Head Coach Tony Dungy Post-Practice Quotes

  HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the morning practice) Training Camp “Well, this was actually a good morning for us.

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the morning practice) Training Camp

"Well, this was actually a good morning for us.  We had a couple of good practices yesterday and got some things done today, using some of our extra time to look at some things that we would face down the road, not necessarily against the Bears but down the road in the regular season.  And it was good work for us."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the progress of the defensive line in the absence of Booger McFarland) Training Camp

"You know, I think they are taking it as a challenge and everyone at this point is saying what a blow it's going to be and how are we going to recover.  I think they want to show people that everyone just picks up the slack and you move on.  So they have worked really hard and we got some of the young guys involved, and its been a good process."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on DT-Ed Johnson's opportunity) Training Camp

"Ed has gotten a lot more playing time and done a good job, and I think some other guys have too, Darrell Reid, Dan Klecko and Ramel Meekins.  We've had some guys who have gotten more of a chance and it's been good for them.  We'll find someone because of that, somebody that maybe wouldn't have gotten that opportunity."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the possibility of replacing McFarland by committee) Training Camp

"Well, it could be.  I look at the way we replaced Edjerrin James, and it was Joseph Addai and Dominic (Rhodes).  Last year, when Brandon Stokley got hurt it, was some Dallas Clark playing in there, Aaron Moorehead some, Reggie Wayne going in there.  You have to utilize what guys can do and it may be two or three guys."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the progress of WR-Anthony Gonzalez) Training Camp

"Anthony is doing fine.  I think he is making a normal progress a rookie does.  He has his ups and downs, some fantastic things he does and then some things where he is just a little bit unsure.  But he is making the progress we are looking for and I think he's going to be a good player for us."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the two back-up quarterbacks) Training Camp

"The second game will be good work for Josh [Betts] and for Jim [Sorgi].  Peyton is going to play more than he played the first game, hopefully, but still time for those guys to get in against their good players.  That's the one thing, when Peyton plays three quarters and they get in at the end, sometimes the score of the game is different and you are not able to do everything you want to do.  When you get in during the first half of the game, it really feels like your game.  The quarterbacks need to take advantage of that."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on K-Shane Andrus taking a majority of the kicks in camp) Training Camp

"It happens, and I think most kickers have been through that.  They kick really well and they kick 90% of the time in practice and they don't make the team. They say, 'How could this happen?' Many, many guys have gone through that process.  I was with Nick Lowry in Kansas City and talking with him, he said that it was his 13th or 14th team that he finally ended up making, and he ended up being a Hall of Fame type kicker.  So it happens. And those guys just have to keep plugging until the right team comes along."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on RB-Kenton Keith) Training Camp

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