Dinosaur “Fuel” Driving Jorvorskie LaneSeptember 1st, 2014
Lovie Smith is one of the prominent coaches who has talked about the dying position of fullback in the NFL. However, the Bucs put a fullback on their roster, one who has worked quite a bit with the first-team offense.
All that fullback “dinosaur” talk made its way to Jorvorskie Lane, so he explained to Joe today.
“That’s fuel. That’s fuel for me. You know what I mean,” Lane said. “Because I’m a guy that can do what a running back can do, and to say that the fullback position is gone, I think that’s kind of bogus.
“We’re the pit bull of the group. We know exactly what’s going to come, an iso block, man on man. I don’t understand why people would say that’s rotten.”
One team that doesn’t consider fullback “rotten” is Carolina, Sunday’s opening-day opponent. They’ve got 2013 All-Pro and Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert.
Lane says he expects to get a shot to impress, and he’s confident he can do the things Tolbert does for the Panthers.
On improving since coming off sitting on his couch last season, Lane said he’s so hard on himself that he doesn’t think he’s doing anything that well.
“My coach would say it’s a good block but in my mind it’s probably still not a good block to me. I treat everything like that,” Lane said.
For fantasy football types who care about such things, Lane appeared to be wearing a cast on his left hand but assured Joe it wouldn’t affect him one bit.