Tony Dungy says Packers won’t run the table, Colts shouldn’t play Peyton Manning
NBC NFL analyst Tony Dungy joined the show to talk about Week 9 in the NFL. Here are some of his takes:
— Dungy doesn’t think the Packers will run the table. He said first of all, they may not need to play hard throughout. But he said it’s not just motivation. “I’m still not convinced about their defense,” Dungy said. “When they play the great quarterbacks, they’re going to have some problems.”
— Dungy said if he was still coaching the Colts, he wouldn’t play Peyton Manning at the end of the season. “I don’t need to see him play,” Dungy said. “All I have to do is get the medical report and watch him throw.”
Dungy said even if Manning asks to play, he wouldn’t let him. “For the good of the organization and for him down the road, I don’t think you put him in at all,” Dungy said.
— Dungy was very impressed with Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco after the win over the Steelers. “I thought this was a defining moment for Joe Flacco,” Dungy said. Dungy said that Baltimore may finally get homefield advantage throughout the playoffs, which Dungy noted made the big difference for his Colts finally winning a Super Bowl.
— Dungy said that for the good of the team, you can’t give running backs long-term deals. He said he understand Matt Forte is great, but teams have to be careful. Dungy compared it to losing Edgerrin James in Indy.