Press Pass: Jeff Garcia

Here are quotes from Jeff Garcia from Tampa Bay's preseason game against Jacksonville on Aug. 18:

On what he took away from Saturday's game

"It was important to get your feet underneath you, get in game shape and game mentality. I think we were a little bit more ready to deal with some of the adversity out there."

On what he looks to accomplish next week

"Next week we'll play a little bit more and get prepared for that last preseason game where we don't play, so it's our last tune-up for the regular season. Next week we'll get a little bit more into our full package."

On Saturday's game

"Things were better. It was nice to get a scoring drive together and put some points on the board, and connect with some of the receivers on some of the plays. They made some nice grabs. There were some good plays tonight, but we also have some things to improve upon."

On the scoring pass to WR David Boston

"It was just a planned rollout. He was not necessarily the main guy in my progression but it was one of those things where they did a good job of covering up all the receivers. I really didn't have any outlets; I was getting ready to throw the ball away and avoid the sack when he struck it back and did a great job working the scramble drill. It's not a throw I want to make very often, throwing across the field. I felt I could put it in a place where only he could make a play and he made the play."

On Saturday's game

"We're just basically at half-stride right now. There's so much work to be done, things to improve upon. I think there were some positive things that we've seen out there today. Luke [McCown] had a nice drive going, until the turnover. Those are things we can build upon. We just need to iron out the mistakes. There were some sloppy things that took place that we need to eliminate."


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