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Scorp
01-12-2009, 09:20 AM
per espn news conference at 5 pm

HemiEd
01-12-2009, 09:24 AM
Wow, maybe they will want to interview Herm! Would they give up a 4th?

bishop_74
01-12-2009, 09:26 AM
Wow, maybe they will want to interview Herm! Would they give up a 4th?

No, but we would be more than happy to give them a 2nd and a 5th.

Pestilence
01-12-2009, 09:26 AM
Who's the next in line? Is it their OC? I forget his name.....Caldwell?

FringeNC
01-12-2009, 09:26 AM
Maybe Herm can retire too and join Dungy in a youth ministry.

BigChiefFan
01-12-2009, 09:28 AM
Who's the next in line? Is it their OC? I forget his name.....Caldwell?
The Colts OC is Tom Moore. The rummored candidate for the job is their D-coordinator, Ron Meeks.

smittysbar
01-12-2009, 09:28 AM
ESPN reports Jim Caldwell to replace Dungy

Pestilence
01-12-2009, 09:30 AM
The Colts OC is Tom Moore. The rummored candidate for the job is their D-coordinator, Ron Meeks.

ESPN reports Jim Caldwell to replace Dungy

So I was half right.

smittysbar
01-12-2009, 09:31 AM
yep Caldwell, I believe is the QB coach

jjchieffan
01-12-2009, 09:33 AM
Thank God they aren't hiring Shanahan. The thought of him coaching another HOF quarterback sends chills up my spine.

smittysbar
01-12-2009, 09:34 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3827058

Report: Dungy to step down

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<!-- begin story body --> <!-- template inline -->The Indianapolis Colts (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=ind) have scheduled a news conference for Monday afternoon, presumably to announce the retirement of coach Tony Dungy.
http://assets.espn.go.com/i/nfl/profiles/coaches/30008.jpg Dungy

Foxsports.com reported Monday that Dungy will step down after seven seasons in Indianapolis. The news conference is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET at the team's practice facility in Indianapolis, although the Colts have not given a reason for their announcement.


A source told Foxsports.com that Dungy has talked his decision over with family members and they decided it was the best time for Dungy to step down. Dungy, the source said, was at the team's complex Monday morning saying goodbyes to players and team employees.

The Colts have designated associate coach Jim Caldwell as Dungy's eventual replacement.

<!-- INLINE NFL.com Video (END) -->Since winning the Super Bowl after the 2006 season, Dungy has thought long and hard each offseason about how much longer he really wants to work in the NFL. He said after the Colts' overtime playoff loss to the San Diego Chargers (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=sdg) in the AFC wild-card game nine days ago that he would spend about a week deciding whether to return for an eighth season as their coach.

He spent much of that time in Tampa, Fla., where his wife Lauren and children moved full-time about a year ago. The Dungys had the week to contemplate his future with the Colts, but a trip to New York for son Jordan's surgery on a broken leg occupied their time. Jordan Dungy is back home in Florida and doing well after surgery.

In Dungy's 13 seasons as a head coach, including six with Tampa Bay, he's put together a sparkling resume.

He has 148 career wins, including playoffs, and ranks 19th all-time in victories. He's the only black coach to win a Super Bowl, the first coach in league history to reach the postseason in 10 consecutive seasons and the only coach to preside over six straight seasons of 12 wins or more.

Two years ago, Dungy acknowledged there was a temptation to retire after winning the Super Bowl. He pondered retirement again last January, but returned after Colts owner Jim Irsay agreed to make Caldwell the eventual successor and offered Dungy the use of a private jet to visit his family in Florida.


Information from ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen and The Associated Press was used in this report.

smittysbar
01-12-2009, 09:38 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/9...-down?MSNHPHMA (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/9067132/Sources:-Colts-coach-Dungy-is-stepping-down?MSNHPHMA)

Tony Dungy is stepping down as head coach of the Colts -- at least that's what he's telling those inside the team headquarters, sources told FOXSports.com.

While the team has scheduled a 5 p.m. press conference, Dungy is walking around the team's complex saying goodbye to players and team employees and informing them that the transition should be a smooth one for new coach Jim Caldwell.
According to one source, Dungy explained that he has talked it over with his family and they believed this was the proper time to step down, while the Colts nucleus was still intact.

Dungy is perhaps the most respected head coach among peers and players of this era. He won a Super Bowl a couple of years ago and at that time many thought he would step down. Last year these same sentiments were predicted but he decided instead to pick his predecessor and stay on for one more year.

Dungy will not enter his eighth season with the team and finishes with a record of 92-33 and can boast that he made the postseason all seven years with the club.

FringeNC
01-12-2009, 09:38 AM
Caldwell has been promised the job (in writing, I think).

Of course, Gregg Williams was promised the job in DC, too.

Reerun_KC
01-12-2009, 09:41 AM
Damn Yet we are still sitting on our ass with Pioli....

Well at least they are hiring from within...

EyePod
01-12-2009, 09:47 AM
The Colts have designated associate coach Jim Caldwell as Dungy's eventual replacement.

Thank god. The last thing we need is another team looking for a new HC...

Reerun_KC
01-12-2009, 09:47 AM
Thank god. The last thing we need is another team looking for a new HC...

We have a coach... Why would we be looking for another?

:shrug:

smittysbar
01-12-2009, 09:50 AM
Maybe Dick Curl can get a job with Indy as QB coach

Reerun_KC
01-12-2009, 09:51 AM
Maybe Dick Curl can get a job with Indy as QB coach

That would be funny watching him walk around with a football shoved up his ass compliments of Manning..

Crashride
01-12-2009, 10:10 AM
Great coach.

FringeNC
01-12-2009, 10:12 AM
There are three big shots in Indy. Manning, Dungy, and Polian. I think Dungy is the least valuable of the three. I don't think Indy will miss a beat.

blueballs
01-12-2009, 10:13 AM
THere could be a few who think now is a good time to get out
with Dungy leaving
ah hell never mind -Peyton is the real coach anyway

Chief Roundup
01-12-2009, 10:15 AM
They are also reporting now they have a second witness against Marvin Harrison saying that he had the gun in his hand.

lazepoo
01-12-2009, 10:26 AM
They are also reporting now they have a second witness against Marvin Harrison saying that he had the gun in his hand.

That won't make much of a difference though even if Harrison does get arrested/indicted/whatever. He sucked this year. A lot.

dirk digler
01-12-2009, 10:29 AM
The bad part about his retiring is he said he would never return to the NFL once he retired. We will see if he keeps his word on that.

Rausch
01-12-2009, 10:51 AM
Great coach.

Great man.

Great coach I'm not so sure about...

BigChiefFan
01-12-2009, 10:55 AM
I'm surprised Tom Moore hasn't gotten more requests as a Head Coach, I guess his age is a bigger factor than most want to deal with.

Basileus777
01-12-2009, 11:16 AM
Great regular season coach. His teams underperformed in the playoffs, but that Colts somewhat flukey Superbowl win saved his legacy.

kc rush
01-12-2009, 11:47 AM
Hootie should be pleased since he believes that Dungy = Herm.

SNR
01-12-2009, 11:50 AM
OMG CLARK SHOULD HIRE DUNGY!!!11

Extra Point
01-12-2009, 12:16 PM
Colts DC Ron Meeks interviewing for Jets HC job. Herm should take the DC job at Indy if it becomes open. The handwriting is on the wall.... I won't bother to mention what was used for ink.

MTG#10
01-12-2009, 12:22 PM
OMG CLARK SHOULD HIRE DUNGY!!!11
A dumbass local sports radio guy here in Springfield said just that earlier this morning.