Lorig Back At Full Strength

September 12th, 2013

There was happy news at One Buc Palace yesterday, starting fullback Erik Lorig, who missed opening day with a summer-long calf injury, was a full participant in practice, a session many players called physical and spirited.

Lorig’s return is significant. First, the Bucs use their fullback in the running game more than most NFL teams. Josh Freeman discussed this during his Tuesday radio show on WDAE-AM 620, and Freeman acknowledged that Lorig is a significant threat in the passing game. Second, the Bucs’ fullback play Sunday, led by tight end Nate Byham, was noticeably poor.

The Bucs’ defense will have a good day Sunday even if it allows 21 points. That’s just life against Drew Brees. So Joe’s especially happy about anything that could enhance the Bucs’ offense, which must produce. Lorig’s return will help.

10 Responses to “Lorig Back At Full Strength”

  1. Chef Paul Says:

    How refreshing. This story feels like when you are drowning and some one throws you a life preserver.

    I hope he plays Sunday

  2. tonytwocents Says:

    awesome. I took him for granted until I realized that waste of a roster spot Hillis is absolutely worthless.

    and when Crabtree returns and we sign Underwood and release Hillis, Freeman should only get better.

  3. Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    This is good news for us, since our offense relies on the FB so much.

  4. Raphael Says:

    Pretty sure it’s Freemans fault…somehow

  5. Raphael Says:

    Wonder if Lorig will be a part of the Mutiny against coach Schiano ? What a waste Smh?

  6. trusomaroff Says:

    So glad he’s back. You can really tell a difference when he’s back there. We should trade Hillis to the giants

  7. TheRealVince Says:

    I’ll be at the opener this Sunday and I pray I’m not witness to the same miserable performance we all saw on TV last Sunday. If so, I’m not sure there’s enough beer in the stadium to drown my sorrows.

  8. Chef Paul Says:

    I remember last year Joe had an article about some one showing pics and x’s and o’s about how Lorig was not a good FB. It’s like he read that article, because the next week and the rest of the season he was awesome.

  9. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    This is awesome news. He is a huge part of opening holes for Dougie to smash through. Hope he’s not too rusty.

  10. Stranger Says:

    Lorig is healthy, Nicks is MRSA free. Let’s go into this game with positive thoughts. Leave all the nonsense behind.