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Chris Myers: Dungy could be rejoining the Bucs

Chris Myers, whose weekday job consists of hosting a show for FOX Sports Radio and who works NFL games on Sundays for FOX, dropped a potential bombshell on Monday.

Per Myers, Tony Dungy is under consideration for a possible return to the team that gave Dungy his first crack at an NFL head-coaching gig.

“I did want to mention Tony Dungy’s name, and I don’t even know if Tony
has been approached, has surfaced in Tampa as a possibility,” Myers said, per JoeBucsFan.com.  “The team
is winless.  There is some concern about direction.  Dungy might be a guy
whether he is brought in as a consultant or an executive or to coach
with Raheem Morris.  It is something that is out there that is being
talked about.”

The comments come on the same day that coach Raheem Morris admitted during a press conference that the coaches got “our faces ripped off” by an unnamed assailant.  (Hannibal Lecter?  Dwight Schrute?)

Making Myers’ remark even more credible is the fact that he handles play-by-play duties for the preseason television broadcasts of the Tampa games, and so if Myers were to drop a nugget like that, he would at least bounce it off someone he knows in the organization.

Dungy has said that he won’t be returning to coaching.  But a high-level Bill Parcells-style function could allow him to stay in the game while at the same time having plenty of time to pursue his various charitable interests.

Stay tuned on this one.  The Bucs need all the help they can get, Dungy would have plenty to offer, and the move would energize a fan base that seems to be close to cutting bait.

Beside, the fact that Dungy lives in Tampa would keep travel expenses low for a franchise that, over the past year or so, has been doing everything it can to cut costs.

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19 Responses to “Chris Myers: Dungy could be rejoining the Bucs”
  1. dcfan-1212450 says: Oct 13, 2009 10:01 AM

    This is all hearsay. Nothing is comfirmed. Its just a BS story to create buzz that doesn’t exist for the Bucs. Totally made up crap. I sure hope this storied post goes no where.

  2. Ralph Gre Nader says: Oct 13, 2009 10:02 AM

    WHY!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…………………………………..!
    What is he thinking/smoking?

  3. ballhawk1 says: Oct 13, 2009 10:07 AM

    as bad as the Bucs are some kind of positive Pub cant be all that bad!

  4. PFTiswhatitis says: Oct 13, 2009 10:16 AM

    I hope he does then we wont have to listen to his drab commentary as a talking head.

  5. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Oct 13, 2009 10:16 AM

    Dungy back to the Bucs is ridonkulous, if not ricockulous.

  6. longrodvanhungendong says: Oct 13, 2009 10:19 AM

    I dont think he will come back. At least not this fast. Is Bus Cook his agent? We can get some answers from him.

  7. RIP__21 says: Oct 13, 2009 10:20 AM

    There is no chance Dungy goes back to that franchise. I read his book, he was definitely treated like persona non grata after he was fired. They are just a bunch of cheap asses down, they consistently have one of the lowest payrolls in the nfl. Hard to bring in talent when you are penny pinching.

  8. longrodvanhungendong says: Oct 13, 2009 10:23 AM

    BTW…It’s as a consultant Florio, not head coach. But I know you gotta make headlines.

  9. penguininbondage says: Oct 13, 2009 10:27 AM

    Maybe he can take Vick with him.

  10. VoxUcker says: Oct 13, 2009 10:28 AM

    Well, at least now we have an idea where Mike Vick might wind up next year.

  11. AnnoyingKnowItAll says: Oct 13, 2009 10:32 AM

    I think it’s a good move. Its close to home, and being in a ‘Parcells/Holmgren’ role with the Bucs organization would not require no way near as much time as being the Head Coach. It may be a perfect fit for a guy who only wants to work a 9-5 with some overtime…
    The best thing about Dungy is when he says he wants to take time off to be with his family, he actually means it… thats rare.

  12. SmackMyVickUp says: Oct 13, 2009 10:36 AM

    He doesn’t have Peyton Manning to carry him anymore, he won’t return.
    He couldn’t get it done there before and they had to bring in Gruden to get the team over the hump.

  13. VoxVeritas says: Oct 13, 2009 10:43 AM

    He’s probably thinking that the Bucs would be a better team if they were more God-like, I mean Dungy-like.

  14. Mean D says: Oct 13, 2009 10:47 AM

    You can’t polish a turd. The problem is Radio and he has to go.

  15. SkinsFanInNebraska says: Oct 13, 2009 10:53 AM

    What?
    No, no, Dan Snyder is gonna hire Dungy as a consultant to Sherman Lewis. You know, the more sets of eyes, the better the Skins’ offense will get.

  16. Roboto says: Oct 13, 2009 10:56 AM

    I can’t believe Chris Myers still has a job. He is just awful.

  17. moswesley says: Oct 13, 2009 11:40 AM

    Dungy has a history of coaching defense. Rich McKay was the GM in Tampa and Bill Polian did the job with the Colts.
    I’m not saying Dungy can’t be brought in as a consultant for the team, but not “Parcells” type roll where he has say over personnel.

  18. CouldCareLess says: Oct 13, 2009 12:26 PM

    Why is dungy constantly in these posts?
    Let him fade away, and offer him a hot cup of STFU.
    If he thinks that he is a coach who can rescue a team, then he should move to the raiders. Anyone who can salvage that train wreck, is a real coach.

  19. rollright says: Oct 13, 2009 12:45 PM

    A lot of these guys should seek other employment – just not in or writing about football

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