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WR-BRANDON STOKLEY (on the passing of James Dungy)

"Our thoughts and prayers are with them and right now.  It's just a tough time for everybody."

WR-BRANDON STOKLEY (on what it was like when the team was told)

"Very quiet, a lot of people were in shock.  You just don't expect something like that to happen, especially to Coach Dungy.  For Coach Dungy to have to go through that it is sad.  It's a tough situation for all of us."

WR-BRANDON STOKLEY (on going to Seattle tomorrow to play)

"It's always tough to kind of put things in perspective for everybody, and I think that Coach Dungy would want us to go on the plane and focus on what we've got to do.  We've got a job to do and that's what we're going to do."

WR-BRANDON STOKLEY (on going on from here)

"You have to and that is the tough part.  When I went through my thing, it kind of helped me when I got on the football field to kind of put everything behind me for those two or three hours."

WR-BRANDON STOKLEY (on his feeling for Coach Dungy)

"That's why it breaks your heart to see something like this happen to such a great person.  It really breaks your heart.  We're just going to pray for him and ask everyone else to pray for him and his family."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on hearing the tragic news)

"Our prayers and thoughts are with Coach Dungy and his wife Lauren and their family at this time.  Obviously every player around here respects Coach Dungy as a coach, but I think everybody around here loves him as a man."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on the mood)

"Players were surprised and upset emotionally about it.  Everybody said a team prayer for Coach Dungy and his family and it's weighing on the hearts of all the players here today."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on going out to practice now)

"That's what Coach Dungy wanted us to do.  I think we owe it to him to go out and continue to work hard out of respect for him and his family during this time."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on the team trying to go on)

"This certainly keeps things in perspective.  Players with families, it certainly hits home.  Players feel really close to him as well as his family."

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