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Reaction to the Bucs-Redskins game

Greg Schiano, Bucs coach, on the season:

"It's the National Football League. We could be 4-0 or we could be 0-4. Every game has been (decided) by seven (points) or less. None of that matters. We need to get better."

Vincent Jackson, Bucs WR, on the 1-3 start:

"I'm just keeping these guys positive and letting them know it's a long season. This is a journey; we've got to stick to it one week at a time. There's a lot of football left to be played."

Josh Freeman, Bucs QB, on losing a close game:

"Losing is not acceptable. There are no moral victories."

Mark Barron, Bucs S, on Redskins QB Robert Griffin III:

"He's a playmaker. He made some things happen for his team tonight; he played a big part in his team winning the game."

Connor Barth, Bucs K, on Redskins K Billy Cundiff hitting after three misses:

"That's what an NFL kicker is supposed to do, make field goals in the clutch. I'm happy for him, as a fellow kicker. He put it in when it counts."

Billy Cundiff, Redskins K, on making the winner:

"You miss three kicks and a lot of people want to say, 'Let's get the game over with.' But I wanted the chance to prove to my teammates that they can trust me."

Robert Griffin III, Redskins QB, on a conversation with backup Rex Grossman:

"Before (the Bucs) kicked their field goal, he was saying, 'You want him to make this so you could lead the team down the field and get us a win.' And I was looking at him, like, 'Yeah, but I also want him to miss the field goal.' "

Dan Steinberg, Washington Post:

Best Leader: Heavens, but Robert Griffin III inspires confidence, no? On the road, having blown a 15-point lead, with the crowd in full voice, down to one timeout, the rookie went 15-yard pass, 20-yard pass, 4-yard pass, 15-yard run, spike, 7-yard pass. And then the Redskins somehow won a mind-bender of a game that they had every reason to lose. If the point of this 2012 season was to discover whether RGIII can carry a team, well, he can carry a team.

Pat Yasinskas, ESPN.com NFC South blogger:

This team is doing some good things under Greg Schiano, but the Bucs have yet to put it all together. That's not unusual with a new coach. It took the Bucs half a season to start grasping things back when Tony Dungy took over and he wound up leading the team through its longest period of consistent success. At least these Bucs are looking better than the Bucs in the first half of Dungy's first season.

Reaction to the Bucs-Redskins game 09/30/12 [Last modified: Sunday, September 30, 2012 11:50pm]
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