Tony Dungy says Petyon Manning would be a horrible Coach.
Story written by Michael David Smith of NBC Sports on December 10, 2012, 11:04 AM EST
Tony Dungy coached Peyton Manning for seven seasons in Indianapolis and gave him wide leeway to call the plays, run the offense and generally act like a coach on the field. But Dungy doesn’t think Manning could ever be a coach on the sideline.
Asked on the Dan Patrick Show whether Manning could be an NFL coach, Dungy said that he couldn't. According to Dungy, Manning is the “smartest player I’ve ever been around” and would have such high expectations for every player that he wouldn’t be able to manage players who couldn’t match his mental approach to the game.
“No, absolutely not, because he would expect that from everybody, and he doesn’t realize, everybody’s not Peyton Manning,” Dungy said. “Everybody doesn’t work that hard, everybody can’t be at that level all the time. It would frustrate him to death.”