New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels backed out on the Colts Tuesday after agreeing to become their head coach.
That didn't sit well with Tony Dungy, the former Bucs and Colts head coach and current NBC NFL analyst.
Haven’t read the article but I can tell you there is NO excuse big enough to justify this. It’s one thing to go back on your word to an organization. But having assistant coaches leave jobs to go with you then leave them out to dry is indefensible. For COMFORT?? https://t.co/hlsYviDC9l— Tony Dungy (@TonyDungy) February 7, 2018
The article Dungy had not read at the time of this tweet Wednesday morning was by Peter King of The MMQB and Sports Illustrated detailing McDaniels' reasons for the decision. The article points out the Colts had already signed three coaches for McDaniels' proposed staff, including prospective defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus. Apparently, whomever takes the Indy job will inherit Eberflus.
As for Dungy, he remains loyal to the Colts and owner Jim Irsay, whose franchise is reeling after a drunk driver struck and killed Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and Uber driver Jeffrey Monroe Sunday morning. Irsay is paying for both funerals.
No doubt about it. I have seen him come to the aid of people time and time again. Jim is an awesome man with a big heart! https://t.co/yPP0jgKkym— Tony Dungy (@TonyDungy) February 6, 2018
Dungy's criticism was tame compared to what Indianapolis Star columnist Gregg Doyel had to say about McDaniels: "Be embarrassed, Indianapolis, but also be relieved. Josh McDaniels is a punk and a loser, but he's not your punk. He's not your loser. He's not your head coach, thank God."