Remembering The Winning TouchdownNovember 20th, 2012
It has been so long, Joe can’t remember a more exciting finish to a Bucs game then the overtime thriller Sunday when Dallas Clark caught a game-winning pass from Josh Freeman to beat the Panthers.
Clark appeared on “The Sunday Drive” following the win, heard exclusively on SiriusXM NFL Radio to recount how the Bucs came back on the Stinkin’ Panthers.
“It was a fun one, I just lulled them to sleep,” Clark said of his part in the game-winning drive. “I ran four or five arrow routes and caught them sleeping a bit and got a step past the Sam linebacker. It was weird. Never ended a game before like that. Fun feeling.
“It was getting late. We were down 11 with like six minutes left and I started to wonder, ‘Are we going to do something or are we going to pack it in and get prepared for next week?’ We kept doing our job even though we were playing horrible but we were able to rally last six minutes.”
Joe wonders if this is a harbinger of things to come or not. No, the Bucs should not have been losing to a garbage team like the Panthers.
But consider, Josh Freeman had a bad day. The offensive line sure looked like the injury-riddled unit it is. Doug Martin couldn’t get on track. Mark Barron looked like the Rookie Wall hit him.
But that was the beauty of this game. Players who were not playing well for most of the day but found a way to find their stride and, voila, a win happened!