We still set ourselves to pitch shutouts.
It's not always about the sacks. It's about the quarterback pressure.
We think they're going to try and get back their running game.
I guess we're not sexy enough, man. We don't have that kind of appeal. If Brian had a twin brother playing in New York, you'd probably have a helluva story.
We understand who we are.
Without Moss, Daunte has a few more options. He always had his four or five obligatory passes to No.84. I think it's freed him up a little bit. In preseason, he hit a lot of different receivers and he had a lot of success with it.
It seemed like old times.
We looked at that standard of Hardy (Nickerson) and John (Lynch) and the Rufus Porters of the world. Those guys laid the foundation of the standard that we're trying to live up to. We know we have to get back to it. It's that physical type of football. Safeties capping off piles, creating turnovers. We're getting there. We're getting there.
There's not a lot of words to describe him. Just put the film on, and you see what you have in this guy. There's a lot of great backs that have come through this league. For him to outdistance them all in the first three games of his career, he should feel good about it. We definitely feel good that he's running for us.
No matter how we get it done, whether it's ugly or it's pretty, a win is a win. That's the bottom line.
A lot of greedy guys, unheralded, guys who love playing football. I look at [tackle] Anthony Davis, and it's not his play. It's his attitude. When was the last time we had a guy like that? And Cadillac, if he gets a big play, he celebrates. He's excited about it. We all feed off that.
It was two guys with their triple testosterone running high, acting like idiots. I'm a feisty dude, and he's a feisty dude.
We're definitely a headstrong group. We accept all challenges.
It was just two guys, testosterone running high, acting like idiots, ... I was trying to get his hands off me. You live with those things. Obviously, you don't want them to happen at that point in the game, but I'm a feisty dude, he's a feisty dude. It's football.
You had a team in 2002 that was approaching greatness. I'm not making excuses, but this just might be a reason, I think. Guys who are good players try to be great players by doing too much. In the long run that's going to hurt you.
Is that any different from any other season? We pride ourselves on being a defensive football team. Bring in all the free agents, all the coaches or whatever you want. This team has been built on defense.
I marvel watching him every week. He's a perfectionist. He probably knows what's going to happen on the field before everybody else knows what's going to happen.
Yeah, not only is he 100 percent Buccaneer, he's comic relief. It's really easy to get on him.
It's a 12-man dance and we have one of the tickets, so let's go party.
We've been grinding all year. It's been sloppy all year. We find a way to make plays at crucial times. And that's what we're all about.