8-6 Training Camp Quotes Tony Dungy

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (opening statement) Training Camp “It’s good to get back into the swing of things and get back to a regular practice. It’s going to be a short week for us, as I mentioned yesterday, but it’s going to be good from our players’ standpoint.


opening statement) Training Camp

"It's good to get back into the swing of things and get back to a regular practice. It's going to be a short week for us, as I mentioned yesterday, but it's going to be good from our players' standpoint. We get to keep things moving and start getting ready for Carolina.


"So far, the camp has been good. I like where we are right now – our attitude, our chemistry and the way we're progressing forward. I told our team yesterday that our goal this week is to just get better; to improve this week of training camp and we got off on a good start on that today."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if OL Mike Pollak is as versatile as he thought) Training Camp

"Mike is doing well. He's played mostly at right guard, but he has the capability to play center or left guard, and if he can play any of those three inside positions it's going to help us in the long run. He's doing everything we had hoped."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on when LB Gary Brackett will return to the field) Training Camp

"Gary probably will not return this week. He's doing well. It looks like Gary and (LB) Clint (Session) will both probably be ready for Monday following the Carolina game."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on how having five healthy linebackers affects the defense) Training Camp

"It gives us the opportunity to work on our nickel and dime packages a little bit more, and that's the way we are taking this week. We'll get (CBs) Kelvin (Hayden), Marlin (Jackson) and (S) Matt Giordano work down in the linebacker positions in the box. You just have to adjust and take advantage of situations. Just like we're getting (QB) Jim Sorgi a lot more work, we'll get some of those guys more work and it will pay off in the long run."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the performance of DE Marcus Howard against the Redskins) Training Camp

"Marcus did some good things. He had 19 plays, most of which were in pass-rushing situations, and he was very productive. He had two sacks and a hit on the quarterback. It was a good debut for him. He was playing against a veteran offensive lineman, so I think his sense of what it's going to be like was good, but he had a good start."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if he plans to flip the playing time of QBS Jared Lorenzen and Quinn Gray) Training Camp

"Probably so.  That's what our plan was. We'll see how they do. We'll try to give them equal time."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on how he judges the performance of quarterbacks) Training Camp

"When you look at practice, you look at the decision making, the whole thing. It's not just the end result of what happens out there on the field on a game day. Game day certainly matters, and that's one thing that was impressive about Quinn. He did some things and got out of the pocket and made things happen and helped us. But you look at the whole thing."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the progression of S Antoine Bethea) Training Camp

"Antoine has been a really good player for us, especially last year. He's got very good speed for a safety, he's physical, but he understands what we're doing and makes a lot of the calls for us. He's been a very dependable player. To have a guy back there that has ball skills, but is also a good tackler really helps you."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if DL Raheem Brock is making a good transition back to defensive end) Training Camp

"We're asking him to do a lot of things and he's playing end on first and second down and moves inside on nickel and dime and passing situations so he's been keeping his foot in both places. That's not easy, but he's doing a good job of it."


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