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    Dungy to consider future with Colts after season

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    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts coach Tony Dungy will wait until after Indianapolis' Super Bowl appearance against Chicago - before considering his future with the team.

    Dungy signed a contract extension last year that would keep him in Indianapolis through 2009. But many have wondered whether the 51-year-old coach, who previously said he intended to retire at age 50, might resign if he wins the Super Bowl.

    "That's something I've not thought a whole lot about,' he said Wednesday. ``I'll sit down with (owner) Jim (Irsay) and my wife at the end of the year. The first thing you have to do is make sure you're still wanted back. I never take that for granted any more.'

    Dungy made a similar statement after last season, when the Colts were eliminated from the playoffs in a 21-18 loss at home to eventual Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh.

    He has said since then that he always anticipated returning to the sideline this season.

    There's little doubt Irsay would like Dungy back.

    Irsay has often praised Dungy for his commitment to football and his life outside of it, and recently called Dungy's coaching job in 2002 one of the best he's ever seen.

    Dungy ranks among the active leaders in victories with a record of 114-62. He's gone 60-20 in five seasons with the Colts, who won their first AFC title during their Indianapolis era Sunday with a 38-34 victory over New England. It's the first time Dungy has taken a team to the Super Bowl as a head coach.

    Before joining the Colts in 2002, Dungy spent six seasons in Tampa Bay.

    Off the field, however, Dungy has endured trying times since coming to Indianapolis.

    His mother, Cleomae, died in January 2002, and his father, Wilbur, died in June 2004. Tony Dungy's oldest son, 18-year-old James, committed suicide at his apartment in Tampa, Fla., in December 2005.

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    Re: Dungy to consider future with Colts after season

    well whatever he does hes already revolutinized the game and proved to be one of the best.
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    Re: Dungy to consider future with Colts after season

    I think that he should keep coaching! imho he has alot of good coaching years left. He still knows how to win games, and as long as you can win games in the NFL you will have a job. I dont believ in that go out on top crap. Why would you go out if you still have so much to give to the young players on your team.

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    Re: Dungy to consider future with Colts after season

    Whatever he does, I am so freaking proud of what he has accomplished, and I wish him the
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    Re: Dungy to consider future with Colts after season

    I have a hard time believe that Dungy wouldn't come back. It would be cool if he retired after winning the Super Bowl though. I just hope he gets the opportunity to choose.

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    Re: Dungy to consider future with Colts after season

    Damm, I didn't know his son committed suicide. That must be hard on him everyday. It's one thing to lose a child in a car accident or something, but suicide probably makes him think it was his fault somehow. I have a cousin that hung himself and his mom, my aunt, has never been right since.
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    Tony Dungy = Class act.........period! Win or lose Dungy will always have my respect.

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    "The first thing you have to do is make sure you're still wanted back. I never take that for granted any more.'

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