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Head Coach Tony Dungy Post-Practice Comments

  HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on Philadelphia Head Coach Andy Reid) “Good coach, very solid.

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HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on Philadelphia Head Coach Andy Reid)

"Good coach, very solid.  They have a great system.  First, I was at Minnesota and they were at Green Bay, so it goes back a long ways.  We've competed against them a long time, and the thing, their guys are always going to be prepared, they're going to be ready to go.  They don't really deviate from what they do.  They out-execute you, and I have a lot of respect for that."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on what needs to happen for the defense to get more takeaways)

"Generally, you have to get people throwing the ball.  You have to get ahead.  But more than anything, it's playing aggressively, it's playing physically, and when the ball is in the air, reacting to it."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on needing to be sharper on offense)

"Yes.  We haven't been a big giveaway team, and all of a sudden we had two against Buffalo and four against (Dallas). That's a lot for us."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on six fumbles from six different players the last two games)

"And that's where it is disappointing.  It has to be our M.O. to hang on to the ball and to not have whatever kind of breakdown it is, whether it is pass protection, whether it's not identifying something right and turning the guy loose, whether it's not carrying the ball right.  Whatever it is, you have to get it eliminated."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on with all of the quarterback injuries, how fortunate the Colts are that Peyton Manning has played 138 consecutive games)

"If you set things up based on your quarterback playing 150 games in a row, you wouldn't make it most of the time.  Tom Brady, I guess has played every one since he started and Brett (Favre) has and Peyton has, but most guys don't.  We do think we're fortunate.  We think we have a quarterback that works at it and understands the game and tries not to get hit.  We have a line that tries not to let him get hit.  We think we have a good system and all of those things, but you still have to be fortunate.  So you do everything that you can and then you count your blessings when it works out."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if things change when your starting QB is out)

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