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What the Bucs Said After Their 20-12 Loss


Head Coach Dirk Koetter

(on the impact of the weather conditions): "I thought Jameis [Winston] threw the ball really well in the first half. We just didn't do a very good job catching it. It wasn't a throwing issue; it was a lot more of a catching issue, and we just didn't have the ball very much in the second half."

(on the Ravens' running game on third down): "I thought our defense did a good job in the first half of containing [the Ravens]. But, similar to last week, our defense was just on the field too much in the second half. It ends up being a 37-minute time of possession. You could sort of see that coming the second half. They are a good running football team, but we've got to hold the ball more on offense to keep the defense off the field."

(on the dimension Lamar Jackson bring to the Ravens' offense): "He makes you play 11-on-11 football instead of 11-on-10. We had him wrapped up a couple of times, and he squirted out of there and was able to extend plays. They're on a nice run with him in there at quarterback, and with that defense, they're going to be a tough team to beat."

(on if the Ravens did anything he didn't expect): "No, they didn't do anything that we didn't expect. They've got a pretty vast package of coverages that they play in the red zone. A lot of different combinations of man coverages, but nothing that we haven't seen before."

QB Jameis Winston

(on the Ravens' defense): "They have a good defense, so kudos to them. They made some big plays. We needed to take advantage of the opportunities that our defense gave us. There were a couple of times when we had good field position, and we couldn't execute on third down. We needed to take advantage and score in those spots."

(on the fourth-and-4 play): "[Chris] Godwin was my second read, and I got the ball to him, but the defender made a good play. It was my fault, because guys were open on the left side. I should have executed better."

DT Gerald McCoy

(on QB Lamar Jackson's play): "He's the reincarnation of Michael Vick. He's a lot faster than you think on the field. When you see him in person, he can really run. He controls the offense well. They put him in great positions – he's going to be good for a long time."

DE Carl Nassib

(on QB Lamar Jackson): "You've got to give that kid a lot of credit. He's a great player, a great young player. He provides a lot of things. He's very elusive. I did have my hands on him. I had plays to make and didn't make them. I just need to make them in the future."

(on the Ravens' run game): "You've got to be disciplined in every game. At times, we're more disciplined. We're going to get better and watch the film."

C Ryan Jensen

(on coming back to Baltimore): "It was cool. Coming back, we obviously didn't get the result we wanted. Spending five years here, it's always cool coming back."

(on the fans' reception): "They're heckling me, but all out of love, I'm sure."

LB Lavonte David

(on QB Lamar Jackson's play): "He adds an element to their run game. He's fast; they use him really well. They put him in situations where he can tuck and run it or make a precise throw."

(on the Ravens' halftime adjustments): "They did some stuff that we didn't see on film. It just got us out of our rhythm. You have to give them credit. They are a great football team. We just have to make adjustments and execute."

TE Cameron Brate

(on the missed opportunity after the muffed punt in the third quarter): "We couldn't seem to stay on the field. Their offense was churning up the clock running the football. It hurt us that after we got the ball back after one of those seven-minute drives that they had, we turned it over on the first play and put our defense back out on the field. It was like that all game. We kept putting our defense out on the field too much, not converting on third downs. It's frustrating. You have to give them credit. They're a really good defense, statistically one of the top in the NFL. They really challenged us today, and unfortunately we didn't make enough plays."

WR Mike Evans

(on the Ravens' defense): "They played well, really hard. They played smart. They got blessed a little bit today with the weather. I feel like we could have aired it out a little more, but the ball was very slick, not the best conditions. Of course, they had to play in it as well. So we just have to be better."

(on his offensive pass interference call in the third quarter): "We knew the coverage. They were blitzing everybody. That's a play where I'm supposed to get out of the way and give [Adam Humphries] a little pick, I guess, but I didn't touch the guy who was guarding him. [Brandon Carr] was pressed on me, and I was just running through him. I should have just had my hands up. I know officiating's really tough when guys are moving that fast, but in the heat of the moment, I was really upset. I have to look at it again, but I don't really think I did much. I never really see it get called when other teams do it because they do it all the time. It got called against us, so that's just how it is."

RB Peyton Barber

(on having to watch as the Ravens held the ball so long): "It's definitely tough when you're going up against three running backs like they have – it's hard. When we were put in good position, we didn't get the points we needed. When we were on the field, we needed to convert more when we get into the red zone."

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