Friday, August 3 Post-Practice Quotes a.m.

  HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on how things went this morning) Training Camp “It was a little hot, but overall I think that we actually got some good work in. We actually worked on some situations, coming off the goal line, end of the game situations where you really have to keep your poise and execute.


HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on how things went this morning) Training Camp

"It was a little hot, but overall I think that we actually got some good work in. We actually worked on some situations, coming off the goal line, end of the game situations where you really have to keep your poise and execute.  And the point I made to the team was that you are going to have a lot of energy and a lot of effort, but if you're not playing smart and just being able to be on top of the details in those critical situations, you can waste 58 or 59 minutes of great effort with one or two plays.  So, it was a good lesson.  I think we learned something from it, and continuing to be pleased with the way the guys are working and with our effort and our energy.  So, all in all, a pretty good morning."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on how people who react to the amount of teaching done during camp) Training Camp

"I think that people that aren't well versed in what we do probably would be surprised that there is so much, in terms of situations and fundamentals and thought processes.  I know people that come out are a little surprised that we do much more in small groups than we do as an overall team, but that's the way I learn and I think the fundamentals are important.  That is what separates the good teams.  It is something we put a lot of emphasis on."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the progress of OT-Tony Ugoh) Training Camp

"Well, I think we are all making progress. We expect our guys to improve.  Tony's been just like all the other rookies, learning and taking the steps forward, understanding a little bit more everyday.  He's doing fine."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on RB-Joseph Addai's maturity) Training Camp

"Well, he's mentioned to me he's a little more comfortable.  Every day was kind of a tense experience for him last year because he didn't want to make a mistake and he didn't feel like he knew everything.  He was really worried about learning last year, and he just feels so much more comfortable with the whole thought process that he's just playing, and it's been good.  You see a more comfortable and more confident guy. He's getting used to the whole process, being very relaxed around his teammates, understanding that he is a big name player and people do want to see him, and I think he's having fun with it."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on DT-Anthony McFarland) Training Camp

"He's helped us tremendously.  When we got him, we knew we had lost Larry Tripplett in free agency, but we didn't really assume that we would lose Cory Simon and Montae Reagor.  It just happened at the right time for us (that) we got Anthony and he began to fit in right away of course.  When we lost those two guys for the rest of the year, it became even more critical, but he understand what we are doing.  He's played now for half a year with the defensive line mates here and I think he's just going to play better for us."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on DB-Marlin Jackson) Training Camp

"I think Marlin, if we can get him zeroed in one spot; he's got a chance to be a really good player.  He loves to play and that's a big thing that you notice.  Between him and Kelvin Hayden, they are looking forward to showing that they can handle things and kind of guiding the other young guys that we've got back there: Tim Jennings, TJ Rushing, Dante Hughes and Michael Coe.  I think Marlin and Kelvin understand that they not only have to play well, but they need to nurture those guys also."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on Dylan Gandy switching from guard to center) Training Camp

"He's learning what all our linemen have to learn, that you have to become proficient at a coupl

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