Wade Phillips on Tony Dungy: “I Don’t Know How Much Credibility He Has”

For a very long time, no one has ever said a negative word about former Colts head coach Tony Dungy.

Then he became a part of media.

I give Dungy credit— he doesn’t sugarcoat things. If he believes it, he speaks on it with conviction.  He doesn’t seem to have any agenda or bias towards anyone and he calls it as he sees it.  I can respect that out of a media personality even if I don’t agree with Dungy all the time.

You have to have thick skin in this business especially when players and coaches are very sensitive, but also have the right to respond to criticism as well.

Cowboys coach Wade Phillips didn’t like some of the comments Dungy made about Tony Romo here is what he had to say:

On Sunday, in the wake of quarterback Tony Romo’s three-interception showing in a loss to Tennessee, Dungy said a quarterback had to avoid turnovers to be a team leader. Romo responded on Thursday by inviting Dungy to join him at practice.

Coach Wade Phillips invoked the memory of Dungy’s prediction last season that the Cowboys had no chance against New Orleans. The Cowboys ended the Saints’ run at an unbeaten season.

“He’s been a great coach in this league,” Phillips said. “I know he told everybody that New Orleans was going to kill us last year. I don’t know how much credibility he has that way.”

Shots fired?

Wade and Romo have more things to worry about than Tony Dungy.

Nothing Dungy said is out of line considering the state the Cowboys are currently in. The facts are Tony Romo was supposed to be the next Aikman or the next Roger Staubach and he has been playing more like the next Danny White and that might be an insult to White who lead the Cowboys at least to the NFC Championship (and was a good punter).

8 thoughts on “Wade Phillips on Tony Dungy: “I Don’t Know How Much Credibility He Has”

  • Tony Dungy helped to build 2 Super Bowl winning teams, 9 playoff wins, and has a Super Bowl ring. Wade Phillips finally won a single playoff game for the first time in his career last year. Even though he has the right to say whatever he wants, Phillips questioning Dungy's credibility is just STUPID.

  • dungy was on his way out da league til he got peyton any one can look great with the greatest qb ever

    • Not exactly, Dungy made the Bucs relevant after they had been laughingstock for decades and he help get Manning a ring

  • Maybe Wade Phillips feels that Tony Dungy is looking for a job. If you know what I mean.

    • I don't think Tony wants to coach again and if he goes to Dallas he'll be in for a rude awakening he had it easy here in Indianapolis. Cowboys fans aren't that nice

      • The 10 million salary will smooth things out.

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