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Training Camp Quotes

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on what the team tried to accomplish in their first practice back following Saturday’s game at San Diego) Training Camp “Really, you want to just get some running and lifting in. That’s what this day is all about.

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on what the team tried to accomplish in their first practice back following Saturday's game at San Diego) Training Camp

"Really, you want to just get some running and lifting in. That's what this day is all about. Rather than just bring the guys out and run, we felt like we could utilize and do some football and get our two-minute work in. Normally, in the preseason, the first group doesn't get a lot of two-minute situations because they are out at those times. So, we try to get a little bit of both and get about 20 minutes of running in."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on what he tries to do for the players during training camp) Training Camp

"What we try to do is go hard when we go and have some sessions where you can ease down and learn. You can learn things on the field without going full-speed, but there are times when you have to go and condition and work hard. We try to get that mixture and have the guys be fresh when we play. You want to come out and play well early in the year, but you also want to be fresh in December. That's when you have to be playing your best football. We try to have a schedule that serves both purposes."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on his thoughts about the San Diego game after watching tape) Training Camp

"We just weren't as sharp as we needed to be. We had about four errors with our first offense, and that stopped us from making first downs. We had some plays defensively that kept drives alive. I thought they outplayed us on special teams for the most part, especially in the punting game. We have some things to work on, but our young guys got in the flow of things. They played hard. They generally got better as they went on. We got to see some things that you like to see."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the play of the backup quarterbacks against San Diego) Training Camp

"I thought they did a very good job. I thought Cory Sauter ran the team well and was very accurate throwing the ball. He got it to the right people and did a good job. Joe Hamilton was a little bit more up and down, but he hasn't had as much time with us. The thing about Joe, he always seems to find a way to make a play to win the game. Obviously, that's what you want from your quarterbacks."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on WR-Aaron Moorehead's catch and speed to score the 80-yard TD) Training Camp

"Well, neither one of them really surprised us. We've got a lot of receivers that can catch the football and make very good catches look routine. That was one you'll probably never see again, but our guys expect to catch the ball when it's in the air. Aaron's got that long stride. When he gets out and gets running, he can get by people."

QB-JOE HAMILTON (on his approach for games) Training Camp

"I approach the games as if we're out there on the practice field competing. I have great relationships with everybody and I can learn a lot from each and every one of them. I just keep working and I leave the depth chart issue and the issue of who goes in and gets the most snaps to the coaches."

QB-JOE HAMILTON (on the importance of last Saturday's game at San Diego) Training Camp

"I think that it's very important, not necessarily with the coaching staff. Some of the coaches knew that we had poise to score on the last drive, but it was more important for my teammates, coming to a new team. It's good for the confidence of the team to know that you could get the job done late, never give up, keep your poise and show leadership (skills). It was important for the third group that I was in to help us keep our confidence."

QB-JOE HAMILTON (on his confidence in Head Coach Tony Dungy) Training Camp

"He's a winner and a top-notch guy, and I would like to think he thinks the same of myself. Just the fact that God has blessed me to know a guy like Coach Dungy, and to get a second chance to make a name for myself in the league and try to get back on a team–I don't want to disappoint him or myself. You never forget the guy who drafted you."

DB-JASON DAVID (on training camp being helpful preparation for games) Training Camp "Definitely, playing against the best offense in the league is a great help. It makes everyone on the defensive side of the ball better going against (WR) Marvin Harrison and (QB) Peyton Manning."

DB-JASON DAVID (on the chances of being the punt returner) Training Camp

"I hope that they give me a chance. I don&

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