8-27 Tony Dungy Quotes

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (opening comments) “I know everyone’s anxious to know how (TE) Tom Santi did with his bursa sac and how he came out. Tom did very well, made it through practice well, was on a limited amount of plays and did fine.

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (opening comments) * *

"I know everyone's anxious to know how (TE) Tom Santi did with his bursa sac and how he came out. Tom did very well, made it through practice well, was on a limited amount of plays and did fine. Our other bursa sac guy did the same and did fine."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on how QB-Peyton Manning did at practice Tuesday)

"He actually did well. He threw, did his warm-up and got in the individual period and ball handling. He threw routes versus air and threw some one-on-one and threw very well and moved around and did fine. We did not have him in any of the team work, but he did fine and hasn't experienced any problems.  So far, so good. He'll get a little more work (Wednesday). He will not play in the game (Thursday) but he's right on schedule."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on QB-Jim Sorgi's injury)

"No update except that he's doing better. He appears to be healing and the swelling is going down. He's not here (Wednesday), but he is doing better and (Associate Head Athletic Trainer) Dave Hammer's really happy with his progress. He will not play (Thursday)."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on C-Jeff Saturday's injury)

"I have not heard. I know Jeff is visiting, getting more looks at it, but I don't have an update on that."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if he has settled on the cuts to be made Saturday)

"You have things, you think you know how they're going to go. You have some spots that you still want to see. I told our guys for the most part, when you get to those last eight or nine spots on the roster, there are a number of guys who could fill that role and you want to see who can do a number of things. That's what this game will be about. We'll have some young guys who will play more than they've normally played. They'll play in different spots on special teams. We have to get our return situation squared away and see who that returner is now with T.J. (Rushing) being out. That's going to be a big part of it, and that'll impact a few other decisions, depending on if the returner is a wide receiver or running back or a DB. Who can play multiple positions? That's what you are looking to see in this last game."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if he has decided to keep Quinn Gray or Jared Lorenzen as the third QB this season)

"That's to be determined. A lot of that will be the medical report on Jim (Sorgi) and Peyton (Manning). Those guys (Gray and Lorenzen) are both going to play and we'll see how they do, and then we'll determine whether we will keep four, three or two.

"We haven't ruled anything out. A lot of that will be medical opinion on our quarterbacks, but (keeping) two is a possibility."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if QB-Quinn Gray will start Thursday)

"Probably, but I can't tell you that. That's how (Associate Head Coach) Jim Caldwell has done it, is flip-flop them both and we'll see, but they're both going to get to play."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on getting some guys back)

"We are. And we have a lot of updates on guys like (DB) Kelvin Hayden and (DE) Robert (Mathis) that we didn't know for sure if they would be back and ready to go for Chicago, but now it looks like they will be, so we've gotten a lot of good new

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