Tony Dungy: coaches don’t need to stay late; hazing not necessary
Dungy said that he doesn’t understand why some NFL coaching staffs work all night. He said it wasn’t like that when he started coaching in Pittsburgh: “I worked for Coach [Chuck] Noll for 10 years and we were winning Super Bowls and I had dinner with my wife every night.”
Dungy said that he then went to Kansas City and worked under Marty Schottenheimer and worked until 2 a.m. his first night. “My wife thought I was having an affair,” Dungy recounted. “[She said] you used to come home at 7 pm. Every night and now you’re home every night at 2 a.m.”
Dungy said that they didn’t necessarily do a better job because they stayed late … just that Schottenheimer was very meticulous.
Dungy also weighed in on rookie hazing in light of what reportedly happened in Miami. “It doesn’t happen everywhere,” Dungy said, “just where you allow it to happen.” Dungy said in Tampa Bay and Indianapolis he didn’t allow hazing. Dungy said he looked at Incognito in the Draft, but they had serious concerns about his character.
Dungy and Dan also discussed Johnny Manziel’s future. Dungy thinks he’ll bring a lot of energy to a team like, say, the Jaguars. But Dungy admitted there are off-field concerns.