Raheem “Really Impressed” By His Defensive Line

August 17th, 2010

Plenty of love from Raheem The Dream on Monday for many of his defensive linemen out of Saturday night’s preseason opener in Miami.

Raheem The Dream stood tall in his news conference and even mentioned the words Tim and Crowder in a sentence during his chat with the beat writers following afternoon practice. 

The head coach was asked if he was happy with what he saw along the D-Line after watching Saturday’s game film. Here’s Raheem The Dream’ verbatim response off the video at Buccaneers.com:

Raheem The Dream: Those guys played with great motor. You know, Kyle Moore was more of a standout than I remembered in the game. He flashed and showed up a little bit on the quarterback with quarterback hits and pressures. Tim Crowder always gives you great effort. You know, some of those ends, Michael Bennett, he showed in the game; you kind of felt him in the game. Those three ends that we kind of talked about, kind of questioned a little bit, they made some nice plays. Young [Erik] Lorig came in, split a double team and made a big time play in the backfield. We had another great play by Roy Miller, saved us on a breakout out run by Rickey Williams. [Miller] came out of a double team and split it really well. Gerald McCoy played with good pad level, really played well against the run. …I’m really impressed with what they were able to do, especially in those conditions, playing out there in that mud bowl.

At this point, Joe’s happy when a Bucs game doesn’t involve the defensive line getting steamrolled and the opposition’s second rate running back becoming an instant Hall of Fame candidate.

Small steps are good.

Raheem The Dream went on to say that rookie defensive tackle Brian Price, he of the tender hamstring, had an encouraging practice on Monday and fingers are crossed that he’ll play on Saturday in the blacked out preseason home opener against the Chiefs.

12 Responses to “Raheem “Really Impressed” By His Defensive Line”

  1. BUC BOY Says:

    Joe Is the game going to be blacked out? even in the orlando area?

  2. Joe Says:

    BUC BOY:

    Fans have up to 72 hours prior to kickoff to sell out the game. If the game is not sold out at the deadline, the NFL has the option of blacking out the game.

    If it is blacked out, yes, Orlando is affected. The game will be aired on tape-delay the next morning.

  3. goodfellajay Says:

    i do think it will be blacked out so if that the case i will not come to this site that nite so the game is new to me

  4. eric Says:

    “instant hall of fame candidate”


  5. Capt.Tim Says:

    We stopped a pretty potent running game Saturday night. I was actually impressed with Moore, Bennett, Crowder, and Lorig. You toss Stylez in here, and meybe DE isn’t as weak as we thought. By the way, if the game is blacked out, it will be replayed Sunday morning at 11:00 Am.

  6. oar Says:

    It’s the Tampa Bay Blackouteers!

  7. eric Says:

    I wonder if we will muster up any pass rush whatsoever.

  8. Gary Says:

    The game will be re-aired at 4am on NFLN. I know the timing sucks, but I plan to record and watch as soon as I wake up.


    I’m with you man. I hope we show some improvement in pass rush.

  9. Joe Says:


    Be careful with the NFL Network rebroadcast.

    If the game is blacked out, the NFL will also black out any rebroadcast of the game on the NFL Network until the local Bucs affiliate has first had the chance to broadcast the game.

    Not sure where you live but if you in the Tampa Bay or Orlando area, the NFL Network will not have the first airing of the game.

  10. McBuc Says:

    Eric…I think we will see a better pass rush in better field conditions.

  11. Not A Rocket Surgeon Says:

    Preseason Live worked really well for me, but I’m not in the tampa area.

  12. Mauha Deeb Says:

    The Glazers need to draft a designated speaker for The Dream. That guy is worthless at speaking. His words are always in the wrong order.
    I remember watching one of the videos of him in OTAs yelling to the DL coach about Eric Lorig’s shoulder injury “Hey coach! Coach! Go easy on him! He gotta upper left extremity!”
    Well I would hope he has a left arm!