QB-Peyton Manning Locker Room Quotes

  QB-PEYTON MANNING (on how ready he is for the undefeated talk to start up again) “I really haven’t thought a whole lot about it, to tell you the truth.


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QB-PEYTON MANNING (on how ready he is for the undefeated talk to start up again)

"I really haven't thought a whole lot about it, to tell you the truth.  With the schedule we have and the teams we're playing, you enjoy a win, but you come in the next day, though, and pop on the tape of the next opponent and you see a whole different style of defense and different things you have to get ready for.  So, I think it helps the fact that you're playing each week and you're playing against different opponents, but we're playing some unfamiliar opponents this year, which presents a whole new challenge.  It's not like playing a division game where you feel very, very familiar with the defenses.  These are brand new players Buffalo has, and new defenses that we have to get ready for.  So, it's kind of the old boring answer, 'One week at a time,' but that's how we've always done it and that's how we need to keep doing it."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on if taking it one week at a time is how the Colts have remained consistent)

"I think the way the practice schedule is laid out and our attention to detail, that's something that's part of (Head) Coach (Tony) Dungy's coaching philosophy, I think.  And the team has bought into that.  We talk about getting better each week, and that's something (Offensive Coordinator) Tom Moore talks about a lot.  You feel like you have good players, you have to have good players, but you feel like you truly try to get better every single week and hope that maybe some wins should follow with that.  That's something we need to continue to do.  We need to continue to improve on protecting the ball and being better in our penalty discipline and being better down in the red zone.  You feel like if you can do that, then hopefully good things should follow."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on Miami defeating Chicago as an example that any team can beat another on any given Sunday)

"Exactly.  Chicago loses to a team that had one win coming in.  I didn't see the game, but just looking at highlights, it sounded like Miami made a lot of plays.  Zach Thomas and Jason Taylor, those guys are all-star players.  It's the same thing, Buffalo has Takeo Spikes and London Fletcher, Nate Clements.  These guys are all outstanding football players.  Especially in the middle of the season, you kind of get to where you don't even know what the team's record is, you really don't.  I know that Buffalo beat Green Bay last week pretty soundly and made some critical turnovers against one of the top quarterbacks in football.  That's really all I need to know that tells me they're a good defense.  Really what they're record is is kind of irrelevant.  It's how you play on that particular Sunday."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on if DT-Larry Tripplett has helped Buffalo's defense) November 8,

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