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Bucs quotebook

By Times staff reports
© St. Petersburg Times,
published December 3, 2001

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Coach Tony Dungy on the Bengals:

"I hate to be so much of a prophet, but I told the team it was going to be tougher probably than St. Louis. It will take a bigger effort."

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Defensive tackle Warren Sapp on Dungy's warning:

"I thought he was crazy when he said that."

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Linebacker Derrick Brooks on winning ugly:

"Ugly is beautiful to me. I've been in the league long enough to know that however you win, it's great."

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Dungy on kicker Martin Gramatica:

"He doesn't usually miss field goals. We knew (Neil) Rackers didn't have a great percentage, and you can see why now. This field is resodded in the middle and it's tough footing."

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Quarterback Brad Johnson on throwing the ball:

"I thought we threw the ball very effectively from the 20-yard line to the Bengals' 40-yard line. Once we got to the 30 going into the red zone, we had a lot of things just happene."

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Sapp on the game:

"It was a dogfight because they made plays and we didn't. We missed two field goals and fumbled another one going in on a drive. But you have to win. That's all you can ask for."

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Defensive end Marcus Jones on almost intercepting a pass he batted into the air:

"I didn't know the quarterback was near me. He made a good play."

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Offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen:

"I thought I struggled. I didn't get us into a rhythm. A lot of that was my fault."

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