Buddy Ryan chimes in on Tony Dungy's comments

On Monday, former Bucs and Colts coach Tony Dungy told Dan Patrick that Dungy wouldn’t hire a foul-mouthed coach like Jets coach Rex Ryan.

On Tuesday, former Eagles and Cardinals coach Buddy Ryan got involved.

Appearing with John Gonzalez and Vai Sikahema of 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia, the elder Ryan discussed Dungy’s criticism of Rex.

As to Dungy’s point that he wouldn’t hire Rex Ryan, Buddy Ryan said, “I don’t think he had applied for a job with what’s his name, either.” 

As to Dungy’s statement that he hopes Commissioner Roger Goodell tells Rex to tone it down, Buddy Ryan said, “Well, it’s none of Dungy’s business.”

As to the entire issue, Buddy Ryan said that he “think[s] it’s being blown way out of perspective.”

Fortunately for the folks at 97.5 The Fanatic, Buddy Ryan used no profanity during the interview.

125 responses to “Buddy Ryan chimes in on Tony Dungy's comments

  1. Saint Dungy and Fat Rex Ryan need to both disappear forever. They are two horrible coaches that no one cares about.

  2. I wonder if Peyton Manning still makes all of Dungy’s decisions for him or if he stopped when Dungy left the Colts. Either way, Dungy is as annoying now as Buddy Ryan was in the 90s.

  3. Dungy needs to stop his messenger from God approach to everything. Stop trying to intervene and interfere with everyone’s business.

  4. Buddy is much more mild mannered now. Few years ago I bet he would try to punch Dungy in the mouth.
    Interested to hear what Gruden has to say.
    Maybe even McDaniels, because we are just trying to win a Fu@&ing game here.

  5. He’s right, its none of Tony Dungy’s business how Rex Ryan runs his team. Shouldnt Dungy be mentoring his dog murdering felons/gamblers instead of worrying about a coach & a team that has nothing to do with him.

  6. Rex is perfect for NJ,,,,,,,,That is the NJ stereotype that I think of so I think it fits like a glove. Rex, don’t let the red army tell you what to do and say whatever you want.
    Call Ted Nugent if you need a pep talk

  7. It is being blown out of proportion.
    No ones cares what Dungy or Buddy Ryan think. It’s football, not school.

  8. You tell em Buddy!
    He is right, it is none of Dungy’s damn business. Dungy is overrated as a coach anyway, hell even I could win a Super Bowl at least once with Manning as my QB, and anyway Manning was and is the true coach of the Colts.
    I for one am sick of hearing from overrated, and holier than thou Dungy.
    Dungy is no more wiser than than the guy who coaches from the couch on Sunday afternoons with his bag of nachos and cooler of beer at his side.
    He certainly shouldn’t be giving family advice.Best take a good long look in his own backyard first.
    And he certainly is no holier than that guy in Denver that can walk on water and perform healing miracles…………………..for a fee.

  9. Buddy Ryan is right. Tony Dungy may be offended, but that’s just too bad. It’s not his team.

  10. Who cares that he cusses! im not downing Dungy but im just saying WHO CARES! This country is to politically correct and as long as he is winning games and gets the guys to play for him how much he cusses etc is a none issue

  11. This just shows the difference between these two individuals. I think it would be safe to say that one of them is highly respected throughout the league and considered to be a classy individual while the other one has little respect and no class. You figure out for yourself which is which.

  12. It’s not as if Rex uses that kind of language throughout his daily press conferences or when dealing with the public, he uses it mainly when addressing his team on the field and in the locker room where it’s totally acceptable. Hard Knocks wants to see a real training camp, so having him clean it up for the cameras is defeating the purpose of keeping it realistic.
    For all the garbage ‘reality’ tv shows out there that are faked or total staged crap, I think it’s great that he doesn’t watch his language just for the show. He knows how to keep it clean during media responsibilities, but when he’s coaching, he should just do whatever is f’n natural.

  13. The Ryan’s are all of themselves. As if Rex is the crown jewel of NFL coaches and had his pick of jobs. Buddy’s old and senile. Like anybody cares about the ramblings of a crazy old ass hole.

  14. The fruit does not fall far from the tree. The Ryans are not very exactly mensa grads, or for that matter even close. They are the school yard bully who folds when his hand is called. They are the coordinators really not more than that. 2009 was a mirage we’ll see how far the jets get this year.

  15. Say what you want about Buddy Ryan, but he is a beloved figure in Philly….Sure, i know he had no reason to be a head coach, his idea of offense was…Here’s the ball Randall, try and score, and if not the defense will get it back for you…But as a defensive coach, there was NONE better. In Chicago and Philly, his players adored him. When the strike happened, he sat in a TV interview and said, Hell….I don’t wanna coach these scabs, but the guy in france (Braman) is making me. I remember a regular season game against the cardinals at the Vet, where they had 7…….Yes, 7 chances to score from the one, and with penalities the refs kept inching the ball closer, and they still didn’t score……I remember Reggie White, Eric Allen, Seth Joyner, Clyde Simmons etc.wolfing at the cards to try and score, and they couldn’t…The greatest defensive stand i have seen or will ever seen. Buddy will always be a legend.

  16. “I don’t think he had applied for a job with what’s his name, either.”
    I can’t believe I’m about to defend Dungy but…
    Buddy, Dungy has done something you weren’t able to do as a Head Coach, win a Super Bowl. So how about giving the man a little respect… Man, I hated Buddy when he was coaching in the league and his son is no better (and he just happens to coach the Jets). The whole Ryan family is an embarrasment to sportsmen everywhere.

  17. How many more rings and playoff wins does Tony than Buddy?
    Rex is most likely the next Jon Gruden. He has a successful team for a few years, then bad personnel moves combined his players growing immune to his f-ing message, leads to a few years of mediocrity and then a new job.
    Although, Rex has been more entertaining in one year as a head coach than Tony was in Indy and Tampa combined.

  18. What do people expect when a kid grows up around a dinner table that goes like:
    Buddy: Hey Rex! Please pass the f*cking salt!
    Rex: WTF did you say Pop?
    Buddy: I said: Pass the f*cking salt you dimwit.
    Rob: Hey Mom! Can I go f*cking play with Jimmy.
    Mom: Yes. Be sure to get you @ss home for 8 dear.
    Mom: Now you dont need that extra helping of mashed potatoes now Rex. If you keep eating like that you’ll end up a fat f*cking sow…unless of course they invent some way of stapling your stomach shut.
    Rex: Thanks Mom. Youre right. The kids are starting to call me a fat f*ck in school.
    Buddy: STFU and finish your dinner you p*ssy.

  19. I respect Tony Dungy for managing to coach a team w/o mouthing obscenities but why the f**k should he be worried about Rex Ryan using that kind of language.
    I would recommend that Dungy take care of his ‘kid’ Michael Vick before worrying about what Rex Ryan’s says on TV.

  20. Tree meet apple, Apple meet tree. I really have no love for Dungy, but Rex is a bigmouth! Maybe Daddy can put a bounty on his lips?

  21. We haven’t heard from grandpa Ryan since the Cowboys bitch slapped him on Christmas night in 1995 and sent him into retirement on their way to winning SB XXX. Just thought you’d like to know.

  22. “As a father, at least Buddy Ryan never raised a son who committed suicide.”
    Well, hell go pat your self on the back and for petes sake do it with a mirror so you can see how well you do that!!
    There are a lot of youngster who commit suicide that has absolutely nothing to do with their parents or how they were raised. You should really be proud of yourself sport!!

  23. Classless to the point of cruel Bob S; my hope is that you’re young and have some growing up yet to do.

  24. Isn’t about time Mr. Dungy got a real job somewhere? Away from the NFL. He is not a coach anymore so hit the road. I can’t stand the guy butting in on these morality issues in the NFL. The NFL is an exclusive club that has only one goal—extracting as much money as it can out the pockets of it’s followers and they do it to the extreme.

  25. @Bob S. ….
    A guy doesn’t appreciate someone else’s foul language and you think that’s a proportional response? Well, at least you’re proof positive that neither brains nor humanity is required for breeding. God help your kids.

  26. Foul mouthed coaches are part of NFL football. Geeze, Dungy’s offended by foul mouthed coaches? I guess he wasn’t ever in the military?

  27. This is no surprise. Dungy is a bible beater and thinks grown men need to be spoken too like 5 year olds. The Ryans are a bunch of white trash rednecks. Dungy just needs to shut up so we don’t have to hear responses from the Ryans. Then, everyone wins.

  28. 1) Everyone is entitled to their opinion & when asked a question, most outspoken people will respond with an answer, ie Tony Dungy.
    2) @ Bob S. You should consider hanging yourself! Just a suggestion.
    3) Are religious folks not entitled to live their lives in a manner that they feel is godly like? Is it really a problem that a guy is one of the last standing & truly good people of the world? Some of you on this board should take his approach & learn from it.
    In closing, I have nothing against the approach of either coach in regards to life or to coaching. Both ways are effective in coaching & both ways are their own to answer for in regards to life in general. I’m not perfect, so I will keep my stones in my pocket.

  29. # Bob S. says: August 17, 2010 4:31 PM
    As a father, at least Buddy Ryan never raised a son who committed suicide.
    ——————————————————
    To bad your father didn’t.

  30. What the hell is Deb doing on here? This isn’t about the Steelers. Shouldn’t she be stalking her love interest,,,,,,,,,,Rapistberger?

  31. Deb, right on.
    Bob S., you’ll get yours. You may want to look close at your birth certificate, whether you realize it or not, there is an expiration date. You’ll meet your maker one day, that is a fact that you will find out, one way or the other.

  32. What’s Joe Bucks opinion? I still laugh when I hear how mad he got when Randy mocked mooned the crowd….lol

  33. Dungy shouldn’t mentor anyone. This guy is and will always be a overrated coach. Way to step down after your son killed himself. I’m sure you were a great dad as well. To bad he couldn’t write a book on being a dad.
    As for Rex cursing, so what? He coaches his way and Dungy coached his way. What did Dungy ever do? Oh thats right he won a SB with Peyton Manning and a team Bill Polian built. Please his Bucs under achieved every year under that fraud. How long after Dumpy left did Gruden win a SB?
    Cursing upsets about 3 percent of the population these days. There just words thats all. Buddy could still beat Dumpy’s ass.

  34. Bob S.,
    I know what you’re thinking:
    “Well, it’s true, isn’t it?”
    Guess what, lots of things are true. That doesn’t mean a damn thing. You wronged the entire human race wth your comment. I feel sorry for you.

  35. finsbooyah says:
    August 17, 2010 4:57 PM
    “I don’t think he had applied for a job with what’s his name, either.”
    I can’t believe I’m about to defend Dungy but…
    Buddy, Dungy has done something you weren’t able to do as a Head Coach, win a Super Bowl.
    ________________________________
    everyone knows that the Bears D was the reason they won it all. Thats why he was carried off the field as well.

  36. @bigrig
    Typical cowgirl fan revisionist history, hell buddy is. nearly 80, i doubt he remembers what he had for breakfast today much less 1995..But since you douchebags continue to drive down that Hot Dog eatin Barry Switzer memory lane….Lets go over some facts, as head coach of the eagles Ryan’s record against his bitches from texas was 8-2….He owned them….OWNED.Now i know he was the Cards HC in 95, but please, stop the bitch slapping talk. It makes you look more stupid than you actually are…Remember when they had 11 sacks against Aikman that one game, and gave him the first concussion that eventually led to his retirement….I guess in all that Jerry Jones hype, you forgot at one point America’s team was Buddy’s bitch

  37. @LuvThatDirtyWatah
    Dude, that was just way too funny.
    I don’t understand how every can keep saying that HBO wants to have a reality show and this is how every camp is. Wasn’t this show on six other seasons? I don’t recall any of them having the f-bomb dropped every other sentence. Are the Cowboys and Bengals more mellow than this?

  38. So sad to see so many not understand that Dungy was asked a question. How he felt about all of the cussing on an NFL program that was being aired on TV. Dungy did not play judge and jury. HE WAS ASKED. you dont have to agree with him but don try and make him out to be a judgemental kind of guy that was not what he was doing.
    Now many of you I realize dont know the meaning of class and how you speak says something about who you are. Not all of who you are but a little of who you are. If I ran a business and I had an employee who talked like that he would have to lose the cuss words to stay employed. That is all Dungy was saying. Rex doesnt just represent Rex Ryan. He is representing the NFL.

  39. GoTitans, I’m not sure if you know it or not, but this site is chock full of young atheist indoctrinees from their local government controlled propaganda mill schools. You can tell just by reading their foolish words. The fact that these souless slime monkeys from outer space come here and make comments like the one you reference is really not a surprise to me. This is who they are. A big, giant, Godless culture of NOTHING! A bunch of miserable zero’s chasing the grave. They mock, they taunt, they cleverly express their stupidity and all the while the time ticks by. Eternity awaits and they could care less, but they WILL care soon enough… it’s only a matter of time….

  40. 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.
    What would Chuck Noll say?

  41. Tweedledum and Tweedledee Ryan need to both shut their dunkin’ donut holes. Nothing more annoying than a fat ass, noisy, obnoxious northeasterner. Gives Americans in general a bad name. Fat, annoying f-cks.

  42. Dungy is an ass. It not OK to cuss but its ok by him to support Vick for killing dogs, being a coward and running gambling operations. Dungy ought to mind his biz and STFU.

  43. Another example of a dude commenting on something he has no place to comment on, just like the anti gay statement’s. Why ask Dungy that? He’s not a GM! Proabably never will be? Just another overratted coach turned preacher who want’s to tell people how to live there live’s when he can’t even manage his own family!

  44. I dont want to be a moralist but Dungy is correct. Ryan does not need to use the cuss words. I cuss but I dont have millions of viewers on me. Makes him look less smart. He is the face of a bussiness. If I seen Steve Jobs talking like that, Id worry more about Apple stock

  45. I’m surprised that Dungy took time away from his gay bashing to comment on Ryan’s behavior.

  46. Hey Bolt Daddy – MENSA is a society not an institution, there is no such thing as a MENSA graduate – and if there were, you obviously would not be one of them.
    For those of you who bring Dungy’s son into this subject as some sort of proof point of a lack of Dungy’s character, you are woefully uninformed. Good people, religeous or otherwise, are victims of circumstance when it comes to issues of the mind – any right thinking person realizes this.

  47. Dungy reminds me of all the priest you see on the news . Their all about god but in a hiden room is a pile of little kid porn. I guess all high and mighty Dungy never used a bad word or none of his players . He needs to get off his high horse and get back to whats in hand starting up a fighting ring with Vick

  48. jesus crap is his name. now waste your sundays worshiping his foolishness. you pack of sheep.

  49. What idiots. Dungy didn’t go spouting off about this, he was ASKED by Dan Patrick. Had DP not asked, you wouldn’t have heard a thing. Dungy isn’t going around running off at the mouth like other coaches and players. He answered a question honestly.
    One thing you are missing is that if someone was overheard by their boss on 99% of the jobs in this country talking like that, they would be reprimanded or fired. There are very few jobs in this world where you can get away with talking like that. Maybe it gets by in the NFL, but there is a reason why the majority of the country does otherwise.

  50. @beerbelli
    stock percentages, showing a good ‘face’ (lying) in sake of business (money)
    right…so much better than being up front & honest…
    wake up dude.

  51. FLBoyInDallas says:
    August 17, 2010 6:12 PM
    Tweedledum and Tweedledee Ryan need to both shut their dunkin’ donut holes. Nothing more annoying than a fat ass, noisy, obnoxious northeasterner. Gives Americans in general a bad name. Fat, annoying f-cks.
    ————————————
    HMMMMMMMM Gives Americans in general a bad name. Its not the tex ass ppl whats that saying texass is for steers and what but I take it since your a FL BOY in steer land you know what I mean.

  52. # Bob S. says: August 17, 2010 4:31 PM
    As a father, at least Buddy Ryan never raised a son who committed suicide.
    ________________________
    wow that’s a low blow, very insincere, bitter, and just flat out wrong. How can you throw stones at a man who’s son committed suicide?

  53. people realize that these coaches are asked questions right? they arent just sayin this shit for fun

  54. Do not like the foul mouth but Dungy is milk toast and lucked out by having a good team handed to him.

  55. Buddy Ryan wanting to punch someone?? What a shocker…just like he punched Kevin Gilbride…

  56. Maybe Dungy should of paid more attention to his kid instead of worrying about profanity. Maybe he still be alive.

  57. All of the Ryan’s have had success in the NFL. Buddy Ryan is noted as one of the most innovative defensive coaches to ever be a part of the game, inventing the “46” Defense.
    Rex and Rob were the most saught-after coaches for teams looking to improve their defensive presence a couple seasons ago, and both are well respected for their chops around the league.
    Buddy Ryan, I’m sure, raised his sons to be no-nonsense, in-your-face, intensity-based coaches. If you’ve played football with coaches of that sort, then you know what that’s like. Swearing just goes along with that type of demeanor. Rex Ryan isn’t the only coach in the League that talks like that. It’s not the Presidency; it’s football. In football, coaches, fans, players, owners, and now we know- even the refs swear. I’m not sure how that would affect anybody’s ability to coach.
    That being said, I’m sure Dungy was just stating his opinion. How he runs a team is vastly different than how Ryan runs his. Both are players’ coaches and both know how to relate what they are coaching to their players in a different manner. I really don’t see the need for any kind of media blitz when it comes to swearing…from either side.

  58. Why is everybody accusing Dungy of budding into Rex Ryan’s business? He was asked a question by Dan Patrick what he would do and he answered truthfully. I listened to the show, it’s not as if Dungy brought it up.

  59. Buddy Ryan’s playoff record as a head coach speak for itself.
    Plenty of bluster and bravado, which the fans ate up, with lots of tickets sold – but absolutely nothing to show for it in the playoffs.
    Jets fans are mindlessly buying into the same routine – though even they aren’t buying tickets.

  60. And following Sanford & Son; It’s the Archie Bunker show….I mean Buddy Ryan & Sons show

  61. I LIKE IT. Good for you Buddy. Tony Dungy is wrong and should worry about trying to improve on his tv appearances. Dude must have taken classes from Emmit. To try and help Mike Vick and say he would not hire Rex is plain racism. Is there a white Al Sharpton out there? I demand an apology.

  62. This site has some real maggots posting on it.. Bob S. leading the way..
    Swear if you want but do it around those that are not offended… 1st ammendment blah blah blah.. Morality in America is amazingly deficient and we rack it all up to free speech or freedom of expression… what a crock! I call it lazy, I don’t care about my fellow man (unless you in my inner circle)…
    I am ashamed to be an American when I read crap like what Bob S. posted..

  63. “What’s-his-name”…really Buddy? You mean the guy that has more class, respect and success than you or your cholesterol happy family combined?? Love how Dungy’s a bad guy for answering a question. Don’t worry old man, the sports world will soon see your son for the joke that he is. All style, NO substance…just like his daddy.

  64. Even though I want Vick on the Eagles and really like him if I was Buddy Ryan I would have said well ok my son curses and your protege kills dogs if Goodell should do anything it should be to deal with him.
    It probably would have been dumb to say that because he was on a philadelphia radio station but making stupid comments is really what Ryan’s do best. O yea and creating some of the best defenses in league history. Except for that whacko in Cleveland with the long hair I think he was adopted.

  65. Absolutely Buddy had a lot more to do with the Bears Super Bowl win than Dungy did with the Colts- he should be grateful that Peyton allowed him to look like he was the one making the decisions. And look what Gruden did with all of Dungy’s players in Tampa.
    And say what you want about the hillbilly Ryan clan, but both lads have raised families with no issues that have surfaced as of yet, so Tony, it is possible to raise a family properly, even with a little potty mouth, you sanctimonious loser- just waiting for one your kids to end up in porn.

  66. TryTheVeal says:
    August 17, 2010 5:52 PM
    @bigrig
    Typical cowgirl fan revisionist history, hell buddy is. nearly 80, i doubt he remembers what he had for breakfast today much less 1995..But since you douchebags continue to drive down that Hot Dog eatin Barry Switzer memory lane….Lets go over some facts, as head coach of the eagles Ryan’s record against his bitches from texas was 8-2….He owned them….OWNED.Now i know he was the Cards HC in 95, but please, stop the bitch slapping talk. It makes you look more stupid than you actually are…Remember when they had 11 sacks against Aikman that one game, and gave him the first concussion that eventually led to his retirement….I guess in all that Jerry Jones hype, you forgot at one point America’s team was Buddy’s bitch
    …………………………………………………………………………..
    You mean just like Sheagles are Wade Phillips’ bitch ?

  67. america is filled with obese losers and corrupted government officials anyways, Bart. You should be ashamed regardless.

  68. ham1 says:
    August 17, 2010 6:14 PM
    Dungy is an ass. It not OK to cuss but its ok by him to support Vick for killing dogs, being a coward and running gambling operations. Dungy ought to mind his biz and STFU.
    —-
    As should you

  69. It’s amazing some of the shit that Florio (site admins) lets through.
    Bob S., you are one sick SOB. To make a comment like that, wow. Hope you sleep well at night.

  70. HornedHelmet says:
    August 17, 2010 6:31 PM
    jesus crap is his name. now waste your sundays worshiping his foolishness. you pack of sheep.
    —-
    Boy you sure have a hang up with Christianity. What do you waste your Sundays on? Figuring out childish ways to try and put people down because they don’t believe what you do? Thanks for your contribution to humanity. You and Bob S. must be related.

  71. Bob S. U know I’m sure dungy would pray for u. Frankly u need it. I would hate for that to happen to u!!! Grow up!!!

  72. There once was a man from Cape Horn
    Who &%#$@! until his *&^* was torn
    Til one day he missed
    Instead of @#$&^% he pissed
    And that’s how Bob S. was born

  73. The Ryan’s if you look in websters you will find there photo under white trash
    Buddy never won it all as a head coach
    Rex will eat himself to death and after all he is with the jets who played 3 good hours of football 40 years ago

  74. Ryan needs to chime in a diet specialist.
    that fat ass is about ready for a heart attack.

  75. Dungy needs to go hang out with Tebow if he wants to be all godly. last time I looked this is the NFL and it is an aggressive sport. its good to see an aggressive coach who fits the bill it’s entertainment.

  76. Bob S.
    You are 100% correct. Dungy should mind his own business, he is far from being Mr. Perfect to be preaching his religious morals (givemeabreak) to others.

  77. Since Dungy in his entire football career never heard such vile language ever used by football players, coaches and fans maybe Dungy should refrain from watching HBO shows like this one or the Sopranos or Treme or even worst of all Deadwood.
    BTW- Was Dungy also knocking HBO and Steve Sabol for doing this and Goodell for allowing it? Sure looks that way.

  78. @# chestergunn says: August 17, 2010 5:21 PM
    Isn’t about time Mr. Dungy got a real job somewhere? Away from the NFL. He is not a coach anymore so hit the road. I can’t stand the guy butting in on these morality issues in the NFL. The NFL is an exclusive club that has only one goal—extracting as much money as it can out the pockets of it’s followers and they do it to the extreme.
    ——————————————————Well said

  79. I am shocked that someone would mention the matter of Dungy’s son’s death. I hope that that was just a thoughtless remark rather than something that’s truly evil. Dungy has always shown others basic respect and has always behaved professionally in public. Like it or not, Rex Ryan is a public figure, and it is unfortunate that he is unable to comport himself professionally. The man is frequently an embarrassment when he opens his mouth. Children watch sports and who would want their children to watch Ryan and his antics. As an adult, I do not find that his juvenile vulgarity adds anything to his credibility.

  80. Bob S.
    Heartless & Classless: Two words I’m sure you’ve heard many times! My guess is that you thought someone would find your tasteless comment funny. Hopefully, you never lose a child, especially by suicide, and have to endure a lifetime of guilt and grief. Because no one deserves it, even the likes of you. As I’m sure your mother has told you many, many times: Shame on you!

  81. RexR#1 says:
    August 17, 2010 10:25 PM
    Bob S.
    You are 100% correct. Dungy should mind his own business, he is far from being Mr. Perfect to be preaching his religious morals (givemeabreak) to others.
    —-
    He never claimed to be perfect. Nor was he “preaching” his religious morals on anyone. He was asked a question, and he answered it. He is entitiled to an opinion, just as much as you anti-religious zealots who use a persons faith to hold them to a higher standard than you hold youself to.
    Get over yourself and get a life.

  82. Hey hdahs143, foolish religious moron. Go pray to your make believe characters you jack-wagon. jesus crap and the Easter Bunny.

  83. Sure Dungy was asked, because everyone knows what stance he would take.
    He’s a cliched ‘nice guy’, and he will be wheeled in whenever such an opinion is needed.
    ‘Hey Tony, you’re a self-appointed nice guy, who’s barely african-american, what do you think about yada yada yada…..?’
    Personally, I believe nice guys ain’t even that nice and people will tire of the self-righteous schtick before long.

  84. I will never forget the way Buddy Ryan brought pro football back to Philly.In Buddy’s career he coached some of the best defenses in the history of pro football and to this day my favorite unit ever(on offense or defense) was that defensive unit he put together in Philly.I remember how dominate they were and with some of the talent he drafted Seth Joyner and Clyde Simmons ( 8th and 9 th round draft choices) he knew defensive talent.Buddy’s defense in Chicago is the reason the Bears won it in 85 and the Eagles and the job he did in Houston makes Buddy on of the best defensive coaches ever

  85. Who made Dungy the chairman of morality?
    Just another thumping “Jesus Christ is my savior” guy.

  86. I hate the Ryans, but Buddy is 100% correct here.
    Saint Dungy needs to shut the hell up and take his bible-thumping self back to the prisons to help murders, dog-fighting ring organizers, etc.
    I like Dungy’s approach: attack & criticize white guys who don’t break the law, but help murderous black felons that all “deserve” third & fourth chances.
    yawn, Dungy. yawn.

  87. @hdahs143

    RexR#1
    You are 100% correct. Dungy should mind his own business, he is far from being Mr. Perfect to be preaching his religious morals (givemeabreak) to others.
    —-
    He never claimed to be perfect. Nor was he “preaching” his religious morals on anyone. He was asked a question, and he answered it. He is entitiled to an opinion, just as much as you anti-religious zealots who use a persons faith to hold them to a higher standard than you hold youself to.
    ===============
    Excuse me! But I am not preaching or talking about my religious beliefs or non-religious beliefs and Dungy is AGAIN. I repeat watch that HBO channel is a pay channel and that is accepted language ON THAT CHANNEL.
    I am sick and tired of him specifically talking about his religion and values just as I do not want to hear and couldn’t care less about some singer or actor’s political beliefs. I also heard Sean Penn on HBO’s Bill Maher Show, say “any writer in the USA who criticized Chavez the Venezuela fascist leftist should be jailed.” I don’t need to hear (and neither does Rex Ryan) Dungy’s censorship ideas. Dungy was a football coach – let him talk about football!
    BTW- ever hear Lombardi yell on the sidelines at his players – A REAL LEGEND AS A COACH?

  88. @try the veal:
    A bit unusual for me to come to the defense of a Cowgirl fan, but this is typical Philly fan – can’t talk about winning Super Bowls or, in Buddy Ryan’s case, even playoff games, so let’s go straight to the “how many players did we injure” play.
    Hey Veal, instead of talking crap about Ryan v. Switzer, how about a review of Gibbs v. Ryan? Ryan went a scintillating 3 wins, 8 losses against a real Hall of Fame coach.
    Ryan’s Eagle highlight, which every Philly fan brings up whenever possible, was the so-called “body bag” game – a regular season victory over the Redskins in which the Eagles injured 11 players. Alas, when you can’t win, you gotta crow about something – Philly fan picks injuries and bounties on kickers.
    But, just remember, Veal, a few weeks after the “body bag” game, Gibbs returned to your house, punked you out of the playoffs and forced the organization to fire Buddy.
    Oh, poor Buddy, poor Eagle fan. Also-rans for life. Chances for victory are nil? Well, no problem, punch a coordinator, cheap shot a kicker or just puke on other fans – perhaps women and children.
    The fact that Buddy Ryan is a piece of crap is the only thing that Jimmy Johnson and Joe Gibbs agreed upon publicly – and it is one of the few things that would bring me to the defense of a Cowgirl fan. Hail!

  89. But you are criticizing Dungy for his beliefs. If you don’t like what he has to say, don’t watch him. You make it sound like he is addressing you, which he is not. He is not attacking you on a public forum for your beliefs, but you are him. You can’t have it both ways.
    The fact that you are in 100% agreement with Bob S. and his inhumane suicide comment, I’m wasting my time with you.

  90. @hdahs143
    But you are criticizing Dungy for his beliefs.
    ——-
    No, I repeat I am not! I don’t give a damn what he or Sean Penn believe. I just don’t want to hear Dungy’s or Penn’s, etc. political/religious ideas when I am specifically watching a sports show or an entertainment show.

  91. @RexR#1 …
    Your posts are nonsensical. You don’t like Tony Dungy expressing his view–in answer to a direct question–that Rex Ryan should do less cursing on the job, so you agree with a guy making obscene comments about the suicide of his son. How do those two things correlate? And you’re upset because Sean Penn expressed his political views during a program in which guests are invited to come on and discuss their political views?
    Tony Dungy didn’t express his religious views AT ALL. He was asked about a coach cursing on the job and gave his opinion. Sean Penn expressed his political views on a political show, not an entertainment show.
    You’re nuts.

  92. I can’t believe what I just read from Bob S. Tells me there are truly some scum thinking ppl on this earth. I may just be a young guy in his 20’s with no kids, I may not relate to the subject at all, but it’s a deep tragedy what happened to Dungy (however you judge him), some kids/ppl have natural mental issues and are depressed.
    Bob S. deserves to go to Hell for that comment. That is called kicking a man while he is down! I know you have kids Bob, but you are talkin way too soon! You are jinxed by that comment now you PIG.

  93. That goes for you too Rangenius. A complete slime comment; how do you kick a man even more who went through such tragedy?
    I just don’t look at ppl the same when they think so cruelly and heartlessly. Everyone is just giving a fake outward appearance, but inside are absolute sleazebags! Pure evil. You curse yourself with such a comment.

  94. Deb
    @RexR#1 …
    Your posts are nonsensical. You don’t like Tony Dungy expressing his view–in answer to a direct question–that Rex Ryan should do less cursing on the job, so you agree with a guy making obscene comments about the suicide of his son. How do those two things correlate?

    No, yours are and you don’t even comprehend what I am saying. Who in hell does Dungy think he is to tell Rex Ryan what or what not language he can use? As for what Bob said he is 100% right – Dungy if he had raised his son properly would still be alive today but Dungy was miles away obsessed with his own job. So for Dungy to criticize Buddy Ryan which he obviously did for raising a son whose language Dungy does not like, though he does like felons like Burress and Vick – yes it “correlates.”
    BTW- it enrages you to hear people talk about suicide BUT you are angry that other people don’t like to hear other people preach their morals and religion as if they were holier than thou. Sounds very hypocritical to me.

  95. muhangis
    Bob S. deserves to go to Hell for that comment. That is called kicking a man while he is down!

    Wrong! It was Dungy sticking his big nose into Rex Ryan’s business and insulting Ryan and his father who raised him.
    PS- “deserves to go to Hell ” ????
    Where’d you read that? In the “HOLY” book written thousands of years ago in the desert by the “educated” ones of those people were the only ones who even lived in tents?
    I have a bridge to NYC for sale – would you be interested in purchasing it from me?

  96. RexR#1 ….
    First, I’m not enraged.
    Second, Tony Dungy is a former football coach–a manager. He was on a sports show and a sports reporter asked him his view of the management style of another manager. It’s a typical question. If the guest that day had been Bill Cowher, Patrick probably would have asked the same question and Cowher would have answered it. Dungy said he didn’t like Ryan’s management style. That’s not preaching or sermonizing. I don’t know what you do for a living, but in most workplaces, people are expected to use restraint with regard to their language. Dungy didn’t call Ryan names or say that he was a bad person or that he was going to hell. You’re the one who’s gone completely over the top and turned it into a personal attack.
    Third, you obviously know nothing about the causes of suicide. If you did, you wouldn’t assume Dungy’s parenting style had anything to do with his son’s death. Suicide is most often the result of mental illness–i.e., depression, bipolar disorder, etc., complicated by medication and/or drug abuse. Parenting has nothing to do with it. Saying otherwise just demonstrates your ignorance.

  97. @RexR#1 …
    Before you get bent out of shape again … I agree with you in principle. When I’m watching football or entertainment, I don’t want to be hammered with people’s political or religious views. But talk shows are different. They’re a forum for people to say what they think–whether you agree with it or not. Dungy didn’t butt his nose into Ryan’s business. He was asked a question and answered.
    I like Ryan, but Dungy had a valid point. Even if he didn’t, that’s no reason for people to drag his son’s death into it. If a parent who’d lost a child to suicide said to you at work, “I wish you wouldn’t use the F word,” I hope you wouldn’t say back, “Well, you killed your kid!” I know you’re a big fan of Rex, but you should be able to see that response is waaay out of proportion to the situation.

  98. Deb
    Third, you obviously know nothing about the causes of suicide. If you did, you wouldn’t assume Dungy’s parenting style had anything to do with his son’s death. Suicide is most often the result of mental illness–i.e., depression, bipolar disorder, etc., complicated by medication and/or drug abuse. Parenting has nothing to do with it. Saying otherwise just demonstrates your ignorance.

    Deb, it may be you who doesn’t know the hours and hours of time these coaches of pro teams put in which is time away from even seeing whart is happening with their own kids lives. In just the past couple of year’s a Packers assistant coaches son committed suicide, Montreal Canadiens coach in hockey had a daughter do the same, Dungy’s son, these are just ones I’ve read about, let alone all the other trouble coaches kids get into like Reid’s sons plural in that case and yes I believe the father being obsessed in his work is a huge part of the blame for not being around to recognize it before or as the situation is developing.
    Have you ever watched the language on many, many HBO shows? Why would Ryan’s language which is used everywhere even need to be commented on by Dungy? He could have said “no comment” or I can’t get or don’t watch that channel.

  99. Again… What does Dungy think about Vick dropping the N bomb while attending a party with Young Jeezy? I guess the “N” bomb isn’t as offensive as the “F” bomb these days.

  100. I love people taking the time to post on a message board that they don’t care. This whole thing is overblown. Dungy was asked about this, he didn’t come out and say it on his own. They asked him if he’d have a guy like Rex on his team and he said no. His right to say or think that.
    Rex can curse all he wants on HBO, although it wouldn’t surprise me if Goodell did have a word with him, because we all know Goodell has a hand in everything anyone in his league does. It just doesn’t matter. Yet we’re looking at over 120 posts so far of opinion, so obviously someone did their job in asking the right question to get people up in arms.

  101. @RexR#1 …
    I know the hours coaches put into their jobs. That doesn’t mean there’s a correlation between a coaching father and a child committing suicide. For one thing, three out of thousands coaching at all levels is statistically irrelevant. And you don’t have any other information on those kids. It’s likely that all three suffered from depression, bipolar disorder, or addiction issues, etc.–which means their suicides had the same causes as more than 70 percent of suicides and had nothing to do with their fathers’ occupations.
    If his son were robbing banks, it would be fair to say he should focus his attention on getting his own house in order. But suicide is a complex issue, and you can’t blame loved ones for failing to prevent something they most likely couldn’t have prevented no matter what they did.

  102. Dungy didn’t need to drag in Rex’s parents to respond to Dan Patrick’s question. That is a large part of what made Dungy’s answer and rant egregious. Now, if you don’t like me and want to say something negative about something I am doing, fine. Don’t drag my family members into it. That serves no point. Everybody I know likes and rooted for him for breaking the the glass ceiling for black coaches, but even if he would have lost, Lovie Smith would have done it. The last name of the real coach of that Indy SB team rhymes with canning, not grungy. All Tony needed to do was state his opinion about the language and not engage in personal or familial attacks. He has long been jealous of the Ryan clan’s successes in the world of defensive coaching and strategy. Dungy received far more credit for the Tampa defense than he deserved. Gruden proved it. Maybe Dan can ask him what he thinks of Jon Gruden’s language? Patrick kind of baited him into making himself look foolish.

  103. Such a big deal over nothing. Surprised of the hostility toward Dungy on this board. He was walking on water a few years ago, now everyone hates him?

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