Opening Statement (partially ommitted due to the broadcast cutting in late)

“Our guys just made a few more plays than theirs did, and it was a good solid win for us. ¬† I think we still got to really work on playing 60 full minutes and doing everything right all the time ¬†But we did enough things today so it was good to come out of there with a win. ¬†That’s a good football team.”

On his thoughts on the first half production:

“It’s a combination of taking advantage of our scoring opportunities, getting the ball in the endzone. ¬†We came close there at the end of the half we just weren’t quite able to get that in there on 2nd and 3rd down. ¬†So I think I can do a better job of just managing that situation. ¬†And then after the exchange of possessions to start the 3rd quarter, we had the touchdown there so it was kind of a big swing there at the end of the half where we had the points, we exchanged those possessions in the 3rd quarter. ¬†But, you know, we had more possessions than they did so it was real good clock management there in the second quarter. ¬†We would have liked to have gotten a touchdown out of it, but we moved the ball consistently, we ran the ball well, threw it well, we had some balance, picked up some 3rd downs, and did ¬†pretty well in the red zone. ¬†But it can always be better.”

On the play of the offensive line:

“The backs, the tight ends, the receivers, they blocked well but ¬†the offensive line did a good ¬†job. ¬†We played at a good tempo, played fast and I think their conditioning, their hard work all through practice, training camp and all that, to go out there and be able to not only block them but play at a high tempo and play fast, do it with good conditioning and good technique and all that was good. ¬†We had a couple negative plays that slowed us down in the first half but – we had a few in the whole game really -there was a handful of negative plays that kind of ¬†slowed us down, but other than that I thought our execution offensively was pretty competitive.”

On the play of Stevan Ridley:

“I mean every player is responsible for taking care of the ball, whoever has it, quarterbacks, runningbacks, receivers, punters, returners, everybody – so ¬†that’s always number one. Stevan ran hard, I think all our backs did, Woody [Danny Woodhead], [Brandon] Bolden, [Shane] Vereen made a couple plays for us. ¬†So I think all our backs ran hard and were productive. ¬†I’m confident in all of them.”

On the fact that Brady and Manning were on the same field and his appreciation for its signifcance:

“I mean it’s two great players, obviously. ¬†Two great, great players. They’re both great. ¬†[There's] nobody I’d rather have than Tom Brady, but Manning’s a great player.”

On the fourth down play in the fourth quarter and what he was thinking by going for it:

“Trying to pick it up. ¬†It’s too far for a field goal and the ball was on the, 30, whatever, yard line. ¬†So just trying to pick up the first down.”

Why not punt?

“Because we didn’t have very far to go. ¬†We would have gained some yardage if we punted it, possibly, depending on how good the punt was, we would have had to protect it and all that. ¬†I thought we had a good chance to pick it up there, we just didn’t do a good job on it.”

On how big Danny Woodhead was for them an the big 3rd down pick up he had:

“Danny was great, I mean again, we got good production from all our backs. ¬†But Danny, that was the 3rd and whatever it was, 15, 17, whatever it was on the outside zone play and that was a big play. ¬†But I mean Danny ran well, has always been productive for us. ¬† Just like he was last week on the scramble play against Buffalo. ¬†Steve and Brandon, we have confidence in all those guys. ¬†They’ve all been productive for us.”

On the faster tempo and if they went faster than normal:

“Well I think that we tried to uptempo it a little bit to keep them from substituting and they were able to substitute in at times, but I think at other times they couldn’t get them in, it looked like they had to hold them, and so when they weren’t substituting we had a little better idea of what they were going to do with the group that was in there. ¬†When they start subbing it’s hard to tell exactly what group they’re getting to. ¬† Are they subbing one for one, or are they putting in a different personnel group and all that? ¬†So when they keep the same guys out on the field then we can have a pretty good idea of what they’re going to do in that package. ¬†But I mean they got in and out of some stuff like we expected they would, but we felt like the tempo helped us control the game a little bit.”

On if it helps them when they’re running the ball:

“I don’t know about that.”

On what it is about Shane Vereen that has them favoring him on the goal line:

“What are you talking about?”

“The touchdown run that he had earlier:”

“He was in the game.”

“I understand that, but is there something about him that you would prefer in a situation like that over anyone else?”

“No. ¬†When we start subbing people then they can start subbing them, so whoever is in there just stays in there. ¬†Again, they’re all productive. ¬†We feel like they can all do it.”

On his feeling about Brady after a game like this:

“He did a great job. ¬†He did all the things he needed to do for us to win. ¬†Made great throws, managed the game, did a lot of good things in the running game, made key plays in critical situations.”

On if that’s something that shouldn’t be taken for granted:

“No, you never take it for granted. ¬†You work at it every week. ¬†It’ll be just as hard next week out there in Seattle as it was today against Denver, as it was last week against Buffalo, it’s hard every week. ¬†Every week we go against other good teams, good players, good coaches. ¬†It’s hard every week. ¬†No, you never take it for granted. ¬†Are you kidding me? ¬†It’s the National Football League.”

On his thoughts on the fact they had two 200 yard rushing weeks and what it says about the fundamental importance of the running game:

“I don’t know. ¬†We just try to go out there and move the ball and score points, that’s what we try to do. ¬† Sometimes we run it, sometimes we pass it, sometimes we do a little of both, sometimes we do more of one than the other, but we try to go out there and move the ball and score points. ¬†That’s our offensive philosophy.”

On his thoughts on linebacker Rob Ninkovich and the fact he’s had a couple of forced fumbles over the last two weeks:

“We work on that every single week, talk about it every day – about putting pressure on the ball, getting it out. ¬†Rob kind of had the same play last week in the Buffalo game where he came from behind, knocked the ball out out, they recovered it. ¬†But this time we got it, Vince [Wilfork] made the play. ¬†Same thing on [Willis] McGahee’s run. ¬†He’s able to not only make the tackle but we’re always aware of the ball ¬†like they were when they stripped one out on us. ¬†That’s just good defensive football, just being alert.”

On Sterling Moore’s forced fumble:

“On [Demaryius]¬†Thomas’ play, right? ¬†That was similar to the play that he had last week, except I don’t know if he got stripped in that game. ¬†But you know, again, when the defender is going in to make the tackle, if he sees that the ball’s not being properly secured, then a good player will recognize that and be alert to try to put pressure on it. ¬†Try to punch it out, or get pressure on the ball and knock it out.”

On the fact a good defense against the Broncos was also the fact they ate up so much time and did a good job keeping the ball out of Manning’s hands:

“Yeah, but they get the ball back after those scores so you still have to go out there and stop them.”

On the fact that when they ate up 5, 6 minute plays and he had less time to work with:

“Right, but I mean the teams get the same number of possessions. ¬†I mean every time we get the ball, they get the ball, every time they get the ball we get the ball. ¬†Right? ¬†So I mean you’ve got to go out there and stop them. ¬†Look, we’ve seen, I mean Peyton had one game, who was it against…they had like 15 minutes of time of possession… Jacksonville or somebody I don’t know…a couple years ago…they had 15 minutes in time of possession and still won. ¬†So you’ve got to stop them. ¬†I mean It’s great to to have the ball on offense. ¬†It’s great to have a long drive, but you still have to go out there and play defense.”

On how the running game compares to early in his tenure here:

“I don’t know. ¬†I think we’re looking at a whole different…I’d say it’s a lot different.”

On why that’s so:

“Scheme, multiple players, there’s no Corey Dillon. ¬†It’s a different style. ¬†Different running plays, different style of runners.”

On why they have trouble closing out games:

“Well, we’re 3-2 so…look there’s a lot of things we can do better. ¬†No question, a lot of things we can do better. ¬†Keep working on those, try and do a better job of them.”

On his thoughts on Alfonzo¬†Dennard’s play:

“It looked like he was in on a few of plays, we’ll take a closer look at it on film. ¬†I think there was a couple of other things that weren’t so hot. ¬†But he did show up and make a couple of plays, so I mean that was good. ¬†We got a lot of contributions from a lot of guys on defense. ¬†Ras-I [Dowling] and Sterling [Moore], Alfonzo, of course Devin [McCourty], Kyle [Arrington], both safeties, so we had a lot of guys contribute. ¬†But it was good to see Alfonzo out there. ¬†It was good to see him.”