Three Knockouts Weren’t EnoughSeptember 16th, 2012
Did the Bucs ever really play physical football under Raheem Morris?
Despite Raheem’s talk of being violent and yungry, it never really happened on either side of the ball, except late in the 2010 season when the offensive line was blocking for LeGarrette Blount.
But in the area of physicality, it truly is a New Schiano Order. And that was on display today in full force.
The Bucs knocked three Giants out of the game — in the first half. Mason Foster drilled WR Domenik Hixon in a play that drew a personal foul, but that was just a wussy call of the modern NFL. Foster was just playing hard football and Joe can assure reader that Greg Schiano will applaud that play. Then Ahmad Bradshaw aborbed a neck-crushing hit, and Eric Wright clobbered Henry Hynoski low (photo above) and left him in agony on the turf.
Joe’s not counting it since it was just part of typical play, but the physical play also claimed Giants starting right tackle David Diehl in the first half.
Don’t accuse the New Schiano Order of playing soft football. You’d be wrong. Eventually, this will deliver the Bucs wins over the course of the season. Not every team has the backbone, or the quarterback, of the Super Bowl champs.