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What they're saying: Reaction to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers-New Orleans Saints game

E.J. Biggers, Bucs CB, on the importance of the win:

"A division opponent, a rivalry game, first place in the division — a chance to be in first place. Nothing else to be said."

Arrelious Benn, Bucs WR, on rebounding from the blowout loss at San Francisco:

"We knew what we did wrong. We just had to bounce back and just get back to playing Buc football."

Elbert Mack, Bucs CB, on the defensive line:

"They've been playing good. They're growing up before our eyes and getting pressure."

Josh Freeman, Bucs QB:

"(Sunday), we didn't play close to our potential. … We played a good game, a good enough game to win, but we left a lot of yards and a lot of points on the field offensively speaking. … Our defense played great, but we could play better."

Freeman, on leading the NFC South:

"It's Week 6. Nothing's decided at this point, and every win is extremely valuable. So to get that win is just one step forward in the direction, the goal that we're headed to."

Michael Koenen, Bucs P:

"It feels good to see everybody smiling. It feels good to do it at home, to see our offense move the ball like they did and our defense getting turnovers."

Raheem Morris, Bucs coach:

"I know (the media) wrote us off for dead last week. But I got a lot of confidence in these guys bouncing back. I know this is a tough team. They are young. We didn't show up last week, and this week they are ready to go."

Kellen Winslow, Bucs TE, on two coaches being injured on the sidelines:

"That's crazy. I don't think that's ever happened."

Drew Brees, Saints QB, on moving on:

"The train keeps rolling. This a long season. It's a marathon. There's no doubt we've got to get better. We will."

Brees, on the Saints' turnovers and Bucs defense:

"We gave it away four times. The fact of the matter is that will get you beat. … They played us tight. It was back and forth there, and … the turnovers gave them some good field position on a few occasions, which obviously can't happen."

What they're saying: Reaction to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers-New Orleans Saints game 10/16/11 [Last modified: Sunday, October 16, 2011 10:34pm]
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