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Colts Post-Game Quotes vs. Cincinnati

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on the interceptions) Sunday, November 14, 2010 “Defense did a tremendous job. I just think they played hard, played well.

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on the interceptions) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"Defense did a tremendous job. I just think they played hard, played well. Three sacks and five turnovers is a big day. They did a tremendous job. Not only that they stopped the run against a real fine back, a real fine team that runs the ball extremely well. I think our guys fought hard."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on what did he see on the fake punt) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"They have a situation where he is still on the field. All they do is slide him up into another position and have a couple different looks. We had seen it. We just didn't execute very well. They had done it to the right side a great majority of the time. We just didn't get in the right position for that formation. If he pops it through and makes it two or three yards, that's probably 42 yards and that's something we certainly wouldn't want."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on the red flag in his hand on the onside kick) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"The way they ruled, they said I could not challenge. My challenge would have been that we had possession and he was down by contact. But their ruling was that the ball was still loose, that he was not in possession. So therefore, I could not challenge it. That's the way it was explained to me out on the field."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on the resilience of this team and the coaching staff) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"Certainly that's what our guys get paid to do. They get paid to play the game and play it well. But also the coaches, just in terms of getting guys ready. Sometimes it's under somewhat adverse conditions. They have to learn a lot in a short period of time. Sometimes we have to curtail what we do a little bit depending upon who is playing. We have to consider all those things. But also there is a great transfer of information from our older guys to the younger guys, the new guys that come in, which I think is key and critical. So all those factor involved creates a pretty interesting mix in terms of preparation each and every week."

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on TE-Jacob Tamme) Sunday, November 14, 2010

Yes,. Jacob (Tamme) is one of those guys that we are aware of his talent and ability to run and catch. He is getting a lot more opportunities now and doing a nice job. He has battled through some things this week to get ready to play and did a tremendous job.

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on challenging the onside kick) Sunday, November 14, 2010

Well, I saw WR-Pierre (Garcon) in possession of the ball and go down to a knee. My challenge was going to be down by contact, but the way they ruled it they said no he did not have possession and that could not be determined, therefore I was unable to challenge.

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on impact of injured players on offense) Sunday, November 14, 2010

We don't make any excuses about anything. Ask any guy on our offense and they are going to tell you that execution is still the key. We still had some opportunities to move the ball and put the ball in the end zone, but we just did not execute quite like we would like to in those situations. So no, we don't ever point to a particular guy missing here or there as a reason why we didn't play as well as we did.

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on WR-Brandon James) Sunday, November 14, 2010

He is a little guy that got in there and played pretty well. Most new guys, like Brandon, are going to do some things well and some things poorly. So we will take a look at the film and correct what we need to and see if we can get a little better.

HEAD COACH JIM CALDWELL (on K-Adam Vinatieri and his kick before the half) Sunday, November 14, 2010

That was huge. That drive before the half was just big for us, coming down and putting three points on the board to give us a 10 point lead going in to the half. Offense moved the ball well during that stretch and led a big kick by Adam."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on going over 10,000 career yards passing with Reggie Wayne) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"It is kind of hard to think about it right now. It is a good win for us. Certainly as I said many times before, it has been an honor and a privilege to play with both of those guys. I have never taken it for granted."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on the second offensive drive) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"That was a good drive, getting out of that bad field position. We had some chances to do that in the second half and we did not do that. Certainly that wasn't good early. We made a few third down conversions. Always want to try and get a touchdown there and settled for a couple of field goal in the redzone. Certainly there are some things we can improve on."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on the redzone offense) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"Usually we are trying to find a good look to run it if we can. Always had a lot of redzone run touchdowns in the past. Defensively teams usually are dropping seven guys or eight guys, sometimes kind of building that wall on the endzone. They are giving you looks to run, that was the touchdown that Javarris (James) had. I can't tell you that it was more or less than other times."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on missing some offensive players) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"Certainly we would have liked to have played better. There were some things that I thought we could have done a little bit better. Like you said, there wasn't a whole lot of flow or rhythm to it, especially in the second half. Probably some three and outs and some punts. We just have to keep working and find a way to score some more points and keep our defense out of those pressure situations. They came up big all day and we have to try and do our part no matter who is in there, and that is what we have to do to score some more points and take a little pressure off of them."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on getting the new offensive players acclimated to the offense) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"That is what we have to do. There is only so much that the coaches can do to prepare a young guy, a new guy, to play, like Brandon James or Chris Brooks or whoever it may be. We try and spend some time with them afterwards (practice), kind of calling some plays and going through a mock drive of a game to give them a little feel for what it is going to be like on Sunday. We have had to do that the past few weeks. I think that is what we have to do when you have new guys playing. It is your job to do everything you can to get them ready to play. I thought Brandon James did a good job coming in there. Made a few plays. Made a critical third down conversion there before the half, I want to say, and got us into potential field goal range. He had a good look in his eye and it is always nice when a guy plays his first game and he does some good things."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on the play of the defense, especially without Gary Brackett) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"No question. A lot of people talk about the offensive injuries, but the defense has certainly had their share. Anytime you are playing without Gary, kind of your defensive leader over there, the guy that makes all the huddle calls and gets defense in line, it is always a challenge there. Everybody stepped up, kind of by committee and made some great plays. Kelvin Hayden, second time in three weeks. I can't tell you what an interception return for a touchdown, what kind of shift that is. I know how deflating they can be. A lot of guys stepped up and did a great job."

WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on the offense having an uneven day) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"It doesn't matter. I mean everybody is on scholarship here. As much as we talk about what injuries do to this team and how they hurt this team, we still have to figure out a way. The game is still going to be kickoff-ed at the same time. At the end of the game, you're either going to have a W or you're going to have a L."

WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on the bottom line being that the team is in first place in the AFC South) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"That's all that matters. Continue to win at home. Do what we have to do to win the division. That is our first goal and then into the playoffs."

WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on the defense putting some points on the board) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"The defense did a great job. I believe that they forced five turnovers. I couldn't tell you the last time we forced five turnovers. We kind of leaned on them today. We kind of let some drives sputter a little bit where we settled for field goals. If we can score touchdowns on those possessions, this game is over a long time ago. But the defense did a good job of bending, not breaking and gave us an opportunity to win this game."

WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on if the team feels they have to survive a few games until they get some injured players back) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"I mean every game is about surviving. Every game is going to be tough no matter who we have out there, if we have the original starters or the new starters. The team that we play, the opponents are going to look at it just like it's the plain old Colts out there, no matter who is out there. They are going to want to go out there and get a win. They are trying to survive also. So, we just have to continue to do the things we've been doing, that's winning games and find a way to put a streak together."

WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on what 10,000 receiving yards means to him) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"I've worked for a long time. It's a lot, but I'm not big on individual accolades. I just want to do whatever it takes to get the team involved. I guess I wouldn't be able to get to 10,000 yards without the team, but at the same time I'm going for the ultimate goal."

WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on the defense giving the offense some short fields) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"Whenever we get that opportunity we want to score points. We want to score points no matter what. We want to (score) touchdowns, but if we get field goals that is okay. But touchdowns make it a lot harder for our opponents to climb back into the game. We had opportunities."

WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on the team having unlikely players step up and contribute to victory) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"It's just like we've been saying, 'Next Man Up.' We don't have time to worry about who is not there, who is not available. There is always somebody behind somebody. We're all on scholarship. There is no walk-ons right now. Whoever is out there is going to have to perform like they've been a starter from day one. We have to find a way to win."

LB-PAT ANGERER (on the defense forcing five turnovers) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"Anytime you get one turnover it's great, but to give five turnovers and the win, guys really played hard and it was fun."

LB-PAT ANGERER (on the defense's mentality after Cincinnati recovered the onside kick) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"Our job isn't to worry about what goes on. Our job is to play defense and put the fire out. If we worry about what else is going on and don't do our job, it doesn't really matter. So, just go out there and do our job."

LB-PAT ANGERER (on what he has to replace when LB-Gary Brackett is not out there) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"He's a great leader. He's a great person. You can't really replace a guy like that. You just have to go out there and do your job to the best of your ability. I'll never be as good as LB-Gary Brackett. He's a great guy and a great leader and a good man."

LB-PAT ANGERER (on the linebackers having three different starters from the last game) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"It helps having such a great d-line and a veteran secondary. I think the coaches do a good job of preparing us for every situation. Obviously, it helps to be prepared and the guys are smart."

TE-JACOB TAMME (on the race for the AFC South crown) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"It is, but you just have to keep coming out and playing hard every game. Any win in this league is a good win. Obviously, a lot of stuff we have to improve, and we will going forward. But, man, this was an unbelievable job by the defense. We have to keep coming to play every week, and that football team has a lot of talent. Again, just a good win for us."

TE-JACOB TAMME (on the end of the game being more suspenseful than it needed to be) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"Well, obviously, you had more suspense than you would like, but it was great to go with a win."

TE-JACOB TAMME (on the defense's performance tonight) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"Certainly an unbelievable job by our defense creating turnovers tonight. We ended up needing every one of them. A lot of things we can do better, but a great job by the defense and a great win."

TE-JACOB TAMME (on how comfortable is he getting out on the field) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"It just kind of depends on what's there and what we are trying to do, but definitely have a good level of comfort. It's fun to play offense with these guys. We can get better. There are a lot of things we can do better, but we will go back and keep working. Hopefully, we'll string together some more wins."

DB-KELVIN HAYDEN (on new faces on the defense) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"All these guys are buying into what we're trying to do out there. They're doing the right preparation and the studying they need to be successful out there and they are doing a great on third downs and forcing turnovers."

DB-KELVIN HAYDEN (on amount of turnovers) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"It's the NFL, so if you can have five turnovers as a team you know you're doing your job well and preparing the right way. Last week we didn't force any turnovers so having five this week was big for the defense."

DB-KELVIN HAYDEN (on interception return for TD) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"That was big for me. Our whole emphasis this week was on causing turnovers and making a play on defense. Making a play like that is exactly what we're trying to do on this defense."

LB-TYJUAN HAGLER (on defensive performance) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"The defense had to do it's job and that's to keep the other offense from scoring, and that's exactly what we did, we did our job."

LB-TYJUAN HAGLER (on his opportunity) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"You know I've been on this team for six years, it's my sixth season and I'm pretty sure people know who I am, but I've been hurt and injured so much, it's great I finally get the opportunity to show the fans and the coaching staff my skills."

RB-JAVARRIS JAMES (on short fields for the offense) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"It makes it a whole lot easier for us on offense, we've already got the defense back on it's heels and it allows us to call more of the plays we want to call. Guys don't get as fatigued on those long drives, it's great."

DE-DWIGHT FREENEY (on the defense's performance) Sunday, November 14, 2010

"We we're playing really good football across the board, making plays and turnovers when we needed to."

DE-DWIGHT FREENEY (on max protection) Sunday November 14, 2010

"All day it was max protection, 7-on-3 or 7-on-4 protection, and we said if they are going to max protect we're going to create some turnovers because they have less receivers going out in coverage and we're going to have a chance to make a play on some of the balls. So we knew there would be some opportunities today and we took advantage of them."

DE-DWIGHT FREENEY (on fast start) Sunday November 14, 2010

"It was crucial that we had a fast start from a team standpoint; offense, defense and special teams, we got out of the gate early and we need to continue to do that throughout the game, but it was great to get off to that kind of start."

DE-DWIGHT FREENEY (on defensive statement made today) Sunday November 14, 2010

"I don't know what kind of statement we made today, but we do know that internally we can make plays and we will make plays and we're all in it together and we can perform at a high level even with different faces in some places."

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