Head Coach Tony Dungy Post-Practice Quotes

  HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on having a seventh straight road opener) “We kind of heard that it’s just random and that’s the way it works.  So we’ve been flipping that coin and trying to get it to come up heads, and I guess it comes up tails every year.


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HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on having a seventh straight road opener)

"We kind of heard that it's just random and that's the way it works.  So we've been flipping that coin and trying to get it to come up heads, and I guess it comes up tails every year.  In a lot of ways, we like it that way, because if you can go on the road and get that first win in a road game, which we've done quite a few times, then you feel like everything is in your favor.  You have more home games left and you have a road win under your belt.  So, that's the way we're approaching it, and you really can't worry about it."

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HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if opening on the road makes it more of an opportunity)

"I think it really will be a good test for us, a road game, big-time atmosphere against a playoff team from last year, a really good football team, all of the things that you look for to hype that excitement level up, and who can go in there and play their game and go and do it on the road—that will be a great test for our team, and we'll get to see what we're made of."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on how K-Adam Vinatieri looked in practice Monday)

"I think Adam's going to be fine, unless he has a setback.  He actually kicked over the weekend, kicked long field goals, kicked off, really declared himself ready to go.  And that's obviously why we made the decision to let Shane Andrus go.  If we had any doubt, we would have kept Shane, but everything now is full speed ahead."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if QB-Jim Sorgi will be ready for Sunday's game at New York)

"Right now, we feel like Jim is going to be ready for Sunday.  And again, that's why we made that move (QB-Shaun King).  If there was any doubt in our mind, we would have kept Shaun.  Right now, Jim's going to be ready, and if it's showing otherwise, we can make a move and bring someone back, Shaun if he's not signed with someone else, or get a third quarterback.  But right now, we feel pretty comfortable with Jim as the second quarterback."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on adding LB-Rocky Boiman)

"(Rocky) was a guy who was out there and available.  Rocky has played against us, played well on special teams, he's a bigger outside linebacker than we've had, so he would give us a different type of body that way.  He's a guy who is experienced, who plays hard and can do a number of things.  So, that made for a really interesting situation and a guy that we have a lot of respect for because we've played against him."

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HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on DE-Ryan LaCasse and DT-Dan Klecko)

"They are both guys we liked coming out of school.  We want to continue to build the depth on our defensive line.  Both guys have high motors, high energy, that again, play with quickness, probably a little undersized for a lot of people, but I think they fit right in for us."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on two of t

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