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Tony Dungy: "Superbowl will not be close"

Tony Dungy stands a year removed from retiring after seven seasons as coach of Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts.

In 12 months -- during which he's served as an NFL analyst for NBC and a mentor for Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, among other roles -- his allegiance hasn't budged.

Dungy, speaking to The New York Times in Miami, said the Saints couldn't do enough to force the Colts into needing a final, last-minute drive to win the Super Bowl.

"I think they're going to be so far ahead that people are going to say, 'Oh, ho-hum, he played a good game, they won by two scores, the Colts won their second championship,' " Dungy said of Manning on Thursday. "He's going to have those rings Sunday night. I don't think it's going to be close."

Dungy, who led Indianapolis to a Super Bowl XLI victory in 2007, said the Saints' difficulty in closing out the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC title game was evidence the Colts will have a convincing upper hand come Sunday.

"Minnesota is playing in New Orleans, they turn the ball over five times, have two or three stupid penalties and still lose in overtime," Dungy told The Times. "I don't see how it's going to be close. The Colts aren't going to turn it over seven times."

Dungy also weighed in on whether Manning was a better clutch quarterback than the Patriots' Tom Brady.

"Your coach wouldn't punt the ball to Peyton," Dungy said in referring to Patriots coach Bill Belichick's decision to go for it on fourth-and-2 deep in his own territory rather than give the ball back to Manning late in the Colts' Week 10, 35-34 victory.

"I would punt the ball to Tom Brady with one minute left," Dungy said. "Your coach is the best coach in the world and wouldn't punt it to [Manning]. What does that say?"



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hes right
Originally posted by jrg:
Tony Dungy stands a year removed from retiring after seven seasons as coach of Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts.

In 12 months -- during which he's served as an NFL analyst for NBC and a mentor for Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, among other roles -- his allegiance hasn't budged.

Dungy, speaking to The New York Times in Miami, said the Saints couldn't do enough to force the Colts into needing a final, last-minute drive to win the Super Bowl.

"I think they're going to be so far ahead that people are going to say, 'Oh, ho-hum, he played a good game, they won by two scores, the Colts won their second championship,' " Dungy said of Manning on Thursday. "He's going to have those rings Sunday night. I don't think it's going to be close."

Dungy, who led Indianapolis to a Super Bowl XLI victory in 2007, said the Saints' difficulty in closing out the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC title game was evidence the Colts will have a convincing upper hand come Sunday.

"Minnesota is playing in New Orleans, they turn the ball over five times, have two or three stupid penalties and still lose in overtime," Dungy told The Times. "I don't see how it's going to be close. The Colts aren't going to turn it over seven times."Dungy also weighed in on whether Manning was a better clutch quarterback than the Patriots' Tom Brady.

"Your coach wouldn't punt the ball to Peyton," Dungy said in referring to Patriots coach Bill Belichick's decision to go for it on fourth-and-2 deep in his own territory rather than give the ball back to Manning late in the Colts' Week 10, 35-34 victory.

"I would punt the ball to Tom Brady with one minute left," Dungy said. "Your coach is the best coach in the world and wouldn't punt it to [Manning]. What does that say?"



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Good Point
Lets go Brees!
I agree 100%!

go Colts!
Dungy been in teh game long enough to know that every game is different. to say they aren't gonna beat the colts b/c they barely beat Minnesota(with a lot of turnovers) is stupid. But of course he's gonna be biased towards teh Colts on this one. I hope the Saints win
Originally posted by valrod33:
hes right
Originally posted by teeohh:
I agree 100%!

go Colts!
Dungy's probably right. That's why I'm going for the Saints. Cheering for the Colts would feel like applauding a professional MMA fighter as he cuts his way through a special ed gym class.

Underdog FTW
The Colts have the best quarterback of this generation. The guy is not from earth. If ever there was a guy that I would not have to face in the biggest game of the season, it would be him.

Even without Freeney, the Colts are gonna shred the Saints. Brees might have a great day, but he won't lead a scoring drive every time he takes the field. Based on what I saw from the Saints defense vs. Vikings, I have a feeling that Manning just might.

I think the Colts win by two scores, at least.
Cut That Meat! Cut That Meat!
So does that mean we are just suppose to take his word for it and not watch the game.
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by valrod33:
hes right
guys its not a regular season game, its superbowl and the saints got enough weapons. also dont forget that the colts offense is at most mediocre.
such a game like against the vikes can happen...but i think/hope that it wont happen on sunday.
Tony is very dead on, specially the 'Brady' comment.