Peyton Manning and Cato June Quotes

  QB-PEYTON MANNING (on what he expects this weekend) “I anticipate a pretty normal week of practice.


QB-PEYTON MANNING (on what he expects this weekend)

"I anticipate a pretty normal week of practice.  From a preparation standpoint it's a short week and the mindset you have to take is you're playing the whole game until [Coach Dungy] says you're coming out and whatever that is it is going to be his call and he is not really shared that with us to this day.  One thing we'd like to do is go up to Seattle and get a win, but a tough team to play especially up there at their place."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on the good timing of the injuries)

"If a player is dinged up and could use this game to rest it is certainly a nice opportunity to have.  Whether its DB-Bob Sanders or DT-Corey Simon, guys we're going to need in the postseason, this gives them a chance to get healthy.  It's nice to be able to have that option."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on if he's playing)

I'm going, I'm playing.  Coach Dungy said that everybody on the roster is going to get in, but as far as a time frame he has not told us that, so as soon as he says get out, that's when I'll get out."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on if he sees some benefit in QB-Jim Sorgi seeing some time)

"You know I think anytime anyone gets a chance to play in a regular season game I think it's a valuable experience.  I do think the regular season is much different than the preseason whether it's a young running back or OL-Dylan Gandy playing the other day against San Diego."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on going back to the Pro Bowl)

"They told me, they did tell me.  I'm excited to have seven guys going with me.  We have eight players going which is impressive.  We have guys that aren't going that are first alternates.  Some guys that are going for the first time, I'm proud of those guys."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on if there is a such thing as a meaningless game)

"I don't think there is such a thing, not in the NFL, not in the regular season.  Our approach is to go up there and try to get a win.  We want to try and get better during the week and get better during this game."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on how nice it is to have multiple defenders going to the Pro Bowl)

"It's well deserved.  For DE-Dwight [Freeney] to go it's some what of a no brainer, but I'm very happy for Cato June and Bob Sanders, guys that have had outstanding years, and guys that have worked hard.  It always feels good when you're out there and you got guys with the same helmet as you.  It makes you feel good about the team that you play for and you feel that you're well represented. 

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on if they are game-planning any less for Seattle than normal)

"No.  We're trying to prepare for them, prepare for the team and the looks they have in order to try and find the best way to execute against their defense."

LB-CATO JUNE (on going to the Pro Bowl)

"It's great feeling that my teammates around me have helped me get there.  An opportunity came and I took advantage of that."

LB-CATO JUNE (on how far the defense has come since last year)

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