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What they're saying about Bucs-Rams

Greg Schiano, Bucs coach:

"This was a tough afternoon. Offensively, we struggled to run the football, which in turn I think made it harder to throw the football. We had seven sacks and Mike (Glennon) was under a lot of pressure throughout the day. That was tough for our offense to be effective that way."

Mike Glennon, Bucs QB, on the punishment from one of the seven sacks:

"I just got the wind knocked out of me. It was just ordinary where you can't breathe for a few seconds, but my body is fine."

Bobby Rainey, Bucs RB, on the running game struggles:

"It's not them, it's us. They did a great job playing their defense, but at the same time, if we do what we are supposed to do, then we will be able to do the things that we want to do."

Gerald McCoy, Bucs DT, on the Bucs run defense early:

"Just being honest, we defensively got our butts kicked in the first half. They ran the ball on us at will, whenever they felt like it. They didn't do anything special. They lined up, shifted, got in one formation and went. We have to be better at that."

Kellen Clemens, Rams QB, on his fumble near the goal line:

"That was an error on my part. I'm not a guy that's going to create holes. They did a great job of running some games up front, and once it wasn't there, I should have just fallen down and taken a field goal."

Robert Quinn, Rams DE, on being carried off by teammates after breaking the franchise's single-season sack mark with his 18th:

"It was a great honor to break the record. The guys are happy for me. I couldn't have done it without them. … I was just hoping I didn't get dropped, started wobbling a little bit."

Chris Long, Rams DE, on Quinn and carrying him off:

"I've never seen anybody like him. He deserves it. We don't just carry any jack wagon off the field."

Michael Brockers, Rams DT, on Quinn:

"You almost want to peel your eyes back and watch like a fan You think, 'How did he do that?' You see that flash of (No.) 94 go past and you think, 'Oh snap, that quarterback doesn't know what he's in for.' "

Stedman Bailey, Rams WR, who scored on a reverse for his first NFL TD and first rushing TD since high school:

"My eyes lit up like a Christmas tree. It's been a long time."

Will Brinson,

Brutal-looking game for Mike Glennon and Bobby Rainey. Couldn't get anything going on offense. The defense couldn't stop the Rams, either.

Pat Yasinskas, NFC South blogger:

Logic says there is regression instead of progression and, for that reason alone, maybe the Bucs part ways with Schiano after just two seasons. Or maybe it's more complicated than that.

There are three years remaining on Schiano's contract. The coach had to change quarterbacks early in the season because Josh Freeman's alarm clock wasn't working right. Maybe the Glazers know more about the Freeman situation than the rest of us, and maybe losing a franchise quarterback in midstream buys Schiano some more time. …

Schiano has yet to win, but you can look ahead and see some reasons why he should be allowed to stick around. Or you can look at his first two seasons, which haven't been nearly good enough.

A new coach might come in and solve everything. Or maybe Schiano just needs a little more time.

What they're saying about Bucs-Rams 12/22/13 [Last modified: Sunday, December 22, 2013 11:17pm]
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