Head Coach Tony Dungy Post-Practice Quotes

SEPTEMBER 28-29, 2005 HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on QB-Peyton Manning playing 116 consecutive games) September 28, 2005 “As a quarterback, you have to have a good offensive line and guys that can block for you and you have to understand where people are coming from.

SEPTEMBER 28-29, 2005

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on QB-Peyton Manning playing 116 consecutive games) September 28, 2005

"As a quarterback, you have to have a good offensive line and guys that can block for you and you have to understand where people are coming from. There are some guys who are going to get hit hard a lot because they don't know where the free blitzers are. Peyton generally knows where guys are coming from and we generally don't have breakdowns where guys he thinks are blocked don't end up getting blocked."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on Jeff Fisher's next win being his 100th career)

"One-hundred is a milestone….when you think about the top guys nationally, people don't think about Jeff, but to be at the same place for as long as he's been and to win as consistently and get all of those 100 with one team, I think that says a lot."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on 100 wins)

"One-hundred wins is a lot. There are some good coaches, some really good coaches that don't have 100 and won't get to 100, so I think it says a lot about the organizations you've been with, the players you've had, the quarterbacks you've had…But 100 is pretty significant."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on how RB-Edgerrin James has changed as a RB since he's been here)

"He's gotten stronger, I think, as a runner. A lot more yards after contact since I've been here. I think that's come from the confidence in his knee. I think he's gotten to be a better runner. As you run the same plays over and over and over, you read them out a little bit better. That's probably been the biggest thing. I think he's gotten a little stronger since I've been here."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if Edgerrin James is understanding how to run and not take hits)

"Not necessarily. I think he understands the game conditions and what you have to do and when you have to make first downs and what the situation is and when you have to stay in-bounds when we're trying to run the clock down…where the first-down sticks are and what you have to do. He's just running hard and running smart."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on Tennesseebeing still one of the toughest places to go)

"We have to look at it that way. They're a very, very focused team. They've played well against division opponents. They've always played well against us. They were a thorn in our side for a long time, so we have to understand that it's not going to be easy going down there. They're going to have the crowd noise and energy level. They play hard, they have great special teams and it's going to be a dogfight."

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