LB-DAVID THORNTON (on starting training camp) Training Camp
"This is exciting for us. We're glad to be back in Terre Haute for another year. The fundamentals of building a championship team are right here so that guys are excited to be here. We're building some camaraderie and getting everyone excited about the football season ahead. It should be a championship season this year."
LB-DAVID THORNTON (on having four prime time games and the league's and the nation's attention this year) Training Camp
"Anytime you have an offense like we have, the nation wants to see that. Having four big time games like that is exciting for us. It's a lot to prepare for. We are going to get a lot of exposure this year, and hopefully we can have some great results in the end."
LB-DAVID THORNTON (on a defense that will match the offense this year) Training Camp
"I think this year we are a much better balanced team. On the defensive side of the ball, we have some experience and guys who are excited about playing and young players with some big-play potential. Marlin Jackson is signed and ready to go, Bob Sanders will help us the whole season and a healthy Dwight Freeney…he (Freeney) wasn't healthy last year and he still led the league in sacks. It's going to be exciting to see our defense grow this year."
LB-DAVID THORNTON (on being cleared to play) Training Camp
"I'll be ready to go. I'm excited about it. I sat out summer school and minicamp, so I'm healthy and excited about getting these young guys rolling. Hopefully we get some big plays on defense this year."