Here’s the transcript from Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn following the Chiefs win on Sunday:

On being asked to take reporters through the last 30 hours and what it’s been like for he and his teammates:

“I don’t think anyone ever imagines waking up the day before a game and getting informed a player, a leader on your team, have something so tragic like that happen like that. No one would have ever thought that of him. He was a leader on our team. He was a hard worker, he was dedicated, he was passionate about football, played the game how it was supposed to be played. There wasn’t one player on our team who ever could see that coming. So I think trying to understand the situation was tough, or get a sense of what had happened and who it’s now going to affect. Understanding that’s it’s going to affect the Perkins family, the Belcher family, his daughter, for many, many years to come. Not just today or in the next few days or weeks.”

On how he and his teammates were able to turn what they’e been through into one of their best games of the season:

“Man, I think in moments in tragedies like this, they can either define you, or they can redefine you and I think this team was able to take an event and allow it to redefine us as a team. We were battling through a lot of emotion, we were battling through a lot of difficulties on the field – there was a lot of injuries too – and guys stepped up and played a heck of a game. So I think, really [head coach Romeo Crennel] kind of said it best in the beginning before the game in just talking to us how Jovan played the game, and that’s how he wanted us to go out and play the game – with the same dedication and passion that he had.”

On when the tragedy hit him and how he’s been able to get through it:

“Honestly the whole time has been tough to deal with but I had walked into the locker room and I didn’t look toward his locker. But then as I sat down, when I first got in, I looked across and I saw his jersey hanging up and his locker was still filled with everything and that was when it kind of hit me. So it was kind of tough to step back and kind of gain focus of what the task was in front of us. More than anything else, I think as a player, we just want to try to come together a team and try to bring some good to the situation…bring glory to the situation whenever you can in this kind of matter.”

On the fact they got a lot today from guys who hadn’t given them much over the last 10 games:

“We had a great game plan going into it. Coach [offensive coordinator Brian Daboll] and the offensive staff did a tremendous job putting together some things that we felt really solid about watching film and preparing for. We try to say that the best attack is a balanced attack, it keeps teams on their toes and I think that was what you saw out there. Again, when you start implementing more guys into it, it makes it harder to stop – it makes it harder to try to take away something that we’re trying to get production out of on offense. I think,,again, you try to spread the ball around. Really, this game plan doesn’t work without our offensive line blocking the way they did in the run game. Our tight ends and our running backs, they did an amazing job. Patrick DiMarco stepped in and stepped up this week, did an amazing job. You’ve got to take your hat off to them because they’re what lead the way. Again that physical play is exactly what [Coach Crennel] talked about and that’s how Jovan played the game and that’s how we wanted it.”

On the emotion in the locker room after the game:

“It was tough. It’s an eerily feeling after a win because you don’t feel like you can win in this situation. I think the one thing is hopefully people can try to take away…I guess the relationships they have with people. I know when it happened I was sitting there in my head thinking, ‘what could I have done different?’ When you ask someone how they’re doing, do you really mean it? When you answer someone back on how you’re doing, are you really telling the truth? We live in a society of social networks and Twitter pages and Facebook. That’s fine and stuff, but we have contact with our work associates, our family, our friends, and it seems like half the time we’re more preoccupied with our phone and other things going on instead of the actual relationships we have in front of us. Hopefully people can learn from this and try to actually figure out if someone is battling something deeper on the inside than what they may be revealing on a day-to-day basis.”

On the fact they’re interested in trying to do something for Jovan’s daughter:

“We’re going to try put together a fund for her. Obviously without having either parent in her life now, I think it’s important that she understands the type of love that she should get from a family. Javon was part of our family and we make sure to take care of our own, so we’re going to try to put together a fund. We’ll have more information and details about where you can donate, but we just want her to understand…you know at one point in time she might have some questions later on in life, and we want her to understand how much she’s loved and not reflect back on an event like this and look at it in a negative way. Hopefully she can understand and try to find a peace with it and move forward with her life.”

On having four more weeks together and how it may help them overcome what’s happened:

“I don’t know. I mean right now I think there’s a lot of guys who are just trying to get through the rest of today, to be honest with you. I mean we’ve been trying to prepare for a game after an event like this and I think the emotions of what has taken place is probably going to hit home with a few guys, probably in the next couple of days when they really come to realize what’s taken place.”