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Morris: Bucs' goals remain in reach



In Raheem Morris' mind, at least, nothing has changed since the start of the season.

The Bucs' goal at the outset was to win their division, and it remains so despite a four-game losing streak that dropped Tampa Bay three games behind first-place New Orleans in the NFC South.

"Our goal was to win the division,'' Morris said during his weekly news conference today at One Buc Place. "We came out hot, hit a little sinkhole right here, and now it's time to come running out of that thing and go play.''

Morris said Sunday's 35-26 loss to the unbeaten Packers, in which the Bucs were as close as two points with four minutes remaining, as well as wins over the Falcons and Saints earlier this season show that his team "can compete with anybody.''

And, despite squandering a 3-1 start with losses in five of their past six games, Morris believes the Bucs' goals remain in reach.

"We've got six more (games) and we've got to go out there and knock off one at a time,'' Morris said. "There's still time to get hot. We can still finish with the record we had last year.''

[Last modified: Monday, November 21, 2011 12:46pm]


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