The Swarm Claims More VictimsNovember 4th, 2012
The stifling, punishing Bucs run defense was at it again today, knocking out running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson, and holding the Raiders to a flimsy 22 yards on the ground.
Make no mistake. The Raiders wanted to run the ball. They couldn’t. Hell, Mark Barron hit McFadden so hard their facemasks became one, like two rams locking horns in the Rocky Mountains.
Many of Lavonte David’s 14 tackles were of the statement variety, and the swarm Greg Schiano covets was in full swing.
The Bucs entered the game with the NFL’s fifth-ranked run defense. It’s no fluke. There are no smoke and mirrors, just physical football.