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Quick hits from Raheem Morris' Monday news conference: Hayes' arrest frustrating



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

On Geno Hayes' arrest:

"Obviously you're frustrated with anything that diverts attention from your team. It's about us making better decisions and we've got to go out there and do it."

"You've got to talk about the walking away policy. As young men they've got to be able to grow and learn to do that."

"Discipline in the building is as strict as can be. You get fined for being late."

"These guys have got to realize they're under a microscope at all times."

"We're talking about a non-football issue. There's frustration throughout the building."

"The frustration is that we're not talking about the plays Geno made yesterday. We're talking about the incident after the game."

On Hayes' status for Sunday's game against Detroit:

"Geno will be here Sunday. We'll handle our discipline in house like we always do."

On Sunday's win over the Redskins:

"Obviously a good win yesterday. Ready to move on to Detroit. The team feels good. We've got another big challenge now."

On the season-ending injuries to Gerald McCoy and Quincy Black:

"This time we lost two more starters. And the next man has to go in there and play well."

"You know we just talk about the next man up. All our guys know they're one snap away. When you get your opportunity, be ready to
take advantage of it."

"McCoy will need surgery, a torn bicep. I believe so. He'll miss the rest of the season."

On the defensive recovery in Sunday's second half:

"We were able to come out in the second half, adjust ... we were able to go out in the second half and play better."

On Michael Bennett:

"He's matured. He went from a guy that had a bunch of talent. He made some mistakes that he's beginning to clean up. He's learned
more positions. He's able to do different things on defense and he's helping us out."

On Morris' awareness of other NFC games, like tonight's Giants game:

"We control our own destiny, so to speak, and we've got to go out and handle our business."

[Last modified: Monday, December 13, 2010 12:27pm]


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