Head Coach Tony Dungy Quotes

  HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (opening comments) “As I mentioned yesterday, it’s fun to be in the playoffs.  It’s something we never take for granted.


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HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (opening comments)

"As I mentioned yesterday, it's fun to be in the playoffs.  It's something we never take for granted.  There are a lot of teams that aren't working today, and we're excited to be one of those that is.  I thought our meetings, our attention to detail this morning, our walkthrough, everything reflected the stakes and I think our guys will be ready to go.  We expect Bob Sanders to practice this week.  We expect him to play, and hopefully that will give our defense a boost.  Other than that injury-wise, I think we're in pretty good shape."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the Colts' offense)

"That's the one thing that we've been able to do at home, is move the ball and get in front of people, and that certainly helps you.  But we're going to have a big challenge with Larry Johnson.  He is a great back, and we're going to need everybody.  It's going to need to be a team effort.  Our offense certainly has to be sharp.  If we can not turn the ball over, not have penalties and move it consistently, that will help us.  We have a big challenge with Dante Hall.  They do a great job in their return game.  We're going to have to cover very well and try to win that field position battle.  I think we're going to be ready to go.  I think we know the challenge that lies ahead, and I think we'll be up to it."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on team speed and why it has worked better at home)

"I don't know.  We have prided ourselves on being a good road team.  This year our home record and road record has been a little bit of a disparity, but normally we've been pretty consistent.  We certainly enjoy playing here.  We like our surface.  We like the footing.  We like the fact that the crowd is into the game when we're on defense.  Hopefully that will be an advantage for us."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if RB-Larry Johnson compares to any other running backs they have played this season)

"He's a different kind of guy.  He's really a big, strong, slashing back that seems to get better as the game goes on.  He's big enough to run inside and powerful and able to run over people, but he has enough speed to break long runs.  He's an outstanding guy, and really unique when you watch him on tape."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on what Bob Sanders can do for the run defense)

"One person certainly can't do it, can't be the savior, and we can't look at it that way, that, 'Oh, okay, Bob Sanders is coming back, so automatically, we're going to be better.'  Everyone has to do their job, and Bob is certainly a big part of it.  He has a l

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