, he'll end up coming up short if he's done for good. Guys like Shanny, Cowher and Fisher could all end up with over 200 wins and multiple SB's yet.
 

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