Welcome To Power Football

August 10th, 2012

Yeah, it’s preseason, but Joe sure appreciates the Bucs’ attitude on their opening drive tonight in Miami.

Let’s work backwards for a minute. At 3rd-and-goal from the Dolphins’ 2 yard line, the Bucs took off their wide receivers and used the opportunity to impose their will on Miami. The next play was a two-yard, LeGarrette Blount run behind Carl Nicks, and the next was a Blount high dive into the end zone.

And this display of man-on-man combat was on the heels of Blount runs on first-and-goal and second-and-goal. 

Blount finished the drive with 30 yards on seven carries — a catch — and a touchdown. Doug Martin had a well-excuted draw on 3rd-and-2.

Freeman, who was not pressured by any shape of form, never threw deep, used Luke Stocker and Zack Pianalto, and Mike Williams flashed his YAC (yards-after-catch) ability for an 18-yard gain.

The leader of the New Schiano Order said the Bucs will be who they are tonight. And Joe loved the no-BS approach on offense.

5 Responses to “Welcome To Power Football”

  1. BucNeckid Says:

    Saw this coming when they signed Nicks.
    Also loved seeing Blount re-set outside as a WR and then caught the pass his way.
    anybody crying to get Greg Olsen back?

  2. Tristan Berry Says:

    I thought our OC was Mary-Kate Olsen.

  3. Bucfan1532 Says:

    I love the power running. It will serve us well this year.

  4. ben Says:

    loved the play calling with the 1st and second stringers and the bend but dont break defense dialing up some presuure on 3rd downs

  5. 1976buc Says:

    Blount/Martin has the potential to be the best tandem out there. Loved the play calling but saw some missed tackles. Bet that gets a lot of attention next week. Good first game though.