Tony Dungy on Peyton Manning, RGIII, Mike Tomlin and ‘Hawks-Saints
NBC NFL analyst Tony Dungy joined the show to talk about Week 13 in the NFL and more. Here are some of his takes:
— Dungy expects Peyton Manning to get up to 56 or 57 touchdowns this season. He’s at 41 now.
Dungy talked about how Manning finds flaws in the defense. Dungy explained how Manning will always go to the guy with the best matchup. He told a story of when Marvin Harrison was covered by Champ Bailey and Manning went to Reggie Wayne all day because he had a weaker defender. On Sunday, that happened with Erick Decker.
— Dungy weighed in on RGIII and some of the issues in Washington. “He’s just going to have to adjust his game,” Dungy said. “The whole thing gets exacerbated in Washington with the owner and the press. RGIII is going to be OK just like Cam Newton.”
— Dan asked Dungy if he thinks Mike Shanahan will keep his job. “That hasn’t been the history in Washington,” Dungy said.
— Dan asked Dungy if he’d want to work for Daniel Snyder. “No,” Dungy said. “When you’re interviewing coaches for the job and you haven’t told me I lost the job, no.”
Dan asked Dungy if he’d rather work for Snyder or Jerry Jones in Dallas. Tony had a long pause and couldn’t really answer.
— Dungy weighed in on Mike Tomlin possibly interfering with a kick return. “It’s much ado about nothing,” Dungy said.
— Dungy weighed on tonight’s Saints-Seahawks game. He said Seattle losing DBs gives New Orleans a “great shot” tonight.