Tremendous Bowl-winning head coach Tony Dungy agreed with a number of the criticism Jacksonville Jaguars coach City Meyer was receiving stemming from final week’s debacle over a viral video.
Dungy, the previous coach of the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, stated in an episode of “Brother from One other” that he took subject with Meyer staying behind in Ohio whereas his crew flew again to Jacksonville after a loss two video games in the past.
“I performed soccer for in all probability 16 years, whole. I coached for 28 years. I by no means went to a recreation the place the pinnacle coach didn’t come again with my crew. Me and myself for 13 years as a head coach, 15 years as an assistant, 15 years enjoying when the pinnacle coach went to a recreation, once we returned, the pinnacle coach got here again with us,” Dungy stated.
“In order that to me, I simply don’t understand how you try this and say, ‘Hey, I’m going to remain in Ohio.’ … That was the error to me. What occurred within the bar or no matter, that’s secondary. You return together with your crew. We completed by getting house and getting all people — that’s your duty as the pinnacle coach to ensure all people lands on that aircraft, protected. All people will get again to the ability, you then do what you need to do.”
Dungy additionally made a degree individually to Pro Football Talk that one thing might have occurred on the aircraft that required the coach’s consideration.
Meyer was seen in an Ohio bar with a lady, who was not his spouse, dancing close to his lap. The coach elected to remain again in Columbus to see a few of his household.
Whereas Jaguars proprietor Shad Khan issued a scathing assertion in regards to the subject and Meyer provided an apology over the incident, Pro Football Talk reported Sunday that the “state of affairs is much from over.”
Meyer issued a press release apologizing for his actions, however on Tuesday night he spoke on a radio present and revealed that conversations with the crew have been “horrible.”
The Jaguars fell to 0-5 after Sunday’s loss to the Tennessee Titans.
Fox Information’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.