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Patriots Locker Room Quotes

Patriots players comment on their upcoming game against the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium.

LB Tully Banta-Cain

Q: How much of what [Peyton] Manning does at the line of scrimmage is something you guys think about? Or do you just react to what he does?

TBC: A lot of times you don't want to key on what he's doing because you don't know if it's real or fake. It's something that you're aware of and you try to take some note of it, but it's not something you can fully rely on.

Q: Do you feel like the defense can confuse Peyton Manning?

TBC: He's a tough quarterback to try and confuse. He'll confuse you more than you confuse him. He's a guy that you try to do your best to disguise stuff, and things like that, but he's really good at what he does in picking out coverages.

Q: (On how different the Colts offense is without Joseph Addai, Austin Collie, and Dallas Clark...)

TBC: Not too different. They still get the ball around pretty well, and he makes the best of the receivers he has. It's obviously different guys doing it, but it's the same stuff.

LB Jerod Mayo

Q: What is the biggest challenge in terms of mixing it up against Peyton Manning?

JM: Just showing the same look. We have to be good in our disguise and things like that, and try to trick him, basically. He's a great quarterback. Has a great arm [and] can make all the throws.

Q: Try to trick him, but can you trick him?

JM: It's very difficult. He studies a lot of film [and is] a great quarterback, like I said. We have to try.

Q: They have a lot of new faces on the offensive side of the ball, are they doing what they've always done?

JM: They're still doing the same things. [Jacob] Tamme's done a great job coming in when Dallas Clark went down. He's making a lot of catches for him, and those guys on the outside as well.

Q: Why has been so hard to sack over the years?

JM: His pre-snap reads are amazing. He pretty much knows what's going on before he snaps the ball. That's the tough part.

CB Jonathan Wilhite

Q: (On facing Peyton Manning and the Colts offense...)

JW: It's the same as every year - playing against a good group of receivers, [and] a quarterback who's been doing what he's doing for a long time [and] has had a lot of success in the game. It's going to be a challenge for our team and on our defense. It's a challenge that we just have to be ready for.

Q: What do you know now that maybe you didn't know two years ago when you were preparing for your first meeting against this Colts offense?

JW: You don't really know how explosive they are until you see them up close and personal, the things that they can do. I know now that we've got to be on top of our game.

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