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Bucs-Panthers: Quotes


Published:   |   Updated: December 1, 2013 at 10:17 PM

“It’s interesting. If you look at the total body of work, we didn’t run the ball well. But there were some times when we popped 10-yard runs out there, even in the first half. That’s where I say we didn’t help them enough. We’ve got to look at, ‘Did we have too much? Did we not have enough? Did we have the right stuff? Did we have the wrong stuff?’ ” Bucs coach Greg Schiano, on Tampa Bay’s running game

 

“It felt like we weren’t ourselves today. When you’re in a tough game, divisional opponent, you have to play well. These are the games that count the most, so it’s disappointing. But we just have to keep fighting. We have four tough games coming and we have to be ready.” Bucs right guard Davin Joseph, on the loss to the rival Panthers

 

“That’s big for us not to get in the end zone. It didn’t get us down or anything like that, and we had other chances to go down and get in, but we didn’t. We just have to continue to do what we do best, which is run the ball and pass it consistently.’’ Bucs running back Bobby Rainey, on the team’s failure to score a touchdown

 

“War Eagle. War Eagle, War dang Eagle. But in other news, we did have a great win today. It wasn’t prototypical, or the way we wanted to win, but we found a way to win and that’s the most encouraging part about it.” Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, opening his postgame comments with a nod to his alma mater, Auburn, which beat No. 1-ranked Alabama on Saturday

 

“There is no roof, no sky. We’re going up. Every person on this team, every coach on this team has the same mentality right now. I feel like it’s contagious. Fans are getting it. They feel like they can’t be beat.” Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy, on Carolina’s eight-game winning streak

 

“It’s unbelievable. When we were 1-3 it was tense. We were trying to find ourselves as a team. And now we’re rolling and everyone is on the same page.” Panthers defensive end Wes Horton, on the 9-3 Panthers having a chance for a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs

 

“It’s satisfying because of where we came from. As I said before, it’s been a hard four years for a lot of guys in that locker room and a hard two years for myself and a lot of other people as well. So, it’s very satisfying.’’ Panthers coach Ron Rivera, on his team’s franchise-best eight-game winning streak

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