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  1. thenepatsrule

    thenepatsrule In the Starting Line-Up

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    according to nfl.com dungy is returning to the colts

    Indianapolis head coach Tony Dungy will return to the helm of the Colts for the 2008 season, reports NFL Network's Adam Schefter.

    The Colts have called a press conference for 4:30 p.m. ET today that will include Dungy, owner Jim Irsay, general manager Bill Polian and assistant head coach Jim Caldwell.

    Dungy, the first black head coach to win a Super Bowl, pondered retirement for a third straight year before reaching his decision. The 52-year-old signed a three-year contract extension in September 2005, a deal intended to keep him with the Colts through 2009.

    Dungy has said in the past he never intended to be a "lifer" in football and that he initially planned to retire by the time he was 50.

    Dungy is 127-65 in 12 seasons as a head coach, finishing his six-year career in Tampa Bay as the franchise's winningest coach. He is the only Colts coach to get double-digit victory totals and earn playoff berths in six straight seasons. He led the Buccaneers to the NFC championship game in 1999 and has been to the AFC championship game twice with the Colts, following the 2003 and 2006 seasons.

    In 2007, the Colts became the first team in league history to win at least 12 games in five consecutive years, and Indy has won five straight AFC South titles. Dungy also has been an assistant coach with Minnesota, Kansas City and Pittsburgh and spent three seasons in the late '70s playing for the Steelers and San Francisco 49ers.
     
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    patriot lifer 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Re: dungy is back..nfl.com

    that's the word on the street
     
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    Apparently, he's gone after this year. One more chance at his storybook ending. :rolleyes:
     
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    Re: dungy is back..nfl.com

    Dude is your signature supposed to be that bad for ironic purposes? goddamn
     
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    One more playoff loss should cement the legacy.
     
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    So 'Quiet Strength' Dungy held a press conference just for this?
     
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    Kind of familiar sounding...maybe Caldwell will bolt for a division foe? We can only hope ;) In the meantime, the media will be rooting for the Cinderella ending to the amazing career of a great man.

    I'm rooting for a disappointing season for a dysfunctional team with unhappy and unhealthy players. Maybe Dallas Clark will sit out?
     
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