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Tony Dungy is stepping down as head coach of the Colts — at least that's what he's telling those inside the team headquarters, sources told FOXSports.com.

While the team has scheduled a 5 p.m. press conference, Dungy is walking around the team's complex saying goodbye to players and team employees and informing them that the transition should be a smooth one for new coach Jim Caldwell.

According to one source, Dungy explained that he has talked it over with his family and they believed this was the proper time to step down, while the Colts' nucleus was still intact.

Dungy is perhaps the most respected head coach among peers and players of this era. He won a Super Bowl two seasons ago and at that time many thought he would step down. Again last year it was predicted by some he would step down, but he decided instead to pick his predecessor and stay on for one more year.

Dungy's Indianapolis tenure will finish after seven seasons with a record of 92-33, and a postseason berth in all seven years with the club.

As a Tampa Bay fan I give a ton of credit, if not all the credit, to Tony Dungy for our Super Bowl 37 win, and was extremely excited to see him finally get one of his own with the Colts in 41. Dungy always seemed like one of the most stand-up guys to ever coach in the NFL, and was an absolutely amazing coach. Hopefully he can get some looks for Canton in the upcoming years. I raise my glass to one of the greatest coaches of my lifetime, hopefully we can get more of guys like Dungy in the upcoming years.

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It's a shame to see a good one go. Dungy was, beyond a bout, one of the true class acts in the NFL.

He has his ring and the legacy of being the man behind Peyton Manning. I'd say if that doesn't put him in Canton down the road, then what were they thinking?

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Tony Dungy is stepping down as head coach of the Colts ? at least that's what he's telling those inside the team headquarters, sources told FOXSports.com.

While the team has scheduled a 5 p.m. press conference, Dungy is walking around the team's complex saying goodbye to players and team employees and informing them that the transition should be a smooth one for new coach Jim Caldwell.

According to one source, Dungy explained that he has talked it over with his family and they believed this was the proper time to step down, while the Colts' nucleus was still intact.

Dungy is perhaps the most respected head coach among peers and players of this era. He won a Super Bowl two seasons ago and at that time many thought he would step down. Again last year it was predicted by some he would step down, but he decided instead to pick his predecessor and stay on for one more year.

Dungy's Indianapolis tenure will finish after seven seasons with a record of 92-33, and a postseason berth in all seven years with the club.

As a Tampa Bay fan I give a ton of credit, if not all the credit, to Tony Dungy for our Super Bowl 37 win, and was extremely excited to see him finally get one of his own with the Colts in 41. Dungy always seemed like one of the most stand-up guys to ever coach in the NFL, and was an absolutely amazing coach. Hopefully he can get some looks for Canton in the upcoming years. I raise my glass to one of the greatest coaches of my lifetime, hopefully we can get more of guys like Dungy in the upcoming years.

How can someone pick their predecessor?

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Tony Dungy is stepping down as head coach of the Colts ? at least that's what he's telling those inside the team headquarters, sources told FOXSports.com.

While the team has scheduled a 5 p.m. press conference, Dungy is walking around the team's complex saying goodbye to players and team employees and informing them that the transition should be a smooth one for new coach Jim Caldwell.

According to one source, Dungy explained that he has talked it over with his family and they believed this was the proper time to step down, while the Colts' nucleus was still intact.

Dungy is perhaps the most respected head coach among peers and players of this era. He won a Super Bowl two seasons ago and at that time many thought he would step down. Again last year it was predicted by some he would step down, but he decided instead to pick his predecessor and stay on for one more year.

Dungy's Indianapolis tenure will finish after seven seasons with a record of 92-33, and a postseason berth in all seven years with the club.

As a Tampa Bay fan I give a ton of credit, if not all the credit, to Tony Dungy for our Super Bowl 37 win, and was extremely excited to see him finally get one of his own with the Colts in 41. Dungy always seemed like one of the most stand-up guys to ever coach in the NFL, and was an absolutely amazing coach. Hopefully he can get some looks for Canton in the upcoming years. I raise my glass to one of the greatest coaches of my lifetime, hopefully we can get more of guys like Dungy in the upcoming years.

How can someone pick their predecessor?

As far as I know that's not particularly uncommon. Isn't that what Mike Holmgren is doing as well? I think it's as well a really smart move.

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Tony Dungy is stepping down as head coach of the Colts ? at least that's what he's telling those inside the team headquarters, sources told FOXSports.com.

While the team has scheduled a 5 p.m. press conference, Dungy is walking around the team's complex saying goodbye to players and team employees and informing them that the transition should be a smooth one for new coach Jim Caldwell.

According to one source, Dungy explained that he has talked it over with his family and they believed this was the proper time to step down, while the Colts' nucleus was still intact.

Dungy is perhaps the most respected head coach among peers and players of this era. He won a Super Bowl two seasons ago and at that time many thought he would step down. Again last year it was predicted by some he would step down, but he decided instead to pick his predecessor and stay on for one more year.

Dungy's Indianapolis tenure will finish after seven seasons with a record of 92-33, and a postseason berth in all seven years with the club.

As a Tampa Bay fan I give a ton of credit, if not all the credit, to Tony Dungy for our Super Bowl 37 win, and was extremely excited to see him finally get one of his own with the Colts in 41. Dungy always seemed like one of the most stand-up guys to ever coach in the NFL, and was an absolutely amazing coach. Hopefully he can get some looks for Canton in the upcoming years. I raise my glass to one of the greatest coaches of my lifetime, hopefully we can get more of guys like Dungy in the upcoming years.

How can someone pick their predecessor?

As far as I know that's not particularly uncommon. Isn't that what Mike Holmgren is doing as well? I think it's as well a really smart move.

predecessor = dude who came before you.

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As a die-hard Patriots fan, I must say that Dungy was a class act and was one of the few pieces of the rival Colts that I actually liked. (Basically him and Peyton Manning's acting career) I wish him all the best in his future endeavors and hope to see him inducted into the HoF, which he most certainly will be.

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Tony Dungy is stepping down as head coach of the Colts ? at least that's what he's telling those inside the team headquarters, sources told FOXSports.com.

While the team has scheduled a 5 p.m. press conference, Dungy is walking around the team's complex saying goodbye to players and team employees and informing them that the transition should be a smooth one for new coach Jim Caldwell.

According to one source, Dungy explained that he has talked it over with his family and they believed this was the proper time to step down, while the Colts' nucleus was still intact.

Dungy is perhaps the most respected head coach among peers and players of this era. He won a Super Bowl two seasons ago and at that time many thought he would step down. Again last year it was predicted by some he would step down, but he decided instead to pick his predecessor and stay on for one more year.

Dungy's Indianapolis tenure will finish after seven seasons with a record of 92-33, and a postseason berth in all seven years with the club.

As a Tampa Bay fan I give a ton of credit, if not all the credit, to Tony Dungy for our Super Bowl 37 win, and was extremely excited to see him finally get one of his own with the Colts in 41. Dungy always seemed like one of the most stand-up guys to ever coach in the NFL, and was an absolutely amazing coach. Hopefully he can get some looks for Canton in the upcoming years. I raise my glass to one of the greatest coaches of my lifetime, hopefully we can get more of guys like Dungy in the upcoming years.

How can someone pick their predecessor?

As far as I know that's not particularly uncommon. Isn't that what Mike Holmgren is doing as well? I think it's as well a really smart move.

predecessor = dude who came before you.

Thank you. It's amazing that something that big can slip by an editor.

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Tony Dungy is stepping down as head coach of the Colts ? at least that's what he's telling those inside the team headquarters, sources told FOXSports.com.

While the team has scheduled a 5 p.m. press conference, Dungy is walking around the team's complex saying goodbye to players and team employees and informing them that the transition should be a smooth one for new coach Jim Caldwell.

According to one source, Dungy explained that he has talked it over with his family and they believed this was the proper time to step down, while the Colts' nucleus was still intact.

Dungy is perhaps the most respected head coach among peers and players of this era. He won a Super Bowl two seasons ago and at that time many thought he would step down. Again last year it was predicted by some he would step down, but he decided instead to pick his predecessor and stay on for one more year.

Dungy's Indianapolis tenure will finish after seven seasons with a record of 92-33, and a postseason berth in all seven years with the club.

As a Tampa Bay fan I give a ton of credit, if not all the credit, to Tony Dungy for our Super Bowl 37 win, and was extremely excited to see him finally get one of his own with the Colts in 41. Dungy always seemed like one of the most stand-up guys to ever coach in the NFL, and was an absolutely amazing coach. Hopefully he can get some looks for Canton in the upcoming years. I raise my glass to one of the greatest coaches of my lifetime, hopefully we can get more of guys like Dungy in the upcoming years.

How can someone pick their predecessor?

As far as I know that's not particularly uncommon. Isn't that what Mike Holmgren is doing as well? I think it's as well a really smart move.

predecessor = dude who came before you.

Thank you. It's amazing that something that big can slip by an editor.

They were probably just in such a rush to be F1RST!!!111!!!~ with the news that they didn't catch it.

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Tony Dungy is stepping down as head coach of the Colts ? at least that's what he's telling those inside the team headquarters, sources told FOXSports.com.

While the team has scheduled a 5 p.m. press conference, Dungy is walking around the team's complex saying goodbye to players and team employees and informing them that the transition should be a smooth one for new coach Jim Caldwell.

According to one source, Dungy explained that he has talked it over with his family and they believed this was the proper time to step down, while the Colts' nucleus was still intact.

Dungy is perhaps the most respected head coach among peers and players of this era. He won a Super Bowl two seasons ago and at that time many thought he would step down. Again last year it was predicted by some he would step down, but he decided instead to pick his predecessor and stay on for one more year.

Dungy's Indianapolis tenure will finish after seven seasons with a record of 92-33, and a postseason berth in all seven years with the club.

As a Tampa Bay fan I give a ton of credit, if not all the credit, to Tony Dungy for our Super Bowl 37 win, and was extremely excited to see him finally get one of his own with the Colts in 41. Dungy always seemed like one of the most stand-up guys to ever coach in the NFL, and was an absolutely amazing coach. Hopefully he can get some looks for Canton in the upcoming years. I raise my glass to one of the greatest coaches of my lifetime, hopefully we can get more of guys like Dungy in the upcoming years.

How can someone pick their predecessor?

As far as I know that's not particularly uncommon. Isn't that what Mike Holmgren is doing as well? I think it's as well a really smart move.

predecessor = dude who came before you.

Thank you. It's amazing that something that big can slip by an editor.

Oh :censored:. Well, I feel about as dumb as that editor now :blush:

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Tony Dungy is stepping down as head coach of the Colts ? at least that's what he's telling those inside the team headquarters, sources told FOXSports.com.

While the team has scheduled a 5 p.m. press conference, Dungy is walking around the team's complex saying goodbye to players and team employees and informing them that the transition should be a smooth one for new coach Jim Caldwell.

According to one source, Dungy explained that he has talked it over with his family and they believed this was the proper time to step down, while the Colts' nucleus was still intact.

Dungy is perhaps the most respected head coach among peers and players of this era. He won a Super Bowl two seasons ago and at that time many thought he would step down. Again last year it was predicted by some he would step down, but he decided instead to pick his predecessor and stay on for one more year.

Dungy's Indianapolis tenure will finish after seven seasons with a record of 92-33, and a postseason berth in all seven years with the club.

As a Tampa Bay fan I give a ton of credit, if not all the credit, to Tony Dungy for our Super Bowl 37 win, and was extremely excited to see him finally get one of his own with the Colts in 41. Dungy always seemed like one of the most stand-up guys to ever coach in the NFL, and was an absolutely amazing coach. Hopefully he can get some looks for Canton in the upcoming years. I raise my glass to one of the greatest coaches of my lifetime, hopefully we can get more of guys like Dungy in the upcoming years.

How can someone pick their predecessor?

As far as I know that's not particularly uncommon. Isn't that what Mike Holmgren is doing as well? I think it's as well a really smart move.

predecessor = dude who came before you.

Thank you. It's amazing that something that big can slip by an editor.

They were probably just in such a rush to be F1RST!!!111!!!~ with the news that they didn't catch it.

Well, it is Fox. I don't think they would have caught it if they proofed it twenty times.

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Well, it is Fox. I don't think they would have caught it if they proofed it twenty times.

I'm surprised they didn't try to lay blame for his departure on Obama somehow...

Seriously though, not to worry. He'll eventually come back to coaching.

I agree coaching is a drain but its in their blood, you need a year off sometimes maybe two, but that itch always returns, and it will for Dungy, and he will be back.

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Well, it is Fox. I don't think they would have caught it if they proofed it twenty times.

I'm surprised they didn't try to lay blame for his departure on Obama somehow...

Seriously though, not to worry. He'll eventually come back to coaching.

I agree coaching is a drain but its in their blood, you need a year off sometimes maybe two, but that itch always returns, and it will for Dungy, and he will be back.

I am 99% sure Bill Cowher will never come back. I am 100% certain that Tony Dungy is gone for good.

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Tony Dungy was a class act and a great coach. It'a gonna be weird to not see him roam the Indy sidelines in '09.

However, I don't think he's totally done with coaching. Mark my words, Dungy will be back one of these days. ;)

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Well, with me not being a huge fan of Indy, I would have said good riddance....

But this is Tony Dungy, a man of class & a heck of a good coach. He was never one of those coaches who would get angry, upset or overjoyed, he was calm & collective plus he was a class act. As much as I hated his team, he's still a good man.

Congrats on the retirement Coach Dungy, you earned it.

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