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When Colts coach Tony Dungy looks at the Jaguars, he sees the 2000 Baltimore Ravens.

Updated: September 28, 2004, 2:52 PM ET
By Chris Mortensen | ESPN Insider
It might still sound odd that Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy, once the author of "Buc Ball," is driving the hottest offense in football. But he steered a suggestion about the Jacksonville Jaguars in a different direction.

When Dungy looks at the Jaguars, he doesn't necessarily relate them to his stellar Tampa Bay Buccaneers teams that won consistently with a dominant defense and barely enough offense.

No, he sees more of the 2000 Baltimore Ravens in the 2004 Jaguars. Appropriately so, because Jags head coach Jack Del Rio was the Ravens' linebackers coach when Baltimore won the Super Bowl with one of the most dominant defenses of any era.

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