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What They're Saying: San Diego Chargers

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On playing the Patriots...
"Obviously a very well coached football team that does all the little things right. [A] great situational team that's well prepared week-in and week-out with a lot of good playmakers on both sides of the ball. They make you earn everything you get. We've got to go out and play our best game."
- Chargers Head Coach Mike McCoy

"I think the one thing that does hold true about a Patriots team is that over the last how many years, they've had a great quarterback, they've had great coaches and they've always had the players and the scheme and they've always been a team that's tough to deal with."
- Chargers Quarterback Philip Rivers

On Tom Brady...
"He's a winner. From the very first time he's stepped in the huddle there they've won football games. Anytime you have a franchise quarterback like that you have that opportunity. All the players on your football team have (all) the confidence in the world. You love the way he plays the game; his fiery approach to the game. You see how excited he is, the leader he is. He's just so efficient. He knows the game inside and out. (He's) one of the best of all time. It's great to play against guys like that. You always want to play against the best, and he's one of the best of all-time so we have to do a great job on Sunday against him."
- Chargers Head Coach Mike McCoy

On preparing for the game...
"We're excited about the challenge. We know it's not going to be easy but we do believe we can win the game. We're going to prepare like crazy all week and go out there and cut it loose."
- Chargers Quarterback Philip Rivers

On Brandon Browner and Darrelle Revis...
"They've always been a very disciplined defense before Revis and Browner got there, but I think when you add guys like that – veteran guys who understand how to play – and then they bring that talent and experience to that defense, it makes it very difficult from an offensive standpoint. In order to beat a team like that, you just have to do the things that you're capable of doing in terms of executing. It's going to be tough when you've got guys like that – I love the way the safeties play as well. I love the way [Devin] McCourty and [Patrick] Chung play. It's just a whole complete unit. To me, they're one of the better units in the league at covering and doing the right things from a defensive standpoint."
- Chargers Tight End Antonio Gates

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