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Head Coach Tony Dungy Post-Practice Quotes

  HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the fourth day of camp) Training Camp “Today was really a rest and recovery day, lifting, conditioning, and special teams.

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the fourth day of camp) Training Camp

"Today was really a rest and recovery day, lifting, conditioning, and special teams.  We know we have to improve.  We worked on our coverage unit, a little bit of kickoff return, but mainly punt coverage and kickoff coverage.  It's an area of emphasis, and we have some new guys that we think are going to help us."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on T.J. Rushing being more than a returner) Training Camp

"T.J. has played very well at corner for us.  He has really made some big improvements.  I know he really wants to play at corner, but he came here as a return guy, as a return guy/corner, not as a corner/return guy.  We know what he can do and in the time that he returned for us last year, he did really well.  We chose not to bring Terrence Wilkins back because of the confidence that we have in T.J."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on RBs-Kenton Keith and Clifton Dawson) Training Camp

"Kenton is doing very well.  He has done a great job in the pass protection, which is the toughest part.  He catches the ball really well.  Obviously, throwing the ball is such a big part of the Canadian game.  He has had a lot of experience that way.  Clifton Dawson is doing exceptionally well.  He picked things up, which you would expect from a Harvard guy.  All of our backs are doing well."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on what can be taken from Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison running against Kelvin Hayden and Marlin Jackson in camp) Training Camp

"That's really your best time to improve.  I made the point yesterday when Mel (Blount) was in.  Back in those days, we had six defensive backs and four receivers.  The look squad defensive backs were always two starters and two backup guys and the third receiver was on the look squad.  It was Mel Blount against John Stallworth for eleven years, and that's how you get better, by playing against good people, by competing, by helping the other guys get better.  That's what to me, camp is all about.  That's when you make your improvement, because you are raising your skill level playing against the best competition you can have.  Kelvin and Marlin can't help but get better in camp covering Reggie and Marvin.  You have to get better or you are not going to survive."

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