HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY(on how dangerous the Bears are right now after winning three straight) 11/17/04
"I think they're very dangerous. They started out 1-5, and usually, that's a time when things don't go well for you. But they've won three games in a row and they are right back in their race for their division. They are playing good football."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY(on where their improvement as been over their three-game winning streak) 11/17/04
"I think what they've done is really believe in themselves. They put Craig Krenzel in as the starting quarterback and they've won every game since. Krenzel's been a winner in college, and so far this year. Defensively, they're really hustling, playing hard, creating turnovers. Their return game on special teams has been shining for them. They just believe they're going to find some way to win the game."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY(on if it is more of a focus to hang onto the football against the Bears) 11/17/04
"Definitely. They thrive on turnovers. They're scoring off of them. They're coming up with the key turnover to stop drives. It's always a focus for us to hang onto the ball, but especially this week."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY(on if the Bears' defensive pass rush is the key to their defense) 11/17/04
"They're really good players, but it's really the philosophy, very much like what we're trying to create here—eleven guys hustling all of the time. They have a lot of speed players and they're creating turnovers from a lot of different guys."