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February 18, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
The death of the 18-year-old son of Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy has been ruled a suicide, a medical examiner said yesterday. James Dungy hanged himself from a bedroom ceiling fan with a leather belt, Dr. Jacqueline Lee of the Hillsborough County (Fla.) Medical Examiner's Office wrote in her final autopsy report. Authorities had ruled out foul play in December, but toxicology results were pending. Those tests were negative, except for caffeine and medication paramedics used in attempts to resuscitate the teen, Lee said.
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January 12, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
A loss by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the Eagles in today's NFC wild-card playoff game will lead to the dismissal of coach Tony Dungy, unless owner Malcolm Glazer has a last-minute change of heart, the St. Petersburg Times reported yesterday. In addition, there are indications the Bucs have a tentative agreement with Bill Parcells to replace Dungy, the newspaper said, citing interviews with people close to Parcells, the Bucs and the NFL. Parcells, a two-time Super Bowl winner, is expected to sign a five-year deal that would make him the highest-paid coach in the NFL, should Dungy be fired.
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January 30, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHOENIX - LeGarrette Blount's football career seemed in peril after he threw a punch at an opposing player following Boise State's upset of Oregon in 2009. The incident came in Chip Kelly's first game as the Ducks' head coach. Kelly needed to make a decision about Blount's future. He suspended the running back but kept Blount on scholarship and in the football program. Kelly ultimately reinstated Blount after the running back met certain academic and behavioral conditions. That helped save Blount's career, which continues Sunday when he plays in the Super Bowl as a key part of the New England Patriots' offense.
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August 7, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, STAFF WRITER
CANTON, Ohio - It was as if Marvin Harrison couldn't help himself. During 13 NFL seasons, the North Philadelphia native was obsessed with preparation. So on the weekend that spectacular career was being celebrated, he knew only one way to get ready. "Practice," Harrison said Friday. "Practice is my motto. " On Thursday, 48 hours before he'll be one of eight men inducted during the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony Saturday night, Harrison conducted a one-man walk-through at 23,000-seat Tom Benson Stadium.
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January 7, 2006 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
James Dungy, 18-year-old son of Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy, hanged himself with a leather belt from a ceiling fan, according to the 911 call made by the teenager's girlfriend from his Lutz, Fla., apartment in the early-morning hours of Dec. 22. Antoinette Anderson said she took a 10-minute walk and returned to the apartment to find Dungy lifeless, according to the 911 tape released Wednesday by a Hillsborough County (Fla.) Sheriff's Department official and published yesterday by the Indianapolis Star.
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January 21, 2005 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Jim Caldwell, the Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks coach, yesterday was promoted to assistant head coach. Caldwell was the coach at Wake Forest from 1993 to 2000 and was on Colts coach Tony Dungy's staff at Tampa Bay in 2001. He came to Indianapolis with Dungy the next season. Caldwell, who played defensive back at Iowa, also was an assistant at Southern Illinois, Northwestern, Colorado, Louisville, and Penn State. He will continue coaching the Colts' quarterbacks. Vikings.
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January 3, 1995 | By S.A. Paolantonio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dick Vermeil said yesterday that he's eager to talk to Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie about his future with the team - though that doesn't necessarily mean he's ready to say yes to returning to the Eagles. "I'm still vacillating," said Vermeil, who may have broadcast his last game with ABC-TV here last night. "I don't know what I'm going to do. " Vermeil plans to return to his Chester County home today to discuss matters with his wife, Carol. Those close to him say he is leaning toward returning to the NFL if he and Lurie can work out a deal.
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January 8, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers seem to be in the corner of coach Tony Dungy, whose future has been the subject of speculation all season. Dungy has guided the Bucs to a 55-41 record in six seasons, including a 2-3 playoff record and an appearance in the 1999 NFC Championship Game. Nevertheless, the team is regarded as underachievers. Dungy has one more year on his contract. He and his agent, Ray Anderson, approached owner Malcolm Glazer and his son, Joel, an executive vice president, about an extension at the start of the season.
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August 20, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE GOOD news is that Nick Foles is among the Top 100 ranked NFL offensive players by ESPN.COM. The not-so-good news is he is No. 99. And, right behind him at No. 100 is Eagles running back Darren Sproles. The website, which only released the rankings from 91 to 100 yesterday for both offense and defense, said it asked 90 experts with ties to ESPN to rate the players on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best. Players were ranked overall, not by position. Foles received a score of 6.52, which tied him with Lions running back Reggie Bush and Ravens receiver Steve Smith.
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January 12, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy reportedly met with owner Jim Irsay yesterday and will decide today whether he will stay with the team. According to ESPN, Dungy's family will figure heavily in his decision. Dungy, apparently isn't sure he wants to spend another season commuting from Indianapolis to Tampa, Fla., to see his wife and children. Dungy and his wife, Lauren, were to spend the past week mulling his future. But, it is uncertain how much time they spent on the decision because they had to go to New York where their son Jordan underwent surgery on a broken leg. Jordan is back in Tampa, doing well after surgery.
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August 7, 2016 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, STAFF WRITER
CANTON, Ohio - It was as if Marvin Harrison couldn't help himself. During 13 NFL seasons, the North Philadelphia native was obsessed with preparation. So on the weekend that spectacular career was being celebrated, he knew only one way to get ready. "Practice," Harrison said Friday. "Practice is my motto. " On Thursday, 48 hours before he'll be one of eight men inducted during the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony Saturday night, Harrison conducted a one-man walk-through at 23,000-seat Tom Benson Stadium.
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January 30, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHOENIX - LeGarrette Blount's football career seemed in peril after he threw a punch at an opposing player following Boise State's upset of Oregon in 2009. The incident came in Chip Kelly's first game as the Ducks' head coach. Kelly needed to make a decision about Blount's future. He suspended the running back but kept Blount on scholarship and in the football program. Kelly ultimately reinstated Blount after the running back met certain academic and behavioral conditions. That helped save Blount's career, which continues Sunday when he plays in the Super Bowl as a key part of the New England Patriots' offense.
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August 20, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE GOOD news is that Nick Foles is among the Top 100 ranked NFL offensive players by ESPN.COM. The not-so-good news is he is No. 99. And, right behind him at No. 100 is Eagles running back Darren Sproles. The website, which only released the rankings from 91 to 100 yesterday for both offense and defense, said it asked 90 experts with ties to ESPN to rate the players on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best. Players were ranked overall, not by position. Foles received a score of 6.52, which tied him with Lions running back Reggie Bush and Ravens receiver Steve Smith.
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July 24, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
In the summer of 2009, when the Eagles courted the contempt of dog lovers everywhere and signed Michael Vick, they made clear that they had sought out and received Tony Dungy's counsel and approval. During and after Vick's 18-month prison term for dogfighting, Dungy had become a mentor to him. This was no small thing. As the former head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts, as a man regarded as something of a moral compass within the NFL and its warped value system, Dungy wielded power and influence in fostering acceptance for Vick's return to pro football.
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July 22, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IS TONY DUNGY a hypocrite? You make the call. The former NFL coach turned mentor told the Tampa Tribune that he would not have taken defensive end Michael Sam in the 2014 draft because he wouldn't want to deal with all the drama the first openly gay NFL player is likely to bring to a team. Sam was drafted in the seventh round by the St. Louis Rams. A lot of so-called experts think he fell so far because he announced he was gay only 3 months before the draft. "I wouldn't have taken him," Dungy said.
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December 27, 2013 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
A HEAD-COACHING job opens up at USC and everyone wonders whether Chip Kelly might hop the next flight back to the Pac-12. Mack Brown resigns under pressure at the University of Texas and rumors start circulating that Kelly could be headed to Austin. In his first NFL season, the guy has done a loaves-and-fishes thing with an Eagles team that won just four games last year. He has proved he can hold his own with the best coaching minds in the business. And yet, and yet, and yet, there still are reasonably intelligent people out there who continue to believe that Kelly is just a short-term renter in the NFL. That he's still a college guy at heart and will be returning to a campus soon.
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September 9, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Oregon was up, 6-0, in the first quarter against intrastate rival Oregon State and the Ducks faced fourth down and 2 on their own 48. Most coaches would punt in that situation, but Chip Kelly isn't just any coach, no matter how much he has tried to downplay his aggressive, outside-the-box nature. "I think there's fallacy and reality," Kelly said in March during the NFL owners meetings. "I don't think very often we went for it on fourth down on our side of the field. It would be once or twice a season, depending on the situation.
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September 9, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
On Tuesday afternoons this season, when the rest of the NFL has off days, the Eagles will practice at a breakneck tempo with a mix of pop, rap, and country music blaring from the NovaCare Complex speakers and a Siri-like voice signaling when one period ends and the next begins. At the end of practice, personalized smoothies will await each player, and a specific training regimen will be tailored for the players' recovery. Data will be collected from their movements on the field. They will attend brief, focused meetings, scheduled on smart screens around the team's facility.
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February 2, 2013
Three black former NFL head coaches say the league needs to revise its Rooney Rule for promoting minority hiring after 15 top vacancies - eight head coaching jobs and seven general manager positions - were all filled by white candidates since the regular season ended a month ago. "I know the concept is good and something we need to do," said Tony Dungy, who was with the Indianapolis Colts during the 2006 season, when he became the first black coach...
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January 17, 2013 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
IN HIS previous stint as head coach, Gus Bradley never lost a game. He also never won one. Paul Casey Bradley was only interim head coach of Fort Lewis College for 4 offseason months before his alma mater, North Dakota State, hired him back, and he soon was running its defense. He has been an NFL coordinator only since 2009 and his success as a DC has come while serving a head coach, Pete Carroll, who was a former defensive coordinator. He never has played in a Super Bowl. He never has coached in a Super Bowl.
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