Tony Dungy isn't an NFL coach anymore, but if he were still in the league, he made it clear that his team wouldn't have taken Michael Sam in the 2014 NFL Draft.

"I wouldn't have taken him," Dungy told the Tampa Bay Tribune. "Not because I don't believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn't want to deal with all of it."

Dungy, who supported Michael Vick and Tim Tebow while they were looking for jobs, alluded to the fact that Sam would be a distraction.

"It's not going to be totally smooth," Dungy said. "Things will happen."

So what was Sam's reaction to learning Dungy wouldn't have drafted him?

"Thank God he wasn't a St. Louis Rams coach," Sam said jokingly after practice on Tuesday. You can see video of the interview here, there was lots of laughter after his comment.

"I have great respect for Tony Dungy," Sam said. "Like everyone in America, everyone is entitled to their own opinions."

Sam also said he doesn't really care what other people are saying, "It is what is, what are you going to do about it."

One coach who doesn't think Sam is a distraction is Rams coach Jeff Fisher. Fisher made it clear on Wednesday during ESPN radio's Mike & Mike that he disagrees with Dungy's comments.