*HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY QUOTES (MINI-CAMP, FRIDAY, MAY 18) *
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on having WR-Anthony Gonzalez appear at a rookie photo shoot)
"I am a little concerned about that in that you try to talk about team play, you talk about being unified as a group. Then we say, 'We're going to take 35 individuals and treat them special.' I'm a little concerned. We try to schedule (camp) in certain ways. We try to move ours as late as we can to help guys stay in school. We try to miss Mother's Day. I was under the assumption that it (mini-camp) had to be on a weekend, but obviously some other teams know more about the rules than I do. I am still under the assumption that it has to be on a weekend, even though some teams have had their camp in the middle of the week. We'll schedule a little differently next year, but it's a bad message, I think, when we say we do some things to help the guys stay in school. Now, we're doing other things that say, 'We're going to encourage teams to have mini-camps during the week. We're going to encourage certain guys to be away. This is not a good message."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if there is a lot of talk about last season)
"Being around Indianapolis and around Indiana, it's hard not to talk about last year because it's still a source of conversation, and rightfully so. I think our job and time that we're here is to focus in on what we can do better. I gave the team a long list of things I thought we could do better. I am excited about getting to work on those. That's what we have to zero in on, this team, what we need to do to get things going, and that's going to be the fun part of it."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on DE-Dwight Freeney attending camp as unsigned franchise player)
"That's kind of how we do things. Edgerrin (James) went through the same thing. It's a situation we'd like to get resolved as quick as we can. Until we do, I think Dwight is going to be here and work full speed ahead. That's pretty much how we do things. It's good to have everyone. We have a couple of guys who are in school and aren't here. We have Gonzo's (Anthony Gonzalez) situation, but other than that we have everyone here, and that's nice."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on what he wants team to improve on)
"We talked about our special teams play. We talked about the big plays we gave up, defensively, that we don't like to see. Our coverage units (were) not as good as we need them to be with the type of kickers we have and the type of speed we have. Some penalties, I like to be in the top five, and we were just out of the top five this year. I'd like to be in the top five in giveaway-takeaway (ratio), and we were sixth, so I'd like to take the ball away more. Our run defense in the playoffs was very good. It wasn't as good in the regular season. We gave up more big plays in the regular season than we made. In the post-season we were about two-to-one, made more than we gave up. (There are) some things like that that we can zero in on, and I really feel that we can do lot better than in '06."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on WR-Anthony Gonzalez)
"He's a very smart guy, number one. I think he has exceptional hands and the ability to work the inside of the field. I think he's going to be a good player for us. We can't put too much on him, kind of like we did with