Tony Dungy Post-Practice Quotes

  HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on WR-Terrence Wilkins’ punt return vs. Jacksonville early in the season being one of the most important plays this season for the Colts) “It was.


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HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on WR-Terrence Wilkins' punt return vs. Jacksonville early in the season being one of the most important plays this season for the Colts)

"It was.  It really got us going, obviously a big division home game that we needed to win.  We were kind of going back and forth, not a whole lot happening, and that got us back in the game and got us back even and we were able to win it from there.  So that certainly was a huge play."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if QB-David Garrard is a different scrambler than QB-Vince Young and if he buys more time to throw)

"He is, but he's taking off and running in the critical situations.  He's really moving around and throwing the ball on the run well, which Young had done that a lot, too, before we played them.  But in those critical situations and on third down, I think he will take off and run the same way."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on despite the QB being able to scramble, the Colts defense still taking the same approach and being aggressive)

"We do.  We've played against David in the past and he's made some runs on us and bought time.  He's been tough to tackle, so we'll have our hands full."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if the offense needs to sharpen up)

"We all need to be sharper, and that's the thing.  The two games that we lost, we have a penalty in the end zone on offense that does cost us a chance to be ahead and a penalty in the end zone on defense.  We have a whole lot of different things that happen during the course of the game that you can win games a whole lot of ways.  So, it's us being sharper.  It's not turning over the football.  It's being sharper on third down defensively.  It's a lot of things."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if the offensive turnovers are a cycle, since they had a long stretch of no turnovers at all)

"As we say, we're always shooting for perfect.  We're shooting for zero.  So anytime we have one, we're disappointed.  In games where you have multiple turnovers where you turn it over in the red zone, that's not acceptable and we have to really focus and concentrate on not turning it over."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if he looks for anything on a Wednesday practice after a loss to see if they have bounced back)

"What we talked about today is just where we are, at the beginning of December, starting the fourth quarter of the season.  We have guys that we're resting, guys that are a little bit nicked up and the practices have to be good.  You have to really get it going because the games are so important.

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