Head Coach Tony Dungy Post-Practice Quotes

  HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (general post-practice comments) “It was a little bit fun to practice on the grass, the first time in about eight weeks we’ve actually gone on the grass, and it feels like real football.  All in all, a pretty good day.


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HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (general post-practice comments)

"It was a little bit fun to practice on the grass, the first time in about eight weeks we've actually gone on the grass, and it feels like real football.  All in all, a pretty good day.  Denver gives you some different things that you have to work on and practice for, so it was fun.  I thought our guys were into it and worked extremely hard.  We still have to get sharper, but all in all, a pretty good day."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on what he sees in a defense that has only given up two TDs all year)

"They've been impressive.  They make you go the long route.  One thing they haven't done is give up a lot of big plays, so you have to be able to drive the football, you have to be able to convert on third down, you have to not have penalties and mistakes and dropped balls that put you in long-yardage situations.  That's what they're doing.  They are using their athleticism and counting on the fact that if you take eight or 10 plays, they're going to make something happen.  So it's pretty impressive what they have done."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on how confident he is that the Colts' offense can score)

"We believe that we can score on anybody, and I'm sure they believe they can stop anyone, so that's the way it's going to boil down.  I think everybody is going to focus on that matchup, but the other matchups—the special teams and our defense against their offense—is going to be just as critical.  So we have to go out there and keep the ball and score points and keep them off the field and not let them score points."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the recent history against Denver)

"We have, as much as anyone.  We've played them regular season and in the playoffs, we've played them a couple of preseason games.  It seems like we've been out there a lot as well.  They're a good team, and I think the reason we have had a lot of history with them is they have been in the playoffs (almost) every year since (2002) also.  It's a good matchup.  I think our players enjoy it, enjoy the challenge of playing a well-coached, good ball club."

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