Head Coach Tony Dungy Post-Practice Quotes

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on waiving QB-Cory Sauter) 9/5/04 “Cory was one of the 10 guys that was waived yesterday. That was a little bit of a tough decision, but we had some roster gymnastics we had to look at and a lot of different things.

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on waiving QB-Cory Sauter) 9/5/04

"Cory was one of the 10 guys that was waived yesterday. That was a little bit of a tough decision, but we had some roster gymnastics we had to look at and a lot of different things. Cory played well. We decided to go with Joe Hamilton, and there were a lot of things that went into it. Both guys had a good preseason."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on what factored into the backup QB situation) 9/5/04

"Well, Jim (Sorgi) did a great job and probably did as well as any rookie that we've had in this system. We think he's going to be a good player for us down the road. The decision really came between Cory (Sauter) and Joe (Hamilton). Cory ran the system smoothly and has a lot more experience in this offense. It was kind of a gut feel, but also some roster ramifications and some different things that we just had to do. But Cory had a good camp for us and it was a tough call."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on how it changes preparing for New England with the addition of RB-Corey Dillon) 9/5/04

"I don't think it changes a lot. They had Antowain Smith and Kevin Faulk last year, and those are two good backs and guys who did a lot for them. Dillon is probably more of a guy that's been used to playing every down. I would imagine we'll still see Kevin Faulk in passing situations when they get to that. So, I don't think it changes a lot other than they have another good, hard-nosed guy who can gain 1,000 yards for them."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if any matchup against New England concerns him) 9/5/04

"Well, I think we have to be able to run the ball, and (RB-Edgerrin James) was off to a good start and ran the ball pretty well against them in that second game. But, we got behind 15-0 and that kind of forced our hand. So, when you start throwing every down, you run into protection problems. You get them in situations where they can come with a lot of different pass rush deals, and we have to make sure that doesn't happen. That's our defense, as well as our offense, not letting them get the jump on us early–which has happened both times we've played them."

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