Dungy said he wouldn’t have drafted Sam because he didn’t want to deal with the distraction.
“I think people are going to be happy that he’s their coach in the next couple years.”
The Detroit Lions have hired Jim Caldwell as their new coach but he wasn’t their first choice.
“Martin called me and said we’re looking for a leader who can help turn our locker room into a winning one and to help us get the most out of our investment in Matthew Stafford,” Dungy recalled in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.
On Friday, legendary coach Tony Dungy said on a radio program that IF he were to return to coaching he would choose the Detroit Lions coaching job.
Tony Dungy isn’t planning on making a return to coaching anytime soon, but if he was going to return, it would be for the Detroit Lions job
It looked on Friday like he — kind of — threw his hat in the ring for the Detroit Lions job.
Comcast Corp. says it’s “relaunching” its Internet Essentials offering of low-cost Internet access and computers to families of students eligible for free or reduced-price school lunches.
Tony Dungy had much of his success in football far from his hometown of Jackson, Mich., turning around the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and becoming the first black coach to win a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts.
Former Michigan State basketball stars Mateen Cleaves and Steve Smith and former NFL coach Tony Dungy are going into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.