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Tony Dungy says he wouldn't hire Rex Ryan

Jets coach Rex Ryan showed on the first episode of Hard Knocks that he can drop “F” bombs with the best of them. Tony Dungy would like to remind Ryan that just because the show is on HBO, that doesn’t mean he needs to talk like Tony Soprano.

Dungy, who in 13 seasons with the Buccaneers and Colts was one of the most mild-mannered head coaches in NFL history, said on The Dan Patrick Show that he thinks Ryan ought to watch his mouth.

“I’m disappointed with all the profanity,” Dungy said. “I think Rex can make his points without all that.”

Asked if he would hire a coach who talks the way Ryan does, Dungy answered, “I would not. I personally don’t want my players to be around that. I don’t want to be around that. . . . It’s hard for me to be around that, and if I were in charge, no, I wouldn’t hire someone like that. Now, I’ve been around ‘F’ bombs, so it’s not like it’s new. I just don’t think that has to be part of your every-minute, everyday vocabulary to get your point across.”

Dungy thinks NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would be wise to give Ryan a call and ask him to think about how he’s representing the NFL.

“I would hope that he does,” Dungy said of the possibility of Goodell getting involved. “I don’t know that he will or not but I hope that he does because I just don’t think the league needs that. I don’t think our young people need to hear that that’s what’s done to be successful. Because it doesn’t have to be that way.”

Between Dungy and his own mother, Ryan may have been sufficiently chastened that he’ll watch what he says even if he doesn’t hear from Goodell.  Or at least save his “F” bombs for when the microphones aren’t around.

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  1. robert ethen says: Aug 16, 2010 11:53 AM

    Ryan is just fighting the stereotype of fat people being jolly.

  2. NagaSwan says: Aug 16, 2010 11:54 AM

    I think what Tony Dungy meant to say was “Gay people should be sent to camps to be cured.”

  3. Marc F says: Aug 16, 2010 11:56 AM

    Dungy just trying to stay relevant in today’s nfl.
    didn’t he retire?
    go swing your golf clubs man. shut the hell up.

  4. Tim_Stead says: Aug 16, 2010 11:56 AM

    Tony Dungy is one of the most pompous blowhards the NFL has ever seen. His own son committed suicide yet “Mentor” Ton-Ton runs around pontificating on how everyone else should carry themselves.
    Memo to Tony Dungy: Take care of your own business first then get back to us.

  5. The Real Shuxion says: Aug 16, 2010 11:57 AM

    He is so disappointed that Dungy has appointed Rex Ryan a “Demonic Homo” for the day.

  6. spartyfi says: Aug 16, 2010 12:01 PM

    wow….homosexual? pansie? A little of both? or what? Deal with it Dungy, some people talk like that and if you don’t like it, don’t watch HBO…and if you wouldn’t hire someone because they curse, even if they are the best person for the job, then you NEVER deserve to be in control of a team’s hiring decisions!!! It’s just words buddy, maybe you can pray to your God that people will stop cursing…of course, I would never hire someone that wastes their time praying to some fictional character…that’s the definition of CRAZY!

  7. Slim Charles says: Aug 16, 2010 12:02 PM

    When I want advice on neglecting my children, I’ll ask Tony Dungy.

  8. Get The Poison Out says: Aug 16, 2010 12:02 PM

    same guy who believes Michael Vick has been rehabilitated…

  9. AbeFreshly says: Aug 16, 2010 12:03 PM

    I like F-Bombs. Everytime I see that NFLN commercial about the Ram’s Super Bowl win…well, THAT kinda turns my stomach. You know the one. Vermeil has his arms wrapped around Kurt Warner’s neck in a romantic, un-football-like way (& it looks like he wants to kiss Kurt, & Kurt seems kinda uncomfortable). Vermeil is crying as he tells Kurt “I love you”. He’s always crying. Would you rather have THAT instead of F-Bombs?
    F* that.

  10. Brick-Pride says: Aug 16, 2010 12:03 PM

    Maybe Dungy can zip his vagina. In Dungy’s book, guy who tortures and murders dog, ok dude. Guy who curses when pumping up his team, bad guy.

  11. FinFan68 says: Aug 16, 2010 12:04 PM

    Wow, grow up Tony. Not everybody embraces the “clean cut” lifestyle that you do. They are merely words; it’s not like he is harming anybody. I’m quites sure that several Colts fans were “disappointed” at Dungy’s abandonment of the team for a “higher calling” like mentoring Mike Vick or whatever else he has been doing. You retired, why comment on something that has nothing to do with you or your former team(s)

  12. Huskersrock says: Aug 16, 2010 12:05 PM

    Dungy, “I don’t want my players to be around such a foul mouthed man.”
    “But ex dog murderers and interstate gambling kingpins are OK.”
    Mike Vick must have the vocabulary of a saint.

  13. DRex says: Aug 16, 2010 12:06 PM

    Still can’t believe Dungy won a superbowl.

  14. BigSwid says: Aug 16, 2010 12:08 PM

    Get over the language. This is how every football coach from high schools up talk. Rex Ryan is teaching anything new to anybody that is watching the show. If parents don’t want there kids exposed to “F” bombs, then hears a little parenting tip…………don’t let them watch.
    I think it’s awesome to see a guy that doesn’t change who he is in front of the cameras.
    And hell, we can all learn a little bit about profanity from good old Sexy Rexy.

  15. JetsKvetch says: Aug 16, 2010 12:08 PM

    I want to rip the halo right off this sanctimonious jerk’s head.
    I think Saint Dungy’s handling of Michael Vick tells us all we need to know about his judge of character.

  16. Levito says: Aug 16, 2010 12:10 PM

    I think it’ll be put up as long as the Jets are winning games, however long that’ll be. But as soon as they start slipping, he’ll be just as annoying as ozzie guillen’s garbage-mouth.

  17. nps6724 says: Aug 16, 2010 12:11 PM

    Considering the majority of football (and sports) fans are more likely to talk like Ryan than Dungy, I’d say he’s representing the NFL well. It’s football, not ballet.

  18. Terry says: Aug 16, 2010 12:16 PM

    Does Dungy need to comment on everything? Go get a job Tony!

  19. cacaw410 says: Aug 16, 2010 12:17 PM

    did you really just re-post the same article with a more controversial headline? weak. read lebatard’s article you posted earlier today.

  20. Tomthebombtracy says: Aug 16, 2010 12:18 PM

    My mom used to say that people used profanity so they could seem bigger than they really are.
    Gold bless her soul, she was wrong here.
    Rex Ryan is already bigger than anything.

  21. SSgtLMJ says: Aug 16, 2010 12:18 PM

    He also said the Saints didn’t stand a chance to beat the Colts in the Super Bowl and well…that didn’t pan out did it?

  22. connie says: Aug 16, 2010 12:19 PM

    get over it Tony its just a word
    I guess he does not go to movies because I have not seen a movie in years that did not say the f__
    word. When I say go to hell do you think I mean die and go to hell no its just a word.
    Get over it

  23. Jayroc24 says: Aug 16, 2010 12:20 PM

    Who gives a shit what Dungy thinks……

  24. HooskerDo says: Aug 16, 2010 12:21 PM

    This now makes two reasons you shouldn’t hire Sexy Rexy because of his mouth!

  25. The Real Shuxion says: Aug 16, 2010 12:21 PM

    He would go to the Westboro Baptist Church for his PR staffing needs.

  26. Redtrek03 says: Aug 16, 2010 12:22 PM

    Rex is relieved. He never has to be hired by a questionable character WHO ISN’T EVEN IN FOOTBALL ANYMORE. This website gets dumber by the minute.
    Next story, please go ask Muhammed Ali if he’d hire Ryan, you dopey fool.

  27. prophet of the light says: Aug 16, 2010 12:22 PM

    Rex Ryan isn’t black enough for Dungy.

  28. My Coke Can says: Aug 16, 2010 12:23 PM

    If that os the case then tony dungy is a racist… let me see here. He will speak up for a dog killer and advise him but he wouldnt hire rex ryan because of his language. Sounds to me it is because he is a white guy. This is bs. Hey dungy get off you high horse, they are just words. Get over it you racist.

  29. brownsfn19 says: Aug 16, 2010 12:23 PM

    Of course he wouldn’t, Rex Ryan is WHITE…DUH…

  30. Moe Lester says: Aug 16, 2010 12:24 PM

    Dungy really needs to drop the holier than thou bit. I am about sick of him butting in on every single subject and telling people the right way to do it. And even more so, people actually listening to him for it. Who made Tony Dungy the spokesman for the NFL? Supporting that moronic waste of human flesh scum bag Mike Vick??? That is way more inappropriate than saying F*** now and then. Who does he think he is ragging on someone for what they say and how they run their team? (and i am not pro Ryan, the guy is the Homer Simpson of the NFL)

  31. SomeFans says: Aug 16, 2010 12:26 PM

    Wrecks is a delusional blowhard… thinks he’s “one of the boys” by cussing up a storm. Just shows his ignorance and lack of class.
    It’s just like parents trying to be their kids best friend… it doesnt work. Wets 5-11

  32. Switch1 says: Aug 16, 2010 12:27 PM

    Rex is good for the NFL, Flamboyent, no sense
    kinda guy. If we had all Dungys in the NFL it would be so boring.

  33. Bigdaddy237 says: Aug 16, 2010 12:27 PM

    Tony Dungy is a racist! Also the only reason he has a ring is Peyton Manning and Moore.

  34. BDiddy says: Aug 16, 2010 12:27 PM

    Dungy is ridiculous. Abusing and murdering dogs while running an interstate gambling ring is a youthful indiscretion, but dropping F bombs is not. What a joke.

  35. Jack Acid says: Aug 16, 2010 12:29 PM

    Yeah, I can’t exactly see Dungy endorsing his approach. But to each his own.

  36. Tim_Stead says: Aug 16, 2010 12:29 PM

    DRex the only reason Ton-Ton won a Super Bowl is he lucked out and got to face the worst QB in the history of the SB, Mr. Rex Grossman.
    And yet they still struggled to win…..

  37. red13 says: Aug 16, 2010 12:31 PM

    I got over Dungy’s “holier-than-thou” act a long time ago. I wonder if he fined his players for cussing. I’ve heard Manning drop plenty of f-bombs on NFL films. I’ll bet Tony didn’t say a word to his golden boy about toning down the language during a game!

  38. PAJoe says: Aug 16, 2010 12:31 PM

    I agree with Tony. Yes I know it’s New York, but cursing that much isn’t accepted in the work place any longer. Any other profession and he would have been fired by now. If the guy wants TV time, I suggest he go on “The Biggest Loser” cause it looks like he’s trying to eat himself to death, a real fat slob.

  39. ejtowne says: Aug 16, 2010 12:34 PM

    I think Dungy is right. Ryan needs to watch what he says. The NFL is not just watched by middle to older men anymore. A large population of the fans are kids, kids of all ages. My daughter who is 9 enjoys going to NFL games. These overpaid athletes and coaches are supposed to be setting an example for our future NFLers. Believe it or not they are looked up to.

  40. Rzon says: Aug 16, 2010 12:35 PM

    Oh boo-hoo Tony Dungy. Leave your God-squad b.s. out of this. This is the NFL, not church. So you wouldn’t want to work with a guy who cusses, yet you’ll go to bat for a Dog murderer, gamblers, etc. I think all the comments so far sum up what fans think on Tony pansy Dungy. STFU. Too bad you won a SB because you’re a joke and you’re style deserves no validation. Memo to Tony: Guys who watch the NFL like to get liquored up, swear, and scratch their yam-bag. I know you disagree with all 3 of those things, but who gives a flying crap what you think. You’re moral compass (defending human scum, crying over blue language) is so off base and your such a hypocrite you’d make a politician squirm. Stick to parenting advice.

  41. j.e.t.s. suck suck suck says: Aug 16, 2010 12:36 PM

    WOW…I don’t think I’ll ever understand why so much disdain for one of the finest men in the NFL just because his is a good person.
    You people should refrain from procreating.

  42. Tinbender says: Aug 16, 2010 12:36 PM

    Get The Poison Out, Hucksters Rock, you’re Spot On

  43. PFTiswhatitis says: Aug 16, 2010 12:36 PM

    Whats with the rumormill headline order? This was buried 8 deep earlier now its back up top. Somethings fishy.

  44. JunkYardDawg1156 says: Aug 16, 2010 12:37 PM

    Tony Dungy is the NFL’s biggest hypocrite.
    He neglected his kid & we saw what happened.
    He claims to be deeply religious & preaches forgiveness & tolerance, but not for homosexuality.
    Shills for a ghoul that would not only infect non suspecting black women with VD they will carry forever but that tortured sick, hurt & bleeding animals in some of the most sadistic, inhuman ways possible for kicks.
    Tony Dungy = sanctimonious hypocrite

  45. Snooky says: Aug 16, 2010 12:38 PM

    So totally sick of Dungy’s pompous holier-than-thou attitude. Really wish he would exercise some self-control once in a while and not say what he thinks.

  46. savagenation says: Aug 16, 2010 12:39 PM

    partyfi says: August 16, 2010 12:01 PM
    wow….homosexual ? pansie? A little of both? or what? Deal with it Dungy, some people talk like that and if you don’t like it, don’t watch HBO…and if you wouldn’t hire someone because they curse, even if they are the best person for the job, then you NEVER deserve to be in control of a team’s hiring decisions!!! It’s just words buddy, maybe you can pray to your God that people will stop cursing…of course, I would never hire someone that wastes their time praying to some fictional character…that’s the definition of CRAZY!
    ……wouldn’t wanna be u on judgement day

  47. Elleclouds says: Aug 16, 2010 12:40 PM

    Whoa, slow down Tim Stead…

  48. Ron says: Aug 16, 2010 12:40 PM

    There is no one in the NFL that I respect more than Tony Dungy, but I think that he’s wrong here. Look, Rex Ryan is a gas-bag, and he does curse like a sailor, but he has every right to do so if he wants to. Dungy says that he wouldn’t want his team around that, well Ryan is a grown man, and so are his players, and I’m sure his players(as well as Dungy’s former players) have all cursed from time to time. As for getting Goddell involved, I think that he should choose his battles wisely and not involve Goddell in this.

  49. Ufanforreal says: Aug 16, 2010 12:41 PM

    By reading the comments on this subject and how the posters believe it’s alright to carry on like this where it is known that kids will be in earshot just goes to show why the kids are the way they are today, if any of you are parents (GOD forbid) I feel sorry for your kids and their changes in life.
    As for the posters that comment on his belief of a fictional character it’s no wonder your post shows the knowledge of a moron again I hope you and others like you are childless and remain that way.

  50. savagenation says: Aug 16, 2010 12:42 PM

    Reading these comments makes me absolutely believe
    the saying that constant cussing is a compensation for lack of intelligence.

  51. Scourge says: Aug 16, 2010 12:43 PM

    @DREX
    Tony Dungy didn’t win a Superbowl – Manning/Rhodes/Adai did.
    Dungy had a Superbowl team in Tampa and couldn’t win. Jon Gruden wins it the VERY YEAR they dumped Dungy.
    That’s all you need to know about Dungy. Tony Dungy is a piece of $&%^. He can go jump off a cliff. Nobody likes him and his uppity attitude. Tampa players couldn’t stand him and the Colts were only too happy to get rid of him.

  52. adellgfo says: Aug 16, 2010 12:43 PM

    Tim_Stead says: His own son committed suicide yet “Mentor” Ton-Ton runs around pontificating on how everyone else should carry themselves.
    ———————————–
    This has to be one of the cheapest, most immature things i’ve ever heard or read in my life. That has nothing to do with this. I hope you get to go through the hell of a family tragedy like that, and then have people blast you for it because you don’t like somebody repeatedly dropping the F bomb.
    He’s not saying that he is a bad person or anything, he is saying that he should watch his language. There are parents out there who would prefer to not let there young kids be exposed to it over and over and over again.
    Some parents are gonna tell there children not to watch “Hard Knocks” because the coach can’t control his mouth. Are we aloud to talk like that in our work-places? No.
    Don’t get me wrong, i do my fair share of cussing as well, but that dosn’t mean i want my 6 year old nephew who loves football to watch it over and over again.

  53. robert ethen says: Aug 16, 2010 12:43 PM

    “Wouldn’t hire the slob as a boat anchor. All that methane, the boat would be skimming over the treetops!”.

  54. Steeler fans are tools says: Aug 16, 2010 12:43 PM

    Someone tell Dungy there is no God! I respect him as a coach, dude is a proven winner. But he goes on these “holier than thou” rants. Don’t tell people how to live their life dude. But sadly, most reigious people feel the need to vomit their beliefs to anyone that has an ear.

  55. Meat Tuperello says: Aug 16, 2010 12:44 PM

    It is just good that both Dungy’s style and Ryan’s style can both exist.
    My high school coach was more like Ryan. My college coach was more like Dungy and each could prove their point in their own way.

  56. ganggreenguido says: Aug 16, 2010 12:44 PM

    his job is riding the jesus jet. he’d hire vick but not rex… smell that? i smell a hater!!!!
    he’s just worried the players would like rex more then him.

  57. jb10 says: Aug 16, 2010 12:45 PM

    i’d like to know why dungy thinks he must comment on everything. dungy is a talking head.
    as said before take care of your own house first tony.

  58. BigBear123 says: Aug 16, 2010 12:45 PM

    Huskersrock says:
    August 16, 2010 12:05 PM
    Dungy, “I don’t want my players to be around such a foul mouthed man.”
    “But ex dog murderers and interstate gambling kingpins are OK.”
    Mike Vick must have the vocabulary of a saint.
    Indeed.

  59. craigolney says: Aug 16, 2010 12:45 PM

    Utopia is not a place on earth, Mr. Dungy. Roger needs to stay out of this…This is football and men speaking to men who play a brutal sport, this is not a sport where guys need soft music and bible lessons.

  60. BRUTUS9448 says: Aug 16, 2010 12:47 PM

    The only reason anyone even listens to dungy is because of peyton manning. LEts see how many games he would have won without manning.

  61. CT_Bob says: Aug 16, 2010 12:48 PM

    Better question:
    Would anyone hire Dungy as a coach without having Manning as his QB??? (see: Bucs, Tampa Bay)

  62. jj jones says: Aug 16, 2010 12:48 PM

    “Terry says:
    August 16, 2010 12:16 PM
    Does Dungy need to comment on everything? Go get a job Tony!”
    He was on the Dan Patrick Show. What did you want him to say? Oh, and he has a job. Sunday Night Football next to Dan Patrick.

  63. AllThat says: Aug 16, 2010 12:48 PM

    @Levito says:
    August 16, 2010 12:10 PM
    I think it’ll be put up as long as the Jets are winning games, however long that’ll be. But as soon as they start slipping, he’ll be just as annoying as ozzie guillen’s garbage-mouth.
    ===================================
    Bingo Levito.
    Oh and BTW people he was asked the question and that is why he answered it.
    And as Big Swid said he doesn’t change who he is in front of a camera either.
    Only 3 more Hack Games before it starts——

  64. KingJoe! says: Aug 16, 2010 12:49 PM

    Please! Words are words and why they offend people is beyond me. Dungy is basing his distain for so-called profantiy on his belief in God. How one word can be subjected to ridicule based simply on societies current definition of of morality says much about our society. We are not free thinkers, nor have we advance the menatality of man. “F$^# that, I don’t give a S^#$ this” I can say these phrases over and over again, and not a single angel loses their wings.

  65. Scott P says: Aug 16, 2010 12:51 PM

    I love you Tony – but this is the NFL not the Mr Rogers show. The last thing that Godell would do is criticize behavior on a show that he consented to being a part of. While Ryan was a little on the excessive side language-wise, you heard Bart Scott say how nice it was that coach Ryan spoke players’ language. Then, to get verification what language he was talking about, you saw Kris Jenkins get very colorful and animated with his verbal exclamations after stopping the Jets O in a goal-line drill. You also saw O-Coord Brian Schottenheimer drop several F’s in talking to Sanchez about his goal-sheet. Tony’s method’s obviously worked well but I would surmise his ways are very much the minority across the league.

  66. konaehukai says: Aug 16, 2010 12:52 PM

    Really Dungy? Get off your “moral” high horse.
    It doesn’t matter what tony Dungy thinks. He’s not an owner or a GM of a team, so he won’t have to worry about hiring Rex.
    I find Rex to be uncouth at times, but to me that is part of his charm. I am not a fan of the Jets, but I love Rex. He’s brash, offensive and honest, and he doesn’t care what other people think.
    For that I do respect him.

  67. Chiefs2010 says: Aug 16, 2010 12:54 PM

    Huskersrock says:
    August 16, 2010 12:05 PM
    Dungy, “I don’t want my players to be around such a foul mouthed man.”
    “But ex dog murderers and interstate gambling kingpins are OK.”
    Mike Vick must have the vocabulary of a saint.
    ____________
    Hahahaha

  68. patpatriotagain says: Aug 16, 2010 12:55 PM

    “Profanity is the attempt of a weak mind to express itself forcibly”
    Don’t know who said it but it is spot on

  69. ravenfan820 says: Aug 16, 2010 12:56 PM

    You cretins,
    (and here is the definition of that word….a person considered to be extremely stupid)
    Need to understand a little bit about Tony Dungy before criticizing him or the standards he set for himself and those around him. (Especially the circumstances surrounding the death of his son. Incredible someone would be so insensitive as to bring that up here)
    I love Rex Ryan and I am sure he means no harms in how he protrays himself, but if I had to choose, I want my son to model himself more after Dungy than Ryan.

  70. Dr. Michael says: Aug 16, 2010 12:57 PM

    It’s ok to kill and murder dogs in Tony Dungheap’s world but, whatever you do, don’t use bad language!
    Tony Dunheap is a hypocrite.

  71. thirdandgoal says: Aug 16, 2010 12:57 PM

    “Get over the language. This is how every football coach from high schools up talk.”
    Not true. I realize there is a certain amount of sarcasim in these posts, but com’on. I played high-school and small-college football, and never had a coach that made that word such a common-place occurance. It does not make you “tough” or sound “tough” or anything else. In the heat of the moment, perhaps it’s at least excusable. As an every-other-sentence routine, it’s childish and embarassing. It’s even more comical that people somehow equate its use to on-field success. My team’s not playing very well— I’ll just swear more– that’s the ticket! How many times did you hear Bill Walsh use it? Bud Grant? Tom Landry? Marv Levy? Mike Ditk… oops, never mind!

  72. Calir says: Aug 16, 2010 12:57 PM

    I think I’m actually starting to get more tired of Dungy’s “Holyer than thou” comments and books then Rex’s bravado. Dude won one Super Bowl with one of the best QBs of all time, he’s a horrible mentor, and I’m not even going to comment on his family issues.

  73. traevin says: Aug 16, 2010 12:58 PM

    “Thou shalt not curse” was actually one of the Fifteen Commandments. It was on the tablet that Moses accidentally dropped on the way down the mountain.
    Didn’t you guys see History of the World Part I?

  74. HornedHelmet says: Aug 16, 2010 12:58 PM

    Dungy is a christian loser. That’s why. He’d be nothing with Peyton and he’d be nothing without Sapp.

  75. THE BEARD says: Aug 16, 2010 12:59 PM

    SomeFan
    humunuh hummuhnuh .. “Wrecks is delusional”
    Did you come up with Wrecks? seriously?! So unbelievably original bro!!!!
    It’s weak, try again

  76. txtumbleweed says: Aug 16, 2010 12:59 PM

    Dungy is right and coaches don’t have to talk like that. I don’t like to be around foul talking people either and I’m not. I wouldn’t allow my kid to be on a High School team where it was allowed either. High School coaches are normally teachers too. Do they allow teachers to use that language nowdays? I wouldn’t be surprised if they do. I don’t watch HBO for that very reason. If you think all football players talk like that your wrong, many of them are Christians and believe just like Dungy.

  77. argos says: Aug 16, 2010 1:00 PM

    I’ll take a coach like Dungy every day of the week over RR. You can tell that Fat Bastard (perfectly played by Mike Meyers) where he can put his hoagie.

  78. connie says: Aug 16, 2010 1:01 PM

    Tony is in the nfl to balance it out between him stupid Ben( I can’t call him big no more because he is so small) and Vick. No morals.
    Low lifes.

  79. Danwhitmer says: Aug 16, 2010 1:02 PM

    WOW no one is crying the race card …… Oh wait that is because this was said about a white guy haha.
    I am a christian ( and do not care about race, was just making a point above ) But i do not think Dungy has his head on right. I think the comments about his judge of character is correct, its ok for a dog killing, drug dealer running a gambling ring to be accepted back with open arms, but you have a problem with him dropping the F bomb to much ?
    I think that Vick deserved a second chance “IF” he was truely sorry for what he did, he participated in making amends for what he did wrong and tried to change. If he did these things I was cool with it. From what I have seen he has not done the minimum of what he was asked and to me it is dissapointing . If we did not allow anyone who made mistakes in there life to have a second chance then just about all of us would be out of work!
    On the F-bombs, These are grown men and most of them talk like that. I have a problem with coaches who teach our kids and talk like this. Cursing is one thing but dropping it in every sentece is a little much for me. Once they are in college and up then they can deal with it.

  80. Old School says: Aug 16, 2010 1:05 PM

    Most coaches who use profanity (to motivate?) have the maturity to know the time and place.
    Christians have to walk on eggs to keep from offending people whose vocabulary is limited to words of four letters or less???? But obviously it doesn’t work the other way. How long before the ACLU comes after Dungy?
    Sounds like a double standard to me.

  81. Cdizzle says: Aug 16, 2010 1:10 PM

    People are a trip……. Preferably I do not have a problem with Rex Ryan and his use of the “F” bomb. But I do have a problem with how Tony Dungy is judged harshly for saying that Ryan could clean up his language. If we consider the NFL as a company or place of employment, I know for certain I would not want my boss using F bombs on me while I was working. Yes, I played football, and a coach getting on me without F bombs was just as effective as those that did……..
    And for Dungy sponsoring Vick, Vick did his time for his crime and deserves a second chance. Dungy felt he could help a fellow man who he thinks deserved another shot in the NFL. Why would anybody hold that against Dungy?????

  82. txtumbleweed says: Aug 16, 2010 1:14 PM

    Wow, I didn’t know our society had generated so low so fast. I’m amazed at such venom and hatred for anything good and your slams at God. I feel sorry for you because you are in for the shock of your life. Whether you like it or not you will have to stand before Him and answer for your actions.

  83. cunninglinguist says: Aug 16, 2010 1:15 PM

    Tony’s going to pray with a kid toucher for Rex Ryans soul

  84. tv says: Aug 16, 2010 1:16 PM

    Of course he wouldn’t hire Ryan – Ryan is white.

  85. imabigdog says: Aug 16, 2010 1:22 PM

    Can someone PLEEEEASE tell me when Tony Dungy was appointed the Moral compass for the NFL?

  86. fsumet says: Aug 16, 2010 1:25 PM

    Someone tell Saint Dungy to shut his mouth and go have a jello pudding pop with Bill Cosby if he has a problem with all this filth flarn filth flarn filth. He may not agree with Rex Ryan’s vocabulary, but i’ll take that from a coach any day over the arms folded blank stare on the sideline that I put up with for years as a Bucs Fan, while he watched Trent Dilfer throw int after int.

  87. Tim_Stead says: Aug 16, 2010 1:27 PM

    Let’s ask Dungy’s former players (Lynch, Sapp, Sanders et al) what kind of language they used when playing for him. ha ha ha ha ha
    Dungy is out of the game so now he pontificates?
    Please!
    Regarding my comments about his son, when Dungy runs around presenting himself as a mentor and vouches for scum like Mike Vick then his trackrecord is fair game. It’s not a very good one.

  88. Bious says: Aug 16, 2010 1:27 PM

    The only thing this shows is how clueless Dungy is with the locker room and on-field talk

  89. Crowder911 says: Aug 16, 2010 1:29 PM

    most of you guys are just froot loops
    in my oppinion.
    Dungy
    classy guy, educated and actually has won anything
    Ryan
    stupid, ignorant, i compensate my lil wheener with ego and cheesburgers and hasnt won anything
    Dungy all day….
    that being said… Ryan might be the right fit for at the right place.

  90. AlanSaysYo says: Aug 16, 2010 1:30 PM

    Leave it to Tony Dungy to make Rex Ryan of all people look sympathetic.
    Tony needs to be careful about the reasons he gives for saying he doesn’t like Ryan using profanity. If he wants to play the card that it doesn’t set a good example for kids, he opens the door to many other criticisms on not setting a good example for children. Such as, oh, say, every coach employed by an NFL team spending 99% of their waking moments for 10 months of the year working and not being around for their families. How’s that for setting an example? Daddy makes a bunch of money but never sees his kids. Shouldn’t every coach be criticized for that? Shouldn’t Tony himself be criticized for that?

  91. darkchild says: Aug 16, 2010 1:33 PM

    txtumbleweed says:
    August 16, 2010 1:14 PM
    Wow, I didn’t know our society had generated so low so fast. I’m amazed at such venom and hatred for anything good and your slams at God. I feel sorry for you because you are in for the shock of your life. Whether you like it or not you will have to stand before Him and answer for your actions.
    ______________________________
    Im so sick of Christian God squadders thinking people really give a shit about their made up beliefs and their fictional God. We dont need to or want to hear your shit all the time.

  92. AngeloMixLA says: Aug 16, 2010 1:34 PM

    I don’t see why everyone is coming down on Dungy , everone has a right to their own opinion , and his is that he dislikes couch Ryan’s language , it’s the NFL he’s representing . The Commisioner should address this immediately .

  93. TheSleepness says: Aug 16, 2010 1:34 PM

    Dungy needs to relax…this isn’t peewee this is THE NFL…..anyone offended by cursing should timetravel back to the 1100′s

  94. trsean says: Aug 16, 2010 1:35 PM

    I love watching defensive and insecure people react to criticism and lash out in their cute little way.
    Awww, I don’t like someone being called out on sounding unprofessional and sophomoric because I do, too. I don’t like people judging because I already feel inadequate enough so I hate it when people call us out on it and I have to face it instead of rationalizing it away.
    When the mics are on, you’re representing a billion dollar family entertainment business. Act like it. Curse like an idiot to relate to the players who were too busy getting their heads knocked in at college to learn better when the cameras aren’t on.

  95. ijr213 says: Aug 16, 2010 1:37 PM

    Apparently Tony’s never been to the military. What Rex is throwing out is bubblegum and pixies compared to what some of the more clever drill sergeants throw out.
    Football players aren’t 5 year olds, they can take some more salty language. It’s not going to completely destroy their morale.
    Also, Rex is definitely doing this for show. He loves the camera. Who cares?

  96. cunninglinguist says: Aug 16, 2010 1:38 PM

    To summarize….
    The people that find Rex Ryan offensive are:
    Tony Dungy
    Cheatriot fans
    Dolfag fans
    And if there were any Buffalo fans left, they would probaby be offended
    Fred Phelps
    Because everyone knows God hates expletives

  97. jamaltimore says: Aug 16, 2010 1:39 PM

    Rex Ryan is Fat Loudmouth who’s daddy paved his way into the NFL and he rode the greatest linebacker in the GAME, like several others, to get a head coaching job. Seriously, if there was something intelligent coming out of his fat pie hole maybe it would be worth listening to dribble.
    28 days until the Ravens go into NY’s nice new stadium and smack Chico and the FATMAN right in the mouth. Remember that show is on tape and when the jets are 8-8 they’ll be a lot of people looking to recycle all his moronic comments.
    Keep em coming I’m sure the Ravens will have a couple recited to memory when they help you open your stadium the same way they shut down loud mouth Jerry Jones cowboy stadium!

  98. AJ says: Aug 16, 2010 1:44 PM

    Thank goodness for decent men like Tony Dungy! Reading a lot of the comments posted here shows how bigoted, and how far we have fallen as a nation of people, especially us white people. No decency left, it seems!

  99. snnyjcbs says: Aug 16, 2010 1:45 PM

    Nothing worse in the World then these Tony Dungy type. The people that like to cram their way of life down others throats. And want others to know about any good deed they do.
    Who really cares what this Dungy would or would not do. I do not even like Rex Ryan but at least he is real, what you see is what you get.
    This Dungy is the type down the road that they find out was a closet pervert his whole life and once out people say, “You are kidding me”.

  100. cunninglinguist says: Aug 16, 2010 1:46 PM

    # txtumbleweed says:
    Wow, I didn’t know our society had generated so low so fast. I’m amazed at such venom and hatred for anything good and your slams at God. I feel sorry for you because you are in for the shock of your life. Whether you like it or not you will have to stand before Him and answer for your actions.
    _______________________________________
    LOL
    What a rube

  101. Sparrowhawk says: Aug 16, 2010 1:46 PM

    Profanity isn’t allowed in most workplaces and those who can’t communicate without using it are eliminated from their positions. Dungy was asked a question during an interview and his answer was very professional. Ryan is wrong to go on TV and represent his team and the NFL in such a juvenile manner. I was surprised that so many 12 year-olds were allowed on the computer to make damning statements about Tony Dungy on this subject.

  102. TheDPR says: Aug 16, 2010 1:48 PM

    I’m not a big fan of Dungy but for the most part he is right about this. Rex Ryan is an ignorant blowhard who doesn’t know how to behave in public. That said, he was wrong about the following:
    “I’m disappointed with all the profanity,” Dungy said. “I think Rex can make his points without all that.”
    No, Rex can’t. He’s a bigmouthed jerk with limited vocabulary.

  103. GreenAsGrass says: Aug 16, 2010 1:48 PM

    well,,,,F#@k you Dungy!!

  104. cunninglinguist says: Aug 16, 2010 1:51 PM

    Christians always know how everyone else should be living their lives….meanwhile they are the most deplorable group of people in the country.
    They turn a blind eye to men of God raping children only to be incensed about a grown man using a curse word.
    they’re disgusting group of people

  105. Chapnasty. says: Aug 16, 2010 1:52 PM

    I am going to go ahead and say whate everyone else has probably already said. NO ONE cares at all what Tony Dungy has to say about anything. I would rather have Rex Ryan coach my team that this media created waste of space. MDS, good work, the comments are rolling in…..

  106. tudefit says: Aug 16, 2010 1:53 PM

    I’m surprised, but probably shouldn’t be, that so many are defending Ryan. I’m a Vietnam vet and played college football and have heard it all but tossing around that word pretty much shows a sign of stupidity.
    I remember using it when I was a kid and thinking I sounded cool or something. I hear it now with some kids trying to impress their friends. Makes them sound like low life. If some of you honestly believe that is necessary for a coach to get across his point, you are delusional.
    An occasional slip up now or then might be tolerable (I get pissed off once in awhile and use it but then I feel like an idiot after and hope no one heard me) but get real people. By the way, I am not a religious person. You don’t have to be to recognize ignorance.
    A real coach can ream you out without ever using the “F” word and you will know you have been reamed out.

  107. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 16, 2010 1:53 PM

    Some of you crack me up. Saying Dungy wouldn’t have won without Manning. That is so true, but the Colts didn’t win WITH Manning until Dungy brought his style of Defense to the Colts. And the Bucs didn’t win with his style of Defense, until Gruden brought his style of Offense to that team. See how it all works?
    Not sure why everyone is dissing Dungy for answering a question though. And if you think Rexy dropping the F-bomb every other word, I dare any one of you to talk like that next time you’re sitting down to dinner with your mother-in-law and father-in-law. Or heck, even with your own parents. It’s just a word, but if someone calls you shi+head ALL the time, I’m sure you’d get bored with that “word”.

  108. Renegade says: Aug 16, 2010 1:57 PM

    I think Brick-Pride has his name wrong. Should be Prick-Bride.

  109. TheSleepness says: Aug 16, 2010 1:58 PM

    to clarify, no problem with tony dungy, but anyone’s who played football since HIGHSCHOOL knows this is a viscious & violent sport..cursing..swearing..listen when I snapped by achilles I didn’t shout out “OH GOSH DARN GOOEY DROPS!”
    It was much more viscereal
    The children? I’m a teacher, children are some of the smartest beings on the planet and we treat them like they are dolts.
    Children are more of an indictment of our character than anything else.

  110. SoFlor Steeler says: Aug 16, 2010 2:03 PM

    Trsean – are you talking about the same billion dollar family entertainment business that makes part of it’s billion by encouraging it’s fans to get totally wasted on $8 beers and allows them to curse like Rex Ryan – or worse in the stadiums every Sunday?
    Jeez folks – sit in a stadium some Sunday and try and enjoy a game – count the F bombs per minute coming from your seating section. Of u r lucky u will only get one or two beers spilled on you by the guys behind you…
    And sparrowhawk – not sure where you work – but most places I have worked in my 40 or so years in the work force have been a bit salty at times – and it ain’t no big deal…

  111. JEsTerS says: Aug 16, 2010 2:05 PM

    Who care if Dungy would hire him? Rex has a job and he isnt looking for another.

  112. SJUHawk says: Aug 16, 2010 2:08 PM

    @Crowder911
    most of you guys are just froot loops
    in my oppinion.
    Dungy
    classy guy, educated and actually has won anything
    Ryan
    stupid, ignorant, i compensate my lil wheener with ego and cheesburgers and hasnt won anything
    Dungy all day….
    that being said… Ryan might be the right fit for at the right place.
    —————————————–
    Okay honestly, you’re the BIGGEST Jets hater on this site. For someone who’s criticizing a guy who curses, try listening to your Dolfag savoir Parcells. The guy curses up a storm. Get over yourself, nobody takes you serious because of posts like it. You write at a 3rd grade level and find any Jets column you can to post stupid ass remarks. The amount of spelling errors on that single post alone has lowered my IQ. Froot? Really? Maybe you should find a Dolphin article to post in rather than continue to find Jet posts where you contribute nothing. You’re not even a real Dolphin fan. You’re more of a Jet hater than a Dolphin fan, its pathetic. Maybe you should drop the inferiority complex and just follow the Phins. Or maybe I should find every Dolphin post (there’s probably 5 on PFT cause people don’t give a shit about them) and post negative things about them. Get over yourself.

  113. cbatchel says: Aug 16, 2010 2:09 PM

    No Tony would not hire Rex Ryan, Tony would hire Jim Caldwell and did. Good call Tony Jims team beat down Rex’s team in the AFC Championship.

  114. sacdaddy says: Aug 16, 2010 2:09 PM

    Tim_Stead says: August 16, 2010 11:56 AM
    Tony Dungy is one of the most pompous blowhards the NFL has ever seen. His own son committed suicide yet “Mentor” Ton-Ton runs around pontificating on how everyone else should carry themselves.
    Memo to Tony Dungy: Take care of your own business first then get back to us.
    _______
    That’s the lowest of low man. You have no idea what his son may have been dealing with, i.e. severe depression. I would imagine that Tony was a great father if he treated his son as he treated his own players. I could be wrong, and I’m sure he wasn’t there all the time due to the demands of being a head coach in the NFL, but taking a shot at someone like that is just plain cold and heartless.

  115. QinCT says: Aug 16, 2010 2:10 PM

    Dick Vermeil, Tom Landry, Bill Walsh, and oh yeah, Tony Dungy. What do they all have in common? They have won Super Bowls without being degrading or profane to their players. They ALL treated their players like grown men!
    You can criticize the man for his faith and principles (and habits) based on his faith, but come on, football is also a business. At no other job can any mid-level executive just get away with verbally abusing employees.
    And a final thought, I don’t know if any of you lost a child, but to post some of that insensitive garbage that you posted on here regarding his son’s suicide or their relation ship is just way wrong.

  116. MitchBergerSaysKissTheRingBitch says: Aug 16, 2010 2:15 PM

    Yeah Tony, dropping the F bomb on HBO is bad for the league but handing convicted felons their multi-million dollar jobs back is A-Okay. If Dungy really cared about the state of the league he wouldn’t have tried so hard to get Vick back in the league when he obviously never learned his lesson or cared to try. Dungy is a moron and the sooner he shuts up and leaves the sport alone the better.

  117. thepuretruth says: Aug 16, 2010 2:15 PM

    Tony has his right to speak his mind just as much as Rex has the right to F bomob on HBO. Don’t judge Tony because of his opinion, that shows how really, really small your thinking is. If you are going to preach tolerance for F-bombs, practice that same tolerance for opinions that differ from your idiot brains…Leave Dungy alone assholes!!!!

  118. savagenation says: Aug 16, 2010 2:16 PM

    # darkchild says: August 16, 2010 1:33 PM
    txtumbleweed says:
    August 16, 2010 1:14 PM
    Wow, I didn’t know our society had generated so low so fast. I’m amazed at such venom and hatred for anything good and your slams at God. I feel sorry for you because you are in for the shock of your life. Whether you like it or not you will have to stand before Him and answer for your actions.
    ____________________ __________
    Im so sick of Christian God squadders thinking people really give a shit about their made up beliefs and their fictional God. We dont need to or want to hear your shit all the time.
    OK Satan lover (dark child). You live in fear very day that the Christian belief is the truth,and that would threaten your hateful life when you have to look at yourself.
    You can’t run

  119. Chapnasty. says: Aug 16, 2010 2:16 PM

    Myabe if parents like Tony Dungy actually did their jobs as parents and kept track of what they were watching or taught them why cussing may not be appropriate this may not be an issue. I know when I was young I wasn’t allowed to watch HBO because of its content. Seems like Dungy, and those supporting him on this post, are either lazy or don’t understand the role of a parent. Should we not allow kids to watch the news knowing that they might hear a report on a brutal murder? I mean seriously, the sensitivity in this country is sad.

  120. Dome Patrol says: Aug 16, 2010 2:17 PM

    LOL at all of the Christian backlash. Keep all of your religion, crusades, storybook garbage & hypocrisy to yourselves.
    Swear words and fake swear words like darn all come from the same part of the brain. so whether you’re dropping Fbombs or saying the word Freaking, you’re still using the same part of the brain and they have the same effect mentally on those that hear it. That is science, unlike your ridiculous book from the middle east translated by an English king.
    Christians are blind.

  121. smithopher says: Aug 16, 2010 2:18 PM

    thats why Dungy never coached in NY… we swear here in NY. a lot. I drop as many f bombs in daily conversation as Rex does, and many of my friends do too. in a town where a typically acceptable greeting is ‘go f*ck yaself,” rex ryan will do just fine. Dungy, on the other hand, sounds like NY fans would’ve hurt his feelings on a daily basis. he was obviously a solid coach, but he coached in indiana, theres a lot less colorful personalities out there.

  122. Toombs says: Aug 16, 2010 2:19 PM

    I heard this interview on the DP show this morning. The way this is written versus the way Dungy spoke, doesn’t match up at all. This article makes it sound like Dungy was being mean and angry. however if listen to the DP podcast, you will see that this wasn’t the case at all. It was just a simple light hearted conversation between Dan and Dungy.

  123. savagenation says: Aug 16, 2010 2:21 PM

    # cunninglinguist says: August 16, 2010 1:46 PM
    # txtumbleweed says:
    Wow, I didn’t know our society had generated so low so fast. I’m amazed at such venom and hatred for anything good and your slams at God. I feel sorry for you because you are in for the shock of your life. Whether you like it or not you will have to stand before Him and answer for your actions.
    ____________________ ___________________
    LOL
    What a rube
    Cunning, Hell just called , your reservations are ready

  124. Snooky says: Aug 16, 2010 2:22 PM

    @sparrowhawk: this is football and the football field and locker room is a far different place from an office. If you can not see that then you are simply a dolt.

  125. downsouth49er says: Aug 16, 2010 2:26 PM

    I seel all the rude, foul mouth, arrogant New Yorkians are out in full force on this story lmao…I hate new yorkians and rex fits right in with you ignorant fools

  126. cousinrk says: Aug 16, 2010 2:30 PM

    Hmm…so its ok for Dungy to counsel Michael Vick and try and help him get back to football. It’s ok for a guy who tortured and murdered dogs to be allowed in the league and Dungy would “hire” him but Rex saying F-bombs, that’s not ok. Unreal. What a phony!

  127. cunninglinguist says: Aug 16, 2010 2:35 PM

    @savagnation
    Be a good Christian and pray for my demise

  128. INTENSEG says: Aug 16, 2010 2:38 PM

    @Cdizzle says:
    August 16, 2010 1:10 PM
    People are a trip……. Preferably I do not have a problem with Rex Ryan and his use of the “F” bomb. But I do have a problem with how Tony Dungy is judged harshly for saying that Ryan could clean up his language. If we consider the NFL as a company or place of employment, I know for certain I would not want my boss using F bombs on me while I was working. Yes, I played football, and a coach getting on me without F bombs was just as effective as those that did……..
    And for Dungy sponsoring Vick, Vick did his time for his crime and deserves a second chance. Dungy felt he could help a fellow man who he thinks deserved another shot in the NFL. Why would anybody hold that against Dungy?????
    I agree well said

  129. cunninglinguist says: Aug 16, 2010 2:38 PM

    @koamisi
    He wasn’t sitting down for dinner with the in-laws, he was in a meeting with adults
    But keep taking offense to Rex dropping F-bombs and not Dolphin players dropping their pregnant girlfriends

  130. DJSlyBri says: Aug 16, 2010 2:39 PM

    The racism against Dungy here is just like the racism against President Obama. I am only surprised that half of the comments didn’t called Dungy a you-know-what.

  131. darkchild says: Aug 16, 2010 2:41 PM

    downsouth49er says:
    August 16, 2010 2:26 PM
    I seel all the rude, foul mouth, arrogant New Yorkians are out in full force on this story lmao…I hate new yorkians and rex fits right in with you ignorant fools
    ———————–
    It’s New Yorkers, not New Yorkians…idiot. You just perpetuated every stereotype about the South.

  132. Hollywood26 says: Aug 16, 2010 2:46 PM

    I respect Dungy but don’t agree in this case.
    Having said that, the personal attacks show the lack of imagination or even humanity that the people on here tend to possess. You mock a man for his son’s suicide? WTF???? Then you call him a pansy and insinuate he must be gay? You azzclowns do realize he was also a player? I haven’t seen to many “pussy” safeties.

  133. Tufdan says: Aug 16, 2010 2:46 PM

    It also gives coaches at lower levels the wrong idea on how they should act.

  134. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says: Aug 16, 2010 2:47 PM

    To refer to God and or religion as a crutch is a touch off base. Crutches serve a purpose.

  135. extreme469 says: Aug 16, 2010 2:47 PM

    Not a Rex Ryan fan but who cares what Dungy says.

  136. Floriohatescincy says: Aug 16, 2010 2:49 PM

    Interesting takes from both sides.
    “Get over it, it’s just words”
    “Keep your ‘god squad’ high horse riding to yourself”
    “You will pay on judgement day if you curse”
    “This nation has fallen so far.”
    Personally, I relate much more to the former two of the four categories laid out. I say “sniffle sniffle” Tony Dungy, and the same to the folks backing his take. It’s not a very big deal one way or another IMO, certainly not big enough to call on Goodell to “address it with him.” Give me a break. Mike Zimmer curses like a sailor, and has a great relationship with his family, as well as the guys on the team….. Mike Ditka was the same way, and you know they aint the only coaches in history that utilize(d) profanity in their coaching style. If Goodell goes after Rex, he’s creating quite a line of folks with whom he would need to “have a talk with.”
    AJ, how do you know how many of the posters here are white? You should be embarassed of you post.

  137. cunninglinguist says: Aug 16, 2010 2:49 PM

    downsouth49er says: I seel all the rude, foul mouth, arrogant New Yorkians are out in full force on this story lmao…I hate new yorkians and rex fits right in with you ignorant fools
    _______________________________________
    You’re just mad that a New Yorker tagged your sister before you did

  138. TheToolofTools says: Aug 16, 2010 2:50 PM

    This is a bullshit story.
    The Jets are going nowhere
    let me repeat that.
    The Jets are going nowhere.
    Ryan will be fired next year.
    SUCK ON THAT !

  139. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Aug 16, 2010 3:04 PM

    DJSlyBri says:
    August 16, 2010 2:39 PM
    The racism against Dungy here is just like the racism against President Obama. I am only surprised that half of the comments didn’t called Dungy a you-know-what.
    _______________________
    Pompous ass?

  140. aligreene says: Aug 16, 2010 3:07 PM

    rex is good for a bougie league,he causes no real problems and he loves the cameras think of a fat Ochocinco,and Dungy has a right to his opinion,but why all the gay jokes is there something i missed

  141. adellgfo says: Aug 16, 2010 3:07 PM

    DarkChild says: Im so sick of Christian God squadders thinking people really give a shit about their made up beliefs and their fictional God. We dont need to or want to hear your shit all the time.
    ——————-
    You know what, i’m sick of you people getting on us for our beliefs. We don’t need to or want to hear your shit all the time.
    Look at it this way. If we’re right, we get to go to heaven and live in his paradise. If your right, well, nothing. Wonder which side i would want to be on?

  142. purple haze says: Aug 16, 2010 3:09 PM

    Many of the comments on this topic prove a couple things. One, a majority of people seem to have an inability to analyze. Two, a good number of people are simply ignorant.
    Dungy is working as, amongst other things, an analyst. He was on the Dan Patrick show and was asked about Rex Ryan. As part of his job he is expected to provide an answer to the question. So for those who say Dungy should be quiet or who cares what he thinks; he gave an opinion which is what he was brought on the show to do and Dan Patrick cared which is why the question was asked.
    Many of us have cursed along the way; Dungy said he’s been around it. There’s a difference between throwing out a curse word when you bang a limb on something or get upset and lose your cool for a moment. Rex Ryan’s cursing was a show he was putting on trying to sound like a tough guy and he sounded ignorant. Point blank. Is it the worst thing in the world? No. Dungy did not say it was. He just said that Rex could communicate more effectively and that is true. IF you go to work and speak like Rex Ryan did on that clip then yes you sound ignorant too.
    For those who bring Michael Vick into the equation you do not know how contrite he was or is. But to prove your point you assume he is not. Which does nothing for your point because you can’t say definitively whether Vick is changed. And like many who cannot analyze you are not staying on point. The conversation is about Rex Ryan and the way he carries himself; which Dungy said he wouldn’t want to be around.
    For those who call Dungy a racist you are not making any sense whatsoever. What is that accusation based on? As far as his son we have no idea what was going on and should not comment. His son could have been dealing with depression or psychiatric issues that led to his suicide; mental health issues that Dungy or his wife would not have been able to spare him from regardless of time spent. There are many people walking around America right now on medication for various mental issues and if they weren’t on them might take a similar approach as Dungy’s son. It’s nothing to be flippant about. Which brings me back to the fact that there are many ignorant people on this board.

  143. UrTeamBlowsgoats says: Aug 16, 2010 3:09 PM

    Christians and muslums will be the death of us all, maybe its time to grow up and realize thats what evers up there wants you to enjoy ur time alive and quit being so much the sheep and try being a shepard. U can do it think for yourself.
    “Science be praised!” (south par k reference).

  144. Crowder911 says: Aug 16, 2010 3:12 PM

    @SJU Hawk
    3rd grade?? wow thanks a lot…
    groving up in a country at least 6 hours in front of you, where we have 3 national language and none of it is english….its quiet an honor
    Do I hate the Jets? – YES
    cause i hate people in general who talk big and can NOT back up…. deliver and then talk. thats whats up! have you heart anything from the Saints? Colts? Patriots? – no cause these franchises are run by people who have a winner mentality. Life doesnt give candy to ignorant people.
    honestly I think you guys have a few very good players (Mangold, Harris, Revis, Cotchery)
    but why take care of these guys when you can spend money on overpriced overaged egos?!
    best example Thomas Jones, couldnt believe you guys are that dump. but hey I know it was just the OLine lol.
    ps: havent seen Parcells in public flipping the birdy around…. by the way he hasnt even given a single interview since he arrived. yes he is a tuff fella and yes he might use some dirty language but at least parcells knows who he is. he is none sense and knows at least how to run a team.
    Ryan on the other hand… tries to be everybodys darling, and that is something I cant stand. but hey..keep on telling your players they are the best on the planet withouth having a plan or benjamins in place to back it up… jets gonna have one heck of a locker room.
    juggling
    with nitroglycerin has always been fun

  145. bigfranky75 says: Aug 16, 2010 3:12 PM

    to the low-life, bottom of the barrell trailer trash that are making sick twisted comments about tony dungy’s son, you all ought to be ashamed of yourselves. your parents were obviously monumental failures.
    and shame on classless florio et al for even posting those comments for the mere sake of getting flame wars…. i know you guys are guttless, taltentless hacks, but cmon, at least pretend to have a shred of dignity.
    you guys have not posted my comments before for FAR less than what some of these wastes of skin are posting…. i have NEVER personally insulted someone using a personal tragedy. sickos.

  146. Crowder911 says: Aug 16, 2010 3:14 PM

    @sJUHawk…
    how about you buy a freaking season ticket?
    - i promise you’ll get 2-3 rex ryan voice messages for FREE

  147. njhitman says: Aug 16, 2010 3:21 PM

    downsouth49er says:
    August 16, 2010 2:26 PM
    I seel all the rude, foul mouth, arrogant New Yorkians are out in full force on this story lmao…I hate new yorkians and rex fits right in with you ignorant fools
    —————————————
    WTF is a New Yorkians ? Dam hillbillys inbreeds making up their own words again

  148. nowathand says: Aug 16, 2010 3:24 PM

    Kurt Warner had quite the foul mouth in practices.
    Until football becomes less like war, the players will use less profanity. Not everyone is Anquan Boldin, able to break his face and not take pain medication. Swearing’s going to happen, we’re all sinners. Why is he holding someone he believes to be an unrepentant sinner to the same standard as someone who has become a child of God?
    I’m not saying it excuses using it in even in stressful situations for Christians, but since I don’t believe being a Christian is a pre-requisite for hiring a head coach, I wouldn’t rule out hiring Rex as a head coach. He meets all the requirements well.
    As for Goodell getting involved, that’s hilarious. He needs to then go back and fine Marv Levy, Jerry Glanville, Mike Holmgren, Marvin Lewis, destroy all those classic NFL tapes. Dungy, how many times did a player get a concussion because he was playing defense in your system? How was that morally OK, but using profanity when getting the serious brain injury is wrong?
    I’m a Christian who would like Dungy to leave the good coaches like Belichick and Ryan alone and he can just comment on the underachievers or the ones who were in it to make the guys better men Dungy’s way. Should Goodell step in and suspend Peyton Manning because there is tape of him cursing?

  149. daveyguitar says: Aug 16, 2010 3:35 PM

    Man you guys are hateful. Dungy was a great coach and is a great person. I think Rex Ryan is a good guy too, whether or not he F bombs. But Tony’s just giving his opinion. He’s perfectly within his rights to do so. Those of you calling out Dungy on his religious beliefs, thats really low and typical. The amount of hate on these blog posts is unbelievable. Some of you might need a few minutes with Dungy

  150. Bleeding Green says: Aug 16, 2010 3:37 PM

    @ Crowder911… Just so you know
    As regular visitors to FOXSports.com know, Jay Glazer is on top of all the NFL news. Last Saturday night in South Florida, Glazer was right in the middle of a breaking story — a confrontation between New York Jets coach Rex Ryan and a fan.
    In an interview with the “Boomer & Carton Show” on New York radio station WFAN, Glazer said the fan confronted Ryan three times and spit on him before Ryan reacted, giving him the finger.
    “I’ve gotta tell you guys,” Glazer said, “I’ve never seen a fan go so far over the line.”
    The incident occurred at an MMA event in Sunrise, Fla., a suburb of Fort Lauderdale. The Jets fined Ryan $50,000; the NFL did not punish him.
    “I think to fine the guy 50 grand is the most ridiculous thing,” Glazer said. “If (Jets general manager) Mike Tannenbaum or (owner) Woody Johnson was there, they would have hit the guy.
    “I think (Ryan) needs a reward for showing restraint. I’d give him 50 grand for not hitting the guy.
    “We all showed great restraint. He (Ryan) showed the greatest restraint.”
    Glazer said the fan’s actions went far beyond heckling. “This was a guy who was going out of his way to incite a fight, to incite some sort of violence to get the head coach of the Jets to ruin his job and to really put Rex in a place he didn’t need to be.”
    Ryan was with Glazer and NFL players Patrick Willis and Trent Cole at the event. Glazer said one fan, upon recognizing Ryan, went ballistic.
    “He said, ‘Hey. I F-in hate you. I hate you. I hate you. You’re an F-in piece of F.’
    “I mean it was unbelievable, and he just kept going on and on. Then he said, ‘I hate you. I hope you die, you fat piece of crap,’ and then spit at him.”
    Glazer said he stepped between Ryan and the fan.
    “I didn’t want Rex to kill the guy.”
    After Ryan’s party reached their front-row seats, Glazer said, the fan came over and started in with Ryan again. Glazer said he ushered the fan away, but security refused to remove him. Later, as Ryan’s group was being escorted out, Ryan gave the fan the finger.

  151. cunninglinguist says: Aug 16, 2010 3:39 PM

    adellgfo says:
    Look at it this way. If we’re right, we get to go to heaven and live in his paradise. If your right, well, nothing. Wonder which side i would want to be on
    _______________________________________
    Pascals wager….
    So you’re a believer “just in case”
    Good argument, I’m sure your God is too stupid to see that you’re just pretending in the hopes of getting into heaven.

  152. Randy Inman says: Aug 16, 2010 3:40 PM

    Tony wouldn’t care if Rex was a black guy dropping F bombs. I hate to pull for the Jets but if Saint Tony does not like Rex, then I do.

  153. Tim_Stead says: Aug 16, 2010 3:42 PM

    Bri sez “The racism against Dungy here is just like the racism against President Obama. I am only surprised that half of the comments didn’t called Dungy a you-know-what.
    Huh, the term “pompous ass” is racist??
    The race card is such a tiresome crutch Bri. Find some new material. The old tired talking points of thr past simply don’t fly anymore.

  154. billy.ocean says: Aug 16, 2010 3:46 PM

    Dungy is nothing but a stand up guy and a class act.
    I can’t honestly believe the ignorance of some of these comments. I know it always happens on the internet.. but come on, focus on the point of the story. Nowhere in Dungy’s comments does he cite the Christian faith or impress his morals on anyone. This article has nothing to do with his faith, nor his children, so I do not understand why that is being discussed.
    Dungy has simply stated his point that he wouldn’t want this type coach on his staff. And I his point is fair when he says this questionable conduct should not be the face of the NFL. Its been proven many of times that curse words and hot headed coaching are unncessary to make an impact and achieve success.
    Dungy is a football genius. His players respected him. He rarely raised his voice. And he’s a Super Bowl Champion, both as a player and coach. If you’re a football fan, how can you not respect him. It disgusts me that the supposdley super fans on this website have such a lack of appreciation for the people that helped make this league so great.
    In the end, Dungy just has a different coaching style. Different strokes for different folks. Tom Osborne had the same mild-mannered coaching style as Dungy at Nebraska, and he won 3 National Championships. But aggressive style coaching has proved to work too, and maybe its better for the Jets personnel. Who knows.. we’ll see what happens in the fall. But who cares? It was only his opinion, stop bashing the dude. No need to drag his faith or his children into it.

  155. Kushion says: Aug 16, 2010 3:46 PM

    Mark my words….There will come a time when Rex Ryan’s mouth will become an unwanted nuisance in the Jets locker room. He ran his mouth last season and declared his team out of the playoffs and was WRONG. He ran his mouth last season putting Revis on the “island” and now he can’t afford the “island”. At the end of the day he’ll go down just like his papi…known as a pretty good defensive coach who didn’t know when to keep his mouth shut. Tony Dungy understands the big picture oops excuse me Superbowl winning Head Coach Tony Dungy understands the big picture… if you claim to be professional and are paid to be so then understand which moments dictate that you be so. Curse all you want to with the team off camera but on camera it serves no purpose other than to feed the EGO that is Rex “Michelin Man” Ryan.

  156. Sean-Ryan says: Aug 16, 2010 3:49 PM

    But he would hire a QB who drowns, hangs and electrocutes dogs.
    Uh, okay Tony. The “Tony D. Holier Than God and Loving It!” show really needs to come to and end.
    I find his moralizing to be in poor taste, even more so than profanity … Just something about publicly putting another coach down this way, I don’t think that is very Christian of him … if he wanted to handle it like a Christian and if he feels so strongly about it, he should have picked up the phone and discussed it with Rex in private, as opposed to trying to publicly humiliate him the way he is doing here.

  157. LittleWarrior says: Aug 16, 2010 3:54 PM

    Anyone that trashes Tony Dungy is just dumb. I’ve seen him out in public at events in Tampa and he is the most gracious person you could ever meet. He stands in longs lines like everyone else and doesn’t give the impression that he is special. More to the point, everyone knows who he is and people take extra precaution to leave him alone.

  158. Dan Mateus says: Aug 16, 2010 3:57 PM

    Tony Dungy is the most overrated coach ever.
    He failed in Tampa for years with the best defense. The very next year when he’s gone and a real coach takes over (Gruden) they win the SB.
    Then in Indy he keeps falling short with one the best QB’s ever until Reche Caldwell hands the Colts the game on a silver platter.
    And now Tony Dungy is going to go around telling grown adults how to act?
    I’m so sick of these self righteous christian zealots pushing their agendas down our throats.

  159. TexasMadDog says: Aug 16, 2010 4:01 PM

    For sure dungy wouldn’t hire Rex he’s white!
    But he loves that dog killing profane lier Ron Mexico.

  160. mikele says: Aug 16, 2010 4:02 PM

    Dungy wouldn’t hire Rex, but I bet he would hire Jesus and then wonder why his team went 0-16.
    Profanity? What is profanity? Just words used to express emotions and feelings and if Dungy and other can’t handle the intensity of the expression they should seriously consider joining a monastery somewhere.

  161. skydog420 says: Aug 16, 2010 4:07 PM

    To recap for the Dungy supporters:
    Dungy is actually the bigot, not the commentors on the website. He openly said that he’d have issues with a gay football players (“I’m sure I would talk to him about my views on it, what the Bible says about it,” he said at the time regarding the possibility of having a gay player on the Colts.)
    Dungy says he wouldn’t hire someone like Rex Ryan (a guy whose defense has been top 5 every year of his career) b/c he curses.. yet he fully supported the hiring of someone who drowned, hung, and electrocuted dogs.
    This all coming from a guy who didn’t seem to have a problem employing a gun toting lunatic (Marvin Harrison).
    As to the Rex Ryan hates (Pats and Dolphins fans), Sexy Rexy took the Jets to the AFC Championship game last year with a rookie qb in his 1st year at the helm. ‘Nuff said.

  162. UrTeamBlowsgoats says: Aug 16, 2010 4:07 PM

    What the h e double hockey sticks is a new yorkian btw?

  163. Crowder911 says: Aug 16, 2010 4:21 PM

    @ Bleeding Green
    Glazer….are you serious???
    Glazer = Cushing voter
    if Glazer would rule the NFL he would start a programm that roids kindergarden up and replace the super bowl halftime show with an WWF fight….
    I have no problem to admit that I respect Ryan as a coach…specially as a DCoordinator….but i really think he is a joke as a person. he doesnt know when to shut up and in what reactions his actions result.
    and i think to even compare Dungy with Ryan is really unfair. I didnt know Dungy’s son might have done suicide, but even if so, how classless is that to bring that up. thats family business and nobody of us should bring stuff like that up.
    Ps: Do you really think Manning would be the player he is today if he had a coach like Ryan instead of Dungy?!?¨
    Yes, I am a Dolphin fan, but i see myself as a football fan first and then i support my team.
    I have no problem to admit that I have all respect in the world for the Patriots and what they achieved. The problem with Ryan is that everybody they face, will play with an extra chip on their shoulder because of the way they do business and piss on everybodies shoes…. the opponents coaches job is very easy, cause he doesnt even need to motivate them.
    thank god the season starts soon….

  164. adellgfo says: Aug 16, 2010 4:21 PM

    @cunninglinguist
    My comment does not mean i am a believer “just in case”. It simply infers the truth. I have been a christian my whole life, and what i said is actually a quote from the author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series.

  165. Crowder911 says: Aug 16, 2010 4:27 PM

    @skydog420
    last time i checked there was just one trophy…
    there are the AFC and the NFC champions and the division winners….
    help a brother….what is it again that you guys won? Patriots have won rings in recent years so i wouldnt messure my club with’em…. My Dolphins have been reeealllyyy bad for years but to just let you know
    3-0 vs New Jersey Jests
    2008 AFC East champs
    Jets???
    (besides 2x preseason champion title)

  166. kpweaver27 says: Aug 16, 2010 4:42 PM

    Tony, you have it wrong. You shouldn’t avoid hiring Rex Ryan because of his cursing. You should avoid hiring him because his arrogant, overblown bravado will only temporarily inspire his team before it wears down on them, and that the more he builds up his players only to watch management not take care of them *coughRevis* the players will eventually turn against you. Oh, and it didn’t seem like Baltimore’s defense fell off when he left either.
    Giving Ryan sole credit for the Jets AFC championship game is VERY disillusioned; had the Colts not laid down for NY in week 16, they would have topped out at 8-8 and missed the playoffs. As it is, the team was already really talented and really young when he came in. Let’s see how many Super Bowls the guy wins.
    I’m a Colts fan, but even I have mixed fans about Dungy. He was way too conservative with the league’s best offense, and it probably cost the Colts more Super Bowl trips then they went to. Caldwell looks cut from the same cloth, which is the main reason the Colts lost in the Super Bowl this time. Still, I’d rather have conservative Dungy than unstable Ryan any day.

  167. acers says: Aug 16, 2010 5:04 PM

    Tim_Stead says:
    August 16, 2010 11:56 AM
    Tony Dungy is one of the most pompous blowhards the NFL has ever seen. His own son committed suicide yet “Mentor” Ton-Ton runs around pontificating on how everyone else should carry themselves.
    Memo to Tony Dungy: Take care of your own business first then get back to us.
    Man , Stead, I hope you never have a child……obviously you don’t.
    Your comment, and about 75% of the replies are EVERYTHING that is wrong with society.
    Cut down a man because he cringes at F bombs?? Tell him to take care of his business because his oldest child committed suicide? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
    All the gripes against Dungy are a joke….HE NEVER CONDONED A THING VICK DID>>>HELLO!!! He knew he’d be ridiculed for trying to give Vick his support. I believe Vick is still a thug, but Dungy sees it as an opportunity. If Vick isn’t bright enough to correct his life, that’s on Vick. Not Dungy.
    All Dungy said was: Are the the F-bombs necessary? No-see Landry, Grant, Noll, even Cowher wasn’t really heard with the EVERY OTHER WORD F-BOMB that RRyan delivers. I just view as attention seeking.
    I assume Stead you are 15 or 16 years old….
    Personally, I see Ryan as a flash in the pan attention seeking guy……more style (horrendous style at that) over true substance.
    The jets wouldn’t have even made the playoffs last year had the colts not pulled their starters….i see the jets at 8-8….I mean Sanchez…….really doesn’t put the fear in a lot of defenders.
    Those that are anti-Dungy usually make fools of themselves. The guy doesn’t have a bad bone in his body, and there are people just ripping him for wanting more good versus the alternative?
    You guys are warped and deprived of common decency…..

  168. The Laces Were In says: Aug 16, 2010 5:09 PM

    @KingJoe!
    @spartyfi
    Wow! You two sound like a bunch of IDIOTS. Are you two RETARDED? Your arguments make no sense at all; are you guys that F*CKING DIMWITTED?!?! Or are you two just too busy looking at gay porn because you are both Q*EERS…or HOMOS…or F@GS…or F*CKING P*SSIES?!?!
    By your logic…you can’t get mad at what I said, because, you know, they’re only WORDS. And if either of you respond to any of the above questions…you’re hypocritical. After all, all Dungy did is answer a question and you two assclowns jumped all over him and attacked him.

  169. skydog420 says: Aug 16, 2010 5:15 PM

    @Crowder911
    So your way of telling me how I’m stupid for bringing up the AFC Championship Game, is to bring up a division championship from 2 years ago and a few regular season games. You told me!
    Suffice it to say neither the Jets or Dolphins have matched anything the Patsies have done the last 10 years… but I’ll take Rex Ryan and our squad over the Dolphins 10/10 times. Luckily, this will be settled on the field… not in the comments section.

  170. Turd_Spelunker says: Aug 16, 2010 5:15 PM

    Yeah, I don’t get that. It’s OK to hire a guy that abuses dog’s but not a guy that says the F word?
    Personally, since you (didn’t) ask. I would not hire either one of them.

  171. HornedHelmet says: Aug 16, 2010 5:16 PM

    jesus Crap is his name

  172. This is not news says: Aug 16, 2010 5:17 PM

    Thanks Dungy, here are NFL Fans top 10 concerns:
    #1 The use of profanity in the NFL
    #2 The use of pants by NFL cheerleaders
    #3 Finding youtube link ‘Sizzurp one pot method’
    #4 Who’s more evil, Vick or Roethlisburger
    #5 Where to buy an official NFL Ron Mexico jersey
    #6 Who’s more of a saint, Tebow or Dungy?
    #7 Gays in the locker room
    #8 Are players/owners making enough money
    #9 Do we need more TV timeouts?
    #10 Does Goodell’s rug match the drapes?

  173. steelers rule says: Aug 16, 2010 5:27 PM

    Hey Tony, wasn’t Vick at a club where there was a shooting 2 minutes after he left? I bet you did not swear when you found your dead son!

  174. cousinrk says: Aug 16, 2010 5:38 PM

    Acers, you do realize the Jets had a rookie QB last year right? Sanchez doesn’t scare anyone? Yes because he’s only been in the league ONE YEAR. They would’nt have made the playoffs without the Colts help. Yes but that’s more of a product of having a rookie QB and basically a rookie RB down the stretch. Tell me, if they had a veteran QB, with a #1 defense and running game what would the Jets record be? This year Sanchez is more experienced, so we will see. How’d he do by the way on the road in the playoffs? That’d be 4 TD’s and 2 INT’s while going 2-1 on the road as a rookie.
    Rex is a flash in the pan? Why because you don’t like him? He’s run defenses that have never finished below 6th ever but he’s a flash in the pan due to what exactly? The guy can coach and players love him.
    They really should require IQ tests before posting on this site…of course that would eliminate Florio so that’d never happen.

  175. toon88 says: Aug 16, 2010 5:47 PM

    Is it just me, or did Crowder get ripped off on that whole 3 languages for a buck thing? I can’t understand what he is writing, and I speak 4 languages (3 of them being English).
    Please tell him to stop.

  176. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 16, 2010 5:51 PM

    cunninglinguist says:
    August 16, 2010 2:38 PM
    He wasn’t sitting down for dinner with the in-laws, he was in a meeting with adults
    But keep taking offense to Rex dropping F-bombs and not Dolphin players dropping their pregnant girlfriends
    ————————————————
    The whole deal is that he is trying to sound like a tough guy when in reality, he would shit himself if anyone got in his face. Anyone who feels the need to use the f-bomb that many times to make a point is retarded. Or a jest. My point is if you think it’s so ok, to talk like that, why not do it all the time? Or is it only good when in front of cameras?
    Want to bring up history now? How about your hero Namath trying to kiss a sideline reporter while drunk on his ass? Or maybe your new star WR advertising to the world that he’s a stoner? Or how about Shaun Ellis getting busted for speeding, drugs (oxy) and no insurance? I think we’ve all discussed those issues when they were current. Your retarded coach went on TV and tried to look like a tough guy less than a week ago. Please just try to keep up.

  177. The Laces Were In says: Aug 16, 2010 5:56 PM

    steelers rule says: August 16, 2010 5:27 PM Hey Tony, wasn’t Vick at a club where there was a shooting 2 minutes after he left? I bet you did not swear when you found your dead son!
    ——————————
    While I’d prefer it was you, if karma ever kicks in and you tragically lose a child, please let me know so I can send you a disgusting and evil message. Actually, forget it, I’m not a complete piece of shit.

  178. CharmCityRavens says: Aug 16, 2010 6:10 PM

    Please Rex, DO NOT stop dropping F-bombs. My brother-in-law and I made a drinking game out of Hard Knocks. Every time Rex dropped an F-bomb we drank. We were loaded by about 20 mins. into the program!

  179. PROFESSOR177 says: Aug 16, 2010 6:40 PM

    i think tony dungy is a great coach..however i am tired of this panzy football shit… i want warriors out there hitting trying to take heads off…thats why i am a RAIDER fan… we bring the grid…fans and players… tony should know this..if he doesnt want to curse and its not his style then fine… but to publicize his opinion on another head coach is foul and i cant support that… to suggest the nfl get involved is bullshit as well… what is roger gonna say… rex stop cursing n shit?? f that… i like that about rex…he calls it how he sees it and he says what he feels… it just turns out when revis ballz arent in his mouth f bombs are… do you rex!!!

  180. Ted.E.Bear says: Aug 16, 2010 6:57 PM

    OMG ! For once I actually agree with Dungy! That scares me ! Go away Tony . . .

  181. Crowder911 says: Aug 16, 2010 7:01 PM

    @ al cartoon toon
    you should really put that purple drank back to JaMarcus….
    groving up in a country at least 6 hours in front of you, where we have 3 national languages and none of it is english….
    actually its 4 but its alright…. i mean you wouldnt find europe if somebody would beat you with a central Europe map…
    ps: losing in the AFC game = NO title
    i know for just-end-the-season losing to someone who loses to someone who wins something…. might be quiet an achievment….
    JUST PLAY BALL

  182. rmm9090 says: Aug 16, 2010 7:07 PM

    Hey Tony, I got few F-bombs for ya. Ready?
    Who gives a flyin’ f*ck what you think? I’m sure Ryans’ dirty f*ckin’ mouth is as clean or cleaner than that f*cked up Michael Vick clown you praise so well. I’d rather listen to anything that f*ckin’ Rex Ryan has to say over your pompus f*ckin’ azz.

  183. TheWizard says: Aug 16, 2010 7:28 PM

    There are disgustingly bloody movies on regular tv any time of day.
    I don’t think Rex’s profanity is high on the list of problems in our society.

  184. hairystinknBs says: Aug 16, 2010 7:34 PM

    I swear ya’ll f’n kill me! Tell me how many rings dungy has then tell me how many fat ass has. Tell me why you wanna hate on a dude that tries to live a positive life style and help others. If you don’t want a league full of dumb thugs you should appreciate guys like him. And as far as Vick, he was Helping him get straight. Better than most dumb F’s in this league.

  185. Benchillada says: Aug 16, 2010 7:56 PM

    Does it strike anyone else as odd how much people who do not believe in God talk about him?

  186. HornedHelmet says: Aug 16, 2010 8:38 PM

    god*

  187. Ccoolliinn says: Aug 16, 2010 9:11 PM

    Chill out people. Dungy simply gave his opinion when asked a question on a radio show.

  188. RedskinsRT says: Aug 16, 2010 9:37 PM

    I have the utmost respect for the guy but it is more likely that he would get marine drill instructors to watch their mouths.

  189. VoxVagina says: Aug 16, 2010 10:17 PM

    I hate the Jets, but really Dungy, shut the hell up.

  190. kazkal says: Aug 16, 2010 10:41 PM

    Those who Diss Dungy need STHU,You say who cares what dungy has say? I do because I respect “That man” Compared to Fat Diva Ryan…
    Rex is Overrated and he’ll be out of a job in 2 years.

  191. kddf says: Aug 16, 2010 11:00 PM

    Wow…. Im not surprised that ‘real men’ replied criticizing Dungy’s refusal to bow to ‘f’ speak. Dungy’s right, as Bill Cosby is, and proud enough to lead in a culture that needs leaders. But to drag an excrutiating pain into their arguement on language, thats dimply poor form. Here’s to you, brave ‘f’ speak man. It’s ashame you cant deliver your ‘f’ message without ‘f’ language. And for the sake of your family, may nothing happen so devastating ever challenge your family………………… And ‘f” speak men, you likely work for me. You’re fired.

  192. The Hogster says: Aug 17, 2010 1:07 AM

    Sorry Tony. I’m not with you on this one. Everyone is not a clean mouthed Christian. Deal with it. Besides, it’s Hard Knocks…and I don’t think he’s protecting his players by not cursing. Ask Marvin Harrison.

  193. Chapnasty. says: Aug 17, 2010 8:22 AM

    If Dungy had his way there would be 15 yard pentalties for every swear word. The game would suck. These are grown men and can speak however they please.

  194. Annuvin says: Aug 17, 2010 11:18 AM

    j.e.t.s. suck suck suck says:
    WOW…I don’t think I’ll ever understand why so much disdain for one of the finest men in the NFL just because his is a good person.
    There is disdain because Dungy is a hypocrite.
    He defends Mikey the Dawgkilla’s legacy of criminal enterprise to the point of outright begging for an NFL team to sign him, yet publically states he would not hire Rex because of his potty mouth.
    It’s great to see he’s consistant in his viewpoints.

  195. luisset4life says: Aug 17, 2010 11:48 AM

    I really didn’t have a problem w/ all the F bombs. For me it was the “GOT Damns” and thats just me. At the end of the day, in my personal opinion, that’s on Rex. Using Gods name in vain, that’s on him. So having said all that, regardless of the way he talks on the show, I definitely will not let it bother me in terms of my LOVE for the show. Because it is one HELL OF A SHOW!! I could easily handle it if it were a 2 hour show, it’s that good in my opinion.

  196. luisset4life says: Aug 17, 2010 11:52 AM

    @spartyfi: Wow! SMH. Dude you are out there buddy, REAL BAD. Like I said, WOW. Unbelievable. Crazy!?!? That my friend might just be you.

  197. kravon says: Aug 17, 2010 12:33 PM

    I cant watch the show because Rex is always in the way.
    PFT Charter Member.

  198. Ctownhood says: Aug 17, 2010 1:23 PM

    While I respect what Dungy did here in Tampa, I am sick and tired of him (and all others) playing morality cops. I am positive that Sapp dropped an F-bomb or 2 while he played here under Tony. Here’s a few quotes for you Tony:
    “Don’t pray in my school, and I won’t think in your church”
    “Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer”
    “There once was a time when all people believed in God and the church ruled. This time was called the Dark Ages.”

  199. jibfest says: Aug 17, 2010 3:09 PM

    Dungy needs to get off the pulpit. Why don’t we just appoint Lindsey Lohan’s father as a mentor for people? Dungy is no more qualified. I can’t stand Rex Ryan as much as the next non-Jets fan.

  200. Danwhitmer says: Aug 17, 2010 3:27 PM

    I was going to start of by saying ” I cannot believe the complete ignorance and hostility against christianity on here ” But i then realised that it is to be expected.
    The bible is not just some “Book” If you all had any idea of what you were talking about you would know better. Pick up a book ( not the bible ) and read it, do some research and don’t just listen to what you hear about religion on TV!!
    I was not born into a christian home, I did not step foot into a church until I was 20. I was like alot of people on this site, I believed there was a higher power but did not want it to be driven down my throat. I will not get into what brought me to church except by saying it had to do with my mother passing away and a preacher sitting with her for hours allowing her to just talk to someone. Do not judge all christians by the actions of a few. If we judged a group of people by what another individual did then every NFL player would be a dog killer, every office worker would be a postal maniac waiting to kill everyone and every white guy would hate blacks, every black guy would hate whites and so on. Every one has an individual story, we are the church EVERYONE of us if we like it or not. Your relationship with Jesus will determine if you get into heaven, not my relationship or some guy down the road. It makes me sad to see people claim there is no god and that it is just a fantasy. I understand you are scared, and you fear having to answer to something. I understand you think everything will be ok when you pass away. But as one who does believe this I will just ask ALL of you out there to do one thing. Tonight when you get ready for bed just for a few moments. Being real about it just pray and ask that if there is something more, somehing you have been missing out on when it comes to god and religion and leave it at that. If you truely feel nothing, nothing at all then i will admidt i am wrong about him!
    I will say it, God bless ALL of you. I love you as he does!!

  201. Meat Tuperello says: Aug 17, 2010 4:10 PM

    I lost all respect for Dungy when he supported Mike “I should still be in prison” Vick. I’d love to see Rex tell him to STFU!

  202. golongboyee says: Aug 17, 2010 4:31 PM

    To DanWhitmer
    Why dont you go rot in hell or something…..we never asked for your religious opinions or beliefs…get over yourself and go to ProBibleTalk.com if all you want to do is criticize anyone in here for not beliving in YOUR religious beliefs. Get a clue and get back to molesting your children loser!

  203. ShaKey says: Aug 17, 2010 4:42 PM

    I seem to remember Lombardi, Stram, Shula, Bud Grant, Landry, Madden, George Allen, and my favorite John McKay throwing out the bombs. It’s this “sensitivity BS” that is giving these kids the “sense of entitlement” making them fat and lazy. Too bad it’s already rotted our military.

  204. Chellz says: Aug 17, 2010 4:55 PM

    DRex says:
    August 16, 2010 12:06 PM
    Still can’t believe Dungy won a superbowl.
    He didn’t…Rex Grossman lost the superbowl.

  205. cause you are the same says: Aug 17, 2010 5:08 PM

    Hilarious!
    1) Football players are NOT role models. Anyone who thinks different is using them as a cop out. Policemen, firemen, nurses, teachers, doctors…that YOUR CHILDREN will grow up to be…are role models. Chances are, out of a population of 300+ million, your precious little BRAT is not going to be one of 2000 muscle bound men who PLAY A GAME!!!
    2) For all the zealots in here: God did not create man in his image…it’s the reverse; MAN created GOD in HIS IMAGE…to control, dominate and rule the unwashed masses. If that is what YOU NEED, to get through the day…more power to you. Keep it at home or in your church. Stay out of my life…
    3) Dungy is wrong, but he is now just a talking head. He has as much relevance as those sideline reporters who have such ‘intelligent’ conversations and add so much to the game. Fluff, I think they call it.
    4) And finally; those who live in a glass house, blah blah blah…

  206. Danwhitmer says: Aug 17, 2010 5:40 PM

    golongboyee says:
    August 17, 2010 4:31 PM
    To DanWhitmer
    Why dont you go rot in hell or something…..we never asked for your religious opinions or beliefs…get over yourself and go to ProBibleTalk.com if all you want to do is criticize anyone in here for not beliving in YOUR religious beliefs. Get a clue and get back to molesting your children loser!
    I feel sorry for you, Why is it that when someone mentions God people think of child molesting ? I will not be going to hell, atleast I hope not. I am doing all I can to stay out of there. I also do not remember critisizing anyone for not believeing in God, I just remember making a simple request…. one you are obviously scared to fulfill. Sorry if you cannot handle the truth. I am not attmepting to “preach” to anyone, or lay my beliefs of people. If some of what i said was that way then it is the christian in me.
    ———————————————————-
    2) For all the zealots in here: God did not create man in his image…it’s the reverse; MAN created GOD in HIS IMAGE…to control, dominate and rule the unwashed masses. If that is what YOU NEED, to get through the day…more power to you. Keep it at home or in your church. Stay out of my life…
    ———————————————————-
    Sorry, cannot do that. The bible says to share the gosple ;) Difference between me and others i know and those you all are talking about is I talk to those who approach me. The only reason i said something on here is because i was frustrated with the picture you all were attempting to paint about ALL christians. I admidt that there are plenty of people out there who take it to extremes. They rub me the wrong way.
    My last comment is this, I have had 10 times the amount of people come up to me and “force” there opinions on me ( through work and so on ) about why they do not like church then i have then those who knock doors, or pass out flyers. But i have never once told them to keep there opinions in there home, or to go back to molesting there kids or get so drunk they cannot stand, or any such thing. So what makes it ok for people like “golongboyee” to say such things ? Difference between him and I, I have love for everyone in my heart, you obviously have hate….

  207. ceetown22 says: Aug 17, 2010 8:50 PM

    Tony Dungy is the Tim Tebow of coaching… hahaha… always talking about how good and proper he is…. always speaking up here and there… I grow tired of it, I really liked him before he retired…. I’m just spouting… I think some people just motivate differently and if TD doesn’t appreciate it… change the effing channel.
    HAIL SKINS!

  208. tatum32 says: Aug 17, 2010 11:09 PM

    # DRex says: August 16, 2010 12:06 PM
    Still can’t believe Dungy won a superbowl.
    look no further than Rex Grossman….and Dominic Rhodes was the true MVP of that…

  209. stubabe says: Aug 18, 2010 1:09 AM

    This is the funniest place on the net.
    Hysterical.
    And today the Lombardy Trophy of Laughter goes to…… wait for it…… NagaSwann. Well deserved man, well deserved.

  210. spiritof66 says: Aug 18, 2010 2:10 AM

    HBO’S Hard knocks is a nice slice of the NFL for adult fans. It is not a family show. If poeple want to see candy coated a$$licking coverage of the NFL, there is tons of it out there. I am sick of estrogen soaked pantywaiste $hi+bags like Tony Dungy that try to remove testosterone from this game.
    You want to clean up the Nfl’s locker rooms, pactice facilities, offices Tony?
    Grab a broom and shut your mouth fu

  211. Drat says: Aug 18, 2010 5:28 AM

    Dungy dismisses Ryan because he uses a commonplace word but he’s the fiercest supporter of criminal Vick. Go figure.

  212. poppinfresh64 says: Aug 18, 2010 8:13 AM

    Get used to the cussing from Ryan cause your gonna here it for all of Braylons 20-25 dropped balls this year…..hahahahaha…….

  213. Ctownhood says: Aug 18, 2010 8:21 AM

    “George Bush says he speaks to god every day, and christians love him for it. If George Bush said he spoke to god through his hair dryer, they would think he was mad. I fail to see how the addition of a hair dryer makes it any more absurd.”
    Hey Dungy….stick to being an “all-pro Dad” and leave the coaching to people who are actually still involved with the game.

  214. BCGreg says: Aug 18, 2010 8:22 AM

    All of you people disparaging God and the people like Dungy, who supposedly “cram their way of life down our throats”, need to step back and think about the liberals who have crammed their way of life down the MAJORITY’S throats, ie socialism, corruption, anti-American sentiment, gay rights (Not that I am against gay people having rights. Just don’t call it gay rights. It’s HUMAN rights. No such thing as gay rights.). I say liberals because it is usually liberals who are anti religion.
    We are a center right nation that has a core value of beliefs steeped in religion. We have freedoms and rights endowed by our Creator (that’s God). My point is that this country was founded by men who understood that God has a place in the way we live and govern. Unfortunately, as evidenced by the ignorant rants on this site, many people have lost any sense of direction. You do not have to be deeply religious to live a good life, but you don’t have to be INTOLLERANT of someone else’s beliefs in God. If you are an atheist, fine. Just don’t cram your beliefs or lack thereof down anyone’s throat either. I am not a deeply religious person, but I think God is important, and I do believe.
    IMO, Dungy doesn’t think Ryan is a bad person. He just said he curses too much. Also, IMO, a little cursing can get your point across, but if you speak that way every sentence, then it loses its effectiveness. A well placed curse works much better than constant cursing.

  215. Ctownhood says: Aug 18, 2010 9:31 AM

    @BCGreg
    Please stop referring to the US as “a center right nation that has a core value of beliefs steeped in religion” . Try reading quotes from our Founding Fathers before posting this rhetoric:
    “The Government of the United States is in no sense founded on the Christian religion.” – John Adams (founding father, 2nd President of the US)
    “The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason” -Benjamin Franklin (founding father, principle author of the Declaration of Independence)
    “Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, and imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch toward uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one-half the world fools and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth.”-Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, 1781-82

  216. Backlund in 2012 says: Aug 18, 2010 10:05 AM

    Scourge says:
    August 16, 2010 12:43 PM
    @DREX
    Tony Dungy didn’t win a Superbowl – Manning/Rhodes/Adai did.
    Dungy had a Superbowl team in Tampa and couldn’t win. Jon Gruden wins it the VERY YEAR they dumped Dungy.
    That’s all you need to know about Dungy. Tony Dungy is a piece of $&%^. He can go jump off a cliff. Nobody likes him and his uppity attitude. Tampa players couldn’t stand him and the Colts were only too happy to get rid of him
    ————————————————–
    So Tony Dungy didn’t win a Super Bowl, they won because of the players. But Gruden won the Super Bowl, not because of the players? Interesting.
    I don’t care for Dungy, but as much as I hate the dog killer/herpes spreader Vick maybe the Christian in Dungy thinks he can save Vick’s wayward soul. Personally, I think if there is a Heaven or Hell (and I don’t know if there is), Vick could say 1,000 Hail Marys and he should still be burning in Cleveland.. oops, I mean Hell…

  217. BrentFavre says: Aug 18, 2010 11:18 AM

    Oh my gosh. Some of you people should be ashamed of the things you’re saying.

  218. drock1016 says: Aug 18, 2010 12:04 PM

    WOW! This topic is intense. Valid pts made Ctown & BCGreg. To each his own on the profanity issue. Some believe they have to include strong language to drive home a message. I agree excessive cussing does weakens the message’s effectiveness and potency. What we need to be reminded of is athletes are not just entertainers. They’re husbands, fathers, sons, and, by default, mentors. They are reflections of their leadership as well. And to whom much is given much more is required. Leaders, which NFL head coaches are, have a responsibility to think of themselves-less. Which means they must consider others more than themselves. Some of these players come from abusive backgrounds-physical and verbal. So leaders must be sensitve in that regard not to offend or arouse a thought of a tormented past. Everyone don’t respond to profanity positively opposed to someone who has developed a tolerance for it. Instead of motivating players you’ve now diffused them. Furthermore, these men go home to their wives and children with that mentality of cussing and fussing. Its difficult to seperate work and home when 3/4 of your day is spent around harsh language, blood, sweat, and TEARS. And the latter is usually the result of either being injured, released, domestic violence, or arrest. So this is much, much bigger than JUST football and Rex Ryan dropping the F-bomb more than Richard Pryor Live on Sunset Strip (old schools remember that one). Rather, its about the responsibility of leaders. Thats why most of the commenters aren’t leaders-you’re SELFISH. You don’t consider others before acting or ,in this case, speaking. Rex is no exception. He spoke to his wife on the phone and he censored himself quite well. Trust me you will get nothing resolved with your wife or significant other with both of you spitting profanies at each another-trust me. Now, a timely profanity while being intimate may work but not when trying to make a point. It doesn’t work. And lets be senstive to Dungy concerning his son. Now, how evil is that to throw that in there. Maybe Vick. But leave the dead alone. Experience produces wisdom. And a lot is gained after a loss. Even more can be shared. Since his son is deceased he’s depositing that into others. Try it-its rewarding. Godspeed.

  219. lunchbox373 says: Aug 18, 2010 1:34 PM

    Wow, why are so many upset with Tony Dungy? Does he not have a right to an opinion?
    First, I’ve seen the comment many times, “Why does Dungy feel he needs to comment on things like this?” Look, Dungy didn’t call a press conference because he felt he must give an opinion on this – he was a guest on a radio show and was asked a question on it.
    Second, I don’t have any idea why people are bringing up Dungy’s son. That has nothing to do with this.
    Third, I keep seeing the comment about Dungy supporting a “dog-killer” Michael Vick. Give me a break. He didn’t support what Vick did or offer support immediately after Vick was charged. Those of you who have mentioned this don’t have a point to make.
    Fourth, it’s strange that people are commenting in support of crass language. But it’s even stranger that people are enraged just because Tony Dungy doesn’t like it.

  220. godlovestebowbuthatesyou says: Aug 18, 2010 2:06 PM

    Dungy later added he wouldnt take Rexy to dinner either if he had to foot the bill.

  221. spiritof66 says: Aug 18, 2010 5:28 PM

    @BCGreg
    Just to give you a tip buddy, the site is about professional football. It is not a posting hole to vent bout hippies, hommo’s, commies, Jesus freaks, the state of our deteriorating nation, conservative bull$hi+, etc.
    If you want to rattle on about this crap go give Shaun Hannity, or old Rush a visit.
    Pro football is a nice restbit from all the issues of the day for most of us. So spare us the self rightious rants, and start ranting about someting that at least comes close to talking about fooball.

  222. golongboyee says: Aug 18, 2010 7:29 PM

    Dan Whitmer,
    No, I feel sorry for YOU…..you are everything that is wrong with this country, a typical religious zealot who denegrades ANYONE who doesn’t specfically believe what you believe. hate to break the news to you, a large percentage of the world’s population thinks YOU are going to hell based on what you believe.
    Keep your religious beliefs to yourself and shut your trap!

  223. YeahYeah says: Aug 18, 2010 11:44 PM

    Dungy has a point.. It’s not one that the majority here wants to hear, but he has a point and that is when you represent a team, which by the way is a corporate entity and you’re in upper management you watch the language you use when the camera’s are on.. it’s that simple.
    If the employee of ..oh, I dunno.. any major corporation went on camera and began using the same language he would be out of a job. Try it when you go to work tomorrow.. Call up any news organization and ask them to bring cameras then start screaming obscenities and you too will be busy trying to collect unemployment REAL quick.
    I’ve been fired for less and no, I’m not trying to preach any religion nor am I trying to be a goody two shoes. It’s just common decency and respect. If Ryan doesn’t want to be respectful then it’s on the Jets organization and BTW the NFL as well.

  224. lunchbox373 says: Aug 19, 2010 3:31 AM

    @Ctownhood
    Try reading quotes from our founding fathers before you try telling us they were anti-religion. I’ll quote the same individuals you did:
    “The general principles upon which the Fathers achieved independence were the general principals of Christianity” – John Adams
    “God governs in the affairs of man. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured in the Sacred Writings that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it. I firmly believe this. I also believe that, without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel” – Benjamin Franklin
    “I am a real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus.” – Thomas Jefferson

  225. Danwhitmer says: Aug 19, 2010 8:09 AM

    golongboyee says:
    August 18, 2010 7:29 PM
    Dan Whitmer,
    No, I feel sorry for YOU…..you are everything that is wrong with this country, a typical religious zealot who denegrades ANYONE who doesn’t specfically believe what you believe. hate to break the news to you, a large percentage of the world’s population thinks YOU are going to hell based on what you believe.
    Keep your religious beliefs to yourself and shut your trap!
    —————————————————————-
    Really, I am what is wrong with this contry ? I live my life with values, and a sence of fear in going to a place that none of us want to think of going to. I guess i should be ashamed of trying to talk to people and keep them from going there as well ……. No, i will not be ashamed of that. I will not allow people like you to dicourage me from it. Like i said in earlier post, I do not force my opinion on people hince the reason NONE of you on here know what faith i am , what i believe, and why i believe what i do. This is the first time in over a year of posting on this site i have brought religion into anything, once again it was not because i wanted to force an opinion down everyones throat. But i wanted to point out that there are several people on here being VERY hypocritical on here by telling “us christians” why we are so wrong for our beliefs, to shut up, go to hell, etc…. but when we say our peace then we are being jesus freaks, shuving our way of life down your throats, forcing an opinion down your throats, etc… I just do not get how us “defending” our beliefs is forcing anything….. I have not seen ANYONE on here preach to anyone, preach salvation, offer a bible study, etc… But oh well, i guess only your opinion counts. I will continue being apart of ” the downfall to society” and I will share this with those who want to listen, and there are alot of people out there looking for religion. They are not crazy, or freaks they are everyday people like you and I. I hope you find what you are looking for. Have a great day!

  226. GLSTL says: Aug 20, 2010 11:18 AM

    Tony didn’t spend enough time with his child.
    And he never seemed all that bothered about his death. My family has not recovered in over 5 years from am 18 year olds death. Tony is the problem. Peyton made tony.
    Tony is the teflon man. How does Tony get off being the all knowing one. You think he would be a more genuinely humble fellow.
    Rex is no saint, but Tony neither is Peyton.

  227. Ctownhood says: Aug 23, 2010 8:21 AM

    @lunchbox
    There’s debate on which of these quotes are accurate. I won’t even get into that debate, because neither of us will win. BUT..this I do know:
    Thomas Jefferson ADAMANTLY fought for a wall of separation between church and state. And it is in our Constitution. Maybe Goodell should do the same for the NFL.

  228. GaDove says: Aug 27, 2010 7:52 PM

    I’m sick of Dungy making Vick his personal pet project for being the world’s greatest ‘mentor’. Anyone with a brain that watched Vick on his 60 Minutes redemption tour interview knows he’s not the least bit sorry he enjoyed killing dogs. He will never understand what he did was wrong.
    I’d fire Dungy for being so stupid. Either he’s playing stupid about Vick, and making all his jackass excuses for Vick’s ‘mistakes’ (felonies, B-Day shootings, Herpes, aliases, illigetimate kids, pot smoking), or Dungy is just using Vick to sell his “Mentor” book. After all, it helps to have a famous felon to mentor.
    When Vick gets arrested again and goes back to prison, (no question) then Dungy is going to look like an idiot for making excuses for “Ookie” over and over. I’d rather have Rex Ryan’s cussing over Dungy’s hypocrite agenda any day.

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