Tony Dungy says cutting Manning not easy for Irsay
“I was hoping against hope it wouldn’t happen and that Peyton would finish his career there,” Dungy said.
Dungy said he talked extensively with Colts owner Jim Irsay. “This was not a slam-dunk easy thing,” Dungy said. “Both sides [were] really working this thing together.”
Dungy said that this is just the beginning. There are a lot of changes coming for the Colts.
But Dungy said this is just the way it goes down these days. “I never would have pictured Joe Montana or Emmitt Smith playing in another uniform,” Dungy said. “But that’s the reality of salary-cap football.”
Dungy talked about some of the teams that would benefit tremendously from having Manning. San Francisco and Miami came to his mind first.
Dan asked Dungy about adding an official to just watch the quarterback. Dungy fears that’s too much attention on the QB at the expense of other positions. “How many other positions need that?” Dungy said. “I don’t know if we can single out the quarterback.”