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Tampa Bay Storm coach Tim Marcum blames himself for bad loss

Orlando’s James Bryant sacks QB Brett Dietz during Saturday’s loss. “I did as poor a job coaching and getting these guys ready as any time in my career,” Storm coach Tim Marcum said.

SCOTT McINTYRE | Times

Orlando’s James Bryant sacks QB Brett Dietz during Saturday’s loss. “I did as poor a job coaching and getting these guys ready as any time in my career,” Storm coach Tim Marcum said.

TAMPA — There were plenty of targets at which to point fingers after the Storm's 75-60 loss Saturday to Orlando. Coach Tim Marcum didn't waste any time, starting at the top.

"I did as poor a job coaching and getting these guys ready as any time in my career," said Marcum, who in his 21st season — 15 with the Storm — is the winningest coach in league history.

After Jacksonville won Friday to cement the American Conference's top seed, the Storm had little to play for except pride. Marcum, however, refused to use the game's insignificance as a crutch.

"That's like saying the sun's in your eyes or the dog ate your homework," he said. "It's just an excuse, and we're not going to go there."

Marcum said he has put the game behind him — he didn't even watch film — and practices this week have been spirited.

"No point of going back and watching (the film)," he said. "All that would do is bring us down. And right now, we have to focus on the positive and getting after it in Tulsa."

No TV: Tampa Bay (11-5) travels to Tulsa (10-6) for the first round of the playoffs Saturday, but fans will have to rely on niftytv.com or 1250-AM.

The NFL Network is airing the Jacksonville-Orlando game at 8 Friday. But Saturday, it has the NFL Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Niftytv.com also is airing Arizona-Spokane (11 Friday) and Chicago-Milwaukee (8 Saturday).

Injury report: FB Terrence Royal, who left Saturday's game with an injured lower right leg, is expected to play at Tulsa.

"He's been limping a little at practice this week," said Marcum, who did not disclose the specifics of the injury. "But I think he's tough enough that he'll be ready to go.

Marcum also said he expects DB Erick McIntosh, out since dislocating his left shoulder against Jacksonville on July 17, to return. And WR Sedrick Robinson will be activated and replace Lawrence Samuels (undisclosed leg injury).

up next

Storm at Tulsa

What: First round of the playoffs; Storm is the No. 3 seed in the American Conference, Tulsa No. 2

When/where: 8 p.m.

Saturday; BOK Center, Tulsa, Okla.

Radio: 1250-AM

Tampa Bay Storm coach Tim Marcum blames himself for bad loss 08/04/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 8:40pm]
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