OPPOSING VIEWS: Tampa Bay Reactions To The Loss

Ian Logue
August 19, 2011 at 08:56am ET

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After going through all of today's stories for this morning's Patriots links entry, here are some interesting articles from Tampa Bay's perspective that you may also want to check out:

Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times files his game story, and writes that the Bucs 'weren't ready' for the Patriots and Tom Brady.

Larry Brown has a good entry on the Bucs' loss, with Gerald McCoy reacting to the tempo of last night's game and saying the Patriots were too fast.
“Man, I’m telling you man, they came out, they’d turn around huddle, snap, oh, ‘There’s the Mike, Go!’ I was like, ‘Dang! Um, Mr. Brady, can we line up?’” McCoy joked. “[Brady] didn’t care. He was like, ‘You’re not going to line up.’ When we turned around one time I checked back around and my hand was going to the grass and they were like, ‘Hut!’ And I said, ‘Noooooooooooo!’”

John Romano of the St. Petersberg Times has a good column this morning, and writes that the Bucs should remember the sting of what happened in the first half last night, and use it to get better.

Anwar Richardson of the Tampa Tribune writes that quarterback Josh Freeman recently said that he wanted to be in the same conversation as Brady, but he wasn't quite as good as Brady last night.

Joe Henderson of the Tampa Tribune has a great column this morning, and writes that the Bucs poor effort last night definitely raises half an eyebrow.

Rick Brown of TheLedger.com has another good column entitled, "Oh Brother, Nothing Went Right For Bucs."

Joe Smith of the St. Petersburg times writes that rookie linebacker Mason Foster took his lumps during last night's loss.

Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg times writes that Tampa Bay's offensive line crumbled against New England's defense.

MyFoxTampa has photos from the game.