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Tyler Thigpen Talks about his Progression as a QB

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From the Q&A at the Mothership:

On what he's been through the last few months...

I have. I think I’ve learned a lot. I’ve matured a lot, but I still have a lot to learn. That’s one thing. I can’t get complacent. I can’t think that I’ve arrived. There’s so much more for me to learn and so much more for me to improve on in my game. Each and every week we watch film after the game and you have to critique yourself and say, I could have done this better. You can never get satisfied with yourself, you just have to get better and make yourself a better player to help this team out.

On his fantasy football production...

I hear that every once and a while. I try to stay away from that. They’re in their own fantasy league. I just try to take care of the task at hand with this team. The fantasy leagues, they don’t care about the win-loss records, they just want you to do well. Statistically, last week I didn’t have the best game, but we won and that’s what it comes down to.
People have been doing it all along. They’ll ask me that, and I’m like ‘you’re playing in this league, not me, you take care of that yourself. The Atlanta week, I might have let it distract me, but stuff like that doesn’t distract me now.

On last week's 91-yard drive to win the game...

I wouldn’t say we would not have been able to do it, but we’ve kind of learned, more or less, from our mistakes and moved past those and matured. We were able to put a 16-play drive together; 91 yards, knocked nine minutes off the clock and put it in for a score. Those are things that, over time, you start maturing and believing in yourself. The offense, we believed in each other the whole drive. We needed to go down and score. Two possessions before, I threw an interception. The next drive we came out with a three-and-out. You had a decision to make. Are we going to fold the tent right here or are we going to put a drive together and put some points on the board? We chose to do that.

On Denver's thin air...

It hasn’t been addressed and I don’t think it should be. We’re going out there to play football. You can’t really worry about the way the air is. You kind of have adjust to it, but you can’t play that factor. If you have that in the back of your mind you’re going to be thinking about that rather than out there playing football. Hopefully the guys aren’t thinking about that too much.

On the Broncos now as opposed to Week 4...

They’re still running the same coverages. Now they’re trying to blitz a little more, but they’re really nicked up on defense. The blitzing, that might be the reason they’re doing that, to try to get to the quarterback and get the ball out of his hands and let their DBs come up to make plays. I’m not sure who’s going to be playing for them this week, so when we hear the injury report on Friday of who’s going to be playing, it might be adjusted come game time. So we’ll just have to play it by ear.