Also, Fleek, to my knowledge, I don't think Tony Dungy was prompted to comment about the swearing. I don't have the audio of the interview, but I believe he was simply asked about Hard Knocks. He then proceeded to give his "holier-than-thou" opinion on swearing.
I say holier-than-thou because this is how I feel. I'm not suggesting that others feel this way. I'll tell you why I perceive it to be a holier-than-thou attitude.
Let's milk Dungy's quote:
"I have not watched it. I've gotten the reports. I'm disappointed with all the profanity. I think Rex can make his points without all that."
If Dungy ends here I am completely fine with what he's had to say. This is a personal expression on excessive foul language and how it's received by a particular individual. Being a foul-mouthed individual myself, I have had numerous people say something to me akin to this on a weekly basis. I can appreciate, respect, and understand this point of view.
Now for the holier-than-thou portion of Dungy's comments.
"Personally, I don't want my players to be around that," he said." I don't want to be around that. If I were in charge, I wouldn't hire someone like that."
Here's where he takes his POV and flips into what *HE* would do and what *HE* would not do. That's the definition of holier-than-thou. Expressing his feelings regarding Ryan's swearing is one thing. Saying he would hire someone else is an entirely different matter.
Fleek, forget this is Dungy and Ryan we are talking about here for a moment and look at the quote as if this were any other religious person saying this to *YOU* if you were a football coach. I'm pretty sure you'd think the same thing I am thinking. I have no vested interest in Dungy or Ryan, so I just objectively look at this situation for what it is:
A religious man chastising another man for his lifestyle while, in the same breath, saying what he would do if he had the ability to change it. Holier-than-thou.