QB-PEYTON MANNING (on how he feels when people ask 'Can the Colts beat the Patriots?') Training Camp
"Right now, for us, it's about Baltimore and this opening game…going to Baltimore will be tough. That's really all our focus can be on at this point in the season. There are a number of tough teams that we play this year, and the AFC's going to be tough again. Obviously, New England won the championship last year, and every team is going after what they have. But for us, I think we've always done a good job focusing on one game at a time. And that's all we're thinking about now in 2005."
QB-PEYTON MANNING (on getting over the hump) Training Camp
"I think for us to do what we want to do, we need to play well again this year in 2005. It starts with our opening game, and hopefully we can stay healthy. We have some guys beat up right now. If we can get healthy for the opener, and just try to go out and make the plays, and whoever we're playing that week, hopefully play better than them on that particular day."
QB-PEYTON MANNING (on if there is a 'now or never' feel in the locker room) Training Camp
"We always have a high sense of urgency on this team. We realize with free agency and with injuries, the days of building and talking about playing for 2006 and 2007, that doesn't make sense anymore. We've always had a sense of urgency of trying to win and trying to win now. And that's no different this year. We feel we have a good team this year. Hopefully we can go out and take advantage of it."
QB-PEYTON MANNING (on the defensive acquisitions made in the offseason) Training Camp
"I'm excited about where they are. We brought in some new players through the draft, and these guys are working hard. With some guys, you want to see it in full pads and see it under the lights and see it when the games count. But it's still going to be 'win as a team,' and if we get beat, it will be 'as a team.' But I'm encouraged by the hard work the defense is putting in, and I'm looking forward to watching them play this year as well."