Locker Room Report - 9/24

Denver Broncos players D.J. Williams, Javon Walker, Stephen Alexander, Ian Gold, Domonique Foxworth, John Lynch, Gerard Warren, Tatum Bell, and Champ Bailey talk about the 17-7 win over the New England Patriots.

Champ Bailey, Cornerback

On the play of the defense:
As long as we are keeping people out of the end zone, well be fine. I hated it (New England scoring). I wanted the goose egg. We have always had a Super Bowl caliber defense. It is all about executing and playing together and trusting each other.

On winning in New England:
You know how tough it is to win on the road against anybody, but to beat a team this good on the road is big for us. Going into the bye week we have a lot of work to do but we are going in the right direction. You never want to go in a bye week with a loss.

On Tom Brady:
He looked good, they just didnt make enough plays. They normally make a lot of big plays that enable them to win. The receiving corps is different but at the same time you still have Tom Brady back there. We just play good against them, I dont know what it is, people look to far into it. It is two good teams playing and we have come out on top recently.

Tatum Bell, Running Back

On getting the bulk of the playing time:
They (the coaches) told me early in the week but I had to keep it away from you guys (the press). I think I earned it, Ive paid my dues. I feel good. When I have had a good series I dont have to worry about coming out and sitting out the next series. I want to keep pushing. I sat myself out once on my own, they came and got me once because I was cramping. I just want to prove to my coaches and teammates that I can carry the load. I'm glad the coaches trust me.

On the running game:
We wanted to come out early and set the tempo. We have trouble against 3-4 teams. I think we put on a good show today.

Gerard Warren, Defensive Tackle

On coming into Gillette and dominating the game:
We just stayed on our game plan. We didnt have to go outside our game plan to see what they were doing. We just kept it pretty simple and went out and played what we call old school gridiron football with the Patriots.

On giving up the touchdown:
We wanted to keep them out of the red zone and the end zone. But every now and again you might have a breakdown and those are the things you make sure don't cost you the game.

John Lynch, Safety

On the win:
The coaches set out a tremendous game plan. I dont know if there has ever been a night before the game when the coach said this is what we need to do to win and we went out and did it.

Domonique Foxworth, Cornerback

On stopping the run:
We are always a tough team to run against and we had a couple of mental errors last week and gave up more yards than what we are used to. It is nothing new, we never let anyone run too well. We are a responsible team and play in our gaps well. On the Denver offense:
Coach Shanahan has been doing this a long time, Jake (Plummer) is not a young guy, and Javon (Walker) is a playmaker. It was only a matter of time before we got on track. We needed to hold our opponents long enough for the offense to step up and they did tonight. Any time you beat the Patriots in Foxboro you deserve a lot of respect.

Ian Gold, Linebacker

On the Denver defense:
It all started up front with the defensive line and they had the heart to hang in there, and make it all possible. Without those guys up front we wouldnt be able to fly around out there like we did.

On planning for Tom Brady:
We just go out and do our job. You will have to ask Brady (Tom) what it is every time he plays us, I am sure it is just the execution we bring out there on the field. I really couldnt tell you without giving up our game plan. We go out there and execute our defense. Regardless of what the plan is, we just get the job done and thats what we pride ourselves on.

Stephen Alexander, Tight End

On the defense:
They are just shutting people down. Thats unbelievable; I hope that they continue to play the way they are playing, because if they do it is going a very special year for us.

Javon Walker, WR

On 2nd Touchdown:
You know what, there were plays previous to that one seeing how they were playing and sometimes it just comes down to making a play. It was a tough game and the coach called it and we took a shot. Weve always said just try and make a play.

On the game:
A lot of our playmakers stepped up today, from Rod (Smith) moving the sticks, (David) Kircus and Brandon Marshall. When its games like this, we want to put it in our hands as well as our running backs.

On play of Jake Plummer:
I'm most proud of him. The quarterback takes the heat for a lot of the stuff that goes right and a lot of stuff that goes wrong. He stuck in there and kept his head up. I've told him and so has Rod, to give us the opportunity to make plays and we'll make his job a lot easier.

D.J. Williams, Linebacker

On stopping the Patriots running game:

The first two games we knew they got over a hundred yards rushing and they could pound the ball, but we knew if we played our brand of football, it would be tough on them.

On 1st quarter hit on Benjamin Watson:
You know hes a big guy and I came in and tried to give him a shot. He took it and I kind of felt the brunt of it.



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