Trent Green Conference Call Quotes

    QB-TRENT GREEN (on the biggest deference between Coach Dick Vermeil and Herman Edwards) “Probably the biggest difference is Coach Vermeil is more of an offensive minded coach and Coach Edwards is a more defensive minded, and that’s just the approach.


QB-TRENT GREEN (on the biggest deference between Coach Dick Vermeil and Herman Edwards)

"Probably the biggest difference is Coach Vermeil is more of an offensive minded coach and Coach Edwards is a more defensive minded, and that's just the approach. I think both ways work, obviously their success with both ways of doing it.  It's just that Coach Edwards came in with a specific plan of improving our defense and trying to get them up to the par of what the offense was. To that, we have slipped as an offense a little bit because our approach has changed, but we have still been able to have success, and for us, the key has been red zone efficiency.  And we have done well with that and we have done well on third-down conversions. Those are areas that we have done well at. It's just that when you have less plays and you tend to lean on the run, you don't have as many throws. So from a numbers standpoint, we don't have the same type of numbers, but I think everyone as a team and as an organization is understanding the philosophy that Herm (Edwards) is trying to get across."

QB-TRENT GREEN (on the unique qualities of Peyton Manning)

"I think number one is toughness, the fact that he has been able to play as many consecutive games as he has. Prior to the Cincinnati game this year, I had gone over 80 games and I know how hard that was, and he's over a 100. So, to think of what Brett Farve has done, it's toughness that is probably the first thing that comes to mind. His leadership, his ability to make the guys around him better. The way he has such a good command of what the offense is doing; his communication with his players. Sometimes his critics give him a hard time about how he handles some of the stuff, but I think as a leader and as someone that has a great grasp on that offense, he does a great job."

QB-TRENT GREEN (on criticism Peyton receives for not winning Super Bowl yet)

"I don't think that's worth its weight. Football is the most amazing sport and that's why I like playing it more than any of the others. You have to have a team. I mean, it's a team and you have try to get as many good players as you can, but you have to have everybody on the field at the same time working for the same goal, and if you have one guy mess it up, it will crumble things. I think for his legacy, to be thought of any differently because he doesn't have a championship…I'll tell you what, I don't think any differently of Dan Marino because he didn't win the Super Bowl. I grew up being a Fran Tarkenton fan…he lost a bunch of Super Bowls and he's got a ton of records and he's in the Hall of Fame. Peyton has a long time left to play. Based on how he's able to get rid of the ball with his quick release and stay healthy, he could play another 8 to 10 years if he wanted to. There is a long way to go for him. I think it's crazy for people to say, 'until he wins a championship,' because he's not only one of the best now, he'll go down as one of the best to ever play."

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