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Number of the day

51,759 Paid attendance for Sunday's Saints-Bucs game, well short of a Raymond James Stadium sellout of more than 65,000.

Quote of the day

"He goes through his reads so fast that he's not going to get sacked."

Bucs S Cody Grimm on Saints QB Drew Brees

Payton the chatterbox

Saints coach Sean Payton was said to be jawing with some Tampa Bay players during the game, but Bucs coach Raheem Morris didn't take offense.

"Sean's a big-time trash-talker," Morris said. "He provides a lot of fun for the game. We sent text messages after the game."

Payton is so competitive that he even wants to outdo the Bucs off the field, Morris joked. Payton apparently got a look at the team's massive flag at One Buc Place and might try to one-up Tampa Bay.

"He's searching for a flag right now that's bigger (than ours) so he can be more obnoxious," Morris said. "He's a big-time trash-talker, and that's very common for Sean. That's who he is."

Is Morris a trash-talker?

"Not to the extent of Sean," Morris said.

Barth not alarmed after two misses

Bucs K Connor Barth missed his first and second field-goal attempts of the season Sunday, but he didn't feel like his effort was a reason for alarm.

Both attempts — 40 and 47 yards — hit the right upright, which Barth doesn't see as a horrible thing.

"I wouldn't say I mis-hit them," said Barth, who was 6-of-6 entering the Saints game. "The 40-yarder was a good hit. It was straight down the hash. You're talking inches from maybe hitting the upright and bouncing in or just getting in. I wouldn't say hitting the upright is a bad thing. In the end result it's not good because you're not making three points. But that stuff happens. If you're going to miss one, hit it off the upright. If I miss, I don't miss by much."

Barth had a 31-yard winner the previous week at Cincinnati and had a string of 12 straight made field goals dating to last season.

"Consistency-wise, I've been good," he said. "I've just got to start a new streak."

Stephen F. Holder, Times staff writer

Tampa Bay Buccaneers news and notes 10/18/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 7:43am]
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