Lorig And Lumpkin Record Firsts

January 3rd, 2011

It’s still amazing to Joe how the Bucs featured more guys from the bottom of the roster — again — against the defending champs with the season on the line Sunday.

On the opening drive, presumably a rather scripted effort, the Bucs got their second first down throwing to fourth-string running back Kregg Lumpkin out of the backfield for 12 yards, his only catch of the season.


Then late in the game, following a huge kick return by Micheal Spurlock with the score tied at 10, the Bucs opened that criticial series throwing for 11 yards to rookie fullback Erik Lorig, the converted defensive end from the seventh round.

Greg Olson’s got a hefty sack. Although Joe still can’t understand why he puts LeGarrette Blount in motion and won’t pound the ball with Blount early in games.

Again, an amazing coaching job by the Bucs utilizing the entire roster and finding guys from the corners of the earth who can play. Joe’s mind explodes right now at the thought of the Bucs bringing in another fresh crop of talent to compete with this young roster for jobs.

10 Responses to “Lorig And Lumpkin Record Firsts”

  1. CreamsiclePasties Says:

    Lorig threw some big time blocks yesterday as well….kid played well

  2. big007hed Says:

    Lumpkin and Preston Parker impressed me with their play yesterday, they played really well…. I love the young talent on this team…… GO BUCS

  3. Amar Says:

    What about as for the run game? First we thought we were better without Graham as FB but with Lorig in as FB Blount had one of his worst games.

  4. sunrisejeff Says:

    That Saints front also shut down Turner the week before Amar…..gotta give credit to the D sometimes too 🙂


    This might sound crazy, but this team might be the most talented, from top to bottom, than any team we’ve ever had.

    Remember Tim Wansley?

    We only had 1 Tim Wansley moment this year, on a playaction pass to Todd Heap and we all know what happened to that guy.

  6. OB Says:

    It was the same with Mike Williams, they blanketed him on almost every play, so the others were open.

    My problem is that for most of them, I know almost nothing about them but what I saw when they played. Like who was the defensive line that did so well, how about the backs, or the OL, wh played, what backs did we use, even the announcers did not know part of the time. What a team and what a future.

    Just a note, number 5 doesn’t need to throw on every down, we have runners now and they make yards so he will probably never have the stats of Brees or the others, but he could if they want to.

  7. What-A-Season! Says:

    Other than our Super Bowl team, have I ever felt so high on the Bucs at the end of the season. I like this season more than the Dungy/Gruden Era.

    I wish the 2011 season was starting tomorrow. The draft can’t come any earlier.
    I never been this impressed by our scouting department. This is unreal! And the coaches are right up there in talent.

    I agree with Joe. I think we could take the NFC next year! Go Bucs!!!!

  8. BigMacAttack Says:

    If Dom is Hefty Sack , then Buc You should be Half Sack and Thomas as Dime Bag.

    Mike Williams should be Rookie of the Year with Blount a very close Second. Sam Bradford should not even be in the discussion, especially if you compare Dollars spent vs output/production on the field. Blount would be the clear winner there with Williams second, and Bradford still sucking hind-tit.

  9. BigMacAttack Says:

    Suh also had a great year but his impact was not in the same class of Williams & Blount. How many recievers in 2010 were better than Williams? Maybe a few? Impact plays & TD’s, the list gets smaller. Mike Williams is the $H!t.

  10. RastaMon Says:

    and to think……all because of The Glazers refusing to spend…..
    I love it !