HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (general comments) Wednesday, December 26, 2007
"I know the big thing that seems to be on everyone's mind is what we're going to do. I have gotten a lot of suggestions, but don't know exactly what we're going to do other than we are going to play to win. We're going to try to win the ballgame, we are going to play everyone. We would like to do what we did last week, which is play a little better than the previous week, win the ballgame and get a lot of people in. So that's the way we're going to approach it and hopefully we have another good week of practice."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if he has received suggestions from the city of Cleveland or Cleveland Browns personnel) Wednesday, December 26, 2007
"No, I haven't really. When I was in that situation the last time I was in it, you kind of realize that you have your opportunities and when you have to depend on other people, it's not a good feeling. So we're going to try to do the best we can, but really with our team in mind and our future."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the last time he was on the other side of this situation) Wednesday, December 26, 2007
"It was in 1998. We needed to win in Cincinnati and we needed someone else to beat the Arizona Cardinals. We won our game and we're flying home and we're about 40 minutes from Tampa and we heard that Arizona kicked a field goal in overtime to win it. And that knocked us out of the playoffs. Our thought at that point was we had a lot of opportunities—we had eight other opportunities—to win some games that year and we didn't, so you really can't blame anybody but yourself."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on how important it is for the young guys because they will be playing against Tennessee's first unit in a meaningful game) Wednesday, December 26, 2007
"I think it will be a very good test for us. We were playing a team that was hot last week and had a lot of reasons to win. This will be like a playoff game because basically, for Tennessee, if they win they keep playing and if they lose they go home. So that's playoff atmosphere and I think it will be great for a lot of our guys to get in that and we'll see how some of our young guys do."
HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on RB-Clifton Dawson) Wednesday, December 26, 2007
"Cliff's done a good job. That was one of the things we hoped last week, was to get he and Devin (Aromashodu) some work with the first group, and we were able to do that. And they showed that they can play and they belong. We always thought that, but it's good to see it verified out t