Jay Cutler Press Conference Comments

Broncos QB Jay Cutler  (Doug Pensinger/Getty)

Jay Cutler talks about this weekend's matchup against the Colts in his home state, the condition of his ankle, WR Brandon Stokely, and more!

On his ankle...

"It feels all right. It's a little tender. We'll take it day by day and by the end of the week we'll get a little better gauge of what I can do and what I can't."

On being limited due to his ankle...

"If we had to play today, yeah, but luckily we don't. There is still a lot of time left, a lot of rehab, but I'm confident that I'll be ready."

On practicing today...

"We're planning on it, yeah. We'll see how it goes though."

On looking forward to going back to Indiana...

"We've got some ticket requests this week, and it'll be fun. I haven't played back in Indiana in a while, so I'll get to see some old friends and some family members and when we play against the Colts it's always fun."

On the play that won the state championship...

"It was a throwback to me. I think we split four guys out to the right we faked a quick screen and he threw it all the way back to me for the score. It was in overtime, so it was fun."

On going back to the RCA Dome...

"I played there once before (2000) and we won the state championship. It was a fun time. Obviously a lot has changed since then, but going back home brings back good memories."

On crowd noise in Indianapolis...

"Any time you go on the road, the crowd's a problem. That's why we work so hard in the offseason and the mini-camps and the OTA's so we can get everyone on the same page and know the audibles, know my count, know what I'm saying out there without really hearing me. We handled it OK in Buffalo. It was loud there, but obviously getting into a dome it gets a little bit louder, but I don't see it presenting too many problems for us."


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On the Broncos' offense needing to put up more points to beat the Colts...

"You never know. Their offense could have a bad day, our defense is going to play well for us again. We want to put up more points than 17, and we can put up more points than 17. We just need to execute. We need to take this game plan and execute on third downs, no turnovers, get our ground game going, get Travis [Henry] more touches and we'll see what happens."

On WR Brandon Stokley, a former Colt, helping Denver prepare...

"I'm sure he's taking to the defensive guys a little bit, giving them some heads up, but the Colts aren't stupid. They know that Brandon's going to tip them off and I'm sure they've got some tricks up their sleeve, so I'm not sure how much insight Stoke can really give us."

On the Colts being a better team this year than last year...

"I think they're a lot better. I think they're a lot better defensively. They've improved in almost every category defensively, especially stopping the run, they're doing a lot better job stopping the run. They're just an experienced team, a lot of those guys have been there for a long time, they know the system and they play with confidence. Any time you have that offense on the other side of the ball you know you might not have to completely stop people, but you get a few stops here and there and Peyton [Manning] will do the rest for you."

On Colts' offense putting pressure on the Broncos' offense...

"Our defense is playing well right now. They're stopping people, so if we limit our turnovers and pick up some third downs, I think we should stay in the ballgame."

On Colts QB Peyton Manning...

"He's good at everything. You just watch the guy and he's always in control. He always has the defense guessing and he always knows what the defense is doing. They do a great job. He gets the plays in early and that gives him a chance to look defenses over. They have so many audibles and checks, it seem he can check to almost anything in the playbook at any time. The two guys outside are exceptional [WRs Marivn Harrison and Reggie Wayne], and they've got a good ground game now. I could sit up here for an hour and talk about Peyton Manning. There's just so much he's done well. He's been in the league a long time he's got a lot of experience and he's been though some ups and downs. Now he's just on a level by himself. It's fun to watch."

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