Coaches Corner - Mike Shanahan 10/22/06

Check out what head coach Mike Shanahan had to say following the Broncos 17-7 win over the Cleveland Browns.

Mike Shanahan

(Opening comment) – "It's always nice to find a way to win. We played hard and we played well. There are always parts in the game that you wish you had over, but all in all, I felt it was a great effort. Anytime you can win on the road you feel good about your football team."

(On their fourth consecutive win by a ten point margin) – "I think it is a credit to Cleveland. We had a seventeen-point lead and we had the game under control. We had a turnover that gave them good field position that they were able to put in the end zone. It's a credit to them that they kept fighting."

(On Denver's offense being more consistent) – "This game is about consistency. I thought at times we did move the ball and at other times we struggled. That is part of an offense clicking. We are not where we want to be but we have to find a way to do it. I was pleased with our effort. I thought we played pretty well in the first half, especially in those conditions. That wind was a lot stronger in the first quarter than people realized. We kept our poise and we kept fighting which are signs of a pretty good football team."

(On QB Jake Plummer's inconsistent play) – "We never single anybody out, it is a team. Sometimes it looks like the quarterback is inconsistent, but it could be many different components. We will keep on working as unit and continue to improve."

(On the former Browns now playing for Denver) – "It's always nice to come back and win. If you are familiar with an organization you always want to come back and show them that they might have missed something. I think that stands for coaches as well as players. It is the nature of the game. I thought our guys handled themselves great during the week."

(On allowing a TD after eleven consecutive quarters without a TD) – "They were obviously disappointed. Anytime you do something that hasn't been done in a long time it takes something out of you. Very seldom do you put yourself in that situation. It was a special moment, but when it is over, it's over, and you try and start a new streak."



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