Former NFL head coach Tony Dungy was a guest on The Dan Patrick Show and talked about quarterback Robert Griffin III and whow he’s dealt with this season.
“I think the whole thing gets kind of exacerbated in Washington, with the whole setup there, the way it’s been, the owner and everything, and the press,” Dungy said via The Washington Post. “RGIII’s gonna be okay, just like Cam Newton. Now in three or four years, he matures, he’s playing great football, maybe he’s matured a little bit, but they’re winning more, he’s playing better, so now it all looks pretty good. Whereas when you’re not winning, everything seems to be a negative.”
Dungy was then asked if he thinks Mike Shanahan will last.
“That hasn’t been the history in Washington,” Dungy said. “Coaches haven’t lasted a long time there. I think it would be best for them in the long run to stay with this offense and keep building and keep some continuity. I’m not sure it’s going to happen.”
Patrick then asked Dungy if he would want to work for owner Dan Snyder.
“No, no,” Dungy said. “When you’re interviewing coaches for the job, and you haven’t told me I’ve lost the job yet? No, I would NOT want to work for him.”
“If I said you could work for Daniel Snyder, or Jerry Jones, or not work at all….” Patrick tried.
“Let’s just say I’m retired from the NFL,” Dungy said.
“So you would rather not work than to work under those two guys?” Patrick tried again.
“No, I think I could work for anybody,” Dungy said. “When you work for Dan Rooney, you work for Lamar Hunt, you work for Jim Irsay, even the Glazers were great to me and let me pass or fail based on my ability. I think that’s what you’re looking for as a head coach, and I don’t know that you get that in Washington or Dallas. The problem I have with both those organizations: You’ve got to build a team; that’s how you win championships. You can’t just say we’re gonna bring in the best player, we’re gonna bring in guys, it doesn’t matter what kind of teammates they are or what type of history they have, if we get star players we’re gonna be good. And I think both of those owners think that’s the case: The more star players you have, the better you’re gonna be. And that’s not how you build championship teams.”