BARRETT RUUD "It went pretty well. We got a couple of turnovers, got a couple three-and-outs, they had one little drive on us, but other than that it was good."
RUUD ON PLAYING AGAINST HIS BROTHER, BO "It is pretty weird actually. I keep looking over at the sidelines to see if he will go in. He has been on one kickoff so far and will probably get more special teams as it gets going. I will just to have to keep an eye on their bench."
MICHAEL BENNETT "The biggest thing is to come out and play. Being able to come out and get some work in with the first group of guys felt good. I was able to get into a good rhythm early. I ran behind Byron (Storer) and I believe he is doing a great job and he deserves his shot and was able to get a touchdown at the end. Offensively, defensively and special teams-wise, we are really playing well and hopefully come out and bring the same intensity in the second half."
BENNETT ON THE O-LINE "Tremendous job, each and every week they keep getting better and better. They are the guys that are going to take us all the way, so we have to ride them and keep riding them until the wheels fall off."
BRIAN GRIESE ON BRYANT "Antonio has come in and really worked hard. He has put everything that has happened prior to being here in Tampa behind him and really has dedicated himself to working hard just doing what the coaches are telling him and it is starting to show on the field. He has great talent, it is just a matter of him learning the offense and getting the touches."
GRIESE ON THE OFFENSIVE LINE "I don't think I got hit at all. Our offensive line is going to continue to get better and better as the year goes on and I don't know if they are going to face a better defensive line than what they faced tonight and they did a great job."
ANTONIO BRYANT ON HIS 32-YARD CATCH FROM LUKE McCOWN "I played with Luke (McCown) before so it was an opportunity for us to run some old plays. He and I played together in Cleveland so we have a way of connecting. I kind of had an idea he was going to throw it because of the way that the coverage looked. We just happened to make the play."
WARRICK DUNN ON HIS RETURN TO TAMPA BAY AS A BUCCANEER "It felt like everyone missed me, so it was good to get introduced to the crowd and they all welcomed me back with a standing ovation, and that was great. It was great to come out in the first quarter just to establish ourselves because I didn't play last week. It was good to get a feel for the game a little bit, and just get into it. It was good – a great atmosphere."
BUCS HEAD COACH JON GRUDEN ON GETTING CONSISTENCY FROM THE SAME PLAYERS THAT PRODUCED LAST WEEK "I thought that our quarterbacks, both Brian [Griese] and Luke [McCown] did some good things and Michael Bennett flashed and made some plays. It was also good to see Warrick Dunn, he's going to add a lot of life to our team. Again, it was an effort that I think was pretty universal by the guys that played in the first half. We were pretty pleased with them."
GRUDEN ON WR ANTONIO BRYANT "He's a talented guy and he's going to be held to high standards because he's been blessed with great and rare talent. He made some exceptional catches, and he made a great run on a reverse. I'm proud of him. At the same time, we expect him to deliver like that."
GRUDEN ON HAVING NO TURNOVERS FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT WEEK "We made a big deal about that and the players responded. I don't know what our win-loss record is the past six or seven years when we haven't turned the ball over, but I would venture to say it's outstanding, it's exceptional. That's the key to winning in this league."
GRUDEN ON WHETHER THERE WAS EXTRA MOTIVATION GOING UP AGAINST THE PATRIOTS, WHO WENT 16-0 IN THE 2007 REGULAR SEASON, AND PLAYING ON NATIONAL TELEVISION "There's a lot of motivation. There's no question. If you're not ready to hit against New England you will be hit. I think our players responded. They are a very physical team. Every yard you make is well earned. Obviously, Tom [Brady] didn't play tonight, but we had a collective effort from all three phases."
GRUDEN ON THE BUCS RELEASING T LUKE PETITGOUT "We don't see the injury getting better anytime soon. There's already a limit to how many guys you can have on your team. It's sad, really. He's worked hard and he's a guy we were counting on. I just hope he gets himself well because he's a great guy."
GRUDEN ON WHETHER BRIAN GRIESE IS THE NO. 2 QB AT THIS POINT "I'm not so much worried who the backups are, it's who the starters are. I think we all know that we've had a couple of guys in the first two games of the preseason that have played pretty damn good. We're make those decisions, obviously. We've got to get ready for the regular season. We need [fullback B.J.] Askew back, we need Galloway back, we need [defensive tackle] Jovan Haye back, and certainly [quarterback] Jeff Garcia. It the time being, we have a couple of quality guys that know the offense and can make plays."
GRUDEN ON JOEY GALLOWAY DRESSING FOR THE GAME, BUT NOT PLAYING ON SUNDAY "He's got to get back out on the field. We need to get him back out there. This guy hasn't been in a football game since the Giants game [in January]. He's eager to get on the field next week. We need him back. We wanted Joey to have a real NFL experience tonight. That was the closest thing to it we could get."
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