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Patriots Post Game Locker Room Quotes

The following players offered comments from the Patriots locker room after the 40-21 loss to the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium.

Duane Starks, Cornerback(On Defensive play)

Some of everything happened out there. It was obvious. Just turn on the film and look at it and see what happened. Basically, we were outplayed. In every aspect of the game, we were outplayed. I think we got a lot of things done that we were supposed to get done. It just didn't happen the way it was supposed to happen. Basically it seems like there is a problem that needs to be fixed and it doesn't lie with one person. No one individual is the reason this is happening. It's just collectively as group we need to come together.

Deion Branch, Wide Receiver(On the fumble)

It came at a critical time in the game, because we had something going. We were going in to score, but those things happen, turnovers and stuff happens. We didn't do a good job of coming back from that and score. You can look at a lot of different things. We didn't do to well on third downs. You just can't pinpoint that one play, even though it was critical at the time. There were also a couple of penalties that set us back and stopped us from driving the ball.

(On Indianapolis)

They did a great job of scouting the team. We take pride in our offensive and like I said we didn't do a good job at least trying to keep the defense off of the field.

Tedy Bruschi, Linebacker(On Indianapolis)

We have played each other a lot before and this is almost like a divisional opponent. We thought we were prepared coming in, but what they did out there was impressive. They were able to move the ball on us and put a lot of points on the board. We wanted to put a good performance out there for our fans and always win at home. We have to say 'good job' to them and I don't want to make any excuses. They made the plays and we didn't.

Eugene Wilson, Safety(On the play of the Colts offense)

They just always had the right answers. There is not much more you can say about it, they made all the right plays. They just had a lot of good plays out there and we got beat. It seemed like he (Manning) had all the right answers. He went to places where we were soft and he did a good job of making checks and running that offense. I wouldn't say what they did was different (than in the past).

(On the onside kick)

I think we were just trying to catch them off guard and it didn't work out for us.

Rosevelt Colvin, Linebacker(On the game)

They came out and did what they wanted to do from the first play on. You can't play defense like that, give up 42 points and then expect to win any games. We are back on that roller coaster. Up and down, up and down. We have to get off of it if we expect to move forward anytime soon. It was pitiful, embarrassing. We have got to get it right and we have got to get it right fast.

(On the third down defense)

They (the Colts) showed a lot of what they are and obviously we were not playing good enough to give ourselves any opportunities to turn the ball back to the offense.

Chad Brown, Linebacker
(On the Colts offense)

I have got to watch the film; it is difficult to say (what went wrong). Their offense was pretty similar to what it has been the last couple of years. But without watching the film, I am not sure if it was any new wrinkles that hurt us. We paid attention to both (the pass and run) because obviously they can hurt you both ways.

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