WR-REGGIE WAYNE(On his expectations in the playoffs) 1/5/05
"My expectations are just like the team's expectations, you want to win. If you lose, you go home. It's a single elimination tournament. Everyone has the same goal; everyone wants to go to the big dance."
WR-REGGIE WAYNE(On whether the Colts have an advantage because they rested a lot of their starters in last week's game at Denver and were rather vanilla on offense and defense) 1/5/05
"We've played them every year for the four years I have been here, so they know most of things we do and they know most of the things we do well. They know what we've got."
WR-REGGIE WAYNE(On Denverplayers reportedly saying Colts receivers are soft and the Broncos attempted to be physical last week to make a statement) 1/5/05
"People try to make a statement every week. Football is a physical game. I've been playing this game since I was seven years old and there is no coward in my blood. I'll be there Sunday. I'm not going to stay home. Our team will be there Sunday."
WR-REGGIE WAYNE(On whether John Lynch's hit on Dallas Clark was dirty) 1/5/05
"It is not my call. As I said, it is a physical game. There are going to be some clean shots, there are going to be some bad shots. It's not up to me to say what is clean and what is dirty. At the same time, the NFL has taken care of it. Let them call the shots. Let them make the decisions."
WR-REGGIE WAYNE(On expecting Denver's defensive players to grab and hold the Colts' receivers) 1/5/05
"That's football. That's their job. In college, our receivers coach told us, `If they hold you, they win.' It's a judgment call for the officials. It's our job not to let them grab and hold. We have to go out and play football and we will be fine."
WR-REGGIE WAYNE(On describing the play of Edgerrin James) 1/5/05
"He is a workhorse. He is a key piece to our puzzle. Without Edgerrin, a lot of our offense kind of falls a little bit. We have to get him going for the play action to work."
WR-REGGIE WAYNE(On the possibility of the players looking past Denverbecause they beat the Broncos last year in the wild card game) 1/5/05
"No. We can't afford to leap frog any one right now. Every one in this post season is good. Every one in this league is good, so the post season is even harder. They remember we had a lopsided game last year in the playoffs. They are going to come in here with a chip on their shoulder."
(On Peyton Manning being named Associated Press player of the year) 1/5/05
"I hope he does win it. He has had some great numbers. He has been doing the same thing week after week."
(On offensive coordinator Tom Moore's philosophy) 1/5/05
"Get better each week. That's his whole motto. Don't take any games off. Don't take any plays off. Don't worry about outside stuff. Keep everything in house."
WR-REGGIE WAYNE(On Peyton's success this season) 1/5/05
"It is not something we didn't expect. We have been putting in a lot of hard work starting with the off-season – mini-camp, summer schools, training camp. It is what all of us strive to do. All of the records are the result of all the hard work we have put in. This year, we were able to go out and have fun."
WR-REGGIE WAYNE(On Brandon Stokley and what he has meant to the team) 1/5/05
"This is my second year with Brandon. Last year, he had a little bit of an injury problem. This year, he has been healthy. He has worked hard. He has been doing everything he was asked to do. It shows on the field. He is a winner. I've learned a lot of stuff from him. He is a warrior. He probably has the best hands on this team. He is a guy I want on my team. Before he got here, I was playing slot. He came in and showed some moves. I've tried to put some of his moves in my book. His double moves are great. A lot of teams we played this year can tell you about them. His success is the result of all the hard work he has put in."
WR-REGGIE WAYNE(On the success of three top receivers – Marvin Harrison, Stokley and Wayne) 1/5/05
"We all want to win. We all want to do well. We all want to compete. Our motto is we don't want to lose. We don't want to let the guy across from us beat us. If you can get everybody on the same page, the sky is the limit for you. It helps that we all have been healthy this year. We don't want to let each other down."
LB-ROB MORRIS(On his health, he is recovering from a head injury) 1/5/05
"It is good; I will be ready to go on Sunday. I have been cleared, and I am looking forward to the game."
LB-ROB MORRIS(On playing Denverin the wild card game) 1/5/05
"It is going to be a good challenge. They always present you a good challenge. How they run the ball is unique. They do it so much better than anyone else. Their zone blocking techniques, the cut blocking. They do it so well. It forces all 11 of our guys to be on top of their techniques."
LB-ROB MORRIS(On the problems presented by Denver QB-Jake Plummer) 1/5/05
"He can get out of the pocket. He can make plays with his feet. I was shocked when I looked up on the board at Denverlast Sunday and it said `Jake Plummer has just passed John Elway's single season yardage record.' That is impressive. He can do a lot of things. He is elusive. He gives you those head fakes. I've been chasing him since high school. I think he is as good as anyone in the league getting outside the pocket. He throws well outside of the pocket. A lot of quarterbacks can get outside the pocket but they don't throw on the run that well. He can launch it while on the run."
OL-RICK DeMULLING(on if he feels they have an advantage this weekend because they didn't show their entire offense and their no-huddle last week) 1/5/05
"They've seen it before. They know us and we know them. They know what we're going to do and we know what they're going to do, so I don't think it's that much of an advantage. Every playoff situation, you're going to play as hard as you can and there are going to be surprises either way. It's who plays the hardest and longest."
OL-RICK DeMULLING(on what the risks are of not playing key guys in a regular season game) 1/5/05
"I don't think there are a lot of risks. There are a lot of benefits. Obviously, you don't want them to get hurt. I think there are a lot of benefits from it, like Jim Sorgi going in and getting some playing time in case something bad happens. I think he played great. I think there are only benefits, not a lot of negatives."
LB-DAVID THORNTON(on if the playoffs are that much more physical) 1/5/05
"It does step up a notch. T