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Bucs-Lions: Quotes

“We knew that was going to be a big part of winning this game. We had a lot of guys hurt, banged up, so guys like me, Danny (Gorrer), Keith (Tandy), we had to step up and all week through practice we knew we had to take the ball away from these guys.’’

Bucs S Kelcie McCray, on the need to force takeaways


“We kept believing. That’s one thing about us — we keep believing.’’ Bucs LB Lavonte David, on the three-game winning streak


“That’s was one of the more gutsy performances I’ve seen from our team. A lot of things were up against them today and they just kept playing their guts out.’’ Bucs coach Greg Schiano, on the victory


“The biggest thing right now is that in six games, he’s turned the ball over once. To me that’s winning football. That’s the kind of football we want to play. Then you throw in the ability to throw the deep ball. We’ve talked about it, that he’s doing it in practice, but it hasn’t show up in the game. And now it’s starting to show up there more and more.’’ Bucs coach Greg Schiano, on QB Mike Glennon


“You saw them. We fumbled the ball going out of bounds on one. Calvin (Johnson) fumbled down when we had a chance to win the game and Calvin’s one of the best players. (QB) Matt (Stafford) made a mistake on the one that was intercepted for the pick-six. Some of them, I don’t know how to explain it, were fumbles on plays where we have to secure the football.’’ Lions coach Jim Schwartz, on his team’s five turnovers


“It was just a bang-bang play. I wanted to turn up, get up-field and as soon as I did, the dude was right there. He got a good hit on me and the ball is in my hands. I don’t know if he got his hands on the ball or whatever, but it just came out.’’ Lions WR Calvin Johnson, on the last Bucs interception


“It’s very disappointing, because we knew we should have won that game, but we didn’t deserve to win the game. We turned the ball over five times. You don’t deserve to win the game.” Lions RB Reggie Bush, on the loss


“I told the guys, ‘You should be mad.’ And I’m not trying to take anything away from Tampa. We’re the better team, but they played better today and they were the better team than us today and I have to give them credit. We are mad about that. We’re mad that we lost.” Lions WR Nate Burleson, on the loss


“I don’t think our team by any means took them lightly. I just feel like we made too many mistakes to obviously win the game. We got what we deserved.” Lions DT Ndamukong Suh, on the loss

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