On his fumbled snap: "Honestly, I can't even remember what happened. I felt like I did the same thing I have been doing. We got tape tomorrow, so if it was my fault, I will admit to that. I'm not sure exactly what happened, it happened so fast. I'll get a better look at what happened tomorrow. And that was another big play--even if it was a short hop, I got to do my best to get the ball, so I mean, that's what it all boils down to. And that's what the frustration is about. It's not about when a team physically beats you; it's about when you do a lot of things that hurt yourself. That's the most frustrating part about it."
On talking to Donovan McNabb after the game: "I talked to [McNabb] and Mike [Vick]. I was more frustrated, but at that time it was a great honor for me in my life to see those two guys and to have a conversation with them, it was extremely joyful moment for me, and to sit there and watch him play, it was a joy to watch. I mean, he was one of the guys I looked up to growing up, and when you get the opportunity to see him play in live action, I mean, I feel blessed."
On what McNabb said to him: "He told me to keep working. He likes the way I play the game. He told me to keep working, and hopefully we can build a relationship together, and that is what I'm trying to do, so I can become a better quarterback and try to pick some things off of his brain, as well. We lost, and that was the frustrating part of that, but I did have a conversation with him and I tried to talk to him after, so that was good for that part."
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Offensive and Defensive Quotes (Locker room) October 11, 2009
CB Will AllenOn what happened in the game that led to the loss: "The Eagles simply made the plays and we did not. We have to learn to make the plays through out the whole game to win games. We just did not make the plays in the game and that is what it came down to."
On whether Tampa Bays defense seemed to struggle another week: "The Eagles had some deep throws on our defensive again and we just did not make the plays. We get paid just like the Eagles do and that is a part of the NFL. You have to make plays to win and be accountable for what you do. Our defensive has to start to make plays when the ball is thrown in their direction."
On whether the team thought they would have to play a perfect game to win: "I did not think that we had to play perfect to win but we do have to make plays. I think the Eagles on both sides of the ball offensively and defensively just played a better game than us. And when this happens you will lose."
On what the team needs to do to keep a positive outlook: "We have to keep together as a team and gel. Each player has to be accountable for their own work during the week. Players are going to have to go out and work harder and be accountable to correct what they might be doing wrong. We need to come back next week and get that first win."
DE Roy MillerOn what it will take to get a win: "We cannot let the big plays happen because teams like the Eagles are an excellent team. The Eagles have a lot of very talented players on their side but we cannot let them score that quickly."
On whether there were any bright sides of the game: "We felt like we were still in the game most of the game but then the score just started to get away from us. We are fighters on this team and we just have to continue to fight and do what we need to do to get a win. We need to get a win because we look at one another all week and we know that we are working hard."
On how happy he was to see [DE Jimmy] Wilkerson get three sacks: "You really do have to give Jimmy a ton of credit because there were a lot of match protect plays out there and he still got the sacks. He was able to get to the edge and get some sacks and do all that he could do to keep us in the game. I really think he did a great job on a great offensive line and a great quarterback that the Eagles have."
G Davin JosephOn whether the blitzes from the Eagles made it tough to make plays: "We had planned for the Eagles to make a lot of blitzes but we just did not execute the plays. You are going to have some of their guys free and we have to pick up the right guys in the schemes and we did not always do that. I think we needed to do a little better of a job picking up those blitzes."
On whether being 0-5 since 1996 will weigh on the team: "It is about tomorrow and we cannot live in today. This game is over and we just will have to move forward. I believe in every guy in this locker room and in every coach and we just need to get our first win. I would not trade a coach or a player on this team right now."