Book Review – Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy


many people know Tony Dungy as the NFL coach who Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl in 2007. You can also know see it on television as an announcer and only see their gestures that is a decent man. But many of us have no idea about his upbringing and the people and experiences he did who is today. Quiet strength is a memory that was written after the victory in the super bowl of Dungy and one of the most striking of his life.

the book takes us through the life of Tony in chronological order, beginning with his childhood and home life. Dungy had two direct parents, Morales. He mentions in his book how instills a sense of calm on it and the difference between good and evil. Dungy always says when he gets frustrated or want to deal with someone, you must think of what his father used to tell him and find out if scream to achieve anything and actually improve their situation. You know from the beginning of the book that Dungy is and has always been a family man.

as a teenager, Tony was an excellent athlete. He played football and basketball in high School varsity. As a tall, slim, muscular young man, he excelled in basketball and was a quarterback on the football team. In fact it was so good that he went to play football at the University of Minnesota. Dungy played a solid four-year golden moles and thought that had a solid chance to play in the NFL. One thing, however, he did not have the typical stats build or University of a quarterback in the NFL and would have to work your way to a professional team the hard way. He was skeptical about what wrote, and his suspicions turned out to be just as he never received a call from a pro team. However, the Steelers eventually gave him a chance and signed him as a free agent to play in their defensive backfield.

Dungy did most of his time in the Steelers organization. It felt comfortable in Pittsburgh because ownership was more like a family to him only a head. He made the team as a defensive back because of its smaller size and won a Super Bowl during the short time that was there. Dungy went on to play for the best team at the time and ended up with a ring during one of his three years as a player. While playing professional football, he knew that his days in the NFL were limited, and it is necessary to think about other work that could carry out once they end their days playing. As an intelligent young man who had experience as a quarterback’s field and the defensive back, was in a unique position to become a great coach.

Tony carried out various coaching jobs for teams such as the Minnesota Golden moles in the NCAA and Pittsburgh Steelers, chiefs Kansas City and Minnesota Vikings of the NFL. Dungy knew all the right people in the teams that played for and accelerated her career due to his diligence and character. His first head coaching job came after several years of being a coach Coordinator and Assistant. GLAZERS, owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired him as their coach. The GLAZERS and Dungy had a great relationship throughout his career in Tampa Bay. They supported completely to him and direct ideas on the implementation of a complete football team. Dungy ended up bringing his team to the NFC Championship several years in a row, but could never reach the big game. The GLAZERS decided to release coach Dungy. Not only did get fired, but his coaching staff also. This is what bothered Tony He felt that he could find another job in the NFL, but he had a terrible time knowing their assistant coaches, hand picked by coach Dungy, don’t have such a future.

not long after being fired from the Buccaneers organization and does not know what Dios had planned for him, coach Dungy returned home one day to find a message from the owner of the Indianapolis Colts. Colts owner told him that recently fired its coach and knew that Tony would be the perfect fit for the position of head coach in Indianapolis. Tony and his new boss would be developing a team of football as part of the community, not only to win games. Tony ideas of morality, self-accountability and first family of his players would work well in Indianapolis.

coach Dungy inherited an exceptional crime in Indianapolis, led by Peyton Manning. The Defense needed work and trust, but with the help of Dungy, quickly they were playing in a completely different level. The team began to make the playoffs every year where they usually found their rivals, the New England Patriots. The Patriots usually has the best Colts, but not in 2007. Dungy won almost all the regular season games, beat everyone in the playoffs and then destroyed the Bears Chicago of the NFL Super Bowl. Coach Dungy became the first African American coach to win the Super Bowl, and instantly knew I had to apply their knowledge and reputation to make the world a better place. Dungy knew as a successful black man with a very important title and a championship of the world on their behalf, could make an impact.

Tony Dungy has always been a very busy man, working seven days a week, usually with only a few hours sleep. However, he has always found time to do works of charity. This includes the work of the Church, from charities with his wife, Lauren and running all Pro Dad. This organization focuses on parents from across the nation in better people to do and teach these men to be there for their children. The concept is simple, yet deeply important. Imagine how many children in this world do not know that their parents and how not to have a male presence in his life. Dad Pro all teaches parents and figures male even to be role models for youngsters in the world.

while coach Dungy has proven to be a noble person and a great man, is making behind the scenes that really makes it big; It puts his family first and always makes his number one priority. Not only Tony and Laura have many children of their own, they have begun to adopt. Since they are in a position that is lucky in the world and economically wealthy, they have made a better life for black children orphans. Who has children knows that it can be a blessing, but difficult times. Often in life, children can bring happiness incredible, but also sad moments as well. The first child adopt Tony and Laura you are missing a critical gene that allows you to feel pain. Since the child cannot feel pain, parents should see the child at all times to ensure that he is not doing anything that could harm him without knowing it.

most of coach Dungy book is edifying and a positive atmosphere, but there is a part of the book that takes the reader by the surprise. During the season of Championship 2007 Dungy, he received a call in the middle of the night. We all know that the average night calls are never good, and this call was heart breaking; Coach Dungy’s son, Jamie, had committed suicide. Dungy says repeatedly that he will never know what caused Jamie take her own life, but knows that Jamie had put God first in your life and is certainly in heaven now. It is very sad to read about terrible things that happen to these great people, but Dungy put a positive spin on the situation. He said that Jamie blessed his life for eighteen years and reminding for all the joy that he brought. Jamie never had an enemy and makes friends very easily. What Tony Dungy wrote on Jamie, it is very clear that Jamie was as good of a person as his father.

after reading memories of coach Dungy, one thing is clear: coach Dungy lives his life to God. Life will put you through the highest moments of high and the lowest of lows. What makes us different and special is how we react to these situations. Dungy has learned to persevere through the difficult points in life and to remain modest through the moments of championship caliber. Tony Dungy is a model for everyone and we can all learn a positive lesson from reading his book. This book is rated 5 of 5.


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