8-20 Tony Dungy Quotes

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (opening comments) “We are starting today on our normal week preparation, a typical Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It really helps our young guys get acclimated to how we do things and it’s kind of nice to get back in that routine.

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (opening comments) * *

"We are starting today on our normal week preparation, a typical Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. It really helps our young guys get acclimated to how we do things and it's kind of nice to get back in that routine. We are looking forward to it. We had our early meetings and walk through and we'll have a normal practice that will be very similar to a Wednesday practice during the season. All systems are pretty much go right now and I'm looking forward to getting started."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if DB-Bob Sanders or DE-Dwight Freeney had any issues after returning to practice Tuesday)

"They seem to be OK. We will see how they do in practice (Wednesday), but nothing was reported so I think they're doing pretty good."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on when he anticipates TE-Tom Santi and OG-Ryan Lilja to return to practice)

"I don't really know. I'm just going to take that as it comes. Neither guy is cleared to go yet, so we are just proceeding forward."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if QB-Peyton Manning has returned and around the team on a regular basis)

"He is. He actually took all the walk-through reps today and he's got a routine that he's in and that's pretty much going to be it. He's taking the walk-through stuff and (QB) Jim (Sorgi) is taking the regular part of practice, but he is here and doing fine."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if LB-Clint Session has learned to curb his aggressiveness)

"Clint's doing well. He's had a good camp. The injury set him back a little bit. Before he got hurt he was really making strides and doing a lot of good things. He had plays that you would notice in a game. They were highlight film plays for one team or the other, so we are just working to make sure there are more highlight plays for us. But, he is doing well and getting better every day."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if LB-Clint Session is more aware on the field)

"Yes. It's a growing process. We switched him from weak side to strong side, which is a little bit different, so some of that is to be expected, but he's doing fine. He comes back and he'll run through and make a tackle in the backfield, chase some things down and blow up hits. We just have to channel that in the right way, but we are very pleased with him so far."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if he anticipates a scenario where QB-Peyton Manning could play in the Colts' final pre-season game Aug. 28 and if that may affect how he uses others as well)

"It's possible. We've kind of talked about that with (DB) Bob Sanders as well. Bob's on schedule to play a little bit this week, but we will see how the week goes. We may hold him and have some guys that get their work in the following Thursday, but it is something that is weighing into our plans."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if there is an update on QB-Peyton Manning's timetable for return)

"No, not really. We are just taking it as it comes. Right now, this week, he is doing the walk-through stuff. We will see what happens from there."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the biggest challenge with QB-Peyton Manning)

"Keeping him held down and keeping him on the doctor's schedule, but he's doing a great job with that. He has been more patient with this than a lot of things, and he is doing fine."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if the team signed a tight end)

"Tyrice Thompson. He's a very tall guy. We did sign him to give us a little more (depth) – we were a little concerned about (TE) Zac Herold, but it looks like Zac is going to be fine and he's not going to miss any time.  But we did, we made that move (Tuesday) night or (Wednesday) morning."

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