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Bucs’ receiver Bryant disses ex-Buc Garcia

by Roland Johnson on September 10, 2009

Often embattled and misunderstood Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver

Bryant disses ex-Buc Jeff Garcia and his ability to scan the field.

Bryant disses ex-Buc Jeff Garcia and his ability to scan the field.

Antonio Bryant, spoke with the Dallas media on a conference call Wednesday. In one surgical, yet lethal slice Bryant cut right to the difference between the quarterback who helped him have the best statistical season of his career Jeff Garcia and the teams current starter Byron Leftwich. Telling reporters who dialed in “It’s definitely different, but I think the important thing about it is him (Leftwich) being able to scan the field, read through the progressions, I haven’t had that in a while, at least since (Vinny) Testaverde.”

Barrett Ruud, 26, is a soft spoken player on the field and prefers to let his play do his talking. He’s consider by some to be the elder statesmen and unquestioned leader on a relatively young defense. But more importantly his motivation comes from a fear of failure. When answering questions about expectations for the coming season Ruud, told Rick Stroud, of the St.Petersburg Times “I think we’re going to be as good as we decide to be. I think it’s just a matter of being detailed in practice and executing. There’s a lot of ways to draw things up, it’s a matter of getting on the details. And when it comes time Sunday to play, you have to be able to execute on the field. And when your number is called to make a play, you got to make it.”

First year, rookie head coach Raheem Morris not willing to let the magnitude of the moment get in the way of the business at hand and the teams perpetration for the Dallas Cowboy’s telling Dave Scheiber, a St.Petersburg Times staff writer “You know, this thing’s not about me. “It’s not my moment. It’s our moment. It’s our team’s moment. It’s going to play the Dallas Cowboys. If I’m worried about me and my moment, the Dallas Cowboys are probably going to beat my butt. I can’t worry about.”

INJURY REPORT:

CB E.J. Biggers (shoulder), TE John Gilmore (ankle) and LB Adam Hayward (ankle) did not practice. Their status for Sunday’s game is day to day. Receivers Michael Clayton (hamstring) and Antonio Bryant (knee) practiced for the second straight day and are being listed as probable for the game.

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Lee C September 10, 2009 at 3:06 pm

Bryant needs to keep his mouth shut. He isn’t really in a position to say anything. He is being paid (very well) for his play this year. Not to discuss last year. You would think he would be a little loyal to Garcia since without him he would still be home watching the NFL on his couch as he was in 2007. Attitude problems have plagued this guy and I really hope they don’t start rearing their ugly head again this year. Why is he talking to the Dallas media anyway?

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