Head Coach Tony Dungy Quotes

  HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (Opening Comments) “We pretty much finished our preparation for the week. I thought it was a good week, very active, energetic and we know the circumstances and we know what is on the line and I think we practiced that way.


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HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (Opening Comments)

"We pretty much finished our preparation for the week. I thought it was a good week, very active, energetic and we know the circumstances and we know what is on the line and I think we practiced that way. Health wise, we look to be in pretty good shape. (OT) Ryan Diem, (OG) Ryan Lilja and (RB) Joseph Addai, all three of those guys went today and did well, so I think we are going to be fine that way. (DB) Bob Sanders did not go. That was kind of our plan to rest him up. He did the walk through things and the mental, but he looked good the rest of the week. He feels better than he's felt at any time after a game that he played the previous week. So I think we are going to be fine health wise and I think we'll be ready to go."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on following Ravens' defensive coordinator Rex Ryan's plan to have fans pause five seconds when Colts step to the line)

"I did hear that. So we kind of said the same thing, that we are going to do all our communication in that five seconds. We will yell (the plays) as quick as we can and see if we can get them out in five seconds. It's really not that big of deal for us whether it's noisy or it isn't. We play in a lot of noisy places and we don't think that will be a problem for us."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on how much communication is verbal/hand signals)

"Most everything to the wide-receivers is hand signals and (QB) Peyton (Manning) is going to be verbal to the guys right in the box and the offensive linemen. Usually no matter how loud it is, we can get that communicated."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on giving players time to rest…how important are fresh legs)

"It is probably more important to feel like you are fresh. Many times the days off and the feeling of fresh legs help that out. When guys feel like they are rested, then mentally they are better and they are sharper. It's probably more emotional than it is physical because everybody is tired at this point in time. But, those days off sometimes help you stay mentally charged up a little bit better."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on where he got the idea of giving players time off)

"I guess from people that I have been around and when I played. It's really three days of preparation is what you need and sometimes you can overdo it and you have longer weeks sometimes that are counterproductive. When you have to play on a short week, we played well on Thanksgiving, we played well last week on a short week. Sometimes you can overdo the preparation and I just think at this time of the year, being fresh is better."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on what last week's defensive performance means to the team)

"Really not a whole lot and that's what we've talked about for the most of November and December, is that the next week you've got to come to work and play no matter what happened the week before.  And the fact that we won, that's what helped us because we are here. How we won and what we did, you can throw that out because every

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