Head Coach Tony Dungy Press Conference Quotes

November 29, 2005 Tuesday Press Conference   HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (general comments) “It’s always good to come in and talk after a win.  You feel like you can make your corrections and get things going a little bit better and not have to have a loss to do it.

*November 29, 2005 *

Tuesday Press Conference

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HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (general comments)

"It's always good to come in and talk after a win.  You feel like you can make your corrections and get things going a little bit better and not have to have a loss to do it.  We played very, very hard [Monday] night, played with a lot of energy and emotion.  We didn't play our best football, and I guess that's a good sign that you can win with some of those things happening to you.  I thought we were very hyped up early.  We had four personal foul penalties and some things that really could have hurt us in a game of that magnitude, but we overcame it with a lot of great efforts.  So I think what we're going to have to do is work to sharpen up our focus a little bit and continue to play with that energy and we'll be in good shape.  It was a very physical game.  Pittsburgh brought the mentality that they always bring and we were able to handle that.  We were able to weather some storms.  They did some things defensively, bringing a lot of different people and causing some problems, but we sorted our way through it.  I thought is was important that we got field goals and got points when we were down there close, and our defense did a good job of just holding the fort and making those points stand up.  So it was a good team win, maybe one of the better ones we've had since I've been here." 

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on what is on his mind about clinching the division)

"Well what we know right now is if we win the next two games, we'll clinch the division, so that's our focus.  We want to see if we can get that done, and the only way to do that is to win the first one.  Our focus will be on Tennessee this week and having another good game at home.  After that, you never know where you're going to be.  A lot depends on what other people are doing.  This is a very critical two-week stretch and that's what we want to focus on."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on how he doesn't think about the undefeated season)

"I was talking to Bill Cowher before the game and we were talking about it, and they went 15-1 last year and nobody really cares.  All the talk is that you didn't win the championship game, you didn't win the Super Bowl, and there hasn't been a lot of 15-1 seasons.  It would be an honor, it would be special but it's not something you're going to remember if you don't do well in the playoffs."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on how well you remember the 1972 Dolphins undefeated season)

"I remember it well.  I remember them winning.  The build up, of course it wasn't as publicized as it is now, but it was quite a feat and nobody had done it before and wondering if they could pull it off, so it was something that I remember, definitely."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if they are any similarities to the Colts and '72 Dolphins)

"I think the similarities are they had a good football team, they were sound all the way across the board, they had some star players, but it wasn't the star players that stood out, it was the way they played as a team.  They played as a unit and they did what it took to win those particular games.  They had a quarterback that didn't mind throwing six passes a game, if that's what it took to win."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if he had a fe

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