Head Coach Tony Dungy Post-Practice Quotes

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on WR-Roscoe Crosby) Training Camp “Roscoe Crosby is going to be an interesting story. He has some skills and he has a real strong body.

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on WR-Roscoe Crosby) Training Camp

"Roscoe Crosby is going to be an interesting story. He has some skills and he has a real strong body. Obviously not being with us in mini camp and summer school makes it a little bit difficult. But with him we have to look to the future and see if we think he has enough spark and enough things that are going to help him down the road. It's going to be a learning curve for him, but he's working at it and coming along. So far he's been very impressive. The good thing for us is that we don't have to have a receiver come in and save the day on September 11th. So he doesn't have to be a starter, to win a job and to make a mark. The guys that we think can develop, we'd love to have around. We're looking at probably a lot of different things, and so far he's showing a lot of things that I think are noteworthy. "

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on how long until he'll get a feel on DB-Marlin Jackson and DB-Kelvin Hayden) Training Camp

"They're coming along. They're doing fine. It's going to be a learning experience and they'll have their ups and downs throughout the preseason, but we just have to get them in there and get them exposed to things. I've learned, especially with defensive backs, it's not always who does well early on. Some talented guys may not play as much as we would think they would play until later on, but these guys are talented and they'll end up coming to the top eventually."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on QB-Peyton Manning not going easy on the defense during the red zone drills) Training Camp

"He wants to score every time and that's one of the emphases of our offense this year. We want to be a little bit better in the red zone, so this was a good start for them."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on DB-Bob Sanders taking on a leadership role) Training Camp

"We thought that was going to happen. He was that type of player in college. It was harder for him last year because he missed all this work and then when he did come in here, he was just trying to get his feet on the ground and do his job. But we felt that once he started playing he would be a leader just as Mike [Doss] was for us. I think it's happening and we're pleased about that."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on participation during the Tokyo Bowl) Training Camp

"We plan on playing our guys. We plan on treating it like the first preseason game, and we want our first group go in there and establish a tempo. We'd like to see our offense move the ball. Our defense, as always in the preseason, is probably going to play a little more than the offense does. We want to play our guys and we want to win the ball game."

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