Roy Miller Not Making Excuses

September 30th, 2012

As one can imagine, not too many Bucs were in the mood for chatting after a gut-punching loss on a Billy Cundiff field goal in the final seconds for a 24-22 Redskins win.

The Bucs were simply awful in the first half and flipped the switch in the second half, briefly taking a lead late in the game.

The Redskins had a too easy final drive in order to get in field goal range for the shaky Cundiff. Bucs defensive tackle Roy Miller, soft spoken when happy, struggled to find words after the loss.

“We should have held them,” Miller said. “We fought hard to come back. We wanted to keep them back up [on the final drive] but it didn’t happen.”

Miller was insistent that the defense did not change in the final minute when RGIII sliced through the Bucs defense like warm butter, handing the Bucs their third straight loss and 13th out of the last 14 games.

“We just have to figure out a way to play four quarters,” Miller said. “We have a good team. We have to remain confident. It is on us and we have to go back and figure out why.”

Miller was not about looking for excuses. The loss stopped at the foot of the Bucs players.

“There really is only one explanation and that is to win,” Miller said when asked if it is expected that a young team would play inconsistently. “If you fight like we did today and shoot yourself in the foot too many times, you don’t give yourself a chance. There is really only one expectation, that is to win.

“We fought and they fought and at the end of the day, they had a few more plays than we did.”

2 Responses to “Roy Miller Not Making Excuses”

  1. SensibleBuc Says:

    Too many penalties. Too slow of a start. Too many missed tackles.

  2. Ladyz Says:

    Whoever was responsible for the prevent defense should be @&$)(;:@?.