QB-Peyton Manning Locker Room Quotes

  QB-PEYTON MANNING (on how, if at all, the offensive approach changes when you feel you will have to score a lot of points) “Our approach is always pretty much the same, is to try to score more points than the other team.  That could be 10, could be in the 30s or whatever.


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QB-PEYTON MANNING (on how, if at all, the offensive approach changes when you feel you will have to score a lot of points)

"Our approach is always pretty much the same, is to try to score more points than the other team.  That could be 10, could be in the 30s or whatever.  That's our goal and it really has not changed in, really, the time that I've been here.  You study film all week and you try to find holes in the defense and try to find ways to exploit the defense.  But ultimately, your job at the end of the day is to get into the end zone and to score more than them.  It's always been the goal and that will certainly be the goal this week."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on it being tough offensively without WR-Brandon Stokley and TE-Dallas Clark)

"No question that those guys are hard to replace, and may not be replaceable.  I think I've used this expression before, 'It's probably more of an adjustment.'  You have to lean a little heavier on the guys that you know have been here for a long time and guys that are constantly making plays like Reggie (Wayne) and Marvin (Harrison) and Joe (Joseph Addai) and Dom(inic Rhodes).  Ricky Proehl is here.  He'll step up.  Obviously, (Ben) Utecht and (Bryan) Fletcher will play bigger roles.  But no question that it's definitely an adjustment when you lose great players like Stokley and Dallas."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on if having Ricky Proehl in the offense slows down the no-huddle with this being just his third week)

"I think if it was any other player with less experience than Ricky, I think you would have a point.  But a guy that's been in the league 16 years that is very knowledgeable of football, he has picked up the system as quickly as anybody as we've had here in just the short two to three weeks that he's been here.  It was good to get him in there against Jacksonville the other day and get a couple of catches.  I'm getting my timing down with him.  No question there's an adjustment period there, but his 16 years of experience has really served him well and we feel we'll be in good shape with him in there."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on as a QB, if he enjoys a shootout like the Colts and Bengals had last year, or is there too much going on at the time)

"During the game you're pretty busy.  You're right in the middle of it and on the sidelines, you're using that time to talk about what plays you're going to come back with next, and we always use that time to make any kind of adjustments because it's our time to communicate since we don't huddle.  You never know how every game is going to turn out, so you kind of prepare for the unexpected.  We'll see how this one turns out."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on how you climb out of a rough stretch)

"We need to have a good week of practice.  That's kind of where it has to start.  It needs to start on the practice field.  You can't just show up on Sunday or Mond

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