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From the Broncos locker room

From the Broncos locker room

On the challenge of facing the Patriots…

Patriots moving on to the Jets

Patriots vs Broncos

“I think their entire team is extremely well-coached, not just their defense. Their offense and special teams, every time I’ve ever played against these guys, it’s always taken all three phases playing well if you’re going to have a chance to win. It’s a real credit to all of their coaches, to their players for taking the coaching and doing what the coaches are telling them. It’s always been a tough team to play against. They always have a lot of talent and combine that with excellent coaching, it’s a tough combination.”
– Broncos QB Peyton Manning
On the challenges facing Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady…
“The challenge with Brady is he’s one of the best quarterbacks playing in the National Football League. Sometimes he doesn’t even need an offensive line. It’s just that connection with [TE Rob] Gronkowski, the connection with [Patriots WR Julian] Edelman and with [Patriots WR Danny] Amendola and all of the receivers that he has is just instantaneous. It’s just, ‘Hut,’ and boom, [pass] right now. Half of the time, he doesn’t even need a pass [protection]. He’s doing most of it himself. We’re going to have to be tight in the secondary, which I expect us to be. We will have to get a pass rush every down because you never know what opportunity is going to present itself for you to go and make a big play.”
– Broncos OLB Von Miller

“Malcolm Butler, he is a competitor. I enjoy playing against him every time I get an opportunity. He has great sportsmanship, first and foremost. He is a competitor; he loves to compete. He is always going to go balls to the wall. He is always going to give his all, and that’s one thing that I like about him. As far as his game, I know [Patriots Head Coach Bill] Belichick, he schemes and pretty much tells those guys to win their matchup. I don’t know if he is going to be covering me or not. We’ll know from the start of the game. But if he is covering me, I am looking forward to the challenge.”
– Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders

On defending against Tom Brady…
“With a guy like Brady, you’ve got to be able to have good corners—which we have—that can give the pass rush a little more extra time to get there, because if he’s getting the ball off in 1.9 seconds, nobody’s going to ever get to him. You can see that from the Kansas City game, in which they had Tamba Hali and they had [Justin] Houston, and they still couldn’t get there. So you’ve got to be able to have those corners to just buy you a little more extra time to get to him.”
– Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware

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