Head Coach Tony Dungy Post-Practice Quotes

  HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the second day of practice at training camp) Training Camp “It was the second day, we started off well, a little sloppy at the end with some fatigue, but all in all, pretty good.


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HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the second day of practice at training camp) Training Camp

"It was the second day, we started off well, a little sloppy at the end with some fatigue, but all in all, pretty good.  So, we'll have a lifting session and special teams session this afternoon, give them a chance to get their legs back a little bit.  But, all in all, a pretty good first two days."

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HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the corner position) Training Camp

"We have a lot of guys that can play.  Jason David had a very good year for us last year, and he is just improving.  Nick Harper has been solid ever since I've been here, and our young guys, Kelvin Hayden, Marlin (Jackson), those guys should come on this year.  We think we're going to be very strong at that position."

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HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on what he hopes to come out with at the QB position, behind QB-Peyton Manning) Training Camp

"We want to come out with three really good players.  We've got a chance to do that.  We have five guys in camp now.  Shaun King is probably the farthest behind of all those guys because he hasn't been with us as long, but Shaun's a good player and a winner.  He understands how to win football games, and I think that's important as well. Now, Jim (Sorgi) has played well whenever he's been given the chance to play, so we have to try to get him as healthy as we can get him.  I think we'll come out of it with three really good players, including the two young guys."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on what LB-Gilbert Gardner brings) Training Camp

"Gilbert is a very athletic guy for a linebacker.  He is in the mold of a lot of our guys.  He has explosiveness, he has speed, he's a good open-field player and a good pass defender.  So, he just fits the mold of what we look for, and when we can get him playing comfortably and with confidence, he's going to be a good player.  He played in some big situations down the stretch for us last year and did a great job.  Now we want to see if that will translate to a full year."

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HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the difference in DT-Corey Simon) Training Camp

"Last year, he came in four days before we were ready to play, knew nothing about our players, nothing about our defense.  He probably had programmed himself to play in a defense similar to what he played with in Philadelphia.  So he comes here and has just a short time to get acclimated and played well for us.  This year, he has the whole offseason, a season behind him to really know what we're doing, to play with our guys and to get himself ready to run the way we run.  So, I think he's going to have a lights-out year."

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