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Quick hits from Raheem Morris' Monday news conference: Grimm, Joseph on IR



Here are some highlights from Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris' Monday news conference.

On the impact of Sunday's loss:

"We're still in the hunt. We're very much in the hunt."

On Sunday's injuries:

"Cody Grimm and Davin Joseph will both go to IR. We lost Davin very early with a broken foot, I believe. We lost Cody to a broken something in his leg 24 plays into the game."

On options at safety:

"Ronde is always in that thought to go back at safety."

On Boris Cheek's pass interference call against Myron Lewis:

"If he did (make a mistake), he was man enough to say it. I can live with that all day."

On the Bucs defense:

"They've been playing well all season. They do have seven wins with however the stats come out. They are in the top 10 of scoring defenses. We just go out and we want to play our style, our brand of football."

On losing Cody Grimm:

"Of course we're going to miss Cody. It is what it is."

On Aqib Talib's postgame interaction with Boris Cheek:

"I don't really know what happened with postgame stuff. He didn't do anything wrong. It was just conversation. That's between those two men and whatever happened happened."

"He's really playing at a high level, a Pro Bowl level."

"I do know, he wanted an explanation on the call just like everyone else."

On the offensive play-calling Sunday:

"Let's throw Greg (Olsen) under the bus right now. Not even close. Our quarterback, he'll be the first to tell you, he didn't play as well as he had been."

"Our guys were able to settle down and play better as the game went on. He went out there and called a great game. Yesterday we didn't play as well on third down as we have been. That's going to happen when you play good football teams. We played a meaningful game at this late in the season and there will be more to come."

On losing Davin Joseph:

"He's a tough hard-nosed downhill player for us. But we'll gain things from Zuttah. Smart, sharp thinking ideas. I'd guess it's just bad luck. And right now he'll be missed by his teammates."

On Talib's history of violence:

"Nobody restrained Aqib Talib yesterday from the official. There's no violent behavior. That means you punch somebody, you push somebody."

[Last modified: Monday, November 29, 2010 12:22pm]


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