Tony Dungy Trashes Patriots’ Josh McDaniels: “Indefensible” To Back Out Of Colts Job

Bryan Brandom
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For about an hour there on Tuesday, the Indianapolis Colts‘ website touted the hiring of former New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels as head coach while outlets were reporting that he’d backed out of the position.

This came about nine hours after the team had announced the hire and a forthcoming Wednesday press conference.

They probably should have waited for McDaniels to put pen to paper on an actual contract first, however, because the Patriots would convince him to change his mind.

Still, not a great look for McDaniels. It’s so bad, in fact, that his agent dropped him for going back on his word.

It gets worse—McDaniels had apparently already convinced a handful assistant coaches around the league to quit their current positions to join him in Indianapolis.

That was a bridge too far for NBC analyst and former Colts Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy, who ripped McDaniels on Twitter and continued to go at Patriots fans, likely still stinging from getting undressed by a backup quarterback in the Super Bowl.

The Colts now have an injured quarterback with the second-richest contract in NFL history and no coach, so you can understand why the franchise legend would be frustrated.