Joe knows a lot of people point to Father Dungy as the North Star of Lovie Smith. In some ways, Lovie is the ultimate disciple of Father Dungy.
In fact, it was Father Dungy who brought Lovie from the college ranks to be an NFL assistant and Derrick Brooks’ and Hardy Nickerson’s position coach.
Lovie, like Father Dungy, believes in a run-control game with a punishing defense. Their demeanors are so much alike: quiet and confident.
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