Father Dungy Speaks

October 19th, 2010

Father Dungy decided to reach across denominational lines today to spread his Word and appeared on the only Yiddish sports radio show Joe is familiar with, “The King David Show,” co-hosted by Shaun King and Toby David on WQYK-AM 1010.

Father Dungy stepped to the pulpit and preached largely about the NFL in general but also gave his blessing to Bucs coach Raheem Morris.

Toby David: Do you see any parallels between the Bucs now and when you first came to the Bucs?

Father Dungy: I do. I like the direction of the building that is going on. They made some good moves in the draft. They are building the team they way they want to build it. We had growing pains too. They are doing some good things with some good building blocks. I like the direction they are going.

Shaun King: They can’t defend the run. At times in Indianapolis, you struggled with the same thing. What can they do to shore that up?

Father Dungy: A lot of that is experience. They have two young tackles. They are between styles. Last year they got away [from the Tampa-2] and now they are reteaching that. All of this will come. I see a lot of guys trying to do too much and not trusting in the system. Some of it is growth. One of the things is needing better players. That will come also.

King: When you got here home game were blacked out. When you left, there was a season ticket waiting list. We have come all the way around. What can the organization do to reconnect with the fans?

Father Dungy: There were two things we wanted to do. When we came here there were 25,000 or 30,000 here at a game. There was one game with the Seattle Seahawks where there were only 25,000 in the stands and the next year when we played Miami you couldn’t get a ticket. Building a winner is part of that and will bring fans in but we wanted to be a part of the community and I challenged the players to be part of a community. The organization and players need to be part of the community.

19 Responses to “Father Dungy Speaks”

  1. Jonny Says:

    Alex Magee.

  2. BigMacAttack Says:

    Tony looks good in the old Bucs’ colors, a lot better than blue and white.

  3. Pete Dutcher Says:


    The Buccaneers announced today that they have acquired DE Alex Magee and a 2011 undisclosed draft pick from the Kansas City Chiefs for an undisclosed 2011 draft pick. The team also announced that RB Kareem Huggins has been placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season.

    Magee was selected by the Chiefs in the third-round (67th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Purdue and has played in 17 games with one start for Kansas City. He totaled 11 tackles, 2.0 sacks and four quarterback pressures in his time with the Chiefs. At Purdue, Magee played in 50 games with 33 starts – 25 consecutive – and finished his collegiate career with 117 tackles, 14.0 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks. He also added three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, an interception and two passes defensed. In his senior season, he had a career-high in sacks and made six stops behind the line of scrimmage.

    Huggins played in three games this season for the Buccaneers.

  4. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Beat ya, Joe!!!!

    Alex Magee doesn’t look very promising though…

  5. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Pete, you didn’t beat Joe and please (goes for everyone) try to at least to keep the comments remotely on topic under the posts. Joe got the alert on this and wasn’t interested in posting until tomorrow. Not very exciting news.

  6. eric Says:

    “needing better players”

    Keen observation.

  7. Buc You Says:

    Dungy also is a Michael Vick supporter… you know, the one who killed all those dogs?

  8. Patrick Says:

    Who the heck is Alex Magee?? Of course it’s someone we’ve never heard of.

  9. JimBuc Says:

    Yeah, no scooping Joe. Next time post your breaking news on the message board!!

  10. eric Says:

    I was hoping for Calvin Magee!

  11. JimBuc Says:

    I am so looking forward to Joe’s “Bucs Most Active Team On Trade Day” article!!

  12. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Dungee was right about being involved in the community. something this batch of Bucs need to remember.

  13. Joe Says:

    I am so looking forward to Joe’s “Bucs Most Active Team On Trade Day” article!!


  14. Leroy Buttermilk Says:

    Alex Mcgee ryan sims more Kansas city trash why not take haynesworth for a fourth round pick he’s good for another four to five years

  15. Buc You Says:

    ” why not take haynesworth for a fourth round pick”

    No kidding.

    He is worth a 4th.

  16. Joe Says:

    Buc You:

    ” why not take haynesworth for a fourth round pick”

    No kidding.

    He is worth a 4th.

    If the powers that be at One Buc Palace won’t cough up a fifth round pick for Santonio Holmes…

  17. niko (The Optimist) Says:

    It wasnt even the difference between two seasons, the opener against the 49ers in 1997 wasnt a sell out and was blacked out, then 3 games later vs Miami there isnt an empty seat in the house.

    But we didnt go 3-0 against Cleveland, we did it vs the 49ers, Detroit and Minnesota, so fans knew it was for real.

    This town has always been fixated on its stars. Just winning isnt enough. Thats why this apathy has been going on for a while. Fans never wore Garcia jerseys. You always saw 99, 40, 47, 55, etc. You get a solid group of young players that bucs fans can relate to, like Freeman, Benn, Williams,etc, and that will help put people back in the stands.

    and for the love of everything people, stop with the free agents. You get albert haynesworth, what are you going to do with him? Put him in the line, then you take out McCoy or Price. How are they going to get better if they are not playing the game. You dont learn from watching, you learn from playing. For every veteran Free Agent you put in, you stymie a young players growth.

    Be patient, this team is super young.

  18. eric Says:

    I think Dungy went 10-6 his second year.

    Arent we in Rah’s second year?

    Dungy took over a team that had not had a winning season in 15 years. Rah took over a 9-7 team that had two division titles and another winning record the previous four years.

  19. JimBuc Says:

    More silliness at JBF:

    ” Joe Says:

    October 20th, 2010 at 12:29 am
    Buc You:

    ” why not take haynesworth for a fourth round pick”

    No kidding.

    He is worth a 4th.

    If the powers that be at One Buc Palace won’t cough up a fifth round pick for Santonio Holmes…”

    Uhh .. really?