Head Coach Tony Dungy Press Conference

  HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY


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HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (general comments)

"Looking at the tape it was a good win for us to get.  Obviously very happy about getting to 5-0.  I thought our defense played well for the most part.  Still a few areas that we've got to clean up, but I thought San Francisco did a good job of adjusting their game-plan a little bit for [Alex] Smith, and doing some things a little differently.  We had to make some adjustments at halftime and got squared away pretty well.  Offensively we did a lot of good things, but we hurt ourselves a little bit, hurt the continuity of things with some uncharacteristic errors.  We had three turnovers that really hurt us.  Two of them of first down passes and then one on a fumble inside the one yard line, so those are usually errors you don't always recover from.  We moved the ball in the 2nd half.  We moved it and controlled things.  I thought our kicking game we covered really well and kicked the ball well for the most part.  They had the two onside kicks, they kicked them both very well, one they got and one they didn't.  So we didn't really have that much of a chance in the return game.  But all in all, we went out there and played a solid game and won the ballgame against a team that was really moving the ball well and playing pretty well at home.  So it was a good feeling and happy to get that one under our belt and we'll look forward to playing on Monday night."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on how RB-Edgerrin James is running the ball)

"He's running really hard.  He's really a strong guy and he runs behind his pads.  The touchdown run he had I think he got hit at the three yard line.  He's running really hard.  He's leading the league in first downs right now [because of extra effort]." 

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the play of Cato June)

"He's playing pretty well.  He always has played well in the passing game and defended the pass well.  His background of being a safety at Michigan, he really understands what's going on.  He has quickness and ball skills, but he's playing better in the run game and understanding where his gaps are.  Overall if there was one negative, he gets a little too emotional and gets going and sometimes misses some tackles because he's playing really aggressively.  He's been really, really good for us."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if having linebackers to defend the pass is key to his defensive scheme)

"Well it is because we just don't blitz them that much.  They're a vital part of our pass coverage, we play a lot of zone coverage and they have to be able to react and make plays on the ball and be able to tackle.  But they have to know what's going on in the passing game and be in the right spots.  So we're able to play with guys that are a little bit undersized.  Gary Brackett has given us a lot of p

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