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8-29 Tony Dungy Quotes

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on having a brief workout before the weekend) “It was, and it was kind of our last preseason workout.  I told the guys after it was over we’re now in regular season mode, and it does feel good.

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on having a brief workout before the weekend) * *

"It was, and it was kind of our last preseason workout.  I told the guys after it was over we're now in regular season mode, and it does feel good.  We got a lot of things done, made some progress.  All in all, it was a good preseason for us, a good training camp.  I think our guys, our coaching staff, everyone, is excited about starting to prepare for the Bears."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on having the full team out there)

"We did.  We had some guys with medical things, some guys that were a little banged up from last night, but all in all, had everybody there, worked through some two-minute situations, and got a run in, which is what we wanted to do.  They'll have tomorrow and Sunday off as we kind of make the cuts and get ready and prepare.  But it's exciting to be in regular season mode."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on cutting 22 players before next week)

"That's the tough part of it.  It's a tough time of year, it's a tough day tomorrow, but we'll get through it and hopefully put together the best 53-man team for us."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if most of the 22-man cut is already made for him, or are there tough decisions)

"We'll sit down tonight and I think lining the players up in order at their position is probably not that hard.  But what it comes down to is the sixth receiver versus the fourth back versus the seventh linebacker versus the fifth safety versus the sixth corner versus the fourth tight end versus whatever.  That's where you try to figure it out, and then the injuries do come into play where you have a position that maybe is down a little bit for a couple of weeks, and can you go short there?  Those are the things that complicate it, but for the most part I think we'll do a good job and try to get the most flexible unit we can have."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on a quite bit to do still as the roster goes)

"There is.  The better your team is, too, the better players you're letting go.  And that's always hard, to let good, young players go.  Fortunately that practice squad does help you and you feel like you can get eight of those guys back.  And some of that comes into play, too, not necessarily who the best player is but who you think you have the best chance of getting back."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if Courtney Roby answered the challenge as a kick returner)

"He did a great job, and he's done a great job for us on special teams.  And that's a  big, big part of it when you're not a starting player.  That's what we told our guys before the game, if there was any one thing that was going to stand out in the Cincinnati game, it was going to be special teams, and we had some guys step up and do a good job, and Courtney was one of them."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on LB-Philip Wheeler's debut)

"Philip got his first exposure and like a lot of people in their first game, really running hard and maybe not running as smart as he will a year from now, but did a lot of good things."


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