Denver Broncos unsung players don't mind being in shadows

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KUSA - For three straight days the Broncos have been required to talk to the media, however some have spent more time talking to themselves.

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The most marquee players get the podium on the first floor. Others get to sit at their own table on the third floor. All the rest sit somewhere in the middle on the second floor, bunched up together with two or three players per table. They still get the nice name tag, but they don't always get talked to by the media.

"You know if people don't talk to us that's a good thing usually," punter Britton Colquitt says with a laugh. "It's when they talk to us, then we're doing something wrong."

So he'd rather not have 200 cameras and microphones in his face like Peyton Manning has dealt with all week?

Britton shakes his head, "Don't feel bad for us, we're loving it."

Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman agrees, "That's fine with me, I don't have a problem with it. I'm not much of a media guy so I don't have a problem being a guy sitting here alone," he says with a smile.

The required 45 minutes to be available during media sessions can go pretty slow without any interaction, thank goodness for electronic devices.

Hillman was one of those with his head buried in an iPhone, "I was playing it was a little quiz game about music, just pass a little time."

It also helps to have a fun teammate handy. Broncos linebackers Nate Irving and Wesley Woodyard were sitting at their own table when Nate asked for our microphone.

Nate: "How do you feel just sitting here and nobody coming to talk to you?"

Wesley: "I feel like a lonely child that's been abandon. Good thing I have my good friend Nathaniel Irving around me."

Nate: "And there you have it."

Yes you do, it's not so bad being the "other" guys.

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