Head Coach Tony Dungy Post-Practice Quotes

  HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (general post-practice comments) “I think all of our guys are excited about it being Wednesday and getting ready for the Giants and getting ready to kickoff.  We had that type of practice today.


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HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (general post-practice comments)

"I think all of our guys are excited about it being Wednesday and getting ready for the Giants and getting ready to kickoff.  We had that type of practice today.  I thought our intensity was good and we know what we're in for, going into New York.  I know it's going to be very similar to going into Baltimore last year.  It was the same type of atmosphere on Sunday night and it should be a lot of fun."

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HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on despite winning at least 12 games each of the past three years, it's still about improving and getting better, right?)

"It is, and we've talked about that, how difficult it is to stay at that high of a level, what it takes to win 12 games in a year and why we did it in the past.  And that was because we prepared hard and we worked one game at a time, and we have to do that again this year.  But that's our goal.  It may take 12, 13, 14 wins again to win the division, and our goal is still to win the division.  We're going to hopefully take the first step on Sunday night."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if the approach is any different from years past)

"I don't think so, except emphasizing doing things like we've always done it.  Again, I think we're going to have to fight off the tendency, we're going to hear it from a lot of people outside our building, that, 'Well, we'll see what happens in the playoffs.'  And that's the sure way not to get to the playoffs.  The way we have gotten to the playoffs every year has been to work hard and take care of business and play a week at a time.  If anything, just emphasizing that even more."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on WR-Terrence Wilkins and what makes him comfortable with Wilkins handling kickoff and punt return duties)

"Terrence is a veteran guy, number one.  He's been back there in big games and done a good job.  He's shown us in practice the ability to catch the ball.  I think he'll make good decisions back there, he'll be aggressive and he's shown the ability to make people miss in the preseason, so I think he's ready for a great year."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on WR-Terrence Wilkins coming in and proving himself)

"He did.  Terrence had not been here for a couple of years.  He had a stretch while I was here (in 2003) of three games and ran the ball aggressively.  There was no guarantee, certainly.  When he signed, it was, 'Hey, we're going to give you an opportunity, it will probably be the third preseason game, but you'll make your mark in practice,' and he's done a great job.  He's practiced hard, he's been diligent, he wanted that role and earned it."

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HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on how he sees RB-Dominic Rhodes and Joseph Addai splitting carries this week)

"I think every week's going to be different.  One guy may be hot, it just depends.  I envision them both playing and both contributing, but I don't have any preconceived idea of h

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