The debacle that was the Hall of Fame Game left fans with tickets frustrated that they didn’t get to see the Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. Now a group of those fans are planning a lawsuit against the NFL with hopes of getting more than just a refund for their troubles.
Attorney Michael Avenatti told the Associated Press that fans traveled from other states to attend the game, including Colts and Packers fans who traveled from Indiana and Wisconsin to the site of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
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Ragland will have to prove himself capable of handling his coverage responsibilities in the NFL, but he’ll be a dramatic upgrade from day one against Briean Boddy-Calhoun Jersey the run. Ragland’s instincts and burst to close sideline to sideline stand out. He should make an instant impact for Buffalo.
The Bills will instead have to wait for that impact until later and have Zach Brown or Brandon Spikes fill in the void until then.
For Dungy, the most important thing about his career was the relationships he built over the years.
“I cherish every single relationship that I was able to make over those 31 years, and I’ll always be grateful to the National Football League for giving me my life’s work,” Dungy said.
After a brief NFL career, Dungy entered the coaching ranks in 1980 as an assistant at his alma mater, the University of Minnesota. One year later, then-Steelers head coach Chuck Noll hired Dungy, and he stayed on the staff until 1989.
Dungy’s first coaching break came when he was named Vikings defensive coordinator in 1992. Minnesota had one of the best defenses in the league under Dungy, which prodded the Buccaneers to hire him as their head coach in 1996. Dungy popularized the “Tampa 2” defense while with the Buccaneers and won 96 games in six seasons, turning around the previously moribund franchise.
But Dungy is best known for his work as head coach of the Colts from 2002-08. With Peyton Manning leading a prolific offense, the Colts were Super Bowl contenders for the entirety of Dungy’s tenure. His career climax came in February 2007 when Indianapolis defeated the Bears in Super Bowl XLI.