Head Coach Tony Dungy Post-Practice Quotes

  HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (opening post-practice comments) “It’s nice to get back to work and we’re heading into our home stretch, all of these division games on the road coming, which we knew were going to come.  This is the first one, a big test for us.


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HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (opening post-practice comments)

"It's nice to get back to work and we're heading into our home stretch, all of these division games on the road coming, which we knew were going to come.  This is the first one, a big test for us.  These guys are playing much better than when we played them the first time, and we're going to have our hands full."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on a division road stretch that struck him from the start)

"We knew it was going to be important to win the home games that we had early in the season, and we're going on this road trip so-to-speak at the end of the year.  It's always tough going into someone else's building and trying to win a game in December.  The Giants found that out last week, and we have to be ready for the same thing."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on QB-Vince Young's development)

"They're doing more things that he's comfortable with.  He looks like he's playing a little looser, just letting it flow more.  I think the last 10 minutes of the Giants game where they just had to make some plays to win, you saw what you saw in the Rose Bowl, where he just did things to win the game.  Travis Henry has been a big boost for them.  He's running hard and breaking tackles.  He broke a lot of tackles in our game. So, they're playing better.  Defensively, their young guys, Pacman Jones is starting to make plays, some of the guys that they drafted.  (Albert) Haynesworth is back, which gives them another shot in the arm that they didn't have in our game.  So, it's going to be a different team."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on Vince Young's playmaking abilities)

"It's tough.  He made some plays on fourth down against the Giants that a normal quarterback, the game's probably over.  But he was able to keep the plays alive and that's the difficult part of it, that you have to defend everything and then hope to make a play on him if he does keep it alive."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on DB-Nick Harper playing well the last couple of years)

"He really has.  He's been probably our most consistent player.  Last week, he played without a lot of practice time and did some really good things out there.  So, yes, he's done a very good job for us the last two-and-a-half years, really."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on WR-Ricky Proehl)

"Ricky did fine.  He just has to learn the terminology and all the code

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