Morris Failing To Follow Dungy’s Example


Published: September 30, 2009

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That was Tony Dungy's first year as the head coach of the Buccaneers and things started terribly for the future Hall of Famer. Dungy came into a hornet's nest.

The Buccaneers were purchased by the Glazer family the year before and were mired in one of the most notorious losing streaks in football history. Thirteen consecutive losing seasons, twelve of which had double digit losses.

Pressure came from both the community and the ownership group.

The Community Investment tax was a major hot button issue in Tampa Bay and it also held the future of the Buccaneers in the city. Included along with schools, roads and other infrastructure was funding for a new stadium for the Buccaneers.

With the cities of Baltimore and Los Angeles eager to return to the NFL, the new ownership group had many suitors for locations for their franchise.

With support lackluster for the one percent tax increase, many believed it would take a good performance by Dung...

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