Fox Nation WATCH: Coach Dungy on What a Winning Team Really Needs
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Retired NFL Hall of Fame Coach Tony Dungy joined Todd Starnes Monday on Fox Nation's "Starnes Country" to discuss his new book, "Soul of a Team", as well as what intangible qualities a team really needs to win.
Starnes and Dungy spoke of their experiences speaking to and worshiping together to large groups and likened the qualities of those moments to how a coach acts toward his team.
Dungy said that his book is a fictionalized example of a sports team, and the story delves into how that team is built through selflessness, sacrifice and chemistry.
Dungy said that players and coaches need to "own their role" on the team.
"When the leadership demonstrates that they're willing to sacrifice, then it trickles down and permeates through the team," he said.
"You have to be willing to sacrifice for the good of the team, and that's when you win," Dungy, who is now an NBC sports analyst, added.
Dungy recalled his first head coaching job, when he took over for the wayward Buccaneers in Tampa, Fla. -- prior to becoming a household name in Indianapolis.
He said that the team endured several previous losing seasons but still had a lot of talent.
He said the key to turning the Bucs around was instilling a team spirit and sense of joint responsibility in a collection of "individuals."
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