In December, Tony Dungy of NBC’s Football Night in America unwittingly gave the Cowboys some extra motivation after declaring that there’s “no chance” they’d beat the Saints.
Now, Dungy might be making amends with the team from New Orleans.
In an spot on The Dan Patrick Show, Dungy said that he would be “absolutely shocked” if the Colts lose the Super Bowl.
“They haven’t lost a game this year that they really were trying to win,” said Dungy, who coached the Colts from 2002 through 2008. “They’ve come from behind in a lot of games. Their history against the Saints has been pretty good. The fact that they’ve been to the game and the Saints haven’t — I think that’s an advantage. They have a lot of advantages. The Saints have Drew Brees and they can put up a lot of points. I don’t think the Saints’ defense is nearly as good as the Colts. It really would shock me if the Colts didn’t win.”
We agree with Dungy, unless it turns out that his comments end up providing the Saints with the same kick in the pants that his words gave to the Cowboys.