Head Coach Tony Dungy Quotes

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (general comments) “Looking at this game and looking at Houston, I see a team that really is doing some impressive things.

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (general comments) * *

"Looking at this game and looking at Houston, I see a team that really is doing some impressive things.  Their last couple of games playing against Tampa, who is in the middle of a playoff run, and against Denver, who needed it to stay in the playoff hunt, and they really outplayed both of those teams at home.  So, I think a little bit different team than we played the first time around.  Andre Johnson was not healthy when we played them, Ron Dayne didn't play, so they have a little bit more offensive weaponry.  Defensively, they've been playing very strong.  I think four of the last six teams they've held to 17 points or less.  We'll have our work cut out for us.  We'll want to improve more than anything else.  That's probably the theme for the week, is to play a little bit better than we played last week, continue to get good practices in.  We're going to approach the game that way, that everybody is going to play, and we're going to try to win the ballgame."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on his take on the running game and what can be done to improve it)

"We have to be a little bit sharper, and that's one of the things that we've talked about, improving.  We've had a couple of teams that have played us to take away the run and played a lot of people in the box, pressured us, that kind of thing.  The Oakland game, we really liked the odds of throwing the football against man-to-man coverage.  We didn't move it in the red zone as well as we would like, but we just have to be a little sharper at everything we do, including the running game."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if the lack of running game is an issue of RB-Joseph Addai wearing down)

"No, not at all, not at all.  If we get some looks to run, I think we'll run effectively.  Houston is a tough team to run on, we'll have to see how they play us, but I think it's more of us just being sharp and doing what we should do on every play."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on LB-Freddy Keiaho having a productive game at Oakland, and if he as played pretty well all year)

"He has.  He missed a little time there, and that probably hurt his development, but in the last two or three weeks, he has played very sharp, very active.  He did a really good job on Sunday."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on how much rest is the right amount)

"Rest is good, and you want to be fresh.  I thought we were fresh in the playoffs last year even though we played all the way.  It really is hard to figure, and it's not something that you can always count on.  We have a chance to do this, so I think probably the biggest thing is not playing guys who are at risk, not rushing guys back into the lineup.  We'll play our guys this week I would imagine pretty much like we

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