Tony Dungy: Need To Impress Upon Players It’s A Game Of Respect
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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan)- Former Steeler player and NFL head coach Tony Dungy visited the Pittsburgh area with his wife to promote their new book, “Uncommon Marriage.”
Chris Mueller of “Starkey and Mueller” caught up with Dungy Monday, and asked about the NFL’s effort to police trash talk.
“There was trash talk 30 years ago, but it was all kind of done in a respectful way, and nobody else really heard it,” Dungy said. “Now, there’s so much that you can hear. I think that’s the reason why the NFL wants to crack down.”
Dungy added that respect should be emphasized, but it shouldn’t be over-policed.
Mueller asked Dungy if he likes the idea of expanded playoffs or a longer regular season.
“I’m not really a fan of expanded playoffs, I’m not a fan of going to 18 games,” he said. “I think what makes our league special is we play once a week, we’ve got a limited schedule, every game counts, every game’s important, and when you make the playoffs, it’s an accomplishment.”