Saturday afternoon former Indianapolis Colts head coach and Hall of Famer Tony Dungy teased fans on Twitter when he hinted at a comeback. Originating from a tweet sent by Robert Mathis to inform Dungy of the Colts head coach opening, Dungy quickly responded with, ”I would do it if I knew [Robert Mathis] would come back and be our leader.
Fans quickly joined in the excitement, tweeting to former players to join the hypothetical staff. One such player was former cornerback Jerraud Powers who responded with, ”I’m on board. #MakeitHappen.”
While the return of Dungy is likely no more than a playful Twitter exchange, the move would shake the NFL world to its core. Dungy led the Colts from 2002 to 2008 while compiling a record of 85-27 with one Super Bowl championship. The former head coach has also been critical of Josh McDaniels after the recent coaching debacle.
Dungy tweeted the following after a tweet from Adam Schefter attempted to make excuses for McDaniels.
”That’s very sad Adam. When is it ’good’ for someone to go back on their word? We’re not talking about simply changing your mind. Everyone know how the hiring system works. Kyle Shanahan, Dan Quinn, many others had the same system. Whoever said that has the wrong values in life!”
The Colts will likely have a new head coach soon but unfortunately, it probably won’t be Dungy.