Rocky Boiman on Playing for Tony Dungy
Rocky Boiman joined Jeff Thurn on Wednesday's edition of Overtime on ESPN 99.1.
Boiman was a nine-year NFL veteran who played for Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Kansas City, and Tennessee. He had 256 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, and five interceptions in his career.
Boiman on his recollection on defeating the Bears in the Super Bowl in 2007 when he played for the Colts.
"It's so hard to get things done in terms of game planning. When your in Super Bowl city, you're taking buses to practice, and everything is unfamiliar. A lot of the work is done when your at your own facility. We had three gloried walk-throughs for practice, and by then everyone knew what they were doing. Tony Dungy's approach was to make sure everyone was confident and fresh. I thought it made a difference, and we came out and played well."
Boiman on Tony Dungy, and how he stacks up against some of the great head coaches:
"I think he is one of the best, and I say it all the time. Tony Dungy gets so much notoriety for his faith, and how good of a man he is, it's a shame that he doesn't get the credit for being a great football coach. He's really a great football mind. He was always the model citizen. He was never too high or never too long, which I think as a former player and other players would agree, that you want a coach that you know what you're going to get. That's what you got out of Tony Dungy. He told it how it was, if you screwed up, he was going to tell you screwed up and you got to fix it or someone else is going to do the job. So, he's always the coach, I don't if it's persona, you never wanted to disappoint or let down. I always got sense if Tony Dungy was the coach of the Colts, he would have been just as happy coaching the nosetackles for the University of Nevada. He loved being around football. It was never about him, never was about this is my Super Bowl and I'm going to win this thing, he loved coaching and being around guys. Great football mind, knew the X's, and O's and knew how to get most out of his players.
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