Bucs Post-Game Quotes

December 23 - Read what some of the Tampa Bay players and head coach Jon Gruden had to say after its 17-7 loss to Pittsburgh on Monday night.

DT Warren Sapp on how the team played as a whole:
"We came out and got behind 14-0 in the first quarter and we had no answers for them all day long. They jump out on us and we had no answers for them all day long. We kept going back in the end zone but we couldn't mount anything. We fumbled the ball twice in the red zone. You can't win that way and we didn't play well today. We have to make plays, get turnovers, and do something. We didn't make the plays that win it."

LB Derrick Brooks on what the Bucs must do this week to prepare for the rest of the season:
"We have to keep our heads on and realize that this is not the situation we want to be in, but in no means this is the worst situation at all. Obviously the No. 1 seed is out, so win our game on Sunday (against Chicago) and hopefully get a No. 2 seed for the playoffs."

Head coach Jon Gruden on QB Brad Johnson's injury:
"This is an injury that has been looked at carefully with x-rays and MRI's, and results are negative but there is just a lot of soreness that inhibits his movement and his ability to throw the football and until he gets better we are not going to have the opportunity to play him."

Gruden on Tampa Bay's performance on Monday night:
"We turned the ball over in the red zone and throw an interception for a touchdown. We made a couple of uncharacteristic big plays and Plaxico (Burress) had a lot to do with it. But you pretty much get what you deserve in this business and we got it tonight."


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