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Head Coach Tony Dungy Monday Press Conference

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY(general comments on Sunday’s win vs. Green Bay) 9/27/04 “We did some good things on offense, especially in the first half.

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY(general comments on Sunday's win vs. Green Bay) 9/27/04

"We did some good things on offense, especially in the first half. In the second half, we just missed a couple of third-down plays where we could have kept drives alive and kept the ball away from them. Defensively, we had some chances on third downs to get off the field, some chances to make some catches on balls that we couldn't quite get done. So, we made it a very tight game, made it a thrilling game, but we're going to have to play a little better, much better actually, if we want to get where we want to go."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY(on the offensive line and opening the game with 22 straight pass plays) 9/27/04

"That's a tough way to play an offensive line. Our guys hung in there and did a good job. We knew going in, we talked about it all week, the way we thought they would play us. It's not really that much fun for the O-line, but they did a good job, protected well, and in the second half, we were able to run the ball a little bit. A lot of the focus and a lot of the credit has to go to those guys for having a no-sack game when we were throwing it so much."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY(on the offensive line) 9/27/04

"Our guys do a good job and we have a good system. We have to do things a little bit differently because we do so much at the line of scrimmage, and the guys don't always know exactly what the play is going to be until a couple of seconds before we run it. That's not easy to do, but our guys make very few mistakes. They protect well. When we get in situations where we have to run the ball, they run block well."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY(on if he would feel more comfortable with a defense-oriented team) 9/27/04

"Not really. You always feel more comfortable when you're ahead, whether you think defensively or offensively. We can get out and score, and that's one of the reasons we have been good on the road. We have an offense that can go on the road and score points."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY(on what allows DB-Jason David to put bad plays behind him and regroup to make the big play) 9/27/04

"He just has a good attitude, a great attitude. Sometimes that's what you need out there, to just say, 'Hey, I have to go make some plays and we'll make the corrections when the game is over.' That's the way he kind of approaches things, which is not all bad."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY(on if there is anything QB-Peyton Manning does that surprises him) 9/27/04

"After two-and-a-half years, probably not a whole lot. He's on the details and knows what's going on out there. He thinks his way through the game, and that's really fun as a coach to see that happen."

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