Head Coach Tony Dungy Press Conference

  HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (general comments) Press Conference “Well, nice to come in Mondays and talk about a win, a division win for us and getting back home.  It felt like we hadn’t played a home game in a long time.


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HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (general comments) Press Conference

"Well, nice to come in Mondays and talk about a win, a division win for us and getting back home.  It felt like we hadn't played a home game in a long time.  A lot of positives there and getting the win the way we did, it seems like every time we play Houston we have a little bit of a struggle in there for a period of time and then we regroup.  All in all it was a good day for us.  Two things on the punt where there is really no explanation except for very short kicks took away two possessions for us and gave them very short fields and really tightened the game up.  We had to overcome that and we did.  Offensively I thought we were okay.  We were sharp on three or four drives.  We had more three and outs than we normally have, which we don't like to see and we had some penalties that we don't normally have.  Defensively, other than the short fields and the one drive at the beginning of the third quarter, we were pretty good, forced 7 punts and actually held them down pretty well.  All in all not bad.  Special teams, I don't really look at those two fluke plays, but there are some things we've got to do better and kickoff coverage.  We missed LB-Rob Morris and LB-Keith O'Neil for sure and we got to tighten some things up there.  We had two punt protection breakdowns, the one they get the roughing, that guy is assigned to blocked and he shouldn't even be close to us.  Little things that can come back to haunt you, we have to get those squared away.  Coming back after a Monday night game and getting the job done, that was a positive."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the importance of the Cincinnati game) Press Conference

"That's the way it is and obviously there is a lot at stake because these guys are leading their division and they're chasing you and it's a playoff advantage.  But as far as whether those first games didn't mean as much, that's not the way we look at it.  We try to take them all the same."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on how difficult it is to have a nine-game win streak) Press Conference

"It is.  This team has done a good job finishing up last year and the beginning of this year, of going to work every week, playing close to our best level of football, and that's a hard thing to do because you do have injuries, you do have guys get nicked up, changes you have to make, and playing at your level week in and week out is very hard.  We've done it quite well this season and we're going to have to see if we can continue to do that and play a little bit better the second half of the year.  I really like our team and the way we prepare and practice and that usually leads to pretty good performances and we've gotten more and more consistent even though we've got young guys playing in a lot of spots, especially on defense.  We're playing pretty close to the same level week in and week out."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on not getting complacent) Press Conference

"That's the toughest part, to fall into the routine, and we don't change a lot of things.  Doing the same things day in and day out, preparing the same way and doing that with good emotion and good energy even though it is the same thing is hard.  They've come out and taken everything the way it's supposed to be and I think that's why we're playing well."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the leadership of the team) Press Conference

"We have very good leadership all the way across the board.  Offensively we have a lot of guys who are perfectionists and they love to practice and

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