Editor’s Note: DenverBroncos.com’s Stuart Zaas is in Indianapolis working for the NFL during Super Bowl week. He will check in from time to time with updates leading up to the game on Sunday.
INDIANAPOLIS — Players and coaches from both teams met the media on Tuesday at Super Bowl XLVI Media Day at Lucas Oil Stadium. Broncos linebacker Von Miller even joined the media horde to interview players on behalf of Gatorade. As is typical on Media Day at the Super Bowl, a few press members dressed up in costume, drawing amusement from the players and the rest of the media.
Below are some quotes from the owners and a pair of players from each team:
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
OWNER ROBERT KRAFT
On the atmosphere surrounding the Patriots
“There is a special bond on this team. Our locker room is a special place. You can feel it. Even before we came out on the field, there is a camaraderie bond that is special. Part of it is that I’m a believer in spirituality…I think we have very high-quality people on this team and I’m hoping it all comes together on Sunday.”
On what this season has meant to him
“I never understood what it meant to lose someone who you had great respect for. (Myra Kraft) was the greatest person in my life. It’s hard to understand what losing someone means unless you’ve gone through it. She was my best pal. It’s hard for anyone to understand heartache unless they’ve gone through it themselves. The fact that I’m privileged to own an NFL team in my hometown – these 53 guys have been my savior. The have been respectful to me. They presented me with an oil painting when we clinched the bye. I don’t know what’s going to happen after Sunday, but they have sure kept me busy every night right through now.”