Tony Dungy stands a year removed from retiring after seven seasons as coach of Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts.
In 12 months — during which he’s served as an NFL analyst for NBC and a mentor for Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, among other roles — his allegiance hasn’t budged.
Dungy, speaking to The New York Times in Miami, said the Saints won’t be able to do enough to force the Colts into needing a final, last-minute drive to win the Super Bowl.
“I think they’re going to be so far ahead that people are going to say, ‘Oh, ho-hum, he played a good game, they won by two scores, the Colts won their second championship,’ ” Dungy said of Manning on Thursday. “He’s going to have those rings Sunday night. I don’t think it’s going to be close.”