HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (general comments) Monday, November 12, 2007* *
"After watching the tape, probably as disappointing as it was last night. I thought we had some young guys step in and play really well in big situations, and that was probably the one positive you could take out of it. But again, for me probably the most disappointing thing is that we didn't function smoothly in the fourth quarter in critical situations, just fundamental football. Obviously, we're not happy with the kick returns for touchdowns and the interceptions and the points that we left on the field and missed field goals and all of those things that cause you to lose games. That's two weeks in a row that we've had games there in the fourth quarter and we didn't quite execute. So we have to get to work on that, get back in our groove and just get back to playing sound, fundamental football. It's probably just like after the Jacksonville game last year or maybe after the Kansas City game in '04 where you just have to get back to basics. We can do that, and I think we will, and I think we'll play better football in the second half of the year."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if he has any update on injuries) Monday, November 12, 2007
"I really don't. They're coming in (today) to see the doctors. Don't really know where they are and don't know for sure if we will know. So we'll see what happens, but as of now we're preparing other guys to play and get ready for this week."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on which injury concerns him most) Monday, November 12, 2007
"You hate to say it, but you really can't get concerned with who's not going to be able to play. I don't know how long they're going to be. What we have to do is get the guys ready who can play this week, and hopefully we'll get some of our guys back that weren't able to play this week, and we'll be fine."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the performances of OL-Michael Toudouze, Dylan Gandy and Jake Scott) Monday,
"I thought they did remarkable, and under the circumstances. Michael stepped up. He practiced all week, but we just activated him on Saturday. Jake went out and played tackle which he hasn't done in about three years. Dylan, we knew what to expect, but Jake and Michael went out there and blocked two Pro-Bowl rushers the whole second half when they were just teeing off and bringing all kinds of different pressures. They did a great job."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on how much he attributes the offensive line's play to OL Coach Howard Mudd) Monday,
"I think it's everybody. It's the way we do things. Clint Session went in and had a nice night and picked off two balls and played the running game well. And he's filling in for guys who are filling in for other guys who are hurt. So that's kind of what we expect, and I thought our guys did a great job."
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