Dungy, Smith Take Different Approaches
MIAMI--The two Super Bowl coaches are close friends and former associates, but Tony Dungy and Lovie Smith have taken different approaches to dealing with the demands of the week.
Smith brought his Chicago Bears to town Sunday, saying during his arrival news conference Sunday night that he wanted his players to acclimate to the surroundings and settle into a semi-normal routine by midweek. Smith said the Bears had installed about 85 percent of their game plan last week.
Dungy is not bringing his Indianapolis Colts to South Florida until today. He and his players are scheduled to conduct their arrival news conferences tonight. Dungy's approach keeps his team away from the bright lights of Miami and the Super Bowl media crush for an extra 24 hours, but risks having his players feel rushed through their whirlwind of obligations--including media day at the stadium Tuesday--before they hit the practice field Wednesday.
As with almost all things Super Bowl-related, the contrasting approaches will make for some conversation on the topic early in the week but probably will mean little to nothing by kickoff Sunday evening.
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