HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on only having one name on the injury report on Wednesday) Thursday, * *
"It's been a long time, and T.J. Rushing is back today and should be ready to practice. We had a lot of guys out and guys were very chipper and excited about being out there, so it was good. We had a good practice, went through part of it in pads, part of it in no pads. But all in all, it was a good start to the week."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on K-Adam Vinatieri and if the missed field goal in San Diego in November seemed to phase him) Thursday, January 10, 2008
"Not at all. Adam's kicked long enough and believe it or not, he has missed some kicks. We don't think of that, but he's missed. And that's the one good thing about great kickers is the last kick doesn't affect them whether they make it or miss it. He just went back to work business as usual. He's exceptional in that regard, that he's not going to let anything phase him. And he didn't."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if it is experience that allows K-Adam Vinatieri to recover from missed kicks) Thursday, January 10, 2008
"I think it is experience and confidence and understanding what happens out there. He knows what went wrong, and you correct it and move on. But I don't think he's going to dwell on it. I know our team didn't dwell on it. We just talked about at that point going forward and getting ourselves on a winning streak, and that's what happened. So now we look back and yes, it would have been nice to make that kick and win the game. You never want to lose, but in the grand scheme of things it's not that big of a deal at this point."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on it probably being the last game at the RCA Dome and what it will feel like leaving a place where the Colts have had so much success) Thursday, January 10, 2008
"Well, we're hoping it's not (the last game), but if it is, we want to go out with a win, there's no question about that. It will be a little bit bittersweet. I remember when we left The Sombrero in Tampa, it was great to go to the new place, and the new building did become home. But still, you have good memories, you have the things that will never go away. I think the energy in that building, the compactness of it and just the fun that we've had the last four or five years, I know it's something that I'll never forget. So if it is the last game, we definitely want to go out with a win."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the last playoff game against Norv Turner in 1999 and 'the snap') Thursday, January 10, 2008
"It was a snap. It was a snap that decided the whole thing. It was a very tight game. They played excellent defense. They weren't supposed to be a top defensive club, and they kept us out of the end zone for three quarters and they were ahead most of the game. Brian Mitchell had a big return. That's what I remember most. We're down I think 6-0 and we said, 'Hey, we just have to get off to a good start.