He Didn’t Part The Red Sea But …

December 5th, 2011

Whoa! What was that scatback-like guy doing in the Bucs’ backfield yesterday making a few plays and adding a new dimension to the offense?

No, it wasn’t a Darren Sproles mirage from many Bucs fans’ collective subconscious, it was rookie running back Mossis Madu making his NFL debut.

Madu finished with eight carries for 25 yards. Hardly great numbers, but it was at least one of a few small positives to take away from Sunday’s debacle against Carolina.

Madu was praised by Raheem Morris after the game and drew kudos from the critical eye of former Bucs tight end Dave Moore.

“I was surprised how nifty Madu was,” Moore said on the Buccaneers Radio Network. “He did a good job in protection as well,” Moore said.

Moore went on to say he wasn’t pleased with LeGarrette Blount’s “body language” and “intensity” running the football.

Joe agrees that it surely was Blount’s worst day of his career. Regardless, Joe would like to see what the Bucs running game could become with more Madu and less Kregg Lumpkin.

18 Responses to “He Didn’t Part The Red Sea But …”

  1. Mickey Goldmill Says:

    “we gotta get speed. demon speed. speed is what we need. greasy fast speed!”

  2. Big Marlon B Says:

    Coach Mushmouth called him Madieu Williams in the postgame press conference. He called him Madu Mossis several times in preseason. And if I had to hear him say “unsmart” one more time the other day, I would’ve had an aneurysm. I think its becoming more and more clear Coach is in WAY over his head, and has no clue how to fix this.

    That being said, I was happy to finally hear Madu’s name (had to listen on NFL mobile, wasn’t able to watch the game). This season is lost, they are playing for a top 10 pick….so might as well see what they have in guys like Madu, Gaitor, Ahmad Black, etc.

  3. Buddhaboy Says:

    yeah, this season is lost, we need to move on From K2 as well. Sick of looking at his face and attitude.

  4. jim Says:

    Even I know that Blount strength is NOT running outside. Too bad Olsen does not know!!!

  5. Anthony Says:

    I though it was James Wilder.

  6. bucfanjeff Says:

    I noticed Madu and want to see more. I also want to see more of Stocker.

    Could K2 be a slot WR?

  7. macabee Says:

    Madu…….grasping at short straws. May be a journeyman back-up, but not the homerun hitter we need. At the orbital speed we seem to be plummeting toward earth, we are on course for a 5th or 6th pick in the 1st rd. Trent Richardson may be there (now I’m grasping at short straws). Our needs at CB and LB may outweigh the pick, but I’d be tempted. Maybe LaMichael James in a later rd. Couldn’t we package up Faine and Winslow and get our 4th rd pick back, because we’re going to need it! Just a thought!

  8. Joe Says:


    Madu…….grasping at short straws. May be a journeyman back-up, but not the homerun hitter we need.

    True, but Madu showed more in a handful of carries than The Great Lumpkin showed all year.

  9. the_buc_realist Says:


    “True, but Madu showed more in a handful of carries than The Great Lumpkin showed all year.”

    I am sure that Dominik is now working a way to get his guy back in the line up.

  10. lightningbuc Says:

    Seeing as how Barth and Koenen are our best players I think they should get a chance to be the third down back.

  11. JonnyThumper Says:

    Anthony “James Wilder”…wow. Sure would be nice to see him on the field

  12. Brandon Says:

    I think all are in agreement that Madu is an upgrade over Blumpkin. Still, a speedy change-of-pace at RB and a burner at WR have to be major offseason priorities….along with finding at least one LB that can find the ball and take down the ball-carrier, and a safety that can tackle.

  13. Sporty Doug Says:

    I just can’t believe the stadium isn’t more full of people wanting to spend their hard earned money to watch the running abilities of Kregg Lumpkin and Mossis Madu, not to mention get treated to the amazing sight of the Benn end-around every game. This season is depressing. Is it 5 o’clock yet?

  14. thibs5599 Says:


    I think K2 could work out of the slot easily. He does it anyway why not put him there full time. it would help save his knees because he would rarely be asked to run block but it probably would never happen. I really want to see more of stocker, we took him with a third round pick right guys lets see what he can do.


    K2 attitude has been horrible all year. On one play someone tried to help him up and he yanked his arm away, turned around and gave a stare, thats just ridiculous. Yea he is on a bad team but grow up K2, you have not been a problem the past two seasons then this year he turns into a complete A-Hole.

  15. espo Says:

    Didn’t part the Red Sea…. I made a similar lame joke. Didn’t have much else to smile about in the stands…

  16. TheProsUseAdvoCare Says:

    Kind of hard to run the holes when their aren’t any.

  17. Teddy Says:

    “The Great Lumpkin”

    Was that a Linus reference, Joe? Classic.

    I agree with others that it may be time to jettison K2. I don’t like the way that his arm-flinging-trying-to-coax-the-ref-into-a-flag-every-time-he-feels-a-slight-breeze act is rubbing off on Regis Benn and Mike Williams.

  18. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I would rather see Thomas 2.2 in the game over Lumpkin. So yes, play Madu more.