*– HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY QUOTES *
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (opening comments) September 18, 2006
"It's always good to come in and talk about a win. And it feels good to be 2-0. We did a lot of things really well, but some of the negatives weigh on you a little bit and put a damper on some of the good things you did. We'll have to get those squared away. I thought we were pretty sharp for the first three quarters other than the penalties and losing a fumble at the 1-yard line. In a tight game, those things can hurt you, so that was a little disappointing. In the fourth quarter, when it was 30-3, we substitute on defense and really lost everything. We gave them three scores and 11 first downs in about 10 minutes. That doesn't let you come away with a good feeling, but all in all, we did win the ball game. We played pretty well to start it and we'll go from there. Obviously a big game this week and we have to play a little sharper. We want to play better than we played last week."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if it helps having your next opponent—Jacksonville—play on Monday Night Football) September 18, 2006
"In a way, it helps you, but in a way it sets you back. You really can't do all your planning. We'll look at their first game against Dallas and get a lot of things on the board and kind of look at some things we want to do. Then, we'll have to watch the game tonight to see if they hold up and what happens. But it's fun. I'll be watching the game and watching as a fan and as a coach."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if it is tougher playing after a short week, playing Monday then Sunday) September 18, 2006
"It's tougher. It tests your mental toughness and your conditioning. It's not as tough as if you play on the road. If you play Monday night on the road, it's really tough to come back and play the next week, especially if you have to come back and travel again. But when you're a good team, it's going to happen to you, because you're going to be on Monday night. It's probably going to happen to Jacksonville a lot in the future."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if it is tougher playing a physical opponent like Pittsburgh on Monday Night) September 18, 2006
"They're all physical. You end up banging around for 60 minutes. There's no easy game. Obviously, Pittsburgh is tough to play against whenever you play them. But just the fact it's Monday night and you have a day less to prepare. That hurts you some."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if he thinks Jacksonville has a grudge against the Colts) September 18, 2006