Tony Dungy Training Camp Quotes 7-26

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the day’s first practice) Training Camp “We had a condensed-down morning, more for the benefit of our young guys and our new guys. We did a lot of learning out there and it was good.

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the day's first practice) Training Camp

"We had a condensed-down morning, more for the benefit of our young guys and our new guys. We did a lot of learning out there and it was good. This afternoon will be the first time we put the pads on. We will get our whole group, our one-a-day guys back, and it will be a good way to end up the week."

 

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the absence of WR Marvin Harrison) Training Camp

"He's probably going to be one a day in the beginning right here. It's just precautionary, but he did fine. Everything is on schedule and he will be there this afternoon."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on QB Jared Lorenzen) Training Camp

"He's a different body build, no question. Quinn Gray is bigger than the other quarterbacks we've had recently, too. It just so happened that way. They both have good arms and they are smart guys and they are legitimate quarterbacks. They just happen to be bigger than most of our linemen. "

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on what kind of effect the NFL's new "no force-out" rule will have on the game) Training Camp

"I think it will be bigger for the offense, just having to understand that some of those balls you threw up to the sideline, jump balls right on the boundary, may not be completions this year. I like the rule. I think it will be much easier to officiate. You won't have those plays that get reviewed or maybe don't get reviewed, and is it a force out? Isn't it? What constitutes that? I think everyone knows now you have to get both feet down and that will make it easier."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on if the new rule could change play calling in certain situations) Training Camp

"I think it'll change where you throw the ball, definitely."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the competition at RG) Training Camp

"I think we are going to have good competition at a lot of spots on the line. Charlie Johnson has played for us in the past at a lot of positions and played well. Mike Pollak is a guy we drafted, and we think he could play either of those interior positions. We have some other guys that want to play also and we don't want to count them out. I think we are going to end up having several good guards."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on special teams) Training Camp

"We don't want to give up plays, but we are always going to be training new people there. We are not going to be, as you mentioned with the salary cap, able to go after veteran special teams players. You would love to have them, but mainly with our draft choices and young guys and guys who haven't played on special teams a lot and they have to learn. Hopefully they will learn in the preseason and be good to go in the regular season. We do, we have much more turnover on special teams than we have on offense or defense."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the return of all four DB starters back) Training Camp

"The fact that we have everybody at their same position and that they've played together for a year, they have that much more understanding of how we do things, but they also have that experience of playing with each other. You can't overstate that. That's the way it used to be, in the old days when I came in, and you'd have 11, 12, 14, 15 guys that had played together for five years. We haven't had that benefit on defense. We are starting to get that, and hopefully the results will be similar to what our offense has experienced when we've had the same guys playing."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on DT Ed Johnson) Training Camp

"Ed's doing fine. He's picking up right where he left off. Last year he was the unknown x-factor and played well and caught us by surprise. Your hope is that he comes back with that same type of attitude and fire, and he has. He's doing well." 

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