Dungy proved quiet inspiration wins, too

Numbers don't summarize Tony Dungy's time in the NFL. His impact went far beyond his achievements, Jeffri Chadiha writes.

Originally Published: January 12, 2009
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

The most revealing story I ever heard about Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy occurred shortly after his son James committed suicide in December 2005.

Dungy was preparing for his first practice with his team after taking a weeklong break, and none of the players knew what to expect from him. But when Dungy showed up for a morning meeting, he didn't talk about sorrow or offer an inspirational speech for a team favored to win that year's Super Bowl. ...

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