Ravens 44, Bucs 16

August 8th, 2013

Preseason games are about individuals, not team play.

That written, the Bucs were sloppy as a unit tonight in the opener against the Ravens. Special teams were very ugly. The first-team offense had its out-of-sync moments, and there was no pass rush to speak of from the defensive line.

In the backfield, Brian Leonard looked very stout and versatile at No. 2 running back. Peyton Hillis looked like a wrecking ball before he left with a knee injury, albeit in the second half against future bouncers, grave diggers and grad students. Mike James’ pass blocking was off, but the kid runs strong and falls forward.

Given the drops by Chris Owusu and Tiquan Underwood, Joe thinks it’s fair to say that Kevin Ogletree cemented his current role as No. 3 receiver. He finished with five catches for 65 yards.

There were no franchise QB stats on the display for the hometown faithful who braved the rain. Josh Freeman was 4-for-7 for 34 yards. His two drives netted a field goal. Mike Glennon was up and down, finishing 11-for-23 for 169 yards and one interception.

Stick with Joe through the night and into the wee hours for so much more on this game.


21 Responses to “Ravens 44, Bucs 16”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Not a problem….this is what preseason is for…..I just hope any injuries aren’t serious.
    Owusu with some butterflies….not surprised. Its a long way to game one.
    Depth & D-line problems to watch.

  2. Tuggz Says:

    The score and the picture don’t match up.

  3. dennis o Says:


  4. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    I felt like Glennon was okay. He hit on a few nice passes but there were some awful throws. Not to mention the fumble turned incompletion. It was almost an interception. It was his first game under live fire in an NFL setting. He will only get better.

    This Weber guy though, man, I think I would have rather seen Orlovsky in there.

    The worst part of this whole game though was the special teams. (Sans the kicker.) We have a former head coach dedicated to only special teams and that just happened. I know its only preseason but this simply MUST improve.

    A rough outing for the team in general. Although I thought Gorrer played well. It also doesn’t help that it was against the Super Bowl champs though.

    All in all it was still great just to see real football again!

  5. Couch Fan Says:

    Agreed. Glennon had some very nice plays along with some ugly ones. For his first time I would def give him a passing grade.

  6. Couch Fan Says:

    And special teams were horrid. I felt like our 1sts our played and pretty much controlled the game until they were took out. Was very encouraging.

  7. Couch Fan Says:

    out played there 1sts*

  8. Buc'n Junkie Says:

    Our team looked flat and stale. period ….. grade D

  9. Buc1987 Says:

    Yeah the first team did pretty well with what little time they had. I had GRRRRREAT seats btw. Josh was just okay. Glennon threw some nice balls, but still made a lot of rookie mistakes. David is still a beast! Things really unraveled after the starters came out. Don’t let the score fool ya. Turnovers were pathetic by the 2nd and 3rd teamers. Did not get any rain though. We got BUCKETS of rain in the 2nd and it sucked. It was fun just to be around all the fans, and meet the people in my section. So I guess the only thing I took from the game was that the Ravens have better depth than MY Bucs. The recievers had a hard time running routes though so some of Glennon’s incompletions were not his fault at all.

  10. 76buc76 Says:

    Coach is gunna rip a strip out of a few guy’s. No pass rush…here we go again.

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    @ dennis o …Atlanta was getting pasted by the Bengals last I checked. Was that an EMBARASSING performance too? It’s pre-season buddy. The first team played well on both sides of the ball especially a lot of starters out of the game.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    76 correct the pass rush was lacking

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    I hung around until the 4th when Orlovsky came out for his 1st series. Pass on 1st down threw it right and I mean right at the defender, where there was no Buc in the area. Got up and just left the game. I don’t even know if the defender returned it for 6, I could not bare to turn around and watch it. It was that ugly.

  14. Couch Fan Says:


    I think your referring to Webber.

  15. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    ^^Orlovsky never took a snap. That was Weber and he threw another interception shortly after that. Guy was horrible.

  16. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    Last comment was @ Buc1987.

  17. Buc1987 Says:

    I can tell you one thing for a pre-season game there was a helluva lot of fans there. I’ve went to regular season games that had less fans. This bodes well for you TV viewers this year I think. From what I could tell I don’t think they are going to have a problem reaching that 85% level in the reg season.

  18. Buc1987 Says:

    WestCoastBucsFan …yeah I was trying to read the jersey. It looked like a short name and it was hard to make out. So I wasn’t too sure who it was.

  19. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    Good thing you left when Weber got in. I don’t know why he got the nod over Orlovsky but the guy was just plain awful. Got gun shy after the two picks and started scrambling a lot.

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    Damn he had 2 picks?

  21. teacherman777 Says:

    Any news on Hillis?

    He looked like a beast, until those 2 knee tackles by the Ravens. The one he got flipped on, and the one that hurt his knee.

    He looked bigger, stronger, amd faster than James and Leonard.

    I hope hes ok, because he looked great.

    He just needs to learn to pick up his feet as guys go low to tackle him.

    DB’s are scared of RB’s like Hillis, so they will always go low. So Hillis needs to adapt.

    I hope his injury is not serious. He looked like a man possessed.

    Jah bless Peyton Hillis.