The Thrill Of VictoryNovember 19th, 2012
The one thing that geeked Joe with the Bucs win over the Stinkin’ Panthers was how the Bucs celebrated when Dallas Clark hauled in a pass from Josh Freeman in overtime to seal the win.
As Bucs coach Greg Schiano said today, “You saw a lot of kid come out of these men.” Even Schiano was raised in the air in the midst of a bear hug by receivers coach P.J. Fleck.
Bucs offensive tackle Demar Dotson was no different. He explained to Joe today about the mood of the Bucs huddle in the winning drive in overtime, and how he celebrated.
“Guys were calm and relaxed,” Dotson said. “We just had a big momentum swing [by tying the game in regulation]. We felt good about going down the field. Guys felt real good.”
Of course, the good feelings were stoked when Doug Martin tore off a couple key, monster runs in the march downfield.
“Once [Martin] had had those two big runs, man, it was like, ‘OK, we’ve got to get this done. It’s meant for us today,’” Dotson said.
Then, the Freeman-to-Clark touchdown happened and bedlam on the Bucs sideline and on the field ensued.
“Different guys did different things,” Dotson said. “But I fell to the ground and lifted my arms up. It was one of the best feelings. You put in so much work and you fought and scratched and came back from adversity throughout the game and to win it, it felt so good.”