PFT: Dungy Out as Head Coach of Colts

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  1. kastofsna

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    POSTED 2:06 p.m. EST, January 16, 2008

    DUNGY OUT, CALDWELL IN

    A league source tells us that Colts coach Tony Dungy will step down, and that assistant head coach/quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell will take the reins.

    More to come.

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  2. powerfuldragon

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    powerfuldragon g'mornin to you

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    closest thing i could find was a piece by clayton from 3 days ago:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/playoffs07/columns/story?columnist=clayton_john&id=3195151

     
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    it's on PFT.
     
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    I'll wait for an ESPN or CNNSI to report it...then I'll believe it.

    I actually think it's true, but would rather wait for the mainstream media to go on record before I comment...
     
  8. WesmanTexanfan

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    ya, but for some speculation should that excite texans fans or sadden us/? i personally am siked because he is one hell of a ball coach and am glad we wont have to face him.... what yall think?
     
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    Thats true.

    But I dont care how much you hate the Colts, you have to respect Tony Dungy and its sad to see him go.
     
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    Not too shocked to hear this, but he was a good coach.
     
  11. TexanSam

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    Sad to see one of the best coaches in the NFL leave. He seemed like a pretty good guy too

    Assuming it's true
     
  12. PapaL

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    Unless he's taking Peyton, Freeney and Bob Sanders I don't care. He's a good coach, but those players make the Colts go.

    No news here...carry on.
     
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    It could be the first loose thread that finally unravels the Colts, probably not next season but it will be sooner with Dungy gone. I won't be sad to see one of the best coaches in the league leave our division.
     
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    I don't think Dungy leaving is gonna make Manning look like David Carr.
     
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    I thought he'd want one year in the new stadium.
     
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    when/where are the keggers celebrating the eventual softening of our division planned?
     
  17. Hervoyel

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    No it won't. It might have an effect on their defense however and I simply can't bring myself to believe that any team that loses a coach like Tony Dungy would be no worse for doing so.

    Anything that weakens the Colts in any way is a good thing.
     
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    It's not like Caldwell will be a spring chicken to that organization. Polian is still one of the better GMs and they'll still have continuity within the organization. Peyton and crew are still going to be there and what concerns me even more....they were 13-3 while still injury bitten and LOT of the younger guys got PT this year. Just strengthens their depth.

    All that said it is kind of sad to see one of the classier coaches retire.
     
  19. Leahmic223

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    Losing your Head Coach is a big thing, I don't think you can just assume they will continue to be as good as they were if he leaves.

    Because a good Coach instills a mentality in his team, gives his team a identity.

    Yes they still have good players but still the Coach is a main reason they were winning, because he had everybody playing the best they could.

    You look at Bill Belichick and Tony Dungy, they both have their players playing at a consistently high level. I bet if Mario Williams played with the Pats, he'd probably get 15+ sacks a year and break records...because Belichick seems to be the guy that always harps on a guy 'No, you can play better than this.' All you hear from the Pats when they win is that they can still do better.

    Just look at our change, before Kubiak our guys would completely give up down by 10 points or more. At least now we still fight (some weeks) we don't lay down easy no more and the mentality of this team has been slowly changing.

    A coaching change is a pretty big change and if Dungy leaves I wouldn't be suprised if the Colts didn't win the division that year.
     
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