Dinosaur “Fuel” Driving Jorvorskie Lane

September 1st, 2014
The Bucs' new fullback says he's "pit bull" ready to strike

The Bucs’ new fullback says he’s the team “pit bull.” (Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

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.

14 Responses to “Dinosaur “Fuel” Driving Jorvorskie Lane”

  1. Owlykat Says:

    I am glad he made the team. We will need him to keep the ground game going while our OL develops chemistry. He will be invaluable on short yardage and Goal Line situations as well!

  2. Tom Edrington Says:

    You gotta like this guy catching passes out of the backfield, beastly beast who can break the first tackle attempt and get you 10 easy.

  3. DB55 Says:

    Clubber Lane

  4. OB Says:


    I can just see a play action to him into the line and one of the trees getting the throw or vice versa

  5. RastaMon Says:

    Dyno~Mite !…remember you can’t lead with your helmet…

  6. JT Says:

    Carolinas D-line will be nasty. I expect Lane to block and create more time for McCown to get the ball downfield to VJAX, Evans and ASJ. Once we establish that then we can throw in Martin to run the ball and Lane will eventually get passes thrown his way once we get their secondary to “respect” our playmakers. I guarantee their going to stuff the box until McCown makes them adjust.

  7. BucBob1 Says:

    I’m sure Jeff Tedford has plenty in store for this guy!
    Can’t Wait until Sunday.
    “Are You Ready For Some Football”!!!!

  8. bigpoppabuc Says:

    Eh,…. I was a Lorig fan. Dude played his guts out.

  9. t-dub Says:

    Bucs fill Practice Squad:


    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have formed their first full practice squad of 2014, in time for the first practice of Carolina Week. The Buccaneers had 10 spots to fill and, after bringing back six of their own recently-waived players on Sunday, completed the process on Monday with four young players from around the league. All four add depth to the defense, during the week of practice at least.

    Those four are: cornerback Derrius Brooks, waived over the weekend by the Cincinnati Bengals; cornerback Brandon Dixon, a sixth-round pick of the New York Jets this past May; linebacker Carlos Fields, formerly an undrafted free agent with the Oakland Raiders; and safety Kimario McFadden, most recently of the Atlanta Falcons.

  10. Jim Says:

    The Saints have a great fullback too….his name is Erik Lorig.

  11. Brandon Says:

    Jim Says:
    September 1st, 2014 at 3:52 pm
    The Saints have a great fullback too….his name is Erik Lorig.

    Lorig has been injured all preseason and isn’t expected to play in week 1 either.

  12. dmatt Says:

    This guy had a nose for the end zone during his college years. 49 career touchdowns is not an easy accomplishment. I hope good coaching will lead to those results once again. This guy has the skills to impact the team. He showed in college that he can pass, catch (one hand), block, spin move,and run like a bulldozer. Erik Lorig cant touch this guy.

  13. RastaMon Says:

    Feed the Dyno…4th quarter protecting a lead……..

  14. canadian bucsfan Says:

    Looking forward to seeing Lane run over Luke K opening a long run for Dougy on sunday!!!