It was a telling remark by Bucs head coach Raheem Morris, though not one that should come as any real surprise.
He had just watched the tape of his teams rain-soaked, 23-17 loss on the road to the Tennessee Titans -- a game they could just as easily have won minus a few of the five turnovers that marred their effort, and with a defense that could have found a way to stop Titan tailback Chris Johnson when it counted.
Instead, the Bucs played like the team they are -- one with the youngest roster in the NFL -- and their oft-stated goal to match last years 10-win season and make the playoffs has become mission impossible.
Obviously a tough one to watch, Morris said. A lot of good things and lot of bad things as far as turnovers. Sloppy ball. And were not a mature enough team or good enough team to win games that way. Weve got to go out and be perfect. Weve got to execute. We cant leave it to anyones hands but out own. And we remain committed to growing as a football team.
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