Father Dungy’s Supreme Stat

February 1st, 2014

father dungyBucs icons Derrick Brooks, John Lynch and Father Dungy could all be Hall of Famers tonight. The long-awaited vote on the 2014 finalists goes down this evening.

Brooks is a slam dunk, but there’s been plenty of healthy debate surrounding Dungy and Lynch.

Yesterday, however, Joe learned of a Dungy statistic that is downright stunning and should land him in Canton. The man charged with presenting Dungy to the Hall of Fame panel, Tampa Tribune scribe eye-RAH! Kaufman, hopped on the WDAE-AM 620 airwaves and explained to Steve Duemig that no coach in NFL history matches Dungy’s wins-per-regular-season average.

Dungy recorded 139 victories in 13 seasons, an average of 10.7 annually. If  a coach’s job is to win football games, then how can the Hall of Fame deny the head coach possessing that stat?

Kaufman also stated that Dungy’s regular-season winning percentage of .668 is sixth best in league history — and the five men ahead of him are in the Hall.

Literally, Dungy’s only downfall is a losing record in the postseason (9-10).  Will that be enough to keep him out tonight?

34 Responses to “Father Dungy’s Supreme Stat”

  1. Patrick in VA Says:

    If Dungy doesn’t get in this year, any thoughts on whether he might come back to coach some more and pad his stats a little more? Maybe he hasn’t taken the coaching positions that people have been calling for him to take recently because that would reset the clock on his hall eligibility. Just a thought

  2. Barry Says:

    Dungy, 1 Superbowl ? Hall of Fame? I don’t see how he gets in. Or Lynch. Brooks is a Slam dunk.

  3. johnny Says:

    John Madden waited many years….28 to be exact… like Dungy he only went to and won one super bowl and his regular season stats are far superior to Dungy as he had a .763 winning pct and a winning record in the playoffs …Madden averaged 10 wins a season when they only played 14 games a season …like to see Dungy get in but he is not first ballot HOF .

  4. BucfaninMO Says:

    I could be totally wrong or just to hungover to look it up, but didn’t Dungy also lose in a Super Bowl with Philly as player?
    If anything he deserves an induction just with his coaching tree in Tampa: Ron Marinalli, Lovie Smith, Herm Edwards, Monte Kiffin.

  5. Vic Says:

    Mike Tomlin is the best of that tree, no doubt.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Dungy may have to wait…but Brooks will be in for certain.

  7. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    Father Dungy is so well respected amongst his peers is the reason he gets in tonight. Much like the Pro Bowl, the Hall is a popularity contest.

  8. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    As much as I Luv Dungy, I don’t understand how he gets in before George Seifert.

  9. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Or Tom Flores for that matter

  10. BucfaninMO Says:

    Good call, forgot about Tomlin.
    Has to be a top 5 coaching tree of all time in NFL history. Bill Walsh was also pretty good about putting a staff together.

  11. Josh P Says:

    Dungy actually has two rings as a player with the steelers.

  12. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    WTF How the hell is Jimmy Johnson not in the Hall?

  13. lightningbuc Says:

    No way Dungy makes the finals. Just don’t see it.

  14. Josh P Says:

    Really George seifert?? He has the same amount of rings as tony.

  15. Josh P Says:

    ^ 2 Super Bowls I stand corrected. Did realize he coached the 89 team.

  16. Joe Says:

    WTF How the hell is Jimmy Johnson not in the Hall?

    This Joe just cannot understand. People (inaccurately) give Father Dungy credit for rebuilding the Bucs all by himself (with no Super Bowls, by the way). Jimmy Johnson literally rebuilt the Cowboys and won multiple rings.

    Another guy who should have been in there already: Tom Flores.

  17. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Agreed, Sam Wyche & Rich Mckay got it going.Dungy sealed the deal.

    As for as Jimmy Johnson-How many guys won in College as a Player, A Coach. Then completly rebuild the cowgirls into a power house: wins two (Leaves one for Switz).
    And He’s not in the Hall?

    Tom Flores won as a player, assistant coach, and twice as a Head Coach. Don’t get me wrong Luv Dungy. As I’m sure we all do, but C’mon man.

  18. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    @Josh P

    No worries, Seifert’s winning percentage is insane

  19. Josh P Says:

    Yeah. Dungy is slightly better at like .668 or something. But Seiferts playoff record is better.

  20. BucfaninMO Says:

    @Josh P
    You are right. Herm Edwards played in Philly

  21. Vern4499 Says:

    I heard Ira say yesterday to Booger and Rich that Lynch has the second most Pro Bowls of all time for a safety. That’s pretty impressive.

  22. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    In to be honest Jimmy could’ve easily won 4 or 5 Championships with that team. Best coaching Job I’ve ever seen in professional football. Especially when you thing that he traded away High profile players for future prospects. Released vets, etc, etc, etc. Smh, lol damn bastards had everything *QB- RB-FB-TE (Oline)(DLine) LB’s-CB”s-S’s-(K)-(P) KR-PR .

  23. Joe Says:

    Dungy sealed the deal.

    Chucky sealed the deal.

  24. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Will be happy to see John get what he deserves. But these guys have to stop hatin, on –

    • 5× Pro Bowl selection (1988, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995)
    • 2× All-Pro selection (1990, 1994)
    • 5× Super Bowl champion (XXIII, XXIV, XXVII, XXVIII, XXX)
    • 100 Sacks Club
    • Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor

    *Charles Haley-C’mon they gotta stop making personal. And let this man in.

  25. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    I meant to correct that

  26. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    *C’mon they gotta stop making it personal

  27. Buc1987 Says:

    Does anyone know what time the announcement is going to be?

    It’s tonight. Not exactly sure yet. NFL Network schedule wasn’t updated. –Joe

  28. DCVic Says:

    How about Madden & Seifert took over winning franchises; they turn around or teach franchises how to win. Tampa and Indianapolis.

  29. Buc1987 Says:

    Dungy made the ice cream, scooped it into the bowl and added the hot fudge.

    Gruden put on the whipped cream and cherry.

  30. DCVic Says:

    Correction Madden or Seifert never had to turn around and teach franchises how to win like Dungy.

  31. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Dungy and Lynch will both get in. This year the hall of fame will be dominated by the Buccaneers.

    Their media work has scored points. They are in.

  32. PRBucFan Says:


    1st African American Head Coach to win the SuperBowl.

    Bitch about race and whether its fair or not all you want.

    But It’s a huge deal and will be the icing on the cake on his way to a Bust in Canton.

  33. johnny Says:

    The Bucs had Talent when Dungu got here ..they went 7-9 with 2 overtime losses in 1995 ..they were not 2-14 .

  34. PRBucFan Says:

    On his way maybe next year… lol 😉