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© St. Petersburg Times, published September 25, 2000


Team's first loss brings out critics in a hurry I just wanted to welcome Mike Shula back as the offensive coordinator! Oh, yes, if anyone has found the pass rush, please contact the Bucs. They seemed to have lost it, but only when it counted.
-- Jay Brower, e-mail

"King a bargain, but not likely for long," Sept. 24: Is King a bargain? I would suggest that seven completions out of 19 attempts with two interceptions prove that King is not a bargain, unless you compare him with Ryan Leaf. King's numbers through four games are Dilfer-esque; however, Dilfer never had the offensive weapons or coordinator King has. Let's get a real quarterback!
-- Jim Rawe, Bradenton

Thanks, Keyshawn. Next week keep your damn mouth shut and catch the ball.
-- Karen Myers, Seminole

Keyshawn, looks like the flashlight lit up Raymond James while your star fell into Tampa Bay. How's that humble pie taste?
-- Raymond Gallace, St. Petersburg

Turn back the hands of time. The Bucs snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory.
-- Leo Mac Sweeney, Crystal Beach

I just finished watching the Bucs-Jets game. I assume this is the one they decided to lose and get it out of the way. Poor choice. This was not the time for the offense to play so conservatively. I would rather have seen them play it to the hilt and lose than play it the way they did today. All that money for Keyshawn and they don't even utilize him. Did they just draw a blank on what to do?

Come on, Les, you're better than that and so is everybody else.
-- Brian J. Fiegel, Spring Hill

I had a feeling the offense was not going to win the game after the 75-yarder to Jacquez Green only produced a field goal. I felt the offense was capable of losing it when it stopped producing first downs early in the third quarter. If you cannot produce points, then first downs (and time off the clock) are just as valuable in close games.

It wasn't a pretty game, but how you adjust in ugly games is what counts. Is it me, or does "sitting on it" equate to playing scared?
-- Darell Bridges, e-mail

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