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Bucs-Saints: What they're saying

Saints QB Drew Brees, on his three interceptions:

"The first two shouldn't have happened. You just have to know the situation. We are going to take chances. The one at the end (of regulation) was third and 12. They were playing man, and we were going to try to hit a big play."

Saints coach Sean Payton, on his team's turnovers:

"Listen, when you're turning (the ball) over more than the opponent, the percentages tell you how hard it is. You just look at the numbers and it becomes more challenging, absolutely."

Saints LB Junior Galette, on Khiry Robinson's winning TD:

"He just went into beast mode. That was just beast mode. We see it all of the time in practice. That's just what he does. The kid has been working hard."

Bucs OT Demar Dotson, on blowing a late lead:

"We had every opportunity to win this football game. We had the Saints right where we wanted them, but we didn't finish. We let the game slip through the hands. We've got to learn to finish football games, and that's exactly what happened out there today."

Bucs LB Danny Lansanah, on Saints QB Drew Brees:

"Even in overtime, I felt we had a great chance to win the game. All we had to do is stop them on third down and get them off the field. You have to tip your hat to those guys. Drew Brees is an elite quarterback, and he had the offense running like a machine and made the plays to win it for them."

Bucs coach Lovie Smith, on the loss:

"They made plays. We had them in two third-down situations that were favorable to us and we didn't convert. Right at the end of course, it was just running the football. It was as simple as that. We missed some tackles. That happens when you get tired a little bit."

Bucs CB Johnthan Banks:

"At the very end, in overtime, our defense just ran out of gas. We were out on the field a real long time and the Saints drove down the field and ended the game. This is a real hard loss because we were right in it and we never quit."

Bucs CB Alterraun Verner:

"It seems they might have wanted the win more than us. I don't know right now. We had no business losing that game."

Marcus Carmouche, nola.com:

Usually a 2-3 record for a team with Super Bowl aspirations isn't anything to shout about. But don't tell that to Saints players, who reacted as if they'd clinched a postseason berth after Khiry Robinson crossed the goal line in overtime. Heck, maybe it was a playoff game of sorts. It's clear this was a must-win and the Saints didn't waver when they got down and were faced with potentially being 1-4 amid a cascade of boos from frustrated Who Dats.

Pat Yasinskas, espn.com:

Who's the starting quarterback when Josh McCown comes back from a thumb injury?

I don't think that's even a question anymore. The offense has looked far better in (Mike) Glennon's two starts than it did in McCown's three starts, and he has displayed a strong chemistry with top receiver Vincent Jackson.

The Bucs are 1-4. They're playing the rest of the season for the future. They might as well go with the quarterback of the future, especially since he's turned out to be the best quarterback in the present.

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