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Joe Gibbs Post-Game: Redskins-Bucs

On the Redskins' 20-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

"I think we have certain principles that we know that we win by when we abide by those, we're going to win football games. Right now, we're not getting that done. We have certain principles. We have to run, we have to stop the run. That starts with all of us. We have to play great on [special] teams. Tampa Bay, I have great respect for them. I think they did a great job of coaching. I think on defense they did a fantastic job. We have to give them all of the credit; today we just couldn't get the job done. I think for us, basically, we have certain things that we have to abide by and certain principles. When we get back to those, we will start winning football games. When we violate certain principles, we're not going to be able to win games. So, that's kind of the way I see it."

On if these principles have been violated all year long:

"I was thinking right now about this game. In particular, that's what I am focused on, is this one game. We have people that did a real good job of running the football on us. We didn't do a good job rushing the football. So, as a consequence, you are going to lose football games; you can't do it."

On Jason Campbell's performance:

"I thought Jason did some real good things. Obviously, [for] his first go around [it] is a tough place for him to start, I mentioned that. It is a defense that I have a great respect for, like I said, a tough place to go. You go away from home and you're in front of an excellent football crowd and you have to play against a real good defense. I thought he did some real good things. I am sure he will look at it, we'll all look at it. There will be some things that he could have improved on. I thought it was a good first outing for him. I thought he was well-prepared; I thought he handled things well. Everything, including the two-minute drive there at the end of the ball game. I felt like Jason did a good job at his first outing. I wish we could have found a way to win it for him, but there just wasn't something there to get it done today."

On the defense:

"Certainly, I'm speaking mostly about this game. I think any time that you can't get the other team off the field, that's a tough assignment when you don't get a lot of plays on offense. At the same time, offensively, when you do get a chance, you have to take it and keep it. I think our bottom line was, if we don't rush it, we don't convert first downs on offense, then you're not going to keep the ball; they're keeping it. So, it kind of kills you both ways. I think that's kind of the way I see it. We're all together; offense, defense, special teams, myself included, like I said. We all win together, we lose together. Today, Tampa Bay just did a better job than we did."

On the team's momentum during the game:

"I think it's kind of hard to say what point momentum swings and things like that. You just have to make plays. I felt like our guys put a special emphasis in starting fast in the third quarter. I was really pleased to see us get down the field and score a touchdown; that was a heck of an effort for us. Then they did a great job, came right back and scored. Anytime you turn the ball over, it is going to be tough on ourselves. We got a couple today, which we had not been getting. I thought that might be a key for us, if we could get a couple of turnovers. In that case, we gave one back."

On T.J. Duckett:

"I thought T.J. for the number of plays he got, he didn't get a lot of opportunities, but that will probably happen for him down the stretch here. I thought he did a good job today when he had the opportunity."

On this game being the springboard for the season:

"I thought anywhere in here, if we could just get ourselves going. I think it's still true; you don't know what's going to happen. It's topsy-turvy, everyone is evenly matched, is the way I see it. People are going to knock each other off. I hope it is going back home for three games. We have to find a way to get ourselves jump started again and get back to Redskin football. That didn't happen today."

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