Colts Quotes 1-25

  HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on TE-Dallas Clark)        “Dallas Clark, that’s another unbelievable story.  We played Philadelphia in a night game and he gets hit and he’s down on the ground.


HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on TE-Dallas Clark)       

"Dallas Clark, that's another unbelievable story.  We played Philadelphia in a night game and he gets hit and he's down on the ground.  I went out on the field and they told me it looks like an ACL.  We're ready to put him on IR the next Tuesday and Dr. (Arthur) Rettig called back and said, 'I wouldn't put him on IR just yet.  It may not be where he requires surgery.'  And five weeks later he's playing.  He's been a big, big part of our offense because he can do so many things.  We can play him in tight, he can block at the point of attack, he catches the ball outside, we can flex him out and try to get mismatches with linebackers and safeties.  He's had an outstanding playoffs and made a lot of big catches for us, especially in the Baltimore and New England games."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on TE-Dallas Clark saying he still didn't know if he was 'there' yet as far as taking over the TE spot after Marcus Pollard left and if he was just being humble)

"He is, but that's the way Dallas is.  I had a talk with him and the thing that I said, 'Hey, we drafted you number one.  We know what you can do athletically.  You can catch the ball, you can be a point-of-attack blocker, you can do all the things we need done, but you have to step up in the leadership role.  You have been so used to watching Marcus and deferring to Marcus that you have to be the guy, and we think that you're ready for it.'  And he was ready, but that's a step that he had to take and he's done it well."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on TE-Dallas Clark being listed as 252 pounds and if he is more like 230 pounds)          

"Maybe 240.  He's not what you call a prototypical tight end, not a big guy, but he blocks very well.  He's what I'd call a tenacious blocker and more of a guy that stays after you than a guy that overpowers you.  He's done a great job for us and we look for the guy who can that can get down the middle of the field and catch the ball deep.  So we're probably never going to have the 260-pound tight ends that a lot of people have."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the play to TE-Bryan Fletcher and if he gives the players that type of freedom on the field to call a play)    

"We do, and that's the thing about this offense, that you have that type of ability to create.  That's one of the good things about the no-huddle; you're walking around back and forth, you have time and guys are saying, 'Here's how he's playing me, here's what I can do.'  And then it's up to him, Peyton, to incorporate that into the play call.  He always says that Brian has a lot of suggestions and that he has a lot of plays and most of them don't work, but that particular one he was right on."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on his favorite part of coaching)

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