DEN Post-Game Quotes (Week Three)

Head Coach Vic Fangio

On the post-game statuses of G Graham Glasgow, G Dalton Risner, and WR KJ Hamler

“Yeah I don’t have a lot of details on any of them at this point. Obviously, they’re going to get imaged here as soon as they can, and we should know more as the week goes on.”

 

On what he’s learned about the team over the past three weeks

“I think we’ve got a good team, and we’ve got guys that are together. When I say we’ve got a good team—I mean the atmosphere, the belief, and the conviction every one of us has in everybody. I just think we’ve got a resilient group and a group that likes playing with each other. We’ve been pretty damn solid for three weeks—both offensively and defensively. Today we had to work for everything offensively. They’re a good defense. They’ve got a lot of good players over there, and they made it hard on us offensively, but we were able to get enough drives going and make enough plays to put some points on the board.”

 

On what impressed him about the defensive performance today

“We just played good football—which is what we like to do. We were where we were supposed to be, and we’re there doing it the right way. We’ve got 11 guys playing together and when we do, then you have to make some great individual plays along the way. When [Jets QB Zach Wilson] scrambled out and threw it down there inside the 10-[yard line]—I forget who broke it up for us—he scrambled to the defense’s right, threw a long ball down there right before they attempted their long field goal. That was a great play, and you’re going to have to have great individual plays.”

 

On the key to multiple players accumulating sacks and the two defensive takeaways 

“They ended up throwing it a bunch—well dropped back 36 times and if my math is right here about 49 plays. That’s a heavy pass percentage and the score dictated some of that. We were playing the run good enough, that dictated that too, but we always like to see good rush.”

 

On his level of concern about the lack of touchdowns by the offense when in scoring range

“Yeah, that’s concerning, and it’s frustrating. It pisses you off when it happens, but we’ve been much better in the red zone this year overall. Obviously today we had to settle for the field goal the one time and then we fumbled one time, but I feel a lot better about our red zone offense.”

 

On his evaluation of WR Diontae Spencer’s performance filling in for injured WR KJ Hamler

“Yeah he’s going to have to contribute. If I gave you a real answer to that I’d be lying because I wasn’t watching him, but he’s going to have to become part of the rotation with the receivers.”

 

On how pleased he was the offense got off to a fast start against the Jets

“Yeah, it was much better than the first two games. It took us a while to put the points on the board—it was good to get a score early. Then we tacked on a field goal obviously making it ten nothing and it’s always good. I mean, it doesn’t change the total complexion of the game, but it gives you a different feel as a coach when you’re calling it.”

 

On his thoughts on the running game and if he said anything to RB Javonte Williams after his fumble

“No, I didn’t say anything to him—he knows. Teams are blitzing our run game which is why we’ve had success in the past. [QB] Teddy [Bridgewater] was again 19-and-25 for 235 yards if this is correct and over a 104 [quarterback] rating. They’re going to major extremes to play our run game these first three opponents.”

 

On WR Tim Patrick

“I think [WR] Tim [Patrick] is a really good receiver—I always have. He caught the 50/50 balls and caught the balls inside the hash and inside the numbers—wrangled them. Tim’s a damn good NFL receiver.”

 

On his message to people overlooking the team’s 3-0 record due to the first three teams played having a 0-9 record combined

“Nothing. That’s just the schedule and they’re right—that’s a fact what you just said. That’s the way it is in the NFL. You eventually will play everybody, and you have to take care of business. When you don’t—I mean you can look at Tampa Bay’s record last year, and you’ll see what I’m talking about.”

 

On what’s impressed him the most about OLB Von Miller

“Yeah, I think he’s picked up where I thought he would have been last year. It was very, very disappointing on lot of fronts—not just that he couldn’t play for us last year—but I really felt he was primed to have a hell of a season last year. About the only lucky thing with his injury is that it was one that once it’s healed—it’s healed. It needed five months, so it took him out for the whole season, but he didn’t have lingering effects from it. He’s focused and he knows that I see a more mature player, a guy that is really wanting to play football, and enjoying it.”

 

On if the first home game of the season lived up to his expectations

“It did. Broncos fans are probably the best fans in the NFL. I did happen to see—because there was a lull in the action—when they posted that there was 3900 no shows and the people booed. Maybe we’ll get those 3900 in here next Sunday, but the fans here are great. This stadium’s great. I didn’t come here much as a visitor because, the bulk of my ears were in the NFC, but I always thought this was one of the top stadiums in the league. It’s high, it’s right on the action, and I think it’s a great football stadium with a great atmosphere and our fans make it that way.”

 

On how it feels to be 3-0

“Feels good, but the only focus now is trying to get to 4-0 and that’s just the way life is in the NFL. I enjoy that we won these three games, but by the time I get home tonight I’m going to start working on the Ravens.”

 

On the areas where the team needs to improve the next week against the Ravens

“We’re going to have to figure out a way to run the ball against these loaded boxes or we just have to keep throwing it. That would be the one thing these first three teams definitely didn’t want us to get started—running the ball. All three of them had various degrees of success doing that. We had a lot of ones and zeros in there. They’re blitzing DBs designed for the run, not to get a pass rush on the quarterback. We’re going to have to figure that out a little bit and there’s always little things you’ve got to get better at.”

 

On if it was a cleaner day in terms of penalties was compared to the first two weeks of the season

“It seemed to be. We had a couple. We had the unsportsmanlike on [G] Dalton [Risner]—he swore to me he didn’t do anything, but I’ve harped on this to the players since training camp started that they were going to be calling this super closely, and they have been. The league has told the officials to do that, so you have to be smarter about it.”

Teddy Bridgewater

On the post-game statuses of G Graham Glasgow, G Dalton Risner, and WR KJ Hamler

“Yeah I don’t have a lot of details on any of them at this point. Obviously, they’re going to get imaged here as soon as they can, and we should know more as the week goes on.”

 

On what he’s learned about the team over the past three weeks

“I think we’ve got a good team, and we’ve got guys that are together. When I say we’ve got a good team—I mean the atmosphere, the belief, and the conviction every one of us has in everybody. I just think we’ve got a resilient group and a group that likes playing with each other. We’ve been pretty damn solid for three weeks—both offensively and defensively. Today we had to work for everything offensively. They’re a good defense. They’ve got a lot of good players over there, and they made it hard on us offensively, but we were able to get enough drives going and make enough plays to put some points on the board.”

 

On what impressed him about the defensive performance today

“We just played good football—which is what we like to do. We were where we were supposed to be, and we’re there doing it the right way. We’ve got 11 guys playing together and when we do, then you have to make some great individual plays along the way. When [Jets QB Zach Wilson] scrambled out and threw it down there inside the 10-[yard line]—I forget who broke it up for us—he scrambled to the defense’s right, threw a long ball down there right before they attempted their long field goal. That was a great play, and you’re going to have to have great individual plays.”

 

On the key to multiple players accumulating sacks and the two defensive takeaways 

“They ended up throwing it a bunch—well dropped back 36 times and if my math is right here about 49 plays. That’s a heavy pass percentage and the score dictated some of that. We were playing the run good enough, that dictated that too, but we always like to see good rush.”

 

On his level of concern about the lack of touchdowns by the offense when in scoring range

“Yeah, that’s concerning, and it’s frustrating. It pisses you off when it happens, but we’ve been much better in the red zone this year overall. Obviously today we had to settle for the field goal the one time and then we fumbled one time, but I feel a lot better about our red zone offense.”

 

On his evaluation of WR Diontae Spencer’s performance filling in for injured WR KJ Hamler

“Yeah he’s going to have to contribute. If I gave you a real answer to that I’d be lying because I wasn’t watching him, but he’s going to have to become part of the rotation with the receivers.”

 

On how pleased he was the offense got off to a fast start against the Jets

“Yeah, it was much better than the first two games. It took us a while to put the points on the board—it was good to get a score early. Then we tacked on a field goal obviously making it ten nothing and it’s always good. I mean, it doesn’t change the total complexion of the game, but it gives you a different feel as a coach when you’re calling it.”

 

On his thoughts on the running game and if he said anything to RB Javonte Williams after his fumble

“No, I didn’t say anything to him—he knows. Teams are blitzing our run game which is why we’ve had success in the past. [QB] Teddy [Bridgewater] was again 19-and-25 for 235 yards if this is correct and over a 104 [quarterback] rating. They’re going to major extremes to play our run game these first three opponents.”

 

On WR Tim Patrick

“I think [WR] Tim [Patrick] is a really good receiver—I always have. He caught the 50/50 balls and caught the balls inside the hash and inside the numbers—wrangled them. Tim’s a damn good NFL receiver.”

 

On his message to people overlooking the team’s 3-0 record due to the first three teams played having a 0-9 record combined

“Nothing. That’s just the schedule and they’re right—that’s a fact what you just said. That’s the way it is in the NFL. You eventually will play everybody, and you have to take care of business. When you don’t—I mean you can look at Tampa Bay’s record last year, and you’ll see what I’m talking about.”

 

On what’s impressed him the most about OLB Von Miller

“Yeah, I think he’s picked up where I thought he would have been last year. It was very, very disappointing on lot of fronts—not just that he couldn’t play for us last year—but I really felt he was primed to have a hell of a season last year. About the only lucky thing with his injury is that it was one that once it’s healed—it’s healed. It needed five months, so it took him out for the whole season, but he didn’t have lingering effects from it. He’s focused and he knows that I see a more mature player, a guy that is really wanting to play football, and enjoying it.”

 

On if the first home game of the season lived up to his expectations

“It did. Broncos fans are probably the best fans in the NFL. I did happen to see—because there was a lull in the action—when they posted that there was 3900 no shows and the people booed. Maybe we’ll get those 3900 in here next Sunday, but the fans here are great. This stadium’s great. I didn’t come here much as a visitor because, the bulk of my ears were in the NFC, but I always thought this was one of the top stadiums in the league. It’s high, it’s right on the action, and I think it’s a great football stadium with a great atmosphere and our fans make it that way.”

 

On how it feels to be 3-0

“Feels good, but the only focus now is trying to get to 4-0 and that’s just the way life is in the NFL. I enjoy that we won these three games, but by the time I get home tonight I’m going to start working on the Ravens.”

 

On the areas where the team needs to improve the next week against the Ravens

“We’re going to have to figure out a way to run the ball against these loaded boxes or we just have to keep throwing it. That would be the one thing these first three teams definitely didn’t want us to get started—running the ball. All three of them had various degrees of success doing that. We had a lot of ones and zeros in there. They’re blitzing DBs designed for the run, not to get a pass rush on the quarterback. We’re going to have to figure that out a little bit and there’s always little things you’ve got to get better at.”

 

On if it was a cleaner day in terms of penalties was compared to the first two weeks of the season

“It seemed to be. We had a couple. We had the unsportsmanlike on [G] Dalton [Risner]—he swore to me he didn’t do anything, but I’ve harped on this to the players since training camp started that they were going to be calling this super closely, and they have been. The league has told the officials to do that, so you have to be smarter about it.”

 

Garett Bolles

On the injuries on the offensive line

“Man, you know I love [G] Graham [Glasgow], I love [G] Dalton [Risner]. I hope they heal quickly. They’re a big piece of this offensive line, and without them it’s going to be tough, but I know [G Netane] Muti and [G/C Quinn] Meinerz did a phenomenal job. They came in for that last quarter and a half and provided ways and created run lanes to get us down the stretch to close this thing out. And I couldn’t be more proud. You know, I felt like when those guys went down I had to step up, put the young guys in the middle. I look to [T] Bobby [Massie] and say, ‘Hey man, we’re the oldest guys, we’ve got to hold this down.’ So, I love them dearly. I know they’re going to heal quickly, but I know that we have so much depth in the O-line that I’m very grateful. And I know that, that “next man up” mentality is what we need to get depth and continue to let this train keep rolling.”

 

On QB Teddy Bridgewater’s performance this season

“Quit doubting [QB] Teddy [Bridgewater], man. I love Teddy dearly. Let me tell ya’ll something. I was in Minnesota and we went to dinner when we went out there, and I saw how his mind is and I got to talk to him. And how he went through his reads, you know, he’s a dog, man. The man can come in here and win the team over and continue to do the things that he’s going to do. I love protecting his blind side. You know, being with him, and watching him do his thing. The dude is composed back there. He knows exactly where to throw the ball. I’m telling you right now man, he’s a dangerous threat. If we do whatever we can to keep his jersey fresh, we’re hard to beat.”

 

On the success of the Broncos’ defense

“They gave us the juice, man. Our defense, one of the best in the NFL in my opinion. I get to go up against them all ball camp, all those types of things, and I know how good they are. I know how good our head rushers are. From [OLB] Malik [Reed] and [OLB] Von [Miller] and those guys coming off the edge with [ILB] AJ [Alexander Johnson] in the middle. [DE] Shelby Harris and [DL] ‘D Will’ (DeShawn Williams). All those guys in the middle, [DL] Mike Purcell, those guys are just dominating, man. It causes havoc for the offense. But I know they give us the juice so that when we get the ball back, we got to go score. We know we’ve got to pat it down their throat and show them that we’re here to play. And so our defense did that tonight. I felt like we started off a little bit slow, but I felt like we finished strong. It doesn’t matter how you start; it matters how you finish it.”

 

On RB Melvin Gordon III and RB Javonte Williams’ performances today

We got dogs back there, man. [RB] Javonte [Williams] and [RB] ‘Mel’ (Melvin Gordon III), they’re two of the top backs in the league. I get to block for them, and it’s fun running off the ball and watching them take a little hole and go in for 40 (yards). So I’m grateful for them. I feel like they’re composed back there. When their time is called, they perform. And like I said, we want to get the running game going at the beginning. That opens up the passing lanes for our amazing guys on the edge with [WR] Tim [Patrick] and [RB Melvin] Gordon [III]. Those guys are just going to hold it down and catch the ball for [QB] Teddy [Bridgewater], so we got to do what we can to open up those lanes, and I thought that’s what we did. They run hard, and I cannot be more grateful for them.”

 

On the 3-0 start to the season

“Man, I don’t think I’ve been 3-0 since, what is it, 2017 I think was the last time we were rolling. But I think this is special because we won two games on the road, and it’s hard to win on the road with the environments that we went into. So, we’re a great group of dudes, man. Like [OLB] Von Miller says, we always talk about one game, one play. One game at a time. And that’s just our mentality, we just got to continue to keep that rolling. Continue to have that same mindset, and just continue to impose our will when we can. We’re going to get back in and fix our mistakes, because there’s plenty of that tonight. We weren’t perfect, but I feel like where we’re at tonight, we’re a hard team to beat and I’m looking forward to continuing to keep that mentality going.”

 

Melvin Gordon

On competing against Jets LB C.J. Mosley

“The first one [Jets LB C.J. Mosley’s hit on him], I didn’t see him. It was kind of last second and a bunch of guys were kind of covering up the hole, and then as soon as I made a cut, he just had me. I never saw him—I didn’t even know what number hit me honestly. It didn’t hurt as bad as it sounded but it sucks when you hear the whole crowd go, ‘Oh!’ Then I was like, ‘OK, I got to get a little payback.’ I got him back though—I made him go one-on-one again and I was able to prosper that time around.”

 

On talking with RB Javonte Williams after his fumble and whether touchdowns or fumbles stick in his mind longer

“Considering I didn’t have any touchdowns my rookie year, I didn’t have anything to talk about but fumbles. But as soon as he [RB Javonte Williams] came off, I made sure I went right to him and told him, ‘This is your one [fumble] for the season and it’s over with.’ It happens. It’s a part of the game but you can’t let fumbles make you or break you and I think he did pretty good with it. He was having a great game and unfortunately that happened. It’s not the greatest place to fumble–actually fumbling at all is not good, but like I said, it happens. All of us, especially our running back group kind of gathered around him and told him that, ‘We’re good.’ And our defense came back and got the ball back for us, so we were good.”

 

On opposing teams trying to stack the box and take away the run

“We’ve been alright. Just alright. I feel we could be better, and I’m definitely not satisfied with how we did today. I feel like we could do better, and we should have done better today. I haven’t talked to him [Javonte Williams] but our expectations for our group is way harder than [what we did] today. We got some tough games coming up and we’re really going to see what we’re about so there’s no time to be satisfied with the scoring. Like I said we should have had two touchdowns each—that’s the expectation we have. So today was not good enough, but it was good enough to get the win and that’s all that matters.”

 

On the confidence level of the offense to run and throw the ball

“We have to be able to do it if we want to win. The great teams that make it far are able to run the ball and pass the ball—you have to be balanced. There’s room to get better. We’re not down about where we are now but we aren’t happy. We have a lot of work to do but we definitely know that we have to be a balanced team to go where we want to go.”

 

On being on the home side at Empower Field at Mile High in front of a packed crowd

“It felt good. I’ve always been on the opposing side, so it was good to be cheered on by them [the fans] instead of being booed. It was a great atmosphere—it was everything that I thought it would be. I’m just glad that I was able to be a part of this today”

 

On picking up the offensive line

“We just got to keep motivating those guys [Broncos offensive linemen]. It’s our job to go in and do what we need to do but we got to keep those guys afloat. They’re young but we train pretty hard so even when you’re a backup it’s your job to train as a starter because you never know what can happen in the NFL—like today we had two guards go out and two young guys had to step up. It is what it is. We need phenomenal play from here on out with everyone. Not just the line but with everybody. We have to all hold each other accountable and be great at what we do. It’s unfortunate and it sucks to have your two big boys [G Graham Glasgow and G Dalton Risner] go out, but we have to trust that those guys can go out and get the job done.”

 

On what the running backs need to improve on

“Inside zone runs, outside zone runs, us in the open field—we got on the safeties a couple of times and made them miss but we have to make them miss cleaner. I feel like we left some yards out there. Especially in the first half [the offensive line] were opening some things up and it’s on us to make guys miss, once they get us to the second level their job is done. We’re going to be alright, man. We’re going to clean it up—we work pretty hard as a group.”

 

Alexander Johnson

On what the defense has emphasized and tried to execute over the last two weeks when facing rookie quarterbacks

“Rookie or no rookie, it’s about what we do on defense. We’re trying to prepare ourselves the best we can to do our assignment. Obviously, when someone is a rookie and are still trying to develop and learn, it’s a different situation. ‘J’ (S Justin Simmons) was able to get an interception on him (Jets QB Zach Wilson). That was big right there to seal it for us at the end.”

 

On being the defensive signal caller and if he called the plays that resulted in his two sacks

“No, I don’t think it was dialed up that way, but it was dialed up that way I guess (laughs). If you’re [calling] the defense, you have to make sure you get the play. [You have to] make sure you’re clear, then get it to the defense. That’s another element where you have to be focused in just a little more. Other than that, it’s just preparing throughout the week. Pretty much, it was the same.”

 

On the overall defensive play on Sunday

“It was amazing. We had four players get a sack, and we had a total of five. On my sacks, it was teamwork. The [defensive] ends were caving the quarterback in when I was coming through the middle. I was one-on-one with the running back, but it’s amazing to be able to dial them up and get the sacks.”

 

On if he believes there’s still room for improvement for the defense and the overall heights the defense can reach

“If you’re really competitive, you’re always going to look at the plays you can get better at. For me, I had two sacks, but it’s some plays out there that I can improve on and clean up. It’s about getting back in the film room tomorrow and studying up, getting back to work, and preparing. One of the things [QB] Teddy [Bridgewater] said coming into halftime was keep the pressure on, and I feel like we did that coming out in the second half. We kept the pressure on as a unit.”

 

On what’s it like having OLB Von Miller back on the field and who’s the best dress between the two

“I just told him we’re [wearing] the same type of [animal] print. I can’t wear hats like that. My head it too big with the dreads. It’s a total difference with Von being back. I came up to him after my first sack and shook his hand and said, ‘Thank you, Von.’ They were sliding to him. When they slide to him, that leaves other guys to get one-on-ones. When you get the chance to get a one-on-one, you have to win. It does a lot having Von back.”

 

On the communication between he and ILB Justin Strnad and his impression of Strnad’s performance

“He did great. Our communication was great. He was barking out the calls right beside me. That’s one the biggest things—echoing. From me calling it out, and he’s able to echo it to the side he’s on. He made plays, and he had a great game. It’s tough not having [ILB] Josey [Jewell] here, but Strnad stepped up and filled the role really well.”

 

Von Miller

Opening statement

“He (ILB Alexander Johnson) is very modest. He (Alexander Johnson) was killing the running back all game. ‘AJ’ [Alexander Johnson] had a hell of a game today–hell of a pass rush from him. Even though I got the slide (extra pass protection), I had one on one’s multiple times and should’ve had three or four sacks. ‘AJ’ had a wonderful game. [OLB] Malik [Reed] had a wonderful game too. He was able to take advantage of his one-on-one [matchup]. He totally killed his man all game as well. You could see his opponent was wounded after going against Malik. Anybody going against Malik play after play after play–hats off to them.”

 

On playing at home for the first time this year with a full stadium

“It was great. It was exactly what we expected from the fans. They did an incredible job energizing everybody. We knew coming into Broncos Country–we knew coming into this week that it was going to be crazy. We know the fans really appreciate us being 2-0. We [were able] to play our first home game, and we didn’t want to let them down. It was a great team win–the defense played crazy. [S] Caden Sterns got his first interception of his career. [S] Justin Simmons does what Justin Simmons does and seals games. It was just a great team win overall.”

 

On if he is feeling 100 percent healthy and is the best version of himself compared to a year ago

“I feel like you have to keep evolving. If you look at all the greats that played 12, 14, 16, 20 years–you just have to keep evolving. You can’t go off of your base self from years before. You have to keep evolving with the game, and I feel like I have done that. [We have] A lot of young guys coming in. I like to be with the young guys–I like to be around them. I like to workout with them. It pushes me. It drives me. Especially undrafted guys–I like training with those guys. I like being around guys like [OLB] Malik Reed. They keep me young–they keep me fast. They keep me strong. I’m going to try to keep evolving–staying with the game.”

 

On how much he is enjoying this 3-0 start to the season

“It’s fun man. We have to continue staying in the moment. It’s fun when you win. It’s fun when you make plays. It’s fun when everybody makes plays–you don’t want just one guy making plays. It’s fun when everybody gets sacks. It’s fun when everybody catches the ball and scores touchdowns. All of that stuff. [WR] Tim Patrick had an incredible day. It’s fun when everybody gets a turn to help out the team and that’s what everybody did today.”

 

Justin Simmons

On breaking his consecutive snaps played streak

“I feel good under the circumstances. We obviously had a pretty good lead with limited time left. If there was a time to miss [a snap] it was that. I’m kind of glad it’s over—now I don’t have talk about it anymore or be asked about it. More importantly, I feel like there is a little bit of individualism [involved]—if that’s the right word for that sentence. I feel like there is a little bit of that in terms of that streak, so I’m glad it’s over and we can focus a little bit more on the team.”

 

On forcing turnovers in each of the first three games of the season and the emphasis placed on it

“It’s a big emphasis. In today’s game, the way offenses are trending, you’re going to have to find ways to get possessions for your offense—especially our offense. Running the ball really well, utilizing our receiving core in the play-action game and getting the ball to those guys. I think [QB] Teddy [Bridgewater] and the whole crew are doing a really good job. Defensively, we want to contribute to that. Obviously, three-and-outs are huge—[they] get our offense right back on the field. Takeaways are such momentums shifters. That’s what we need to focus on and continue to focus on. Just because it’s happened in the first three weeks doesn’t mean you found your formula, and it’s going to carry over for the rest of the year. You have to continually attack it, and that’s going it be our mindset and we just have to keep stacking the weeks.”

 

On this game being Denver’s shutout since 2019

“I feel like it (shutouts) says a lot about your character as a defense. Obviously, there is a certain point where—probability wise—the game is over. As a defense you [have to] go out there and—I said it last week or maybe the week before—’Hey, this counts. Let’s prep for when they go out there and need a field goal to win the game.’ That’s the mindset. That’s what guys are preaching on the sideline. It’s important. It’s hard to get into that mindset, and that’s why it’s so important to think about because when it actually matters, that’s going to kick in. That’s going to win us some football games this year.”

 

On facing rookie QB Zach Wilson and if they were worried about not forcing a turnover until the second half

“No, because we were playing pretty well—taking away their first option. I thought for the most part the tackling was pretty well. I talk about it all the time—communication in the back end with [ILB] Justin [Strnad] being in there, I thought the communication was great. There is that fine line where you don’t want to overreach in terms of going out of your job on the defense to make a big play [versus] letting the plays come to you. Letting the game come to you. There is that balance you have to find. Like, ‘Hey, I’m going to go make a play,’ and also like you don’t want to work outside your job description to make plays. To answer your question, I don’t think so. I thought we played really well for the most part and some things we will clean up. The takeaways will come.”

 

On the atmosphere of the locker room after winning three straight games

“It’s like a yin and yang, [you] have to balance it out. In years past, it’s been what it’s been. And this year, we’re thankful and we put in the work for the start that we have right now. I think [the] 1-0 [mindset] is such a good thing that we have going on and [that] we’re preaching. In the league, you can never get too high or get too low, the next week is coming up. The good thing about it at times is you win on a day like today and the after you watch the film tomorrow, that game is over and, in our case, we’re on to the [Baltimore] Ravens. It doesn’t matter what you did last week, you have a new game. That’s the biggest thing for us, preaching [that] it’s good to know where you’re at. It’s good to know what you have going, the momentum we have going. But at the same time, you don’t get too comfortable in that—thinking it’s just going to work out and you found a way to make it work. We have to put in the work. Winning is contagious, let’s keep this thing going. That’s what we’re preaching: 1-0. [It’s] a clean slate, new week. Let’s keep this thing rolling.”

 

Javonte Williams

On his impressions of his play on Sunday

“I feel like I did pretty [well]. The O-line did a great job of opening holes. [We] had a lot of running lanes today. Like you said, the fumble was a downfall for me. I have to bounce back and have better ball security.”

 

On if he’ll spend more time focused on the touchdown or the fumble

“Definitely the fumble. I’m going to see it tomorrow. Touchdowns are always good, but any time you turn the ball over, [it’s never good].

 

On if he’ll do anything different after recording a fumble on Sunday

“No—just have better ball security. That’s all.”

 

On what he plans to do with the ball from his first-career touchdown

“I’m going to keep it (laughs).”

 

On his impressions of how the team played against the Jets

“I feel like the O-line was definitely fired up for this game with it being the home opener. They did a great job up front. The defense played lights out, giving us the ball back multiple times. It was a whole team effort. We all did [well].”

 

On the atmosphere inside Empower Field at Mile High during the home opener

“I kind of noticed it in the preseason, but this was on a whole other level. I didn’t know we had a band. It was electric. I can only imagine what it will be like next week.”

 

On how he can improve after his performance on Sunday

“With the fumble, I was glad we were up by 23 [points]. It taught me that in key situations, I have to be locked in on the details. It’s something I have to focus on, and it won’t happen again.”

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