It’s True, 10 Yards RushingSeptember 9th, 2012
If any Bucs fans would have run into Joe at a local watering hole and bragged the Bucs would hold any NFL team to 10 yards rushing, Joe would have responded by asking them to share their beers with him.
If a Bucs fan would have bragged the Bucs defense would hold Cam Newton, DeAngelo Williams and the Carolina Panthers to 10 yards rushing for the game, Joe is sure a cop would have Baker Act’ed said fan.
But it’s true! The Bucs held the Panthers to right at double digits, and Newton himself had but four yards rushing. Even more startling was that Ronde Barber confessed after the game that rookie Lavonte David was making the play calls.
This is as incredible a win as Joe can remember in a while. It was old school Bucs. The offense sputtered and needed the defense to hold on, and the Bucs defense did just that.
An impressive win indeed.