Denver Conference Call Quotes

HEAD COACH MIKE SHANAHAN (on an up-and-down first three weeks) Wednesday, “Yes, we have.  We have moved the ball a little bit, but we haven’t scored a lot of points.

HEAD COACH MIKE SHANAHAN (on an up-and-down first three weeks) Wednesday, * *

"Yes, we have.  We have moved the ball a little bit, but we haven't scored a lot of points.  Defensively, we played pretty good for the first couple of games, but didn't play as well last game.  So hopefully we can put one together."

HEAD COACH MIKE SHANAHAN (on his commitment to the running game and if it was a product of the game that they didn't run as much against Jacksonville) Wednesday, September 26, 2007

"We had 18 plays in the first half, and then we were behind 20-7 at the start of the third quarter, so it was a different type of game.  So that's the reason for not having as many carries as we normally have.  But we like a balanced attack."

HEAD COACH MIKE SHANAHAN (on if he believes everything starts with the running game) Wednesday, September 26, 2007

"Over the years, when you take a look at offenses that have been productive, usually they're pretty balanced.  Even the San Francisco years when I was there, Joe Montana and Steve Young, everybody talked about the passing game, but the running game was always in the top five.  So if you have some balance, usually you have a pretty good offense."

HEAD COACH MIKE SHANAHAN (on WR-Brandon Stokley being a good addition) Wednesday, September 26, 2007

"A great addition.  He's a great player.  He's the best slot receiver that I've ever been around.  He's a special receiver.  I knew he was good, but I didn't know he was that good.  It's not just inside, it's outside, too.  He's just an excellent receiver.  He has great quickness.  He has great hands.  He's very smart.  He has a good feel how to get open, regardless what leverage somebody has on you.  He's just a top-notch person and a top-notch receiver."

HEAD COACH MIKE SHANAHAN (on how the Colts offense has developed and grown) Wednesday, September 26, 2007

"Peyton (Manning) is in a class of his own.  He's a student of the game.  You can tell that everything he does, there's a purpose to it.  You can tell that he knows defenses inside and out.  He knows the offense.  He can check off to the run and the pass.  He has great technique and he has a soft touch.  He's just getting better and better, and he's fun to watch except when you have to play him."

HEAD COACH MIKE SHANAHAN (on if there is room for Peyton Manning's game to grow) Wednesday, September 26, 2007

"That's the thing ab

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