HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on getting back to work) *Training Camp *
"Well it was good to really get back to work and get back to the full swing. I think we were rested up and ready to go- we were a little sluggish at the beginning which is normal after a couple days off. But we got a chance to work on some situations and talk through some things and we'll learn from it. Overall, it was a pretty good morning of work."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on RB-DeDe Dorsey feeling 'hyper' on the field) Training Camp
"Well I think everybody is. I think that is part of it when you come back and you've had a couple days off, bodies feel a little bit better, and so much of the game is mental that you have to understand that it's thinking about what you do, being on top of your assignments, being on top of the details. So, that is part of the learning process as well."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on players working to impress the coaches) Training Camp
"Well, that is the way that you look at it. You are impressing the coaches every day, and that's what we tell those guys, that we evaluate how they are in the meetings, how they correct things, whether they get things corrected, what they do in the drill work, and it's not necessarily what happens in the games. So, you do have to really focus in on every practice and every period."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on needing to see DB-Bob Sanders in the preseason) Training Camp
"Well, it is not necessarily needing to see him, it's a certain amount of work to get yourself ready to go and for him to feel comfortable and get into the groove so you're not getting your timing down in the regular season. Everybody is a little bit different, but it's hard to come in and just go in and play. He did that a little bit last year and it was really remarkable. It is much better if you get that good amount of work in."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on only having two quarterbacks on the roster again this year) Training Camp
"You know, that's been the way we've done it the last couple of years and it seems to work out for us. We get to keep another position player, so going in you probably have to think that, but every year when we get down to those last cuts we make that decision. But I would say going into it, that probably is the thought process."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the importance of back-up QB's getting game reps) Training Camp
"Well for Jim [Sorgi] and Josh [Betts] it's the time that they know they are going to get in the game. The time they get to show everybody else what they can do. And they get their timing in. The back-up quarterback is a tough position because once you get into the regular season, you don't get that game activity to keep yourself sharp."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the dismissal of QB-John Navarre being an indication of confidence in the other quarterbacks) Training Camp
"It probably was, a little bit of both. We didn't really want to let John go at that time, but had some injuries on defense and Jim and Josh were doing well. It didn't appear that John was going to beat those two guys out. So, it was confidence in them but also trying to give John a chance maybe to hook on with someone else if possible- maybe, a combination of those three things."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on K-Shane Andrus) Training Camp
"The thing that Shane understands is things do happen. Adam didn't kick in three games last year, so even if he doesn't make it, he has a chance to impress us. People