In the wake of Gary Kubiak's collapse during Sunday night's game between the Texans and Colts, Tony Dungy appeared on The Dan Patrick Show to shed some light on the stresses of coaching a pro football team.
With millions of dollars of job security on the line week in and week out, Patrick calls coaching "an unhealthy profession," which Dungy says can only be mitigated by spending the necessary amount of time away from football. Relative to other coaches in the league, Dungy calls Kubiak and John Fox, who was hospitalized earlier in the week, "two of the most stable guys who do go home and don't overdo it."
Jack Del Rio will stand in as interim head coach of the Broncos while Fox recovers.
Dungy and Patrick also discussed the origins of the workaholic coaching practice, noting that Dick Vermeil and Marty Schottenheimer made a habit of sleeping at the office. While coaching under Chuck Noll in Pittsburgh, on the other hand, Dungy said he would be home for dinner with his wife every night. Noll, of course, won four Super Bowls with the Steelers.
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