On Monday, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross announced that he had formed a committee to help improve the team’s internal standards. Among the membership, which includes names like Don Shula and Dan Marino, is former Buccaneers and Colts coach Tony Dungy.
“Stephen Ross asked me to serve on his committee to make recommendations on his team’s conduct policies,” Dungy said in a statement released by his current employer, NBC. “I accepted his invitation because his passion to take a fresh look at the standards of behavior for the Miami Dolphins is sincere. I look forward to working on this important initiative after the season with Coach Philbin and the impressive list of former coaches and players that Stephen has brought together. My hope is that this will benefit athletes and coaches everywhere.”
Tony is right; Ross seems to be genuinely sincere regarding his commitment to improving the team’s workplace. Regardless of the specifics, Ross seems to realize based on the evidence already produced and Martin’s decision to leave the team that something happened that shouldn’t have happened. And Ross seems eager — some would say too eager — to make it right.
Regardless, Ross seems to be committed to preventing it from happening again. With Dungy’s assistance, that’s the goal.