Bucs reflect on Sunday’s loss

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St. Petersburg Times (Florida)

TAMPA BAY, Fla.
Bucs LT Donald Penn says he is his own worst critic, so he’ll probably not reflect kindly on his performance against the Steelers. Penn faced a tall order with star LB James Harrison lined up on his side, and Harrison caused a fair amount of disruption, getting Penn called for holding once. “I went against a great Pro Bowler, a great defensive end,” Penn said. “I had him silent for most of the game. He got up under me on one play, and I had the call, the holding. I mean, he’s 5-10 (actually 6 feet). I’m 6-5. That was a great play. My hat’s off to him. I have a lot of respect for him, but I bet he has a lot of respect for me now, too.” Penn took exception to a suggestion that the Bucs, in general, were manhandled. “I can’t use that word,” he said. “You guys need to go watch this film. Them guys were flying around. Those guys were getting beat up on Pittsburgh’s side. I don’t want to ever hear that word manhandled. That was not the case. Nobody got manhandled. …They won the point battle.”