January 21, 2008

Dungy to stay; Caldwell will wait his turn

Category: NFL General — Patrick Stumpf @ 5:21 pm

Rotoworld reports:

Head coach Tony Dungy has decided to return to the Colts
Owner Jim Irsay says that it’s not necessarily just for one season, despite previous reports. The news is somewhat surprising after Jim Caldwell got a lucrative deal to stay with the Colts. Profootballtalk.com hints Caldwell was telling others last week that he was set to take over as head coach in 2008. The Colts will now pay $7.5 million to their top two coaches as they move into their new stadium. No word yet on whether Dungy will spend any extra time away from the team. Jan. 21 – 4:09 pm et

Great news for the NFL, Tony is one of the few class acts out there. While Jim Caldwell certainly would have been the “sexier” choice for the job, Indianapolis brought back the right guy. Dungy has that rare blend of experience in big games, as well as comradery with his players, which should translate to more victories ahead with Peyton at the helm and Addai in the backfield.

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