Head Coach Tony Dungy Press Conference

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY(on the AFC South) 10/18/04 “We thought, at the beginning of the year, it was going to be a very competitive division. And you have Tennesseeright now, who has won the second-most games of anybody in the last five years in the NFL, and they’re in fourth place.

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY(on the AFC South) 10/18/04

"We thought, at the beginning of the year, it was going to be a very competitive division. And you have Tennesseeright now, who has won the second-most games of anybody in the last five years in the NFL, and they're in fourth place. So, it just speaks to what we have in front of us, and it's obviously a big division home game coming up this weekend. So, we have to get ourselves ready to go."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY(on if a win vs. Jacksonvillecreates separation in the division) 10/18/04

"It gives you a little cushion. We got the two division road wins earlier this year, and we put ourselves in this position. Now, if we can take care of business at home—you can't lock anything up in Week 7 of the year—but you can certainly give yourself a little cushion, a little working margin for error, and that's what we'd like to do."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY(on Jacksonvillewinning close games) 10/18/04

"It just tells you that they have a lot of confidence in what they're doing, that if the game is tight, they feel like they can win it, and that's what they've done. They've made big plays to win them in the fourth quarter. They had a chance against us and just had a fourth-and-one that they didn't make. So, we have to play a little bit better, a little bit sharper than we played down there, and it's certainly not a case where you want to give them an opportunity to make one play to win the ballgame."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY(on if you change your game plan when playing the same team within a few weeks) 10/18/04

"You have to do what you do best, and there is going to be a tendency to say, 'Well, we did this, so they're going to be looking for this, so we better change.' And sometimes, you can change yourself out of the good things that you do. So, you have to know what you do and stick with that."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY(on JacksonvilleQB-Byron Leftwich) 10/18/04"He's moving around in the pocket, he's making plays and they're having him do a more every week. Every week, there is a little bit more shotgun, they're throwing the ball more. They're still a good running team with Fred Taylor, but you're seeing weeks with 40, 45 and 50 passes. I think they're gaining confidence in him and allowing him to do a little bit more every week."

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