Quotes from Lovies post game media session after we somehow lost to the Broncos.

On the loss

“All losses are tough, but this one was especially tough. We did some things that we normally don’t do that kept them in the game. Even going into overtime we had our chances. If there’s anything good that came out of it, we didn’t have any injuries in the game. This is one that we had circled that we felt— we needed to win out, of course, not being able to do that, you just have to get ready for next week. This one hurts. There’s not a lot more I can say.”

On RB Marion Barber running out of bounds on the final drive of regulation

“We all know what type of player Marion is. All running backs are trying to get a couple more yards here and there, but we have to know the situation. In that situation we have to be able to keep the ball in bounds. He’ll tell you that. I know we’d all like to have that one back.”

On needing just one more first down to be able to run out the clock in regulation

“Well, we were trying to get that first down. One play we talked about after the game was holding onto the ball. I still like the plan that we had.”

On preparing for Broncos QB Tim Tebow, specifically going into the fourth quarter

“We just tried to stop him—stop them—the first, second and third quarter. We knew at the end their gameplan changes a little bit. Down 10, it’s going to turn into more of a passing game, which we felt good about. We didn’t put enough pressure on him, letting him scramble and keep plays alive, allowing receivers a chance to get open.”

On his opinion of Tebow after seeing him in person

“He’s a good football player. They have a lot of good football players; they’re a good team, holding us down offensively like that. Tebow is the leader of that team. Normally, the quarterback dictates a lot of who wins a game, and he definitely had a big part in that.”

On CB Tim Jennings not playing at the end

“Our plan was to play three corners. We were running around a lot and wanted to keep guys fresh.”

On responding next week vs. Seattle

“We just have to go back to the film, go back to the practice film. It [losing after leading by 10 points late in the fourth quarter] hasn’t happened a lot. I don’t see it happening a lot more in the future. But today, for whatever reason, we didn’t get the job done.”

On the progression of QB Caleb Hanie

“He made some plays. We had a chance to win at the end, so our quarterback had a lot to do with that. Our running game had a lot to do with that, but we saw some good things out of Caleb.”

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