CHICAGO -- Observed and heard in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' locker room after their 21-13 loss to the Bears.
The injury news wasn't good for the Bucs. Fullback Jorvorskie Lane suffered what coach Lovie Smith called a "serious leg injury." It sounds as if Lane, the only true fullback on Tampa Bay’s roster, could miss the rest of the season. Backup tight end Luke Stocker filled in at fullback after Lane's injury and has played the position in the past. But the Bucs might have to sign a fullback to finish out the season.
Smith pointed to Tampa Bay's first offensive drive of the second half as the turning point. The Bucs held a 10-0 lead at halftime and they got the ball to start the second half. They went three-and-out and had to punt. The Bears followed that with a touchdown drive and the momentum switched over to Chicago the rest of the way.
Quarterback Josh McCown threw two interceptions, but said his most disappointing moment was a sack/fumble in the third quarter. That led to a Chicago touchdown that put the Bears ahead to stay. McCown said he should have sensed the pressure and gotten rid of the ball.