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Head Coach Tony Dungy Press Conference

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (general comments) “In looking at the game, it’s probably a good thing that we won because had we lost, we would have found a number of things to be disappointed about.  But we did get great effort and we knew that’s what it was going to take.

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (general comments) * *

"In looking at the game, it's probably a good thing that we won because had we lost, we would have found a number of things to be disappointed about.  But we did get great effort and we knew that's what it was going to take.  We played hard.  I thought offensively we played as well as we played in quite a while.  We didn't have the ball much, but when we did we took advantage of it and scored and got things done when we needed to.  Special teams, there weren't really a lot of plays.  We did a pretty good job in the exception of one return where we had one guy playing a new position not really read the return right and get in position.  He ended up getting blocked in the back, but we could have eliminated that long return.  And then defensively, it was kind of like we played them down there last year.  We were just not fundamentally sound and (did some) things that we don't normally do.  We just weren't real sharp, and I guess I have to take a lot of the blame on that, that we didn't get some things communicated how we needed to play these guys.  We let them get their running game going, which is really hard (to defend) because these guys have two really good backs and you can't let them get the feel that they can get going.  It almost cost us, but we did enough to win and that was the objective going into the game.  I think it does put us in pretty good position, but we have to understand where we are right now, that we need a couple of more wins to clinch the division and we have to continue to win to stay in front of Pittsburgh.  I think our goals will be very clear for the last month of the season.  We've put ourselves in great shape at the end of the third quarter of the season.  We're pleased about it, but still a lot of things we can work on."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on wanting the team to know where they are and what they're chasing)

"Absolutely, and we said going into the game that this would really put us in good position to win the division, we'd have to win two out of the last four if we won this game.  We also know where Pittsburgh is, and with them winning last night, we do, we want to approach it that way, that we may have to win four out of four to stay out ahead of them, But our first goal is to certainly win two and win the division."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if the emotion regarding the Colts moving to Indianapolis can finally be put to rest in this matchup)

"I don't know if we're going to be able to put it to bed.  I hope we can.  I thought it was in bed before we went there last year, but again, you just never know.  I certainly wasn't part of it and can't understand the emotions of the people that live there, but it was certainly prominent last year.  Hopefully this week's game will be just about the two teams that are playing."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if Ed Reed is one of the prototypical safeties in the game today)

"When you look at it, he probably is.  He can do a lot of things.  He has an impact on the game, on every game that he plays—making plays at the line of scrimmage, making plays in the passing game, blitzing, blocking punts, blocking field goals, returning punts.  He does everything and can do everything well.  He's one of their leaders also.  So yes, you would have to say he's a guy that you have to game-plan for and he impacts the game as much as any safety in the league…He is a force.  He's a guy who anticipates well, he studies a lot of tape, he doesn't always go where the defense calls for him to go, and that's a problem.&n

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