Thursday Night Smackdown

October 26th, 2012

Ok. Joe’s watched the Jared Allen-Donald Penn third-quarter smackdown about 10 times now.

Quality stuff. And kudos to the officials for letting these beasts beat the crap out of each other on the field.

You can watch the video here.

Allen clearly was the weaker opponent, mentally and physically. Allen went to the face first, but Penn retaliated with a single blow to the head that ripped Allen’s helmet off. Allen showed his foolishness by trying to lift Penn by the thigh. Yeah, like that was going to work.

Allen got in one quality forearm punch under Penn’s chin but walked away with a bloody nose and stunned that he took that kind of abuse on his home turf. Allen beat Penn for a sack on the next play, but the real humiliation could not be done. Plus Penn surely got the best of Allen on the night.

After the game on the Buccaneers Radio Network, Penn said he has all the respect in the world for Allen and the two shook hands after the game. Penn said things just got “chippy” and that’s football.

Also after the game, Allen too took the high road about the rasslin’ match.

“We were just two guys competing,” Allen said on the NFL Network. “I was bobbing and weaving and I got punched. My helmet got knocked down and cut my nose.

“I give all the credit to those guys, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They earned this win. They were the better team tonight. They kicked our butts from top to bottom. We will learn from it.”

14 Responses to “Thursday Night Smackdown”

  1. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    I loved the toughness from our team tonight. On the road, hostile environment, and yet we still beat their asses into a pulp. We don’t need media attention, we’ll scrawl our reputation out in blood on the field. LETS GO BUCS!

  2. Stanglassman Says:

    ‘You’re just a snotty nose punk follow-in in my footsteps’ Dusty Rhodes

  3. Pete Dutcher Says:

    I was at that match between Dusty and Flair…so close I saw both cut their foreheads with razor blades that were taped on one side. Great fight. Dusty also had some good ones against Harely Race at the armory.

    I think Penn was the instigator in the fight…but dang…it was just as great!

  4. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Probably Pete, but the best part was watching Allen cry to the refs for about 5 minutes after it should have ended. Thats their “tough guy”? Haha!

  5. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Though he did get a nice sack on Free. But then we beat their ass. So…

  6. gracelivin Says:

    I think we should have taken advantage of Allen’s anger by running play action right at him then rolling the other way hitting either Clark or Williams crossing and following the roll. I really like Allen’s fire but didn’t like the whining, if you don’t like getting hit while trying to get up don’t get knocked down, Allen had one play the rest of the night Penn owned him. Way to go O-line!

  7. Have A Nice Day Says:

    Allen beat Penn a few times. Penn beat Allen the rest of the game…

    Lorig! Lorig! Lorig! Eric Lorig killed it. I was a big advocate for Vonte Leach in the offseaon, but F that. I’m all about Lorig now. Lorig is absolutely killing it.

  8. Have A Nice Day Says:

    Allen is awesome.

  9. Mike J Says:

    Penn was lucky he didn’t get flagged; but he played very well, as I expected he would.

  10. Sneedy16 Says:

    @Mike J

    They both were flagged. You probably meant ejected.

  11. BigMacAttack Says:

    Donald Penn continues to quietly manhandle the best pass rushers in the league. Julius Peppers had fits going against Penn. John Abraham has been his one achilles. Jared Allen is one of my favorite players in the game, but I have to root against him for 60 minutes. The guy does so much for Charities and soldiers, just an awesome humanitarian all the way. I’m glad they both got together after the game, and you could see Penn almost made a beeline toward Jared to get it worked out. That was awesome smash-mouth football with a couple of Titans going at it.

  12. hamilton Says:

    penn punk allen the whole game,allen had one good play.

  13. bucsnbeer Says:

    Two guys at the top of their game going at it. Quality football.

  14. Paul Says:

    Looking at the definition of a sack play, according to the near safety we got against Washington, I’d have to define Allen’s didn’t get a sack, just a TFL on a runner, just like what we got on RGIII.