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20 October 2017

Transcript: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2017 Media Availability (10/20/17)

BUC BIT OF THE DAY: This weekend’s game between the Buccaneers and the Bills will be the 11th regular-season meeting between the two clubs, but only the second to take place in Buffalo (2009).
Below is a selection of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quotes from today’s earlier media availability:
Head Coach Dirk Koetter
Linebacker Kwon Alexander
(On how quarterback Jameis Winston threw the ball during practice)
“Jameis threw the ball well today. Yeah, he threw it well.”
(On if he was able to make all of the throws)
“Yes, he was.”
(On if Winston will start on Sunday)
“Jameis is our starter. He will be out there.”
(On the feeling of being back from injury)
“It’s a blessing to be back. I’m ready to get out there and have fun. I’ve been off about five weeks, so I’ve got a lot of energy built up and I’m ready to get out there.”
(On how much better his hamstring feels now)
“I feel great now. I said last week I was ready last week. I sat that one out, so I’m straight now [and] ready to go 100 percent.”
(On how hard it was watching the games from the sideline)
“It sucks when that happens, but it’s God plan. His plan was for me to come back this week to make the plays that I’ve been doing to help my team out and lead them to a victory.”
(On how linebacker Kendell Beckwith did filling in for him)
“He is doing a great job. It’s hard to come in and learn MIKE this fast, and SAM like he’s been doing. He picked it up so fast and he’s been making great plays. It’s going to come over this Sunday and he is going to make plays at SAM too. He’s going to have a great game.”
(On if this is the type of game he enjoys, since the Bills tend to run the ball often)
“I’m ready to get back and hit somebody. I’ve only got one tackle on the season, so I’ve got to get my stats back up.”
(On if he knows Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White well from Louisiana State)
“Yeah, we all played together – me, him and ‘Beck’ (Kendell Beckwith) – so him and ‘Beck’ came out at the same time. They are two great players. He’s been doing a great job over there too. I can’t wait to see him.”
(On how tough it was to be sidelined)
“It’s just hard being on the sideline period not playing and seeing everyone else out there playing. All the hard work you put in over the summertime and you’ve got to sit out and watch everybody else play. It was hard because I couldn’t do [anything] about it. I tried my best to talk to everybody [and] get them hyped, but I just couldn’t do [anything] about it. Now, I can do something about it this Sunday, so this is what’s going on right now.”

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