Tony Dungy Quotes

  HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (opening comments) “We’re putting the finishing touches on our week. I thought our practice week has been pretty good, and I’m looking forward to going down to Houston to see if we can get back on track.


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"We're putting the finishing touches on our week. I thought our practice week has been pretty good, and I'm looking forward to going down to Houston to see if we can get back on track. It feels like a long time since we've played. I think our guys are anxious to go and ready and will play pretty well."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on not making any major changes during the bye week)

"We have really focused in on trying to get sharper so we can play better, play faster, play more efficiently, not have the turnovers, not have the penalties, not have the assignment errors that lead to the long runs and see if we can be a little more consistent. There's not a lot wrong with our approach. We just have to play better."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if this has been uncharacteristic Colts football so far)

"It has. I told the team today that we really haven't played a good, sharp game all the way around, all three units, for 60 minutes. We've had spurts; we've had a good series here and a couple of good series there, but nothing with the consistent flow that we're used to."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on reasons for the uncharacteristic play)

"There are probably a lot of reasons. Not having the same personnel in there, more than anything. Maybe it's concentration lapses, I'm not really sure, but some way, some how we have to get it back. There's no magic formula or magic person we bring in to solve everything, it's just everybody doing their job a little bit better."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on people wanting magic)

"Yes, it would be nice and believe me, it'd be a lot easier if we could just do that. 'Well, if we bring in this new player, that would make it work,' or, 'Add these two plays,' or, 'Put this formation in,' or, 'Go to a bear defense.' But, really the old-fashioned remedies are the best, which are 'Just get back to doing what you do and make sure you're doing it well.'"

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the mood of the team)

"I think we're anxious to play and we realize that we have 13 games that we have to get better every week. We want to make improvement. I think it's on an individual basis everybody being anxious to play and play a little better."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if players have time off Saturday night before road games)

"We try to give them some time off, a couple of hours so that they can do whatever. I like to let the guys go out and enjoy and get dinner or visit with family. Everybody has their own routine. Some guys don't like to leave the hotel, some guys like to do that. It's up to them. We land and then we give them between 5 o'clock and 8 o'clock, usually, as their time to do whatever, and then at 8 o'clock we start to concentrate on the game. I used to like to see friends and family when I was playing. Now, I don't like to leave the hotel. Whatever gets everybody ready to go."

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