Tony Dungy Press Conference Quotes

  HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (general comments) Monday, October 15, 2007 “It was one of those fun times for me, where you get to see why people enjoy football so much.  I got to watch several games, exciting games, overtime games in college, some exciting professional games.


HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (general comments) Monday, October 15, 2007

"It was one of those fun times for me, where you get to see why people enjoy football so much.  I got to watch several games, exciting games, overtime games in college, some exciting professional games.  It is nice to just kick back and relax and not have that game preparation, and I think our team enjoyed it, too.  Now we'll come back and get ready to work on a big, big game.  Jacksonville played very impressive again at home, winning,  they won two big road games previous to that, and playing for first place.  The break I think came at a good time for us and it will give us a chance to focus and to concentrate and see if we can get our game going again against them."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on how rookies deal with not always being able to play right away) Monday, October 15, 2007

"It's tough.  It's a tough transition because you are trying to come in and help.  You have high expectations.  You're used to playing a lot, and then you see some of your buddies get to play right away. Tony Ugoh for instance, he's playing, and you're not playing as much.  So, it is a little bit of a transition for a lot of guys, and what I keep reminding them is that there is time down the road.  Everybody's going to get to play.  It's a long season, and at some point, we're going to have to count on you.  Certain guys have found that out already.  It's a long season."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the good and the bad with the bye…are there concerns coming out of the bye) Monday, October 15, 2007

"That's a concern.  We're going to have three practices in seven or eight days.  You're always a little concerned about that, that you lose a little sharpness.  We're going to have about five or six days with only one practice.  That's part of it.  The other part is getting guys healthy and recovering and getting some momentum back.  When you win, you think the bye was good, and if you don't win, you can blame it on the bye."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on TE-Dallas Clark, and why his role and numbers have increased) Monday, October 15, 2007

"It's a little bit of everything.  I think it's some of the guys being injured.  It's defenses, the way they're playing us.  It's moving him around and some of the things that we've tried to do specifically, but I think it's just a combination of everything falling right for him in certain games.  I think we all know that it could go the other way, defenses maybe doing things to try to take him away, other guys getting back in the lineup.  I think all of our receivers feel like you have to take advantage of your chances when they come."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on Dallas Clark and who he compares to) Monday, October 15, 2007

"There are a lot of tight ends who are really in that mold of

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