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What they're saying: Reaction to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers-San Francisco 49ers game

Raheem Morris, Bucs coach, on what's next:

"We'll go back and find out what went wrong. We'll go back and try to detail them, try to get it better, go out and play. There are a lot of men that are going to be accountable tomorrow. I know my guys, and that's what they do. They're a very accountable crew. … We'll stick together. We've been here before. We had big losses last year and we bounced back and played pretty well off of them."

Josh Freeman, Bucs QB, on what's next:

"… We have to look at this film, get it out of our system and move on. We know we are a good football team. This happens every now and then. You hate to see it happen and you feel horrible about it. … Really, it was just one of those games that slowly starts to get away from you when you feel like you're going to start coming back. Just slowly gets away from you, but at the same time we are not panicking. We understand that everyone has their day, that is just an off day."

Earnest Graham, Bucs RB, on Freeman:

"It's a tough league to play in. People are watching film the whole offseason, watching game to game and starting to get an understanding of the player you are. You also expect a good player like Josh to respond, which he will."

Ronde Barber, Bucs CB, on getting blown out:

"It happens, you have to believe it is an aberration."

Jeff Faine, Bucs C, on getting blown out:

"We knew it was going to be a tough game. Definitely, we didn't foresee come in here and losing by 40 points."

Jim Harbaugh, 49ers coach, on CB Carlos Rogers' interception return:

"I thought that was huge because we had just turned the ball over on the fumble when we had knocked it down in there on a long drive and came away with no points. But then, Carlos gets that interception, that puts us right back in business."

Harbaugh, on the 49ers secondary vs. Freeman:

"We were doing some things, we were changing some things up. … I thought that our players, especially in the secondary, were just breaking on balls and fast. Fastest I've ever seen our guys break and cover and read."

Carlos Rogers, 49ers CB, on his interception:

"We were in a Cover 2 zone man under. Once I saw my man go toward the safety I just gave it a little comeback. It's something we practiced all week and we got in the right coverage and I made the pick."

Pat Yasinskas, NFC South blogger:

You can blame it on the long trip across the country. Or you can blame it on the short week after the Monday Night Football victory against Indianapolis. I'm not taking either route. I'm thinking the Bucs weren't as good as their record might have indicated. We'd seen some holes even when the Bucs were winning against ordinary or bad teams. The 49ers are pretty good, but it's not like Joe Montana or Steve Young is leading this team. San Francisco was able to exploit all sorts of Tampa Bay's problems on offense and defense.

Chris Burke,

Tampa Bay has been a slow-starting team this year and the schedule this week — home last Monday, followed by a trip to the West Coast — looked like a recipe for disaster. The Bucs did nothing to disprove that theory.

What they're saying: Reaction to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers-San Francisco 49ers game 10/09/11 [Last modified: Sunday, October 9, 2011 11:08pm]
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