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Head Coach Tony Dungy Post-Practice Quotes

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on watching the tape from the Bills game) Training Camp “Well, after watching the tape, there’s some encouraging things. We just made some mistakes that you can’t make to win ball games.

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on watching the tape from the Bills game) Training Camp

"Well, after watching the tape, there's some encouraging things. We just made some mistakes that you can't make to win ball games. But a lot of good, individual, efforts. We're going to build on that and grow from there and, I think, be okay. We have our normal, just loosening up 2 min work, today and we'll get a little special teams work this afternoon. Really, what we want to do is have three good days of training camp and get back on our normal schedule and then I think we'll be ready to play well Saturday night."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the defensive toughness he saw in the game) Training Camp

"That was encouraging. We saw a little bit more of that. Basically, they had one touchdown drive against us and, you know, saw some encouraging things from the defense and I think our young defensive backs are going to make us a more physical group."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on how the young guys on defense feed off of each other) Training Camp

"Well, hopefully we can get everybody to feed off each other and it becomes trusting each other, knowing that everyone is going to do their job so you can just do your job fast and full speed, and that's what we're starting to get."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the importance of special teams practices) Training Camp

"We have to be much better. It was very disappointing the first two games on special teams. We've had penalties that we need to really eliminate. We haven't done a great job of getting our return men free and we've missed some kicks. All-in-all, we've got to play a lot better these next three games."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on who is the toughest guy on defense) Training Camp

"I don't know who the toughest guy is, but we've got a lot of guys that are playing hard and playing well. We expect that from our veteran guys. I think what the young guys are doing, even though they're not always sure of their assignment, they're going at it 200 miles an hour and that's translating into good, physical play."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the offensive play) Training Camp

"We're doing some good things. The only thing we really did poorly was catch the ball. If we make some of those catches and we hit a couple of guys that are open down the middle, we'll have a lot more yards and a lot more points. I would expect that we'll get a lot of that corrected this week."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on not seeing any tentativeness from DB-Marlin Jackson) Training Camp

"Well that's good to see. That's what Bob [Sanders] did last year for us. Marlin [Jackson] and DB-Kelvin [Hayden] and DB-Matt Giordano have done that, and hopefully, that will continue, that we don't slow them down too much as they're learning their assignments and as they're learning the nuances of the defense that they can continue to play fast. That's been very positive to see."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if things are feeling normal) Training Camp

"I think we will be back to normal this week. We'll be on our normal routine and our players will appreciate that, and I think we'll play a little bit better because of that."

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