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The Last Word

A disappointed Bucs crew offers a few words of analysis on its last-minute loss to the Jets


QB Shaun King and the Bucs won't look back after their final analysis of the Jets game

Not much was said in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' locker room on Sunday about Ronde Barber's interception-return touchdown or Jacquez Green's 75-yard reception. Nobody gave much lip service to Jamie Duncan's first career pick or Dave Moore's acrobatic touchdown catch.

The only topic on anyone's mind was the loss, a stunner that looked like a Buccaneer victory right up until the final minutes. Here's what Buccaneer players did have to say.

WR Keyshawn Johnson, on the Bucs' offense: "We didn't throw the ball that well. The rain took us out of our passing game. I tried to block and get open when I could. We just didn't execute. We played terrible in the first half and we still had an opportunity to win in the end."

QB Shaun King, on his first two interceptions of the season: "I've got to make better throws on those balls. I was a little behind Jacquez on the first one, and the corner (Aaron Glenn) made a nice play on the second one."

King, on the loss: "We had too many turnovers, too many penalties and we didn't take advantage of the numerous opportunities that we had. But take nothing away from them. They hung in there and made enough plays to win the game."

TE Dave Moore, on the loss: "Usually, we're stronger in the last four minutes. To their credit, they did a good job on us. Plays were there to be made. I'm sure when we look at the tape, we'll get some answers."

Moore, on Keyshawn Johnson: "The media was looking for bulletin board material, and that's what they got. I guarantee you there's not a guy who works harder on this team."

LB Derrick Brooks, on the loss: "The plays were there to make and we just didn't make them, plain and simple. You do not give up the lead in the fourth quarter. We did not make the plays today. There is no reason that we should not have gotten the job done today."

DT Warren Sapp, on the game in general: "We never put them away. They made the plays in the fourth quarter, and we have to learn from this. At no point did I think we were going to lose this game. It's uncharacteristic of this ball club. We always put people away and we're still searching for the killer instinct. This is something we haven't gone through in a long time."

FB Mike Alstott, on the fumble that set up the Jets' winning touchdown: "I fumbled the ball and let my teammates down. There is nothing else I can possibly say."

S Damien Robinson, on where the Bucs stand now: "We're 3-1. Our season isn't over yet. We have to get back our focus and take it to the Redskins."

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