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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Cam Cameron Really Likes Tony Dungy

So much so, that he bought 1,000 copies of Tony Dungy’s memoir, Quiet Strength, helping vault the book into the No. 1 spot on the New York Times non-fiction best-seller list for a week. Cameron purchased the copies (priced at $26.99) to giveaway at his preseason coaching clinic. Here’s the story as told to Peter King:

“My wife and I got a pre-released copy of the book, and we just loved it,” Cameron said Saturday. “It dispelled so many myths about the coaching business — that you had to be a yeller and a screamer to win. You can be your own person, treat people with respect, be very demanding but demanding in a way that doesn’t trample on people. And you don’t have to give up your faith to win in the NFL. It confirmed and re-affirmed an awful lot of the beliefs I held about coaching.

“I wanted to give something to the coaches who came to this clinic. I knew how important they are to the lives of so many young kids, and I wanted to be sure they left the clinic with something that could help them as they went forward with their season. So I said, ‘Why not order one of Tony’s books for all of them? What a great message it would send to them.’ So I ordered 1,000.

Problem was 1,700 coaches showed up, so he was shorted. Nothing like showing a little love for a fellow coach. I’ll say this much, when Cameron is fired in the next three years, at least he should have a job somewhere on Tony Dungy’s staff. Nobody ever accused Cameron of being stupid. Or cheap.

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