The Strangest Play Of The Game

October 23rd, 2011

So Tanard Jackson comes out flying around the field again today in jolly old England. Yeah, he missed a tackle on Matt Forte on the Bears’ first touchdown, but T-Jax was having his presence felt out there.

Then, on the Bears’ next possession, Jackson turns in a one-handed, left-handed interception of Jay Cutler at midfield. He runs the ball back and with seemingly only Cutler and a trailer to beat, Jackson cruises out of bounds at the Bears 12 yard line.

How the hell does he take it out of bounds there?

Perhaps that’s the play Jackson pulled his hamstring on. Joe’s not sure. But Joe would think sheer adrenaline — something pumping through Jackson for the past two games — would have had Jackson lowering his shoulder for 10 more yards.

Yeah, Joe spilled his beer and couldn’t believe his eyes.

Of course, Josh Freeman was intercepted on the next play, when Mike Williams didn’t hold in the end zone.

Corey Lynch made big plays — and some bad plays — filling in. But he’s not Jackson. 

10 Responses to “The Strangest Play Of The Game”

  1. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Graham tore his achilles and is out for the season. Our backfield is now officially empty.

  2. canadianbuc Says:

    where did you hear that??????????

  3. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    PFT just reported it.

  4. BecklesHeartsRuud Says:

    Trade deadline passed??? Now Tiki to Bucs rumor from preseason is starting to sound good to me.

    But in reality the biggest thing that killed our run game was Lorig going out. Our run game requires a FB. The power O is our bread and butter where most of our big runs come from. Having our third string HB with no FB killed our running playbook.

    Dominik needs to come up with some of his trademark magic to find us another FB. If practice squadder Chad Spann is healthy he can be next man up as Blounts backup HB.

  5. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Seahawks released Allen Bradford to the practice squad two days ago. How much you wanna bet the Bucs sign Bradford back off their practice squad pronto?

  6. canadianbuc Says:

    Dominik needs to sign a veteran RB. If we want to make the playoffs this year we need a steady backup to Blount not Allen Bradford since we clearly didn’t feel he was going to be any good since we released him we cant risk him being a solid #2 guy

  7. Colby Says:

    Bring Kareem Huggins back?

    They could think about pulling in Tiki Barber, Clinton Portis, or Brian Westbrook as an older guy, or loook at some young guys.

    Steal James Davis off of Detroits practice squad, or grab John Clay from Pittsburgh. Hell, give Derrick Locke a look. Young players are hungry and can run for miles.

    I say take one older guy and a young gun…

    LaGarrett Blount/Tiki Barber/James Davis doesn’t sound like a horrible backfield to test out.

    Also, sign Rendrick Taylor back as the FB. Dude will contribute!

  8. Kryq Says:

    Im agreeing with Colby bring back Huggins and Taylor.

  9. frige bob Says:

    Chad Spann is the man…

  10. Joke Says:

    Back to the topic, I totally agree with Joe — Jackson running out of bounds was a total “WTF” moment, especially since even if he thought Cutler was going to tackle him, he could’ve at least initiated contact and put a big hit on their QB.

    My only thought was the same as Joe’s — that must’ve been the play where Jackson pulled his hammy and he just needed to end the play. Did he get back on the field after the pick?