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  HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (opening remarks)            “Yesterday was a pretty good day for us. I think we got the work done that we needed to do.


HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (opening remarks)           

"Yesterday was a pretty good day for us. I think we got the work done that we needed to do. Most of our guys were able to work and practice. We rested a couple of guys routinely. That's what we've done the last four or five weeks. Bob Sanders practiced and did well.  Joseph Addai practiced and did well. It was a good start to the week. The more you watch the Patriots and the more you look at them, the more impressed you are at how they play. It should be a tremendous game, and it's going to be a great challenge for us."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the Patriots' defense)

"They're playing well. They play very smart. They play fundamentally sound. They are tough to score on. They play very good football in the red zone. That's what our practice day is all about today—our specialty situations, (such as) short yardage, goal line, two-minute.  That's where they have really shined. They score an awful lot at the end of the half and get that momentum going in. They stop people in the red zone. They do the things they need to do to win games."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the Colts' relationship with the city)

"I haven't been here the whole time, obviously. When I came here in 2002, I would have classified it as probably a basketball town, more of a Pacers town and IU basketball. In the last four years, you're seeing much more of the blue around, and people in Colts gear and paraphernalia. I don't know that that was the case early on before I arrived. But it's been great. People have embraced this team. I think we have some players that are easy to embrace. It's been a two-way street. We enjoy playing for them, and they have certainly supported us."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on whether the Colts, being a team that plays indoors, is built for this type of game or not)

"We wouldn't say that. That's something that, for five years, we've been trying to dismiss — that's the label everybody has been trying to put on us. We take a lot of pride in the fact that we've been able to win on the road, we've been able to win in tough places. We don't think we're a dome team. We don't look at ourselves that way. We just think that we're a team that shows up and plays every week. We like to play at home. We like the noise factor. All of those things help you at home. But we've never looked at ourselves as really being tailored to play inside."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the challenge of playing the Patriots' tight ends)

"They mix up what they do. Down-and-distance-wise, you're not going to get a read on them formation-wise. Those guys are good blockers, they're tough guys, they can catch the football, they can run deep routes, they throw screens to them and they use the middle of the field very well. They're good players."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on how his coaching style has changed since coming to Indianapolis)

"It really hasn't changed. My goal has always been to have a team that was fundamentally sound and doesn't beat itself, a team that plays well, kicks well, plays well on special teams, doesn't have many penalties, doesn't turn the ball over and takes it away from the other team. We've been plus in the turnover ratio the last four y

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