LIONS INTERIM HEAD COACH DICK JAURON ON COLTS HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY
On the coaching fraternity and coaches being close: "You would like to believe we are, but whether I knew him or not, it is a tragedy. It is not the right order of things in the world for a parent to have to bury their child – it is not just the way it is supposed to be. It is a tragedy and our hearts go out to him and our prayers are with him and the family. There is not a whole lot we can do to make it better except to offer our condolences."
On something like this putting things in perspective: "It does. You work as hard as you can to keep it in perspective, but inevitably in our profession and in every other, you get side-tracked. You get focused on some things that in the big picture are not of great consequence. Those things definitely are. You have to have to work and work is critically important to us and to how we feel about ourselves and how we support our families. The families and friends – those are the things that are really at the bedrock of why we are here."
STATEMENT FROM BENGALS HEAD COACH MARVIN LEWIS
"My family and I are very saddened by the death of Tony Dungy's son, Jamie. Our prayers are with Tony and his wife Lauren, and all of their family. We know that their strong faith will help them through this very tough time."
DENVERBRONCOS SAFETY JOHN LYNCH
On the loss of Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy's son James Dungy
"It's a tragic situation. I just have very fond memories when Tony (Dungy) first came to Tampa always having his kids around the locker room and James (Dungy) being there. He was probably 8 years old…those are the memories that I'll keep. They are a wonderful family. My heart, thoughts and my prayers go out to them. Anyone who has been around that family knows they are as a good as it gets, and I'm just terribly saddened. As a man, Tony always had his priorities so straight. I'll always remember Tony being the guy that in a world where coaches work so many hours would always make the time because he thought it was important to drive his kids to school. It's tough for anyone. They're such good people and my prayers go out to them."