HOUSTONTEXANS vs. *INDIANAPOLISCOLTS POST-GAME QUOTES *
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (general comments) HoustonTexans vs. IndianapolisColts 12/23/07
"We are very proud of our team. We talked a lot this week about what we wanted to accomplish. Winning the game was number one. We also wanted to do some things a little bit better and I thought we did. It didn't have a lot riding on it standing wise but the way we practiced and how we came and played, and with a lot of our young guys coming up and performing. It was really a good win for us. It feels good to get to 13. We want to defend our home turf. That is always important for you. There were just a lot of positives today. But more than anything, I was just really impressed by the way our team came out and played and the level of precision we had."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on red zone performance) HoustonTexans vs. IndianapolisColts 12/23/07
"We moved the ball on the first drive, got in the red zone, didn't convert on the third down, had to kick a field goal. Our defense getting the ball right back for us really helped. But we knew it was going to be the type of game where we were going to have to just take what was there. We had put a lot more emphasis on the red zone and executing and we got some of those balls in, a couple of catches, Dallas (Clark) and Reggie (Wayne) getting the ball in, Joseph (Addai) had a touchdown run from in close. That was a point of emphasis. It was good to see us get some things done in the red zone."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on today's performance) HoustonTexans vs. IndianapolisColts 12/23/07
"We thought we would get some chances to run the ball this week because of the way they played defense, and we did. When we got those opportunities, we ran it well. We thought it would be a major test pass protecting. They had put a lot of pressure on the quarterback the last couple of weeks. I thought we did a good job on Mario Williams (DE), who had been outstanding on the tape we had seen. So we protected better, ran the ball better. Defensively we wanted to play with energy, and the first drive, we really didn't have that. We had some mistakes, but after that we did a good job. We got the take-a-ways. All in all, all the way around I thought we played pretty well."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on holding out players next week) HoustonTexans vs. IndianapolisColts 12/23/07