The Thrill Of Victory

November 19th, 2012

Demar Dotson detailed to Joe what was going on in the Bucs huddle during the winning drive in overtime to beat the Panthers.

The one thing that geeked Joe with the Bucs win over the Stinkin’ Panthers was how the Bucs celebrated when Dallas Clark hauled in a pass from Josh Freeman in overtime to seal the win.

As Bucs coach Greg Schiano said today, “You saw a lot of kid come out of these men.” Even Schiano was raised in the air in the midst of a bear hug by receivers coach P.J. Fleck.

Bucs offensive tackle Demar Dotson was no different. He explained to Joe today about the mood of the Bucs huddle in the winning drive in overtime, and how he celebrated.

“Guys were calm and relaxed,” Dotson said. “We just had a big momentum swing [by tying the game in regulation]. We felt good about going down the field. Guys felt real good.”

Of course, the good feelings were stoked when Doug Martin tore off a couple key, monster runs in the march downfield.

“Once [Martin] had had those two big runs, man, it was like, ‘OK, we’ve got to get this done. It’s meant for us today,'” Dotson said.

Then, the Freeman-to-Clark touchdown happened and bedlam on the Bucs sideline and on the field ensued.

“Different guys did different things,” Dotson said. “But I fell to the ground and lifted my arms up. It was one of the best feelings. You put in so much work and you fought and scratched and came back from adversity throughout the game and to win it, it felt so good.”

7 Responses to “The Thrill Of Victory”

  1. raphael Says:

    STELLER ! still jacked up …bring on them fricken birds !!!!!!!

  2. terry4505 Says:

    It didn’t seem real around our house.

    After the Lafell TD, it felt like it was over

  3. Buczilla Says:

    Joe(s), it was a blast being able to share the game with you, some good friends and family, and of course the talented Tilted Kilt staff yesterday. I am by nature an optimist, but the last several years as a Bucs fan have tested my resolve. Even in the 10-6 year there were so many flaws that were caused by either a lack of fundamentals or a lack of effort that it was hard to get overly excited about the overall direction of the team.

    I know it is easy to be giddy after a comeback win like on Sunday (I flash back to Peyton Manning’s quote about not being able to have an amazing comeback without stinking it up earlier in the game) but my excitement is more centered on the long term direction of this team. Will the Bucs make the playoffs? I have no clue, it is still an uphill battle. Will they make some mistakes along the way that will make me slap my forehead? I would almost guarantee it. Do I think they will bring it every week and give it their all? Absolutely! What more can a fan ask for?

  4. SteveK Says:

    What an emotional game yesterday. What a win, so glad to have beaten the sCam Newtonites.

    This was a great win. It almost makes up for the BS Mike Williams rule, against the Saints.

  5. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    If Joe went after Rachel like PJ went after Schiano, there would be assault charges filed.

  6. CanadianBucsFan Says:

    Dotson has been great since he was put into the starting line up.

  7. Joe Says:

    If Joe went after Rachel like PJ went after Schiano, there would be assault charges filed.