Dungy tells Rex to put a sock in it

BILL LANKHOF, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:33 PM ET

Tony Dungy isn’t impressed with Rex Ryan’s limited use of the English language.

Seems Rex got stuck on the F-word a lot in the first episode of HBO’s Hard Knocks.

First Rex’s mother gave him a stern lecture. Now Dungy, one of the NFL’s most laid-back coaches ever, says Ryan is giving the league a lousy image.

“I’m disappointed with all the profanity,” Dungy said. “I think Rex can make his points without all that.”

Dungy said he wouldn’t hire a coach who sounds like he just stepped out of a Sopranos episode.

“I personally don’t want my players to be around that. I don’t want to be around that ... and if I were in charge, no, I wouldn’t hire someone like that. Now, I’ve been around ‘F’ bombs, so it’s not like it’s new. I just don’t think that has to be part of your every-minute, every-day vocabulary to get your point across.”


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