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Bucs/Packers quotebooks

By Times staff writers
© St. Petersburg Times
published November 25, 2002

BUCS QUOTEBOOK

Defensive tackle Warren Sapp on the Bucs secondary:

"We knew (Brett Favre) would throw us a couple of balls, and all we had to do was catch them. Boy, those boys are catching them right now."

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Cornerback Ronde Barber on the importance of the victory late in the season:

"(Coach Jon Gruden) mentioned it in the postgame meeting. We have to thank the fans. November's been quite a month for us. It's when teams trying to get to the Super Bowl kind of take off. And our homefield is where we need to do it."

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Safety Dexter Jackson on the game plan against Favre:

"I think we executed well. If you eliminate the big play, we feel we can get them frustrated. (Favre is) a great player, but he will try to force stuff. As you saw."

PACKERS QUOTEBOOK Coach Mike Sherman on Favre's four interceptions:

"Give the interceptions to me. We got a little too aggressive. And we got away from our plans. We came out in the second half and lost our patience. I fault myself for that."

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Favre on the Bucs:

"I tip my hat to Tampa. They are a great team. Fortunately, we won't be coming back here for quite some time ... maybe the playoffs. Maybe they'll come to see us (in the playoffs). I'd like that."

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Receiver Donald Driver on Green Bay's offense:

"We did not connect. We could not run the ball well. We could not pass. We made a lot of mistakes that they made big plays off of."

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Safety Darren Sharper on the game:

"We think in the second half, they got a little bit of momentum but not enough for us to hurt ourselves. They are going to score points. That's part of the game. The fact of the matter is, we did not answer them back. And that's disappointing."

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