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Bruce Allen Quotes

With the fan support that we have in this stadium, in this city and in this state, we are going to be the most attractive team for free agency whether we have a salary cap or no salary cap. We have the resources to compete either way. Just tell us what the rules are and we'll play by them.
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#Support

There are mistakes made with penalties, and those are very big plays sometimes. We just feel it gives the clubs another option, since we're spending tens of millions of dollars on replay already, to make sure we have the right call on the field.
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#Mistakes

It was never our intention to make any cuts until the final moment. They had moved the deadline first to 10 p.m. (Thursday), so we were going to work right up to 9:59.
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#Intention

He's been an outstanding performer and his next stop will be getting fitted for a (Hall of Fame) bust in Canton. I don't think there's any doubt that everybody's intention is for him to retire as a Buccaneer.
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#Fame

I'm not quite sure what the perceptions are. But age isn't a number we care about. It's the talent level.
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#Age And Aging

We have met with Torrie Cox regarding the seriousness of these charges. We will continue to closely monitor this situation and cooperate with the investigation completely.
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#Seriousness

It's never been our policy to discuss any type of team punishment, ... We've talked to Torrie and he knows exactly where he stands right now.
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#Punishment

We talked a lot about individual responsibility, ... We talked about being a part of a team, which he understood well. It's not the behavior you expect from a coach, whether part-time or full-time. ... I'm not going discuss publicly what we'll do as a club as far as discipline.
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#Responsibility

He made a terrible error in judgment. The program is very clear, and we're proud of it in the NFL. You're responsible for what's in your body,
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#Judgment

The penalty is severe. ... It's 25% of his possible income for the year. He is absolutely going to have a tattoo on him for quite a few years. ... It has a dramatic effect on his career. But he can overcome it by performing well and never again being associated with this.
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#Income

We met with him again today and expressed our displeasure with his behavior,
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#Behavior

It's never been our policy to discuss any type of team punishment. We've talked to Torrie and he knows exactly where he stands right now.
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#Punishment

There is no reason for him to be out at that time.
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#Reason

They are distractions, but they are distractions for those three individuals more than anyone else. You can see with grown men in our league, you have to overcome any type of distraction. The (New Orleans) Saints are the best example with what they overcame to win (at Carolina). I don't think it will have an effect on the team.
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#Distractions

I met with Jay Gruden this morning and talked a lot about individual responsibility. We talked about being a part of a team, which he understood well. It's not the behavior you really expect in a coach, whether you're part time or full time. Unfortunately, as I said just a few days ago, I'm not going to discuss publicly what we'll do as a club as far as discipline.
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#Responsibility

Matt showed a lot, not only kicking field goals, but in kickoffs.
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#Goals

We brought a few players who were free agents, ... Some of them hadn't been in NFL camps. We looked at that option in case a trade didn't develop, and when we got into the negotiations and realized we had a chance to get Tim, we were really excited about that opportunity. It didn't work out for those players this time, but it's a long season, still.
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#Agents

There is a scenario ... that we have them both here this year. It doesn't just include them. It includes (what happens) with the rest of the team.
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#Include

He gives us some great insurance and feeling that we can sleep at night that we have a bona fide NFL starter,
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#Night

He was the best quarterback we thought could help us right now. And the fact that he has experience allowed us to look at enough tape ... we feel very comfortable we know what we're getting.
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#Experience

We brought a few players who were free agents. Some of them hadn't been in NFL camps. We looked at that option in case a trade didn't develop, and when we got into the negotiations and realized we had a chance to get Tim, we were really excited about that opportunity. It didn't work out for those players this time, but it's a long season, still.
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#Agents

He didn't have to stand up, ... He's not the reason we lost to the Jets.
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#Reason

I've talked to about a dozen doctors,
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#Doctors

I'm not going to get into the specifics. I'm not going to get into what the doctors said.
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#Doctors

Clearly, it makes it easier once you know what the rules are. If it is an uncapped year, there is not as much danger as you would think for '07. It makes it important you know the rules once the league year starts, those are the rules you are playing with and it's fair for everybody. ... We are going down two paths right now, preparing for each.
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#Rules

We believe in stability. If you look at the two teams in the Super Bowl, those are two teams that have had a lot of (staff) continuity. We do what we think is best for each coach and us.
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#Stability

We're living in a cycle that is very volatile.
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#Living

Really, we're in no different position than we have been, although we made a lot of progress.
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#Progress

[The Brooks contract] frees up the money we need to sign back some of our players and to go out and get some more.
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#Money