QB Russell Wilson on the Broncos' resilience: 'We all believe together'Nov 21, 2023
Yeah, Russ, uh, you take us through that last journey and especially with throwing it into uh Courtland there at the end, yeah, well, I think first of all, you know God gets the glory, man, I just think Jesus has been good throughout the tough in the tough times in the good times just believing, um, we, all of us as players, um, this organization
believes, you know, I think we've been believing relentlessly every day, so I think in the last down, you know, the defense did a great job, the whole game just stopping the defense has been incredible the last few weeks and we're just playing as a team that we all
together, so let's get to that last drive, You know, we wanted to, you know, keep moving the ball down the field.
I know how to find shots, try to make some shots if they were there, this or that, and I think the line did a tremendous job, giving me enough time to make decisions and do the things I needed to do. We got great controls and different plays. and we continue with the ball and um just um you, I think the last thing you know is the play to Courland, uh, you know, you end up checking to a different play and you know the middle of that and um, coach pton made a great call and I end up going through it, you know, you know the other part of the play and I just read it and Tred, to further the line, did a good job of creating a big enough pocket where I could step forward and slip into the pocket. and um, give Courland a chance.
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I mean, this guy has been off, you know every day, the work ethic of him, the leadership of him, dedication to the game, dedication to getting better every day. I mean, he is and uh, he is one. from one of the best in the game and um I just tried to put it just in a place where he could get it and uh sure enough, I don't know, I think my head was turned a little bit S, I just heard the crowd leave. he was crazy and I knew he got it so we just believe in each other you know we just believe in each other we knew we were going to win this game that's how we felt and that was our mentality rest your soul left, uh, this defense.
He chased them all night, what kind of challenge did they pose? And then on the last Drive, how did Samaj help offset some of that pressure? Yeah, I mean, they did. They did so many different things. I mean, I think Flores did a good job. job, they have a really great defense, a lot of experienced guys, obviously, Harrison Smith can do great things, you know, Hunter has been one of the best in the game for years, and they just know the multiplicity of all the things that they did , we just stayed prepared. I kept telling the guys and probably at the beginning of the second quarter, midway through the second quarter, this is the type of defense you have to have, you have to be patient and wait, you know and, you know, you know.
We have to be aggressive but also be patient and understand that there will be a big play in this game, that will win us the game and we keep telling the guys that and, you know, I think the best thing for us is Um, we can be too better, you know we can be better and we are going to be better, we are going to continue working and I think that is the key, Russ. You now lead the league in fourth quarter comebacks and winning drives with this. win, uh, what does that tell you about this offense to just maintain that belief? um and what's the key to those drives at the end of games, firstly, I think it's belief, secondly, I think it's execution and thirdly, it's having a mentality that you know we're going to win the game, you know, I think that's the key and I think for me, you know, it's about the teammates, you know, the guys that make big plays, you know.
San made a great first down the last few weeks, it's the line that gives me enough time to make the decisions and we're reviewing the play and everyone is prepared, it's the guys that make the key, you know, I think of Jerry Judy making a key third place. down in the last last game against the Bills right on top of the ball Deep on the ball, you know he kept the drive alive, you know it's just those things that guys like Courin Sutton are the best version of Courland Sutton, he's dominant and he's playing as it has been. playing like every professional player and um, that's what he is, but that's what he is every day, so it's just about being us, it's just being the best version of us when the game is on the line and having that clutch generation, yes Russ, you say you can get it.
Better, third attempt today you guys were fighting, what were some of the problems there? Yeah, I think again, the multiplicity, we knew they do a lot of different things, you know, they threw everything at us in the play in The Playbook and um, I think like I said, we waited, we stayed prepared, we had too many thirds and Longs, I think that's what we have to be better on first and second down, which will help us on third down, um, but I think you. I know what really matters about this game and I think you know how to win this game on Sunday Night Football and everything else just shows who we can be and who we are and you know you have to be a great team, you know you have to be able to win the games that you should win, but you also have to win the games that have been tough all day and the games that, um, look dark for a moment, you just get through it and I think That's what's really key, so I think that the most important thing for us we have to be: we have to stay humble and we have to stay hungry.
There's a lot more to do, you know, and we're going to get better. We're on the rise and at the end of the day we haven't done anything yet, Russ, you've had a lot of success in your career, but some guys, Courland, Justin, haven't had as much success, so what does it mean to you? seeing these guys in the locker room go on a four game winning streak finding success feeling the joy that comes with winning that maybe they haven't had in the last few years you know um I think there's some things to that I think it's a good ask.
I think, first of all, I think that's where faith comes in, you know, I think a lot of us players have gone through personal things in life, through football, whatever it is that challenges us. , you know, it strengthens us, it creates us who we are. who we are meant to be and I think that shapes you as well and I think the best thing you can do in the midst of adversity is keep believing, keep working, you know, for me, you know, last year. for example, you just know, I know who God called me to be, I know who I've been, I know where I feel like I always knew where we're going, I think you know that too as the leader of this team.
Well, with the rest of the guys, you know how to talk about life in every situation, even when it's difficult, you know, people talk about positivity and all that. I just believe in being neutral and just trusting God, so I think the best thing is that we're getting a little taste of what it feels like to win around here and, you know, but you know there's a lot more winning that we have to do, There are a lot more great teams ahead of us, in terms of uh. Next week we're playing a really good team in Cleveland and we're going to enjoy this
For me, this is a big win for us. I mean, just go beat Green Bay and obviously beat Kansas City. I haven't done in eight years or whatever beat Buffalo in Buffalo in a tough environment, one of the toughest environments in football, and then come home and win in front of our Broncos country fans and these fans were incredible tonight. I just remember walking. going out on that field and the chills you get and, you know, I know how much this means to us players because we work so hard on it and I think the other thing is we have to give credit to our coaches, I mean, they give us They prepared every week, I mean, I think it's their diligence, these guys stay there until 3:00 in the morning just so we can win and I think their dedication to the art is coach pton, but you know all the coaches, I think Vance.
Joseph has done an amazing job with those guys as well. It's just a great team effort, a great organizational effort and there's so much more to do. Russ Russ, you talked about the crowd, this is the biggest game in years here in Denver, what was the atmosphere and how did that influence this game, well, hopefully we have a lot more bigger games, you know, that's it, You know, the fans, the fans make the difference, you know, we feel it, we feel it as players, the excitement of the game. You know, I mean, obviously, fortunately I've gone to Nuggets games and seen how our fans are involved and all that and the energy in the stadium and the arena, seeing those guys and how true champions and who they are, it's inspiring. . we as players um and the fans do the same for us um here and in this stadium so I think it makes a difference we feel like it made a big difference tonight and um I know how much um when in matters you know it's every day is a process and we are going to continue enjoying the process and continue working on it thanks Russ, thanks guys, yes.
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