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Super Bowl Coaches Value Family, Faith

"I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't dance," he said. "When my family shows up later in the week, we'll probably go to dinner. What else really is there to do?"

This is a far cry from some Super Bowls past, where the game simply marked the end of the party for some teams. Ditka's Bears and the renegade Raiders of '80s tore through New Orleans on their way to the title. "Broadway Joe" Namath made his famous prediction that his New York Jets would beat the Baltimore Colts in the 1969 title game while lounging poolside in Miami.

Coaching styles have changed over the years, too. The Super Bowl trophy is named after Vince Lombardi, the great Green Bay Packers coach who rarely minced words, spoke most of them rather loudly and embraced the my-way-or-the-highway philosophy.

Other greats _ Bill Parcells, Bill Belichick and Ditka _ have used different versions of the Lombardi method to win their own league championships.

But it's not the only way that works.

Dungy credits longtime Steelers coach Chuck Noll, known as a quiet motivator, for the low-key approach he uses today.

Smith, of course, learned from Dungy.

The Bears coach explained it this way: "Once you are upset, I think guys know, and if they don't know, you tell them. I don't think you have to yell and scream to tell them. They are real men. They understand."


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