Tony Dungy on Andre Johnson, Rex Ryan and USC coaching situation
NBC NFL analyst Tony Duny joined the show to talk about the big storylines around the League. Here are some of Dungy’s takes:
— Dungy really likes Carolina because of its defense. “If you can hold people to 17,” Dungy said, “you have a great chance to win.”
— Dungy weighed in on Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson walking off at the end of the game. Dungy explained why people aren’t more critical of Johnson. “Andre Johnson is a class guy,” Dungy said. “I competed against him twice a year for six or seven years. Fantastic person.”
— Dungy commented on the Jets going to Dave & Busters the night before losing to the Bills. “I’ve never really heard of that,” Dungy said. “But Rex [Ryan] is different.” He said if the Jets had won, people would have praised Rex Ryan.
— Dungy actually didn’t mind the Lions going for the fake field goal against the Steelers, even though the kicker fumbled and it didn’t work.
— Dungy said if he needed one catch on one play, he’s leaning toward Jimmy Graham. But if he could take one non-QB overall, he’d lean toward Calvin Johnson or J.J. Watt.
— Dungy doesn’t see Jack Del Rio as the right fit for USC, since he thinks Del Rio is better suited for the NFL.
— Dungy commented on Chip Kelly’s offense in Philly. Dungy thinks Kelly is proving you can win with different types of QBs in his system.