“We Got Flat Out Outphysicaled”

November 7th, 2011

Raheem confirmed Gerald McCoy is done for the season with a torn bicep.

There was no lack of effort or drive from the Bucs’ defensive line yesterday, says Raheem Morris. It was just a matter of the Saints’ Pro Bowl guards dominating and the Bucs losing the battles in the trenches at defensive tackle and defensive end.

Morris shared his thoughts at his news conference today after getting a chance to watch the Bucs-Saints mess.

“We got flat out outphysicaled,” Raheem said of the DT and DE positions.

Raheem went on to say the ineffectiveness along the defensive line was not youth or inexperience. But he cited a great loss of Gerald McCoy in the run defense and confirmed that McCoy will go on injured reserve with a torn bicep (not the one he tore last year).

Raheem said he’s hopeful of a speedy return of Frank Okam, who missed yesterday’s game with a calf injury. As for adding help inside, Raheem said Da’Quan Bowers is not comfortable playing tackle and the Bucs would look to sign a player and have DE’s George Johnson and Michael Bennett available to play tackle.

28 Responses to ““We Got Flat Out Outphysicaled””

  1. Buc Neckid Says:

    In other words,
    We got our asses kicked

  2. Meh Says:

    So Bennett to tackle should give Bowers some more time at end. We’ll see. Bennett has been having a good year, I hope the move to tackle doesn’t neuter him. Bowers looks ok, but just ok. He could use more experience in any case. Getting Okam healthy is also going to be crucial now.

  3. bucfanjeff Says:

    It’s like he read my post.
    Smart move.
    Now coach, just have Olsen get back to that vertical game you promised when hired. The dink and dunk offense is for _ussies, and frankly ineffective and scares nobody.

  4. sunrisejeff Says:

    I’m all for sliding Bennett inside while McCoy is out. I believe Bowers can hold down the end and MB gives us the best penetration/gap integrity inside while McCoy is out.

  5. Greig Says:

    NO RAHEEM, we got flat out Outcoached as usual.

    When is this coaching staff going to look in the mirror and realise they are 95% of the problem with this team?
    Other team get “outphysicaled” now and again and they still don’t look at clueless as we do.
    I swear the average fan in the stands could get similar results.

    3rd & 1 = 2 yard dump off
    3rd & 25 = 2 yard dump off
    1st & 10 = 2 yard dump off

    RB averaging 4 or 5 ypc = stop handing the ball off

    Have 1 single play in the playbook for Josh Johnson = expect that 1 play to shock the other team rather than get stuffed.

    Running the end around with Benn hasn’t worked in any of the other 7 games = “this will be the week, oh well, maybe next week”

  6. BucForce Says:

    Every DT on the other team’s practice squads are waiting for the phone call from Mark Dominick. Time to dumpster dive again, instead of having the ownership group have some backups signed for just this situation.

  7. Capt.Tim Says:

    The loss of McCoy is insurmountable. Bennett is too light to play the 3. Wonder why we didn’t keep Al Woods around?
    I think Bowers is ready to start at DE. I think he outplayed Bennett yesterday.

    But no matter what we do. We ate a much worse defense without McCoy. Thomas will strongly disagree- which, of course, means I’m spot on!

  8. Meh Says:

    I agree. Losing McCoy for the year again is a dagger to the heart. I don’t see how you can disagree with that, even if you aren’t a McCoy fan. Miller was terrible. A converted DE is a stopgap not an upgrade. Okam has been good imo, but only in the proper circumstances. He is not mobile at all, just a huge bodied filler.

  9. Eric Says:

    I dunno Captain, we seem to maintain the same level of suckness in the same areas no matter who plays defense nowadays.

    But I do agree it sure doesn’t help losing Gerald.

    But life goes on, and we face the number one ranked defense in the league Sunday, who lost Mario to IR earlier in the year.

    I am beginning to question whether we are the most physical team in bucs history, as Dom suggested.

  10. Buddhaboy Says:

    A lot of issues with this team. Maybe the glazers will take a swing at Cowher. They have done some off the wall things in the past.

    I think the bucs have the talent on Defense to go 3-4. Would like a big change up around one buc. Out with the old and in with the new.

    We are TOO damn busy trying to rebuild the past. We need to revolutionize this team and let old dogma’s go. Raheem is a hangover with the same principles as old regimes (Dungies ) and Olson (Grudens)…..We need something new instead of old retread ideas.

    That is my take. It is tired this style of football they are playing. I am officially
    EFFING BORED>>>>>>>>>

  11. KD Says:

    Teams have a game like this probably about once a year…this has happened to us 4 times now (Lions, 49ers, Bears, Saints). I’m not talking about losing. I’m talking about getting obviously outmatched and outmanned up and down the field. Getting our asses kicked so bad that we don’t look to be in the same league as our opposition. This franchise is not in a good place right now, no matter what the homers say.

  12. macabee Says:

    Out physicaled by a makeshift line that lost it’s starting center, got riddled by a Rams D-Line, put it’s starting OT, Charles brown on IR to be replaced by Zach Strief coming off a major knee injury. I thought sure the Bucs would have it’s way with this line, everybody else has! Truth be told, they just played badly!

  13. Sensiblebuc Says:

    2011 Bucs = 2009 Bucs

    Sad times men.

  14. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Probably end up being Woods or McCargo being signed at DT again.

  15. Bobby Says:

    That was just a terrible game. The pass missed to Lumpkin was really his fault. He gave up on the route and if he’s kept running it was an easy TD. The one to Lorig was Freeman. Tackling was horrific! Stupid penalties. Just a garbage game.

  16. D-Rome Says:

    Is outphysicaled even a real word? MS Word says no.

  17. IMHO... Says:

    this might look like tha 49ers game again if tha Texans go big and run heavy

  18. rickster Says:

    Hope we figure it out soon because we got the best one two punch in the nfl in the Texans!

  19. macabee Says:

    Flyboy, can’t be Al Woods – the Seahawks claimed him off waivers when the Bucs cut him. He is on the active roster and the trade deadline has expired. Might be McCargo or some other unemployed FA.

  20. stimpy Says:

    The Bucs are screwed!!

    Foster AND Tate(?)

  21. Capt.Tim Says:

    Eric- once again, you’re making me nervous. I’ve read several of your post today, and agreed with them.

    This is how the Emperor got Anakin, isn’t it.
    I feel like I’m succumbing to the Dark side.

  22. Adam Says:

    Hey BLAHEEM… spend more time on your game plan, less time MAKING UP WORDS THAT DON’T EXIST!!!

    Your team is “YOFT.”

  23. RastaMon Says:

    they flat out got “OUTTHUNK!”…all else follows…

  24. thibs5599 Says:

    we may have got outhandled in all those games but could have won everyone of them in the 4th except niners…all on coaching besides the fact people cant tackle

  25. bucfanjeff Says:

    @Adam “YOFT”
    Not THAT’s funny! LMAO

  26. Blubber Price Says:

    How do we know McCoy is such a huge loss when the guy has never hardly played ?

    Is his 1 sack a year going to make or break us?? It didn’t last year. We won as many games after he went as we did with him.

    1 bicep tear ? Coincidence. 2 bicep tears ?? An obvious problem. Someone get this bust off of twitter and into the weight room. He obviously doesn’t have the man-strength to stay healthy inside.

  27. RichinNC Says:

    “McCoy will go on injured reserve with a torn bicep (not the one he tore last year).”

    Well atleast he only has two so in his third year he should not tear one.

  28. Blubber Price Says:

    What’s the over/under on games until fat boy Price blows up his hamstrings again and joins McCoy on the IR ??

    I say 2 .

    Price’s only redeeming aspect during Sunday’s game was that he lined up next to Roy Miller , so his asswhooping was outshined by Miller’s asswhooping.