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Head Coach Tony Dungy Quotes

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on New Orleans’ defense) “They play very aggressively.  They play a lot of man coverage.

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on New Orleans' defense) * *

"They play very aggressively.  They play a lot of man coverage.  They come after you.  They have good pass rushers, and they're going to try to pressure us, I'm sure.  We have to be able to hold up and pass protect and do what we do.  But they've been pretty impressive, especially in this preseason so far.  A couple of different guys in the secondary obviously.  Jason (David)'s down there and he's played really well.   I've watched him in particular and he's doing a great job."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on playing in the high-profile, season-opening games)

"It's nothing new to us.  We played in the game in New England, the same way we've played on Thanksgiving and different types of schedules, so you get used to it.  I think our guys relish the chance to play on national TV and playing a team like New Orleans, who was No. 1 in the league on offense.  It's going to be a big challenge for us."


"Kenton's done a good job in everything that we've asked him to do.  I think playing in Canada, a little bit more experience, a little more settled down feeling.  He's done everything well, and he can catch the ball and do things in the passing game as well.  So, I think we have ourselves a good one."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if the Colts will go with two RBs)

"Probably not.  We'll continue to look.  Luke Lawton's done a good job for us, too, so probably getting a third true tailback is something we'd like to do."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on QBs-Drew Brees and Peyton Manning)

"You see guys that really like to play and are very well-prepared when they go out there.  And they're very accurate guys.  That's the thing I notice about Brees.  Just watching, you don't see many incomplete passes.  He gets rid of it quickly, he knows where all of his guys are, he knows who he can get the ball to, and he's able to stay poised in pressurized situations.  So, I think they both have those qualities that good quarterbacks have."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on how seamless the transition will be with the new guys)

"We always expect it to be good.  We start in April or May.  We practice with a lot of different people.  That's kind of our mindset.  So, in our mind, it's not really a change from what we've done and we think these guys should play well, and hopefully pass like we have in recent years."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the success Sean Payton had his first year)

"I certainly knew who he was.  He coached in the Super Bowl and did a great job with that offense in New York.  You just couldn't have expected what they did in that tough a situation, coming back in town after the hurricane and everythin

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