Too Fat To Score

September 7th, 2014

One of the most interesting nuggets to emerge from the downtrodden Bucs locker room goes to 5-11, 260-pound fullback Jorvorskie Lane.

The Bucs newcomer, who was out of football last year, ripped off a 54-yard run on his lone carry of the afternoon against the hated Panthers.

Why the Bucs didn’t give Lane another carry is stunning. It reminded Joe of when Greg Schiano stopped his successful two-minute offense against the 49ers last year because the Bucs, per Schiano, didn’t practice much of that during the previous week.

That aside, Lane was cranky about his 54-yard run after the game because he didn’t score a touchdown.

Lane said he would have scored if he were 10 pounds lighter. And he vowed to start a diet on Monday to melt those 10 pounds from his big frame.

You can watch Lane’s interesting postgame chat below, via

32 Responses to “Too Fat To Score”

  1. Soggybottom Says:

    Love his thinking and He really hates to loose.. Hope he is not hating next week.. Oh Ya No

  2. Mike10 Says:

    I wonder how the mentality/effort for several players on our team would change if they sat out a year without a paycheck..
    Notably Bowers, Johnson, Barron, Jenkins… I have a hard time believing they “hate” losing as much as Lane

  3. Louis Friend Says:

    Want to bet he doesn’t get any carries at all next week?

  4. Maze Says:

    WTF Dougy? Love my Bucs

  5. Matt B Says:

    He didn’t get another carry because the element of surprise works once. It’s sort of in the definition of “surprise.” Nobody expected him to tote the rock on that play and that’s what made the big play possible. I doubt the Panthers wouldn’t have ignored him a second time.

  6. Matt B Says:

    Would’ve, not wouldn’t

  7. Andrew 1 Says:

    Since I think we have enough talent and good coaching, its like I said before it’s going to take some of this losing taste in the mouths of or players before they start doing the things necessary to win.

  8. clafollett Says:

    That dudes a beast. They failed when they didn’t use him after that. Damned shame.

  9. Soggybottom Says:

    @ Andrew 1, Probaly true but that still is bad news, Our division looks like they are way ahead of us, Did you see that shoot out saints and falcons game? Hope we can catch up fast or this year is over..

  10. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Bucs Shopping List

    1. A True Franchise QB…preferably not named Josh
    2. A few pro caliber OL
    3. A few DEs that are not overrated
    4. A #3 WR
    5. 15 cases of stick’em for safety’s
    6. 15 cases of health potions
    7. Free breath mints for fans ( after vomiting after watching garbage football )
    8. Coaches with better judgement…of everything…maybe there is a potion for that too.
    9. Extra cash flow for bribing Refs.
    10. Short memory

    See, we are so close to being good!

  11. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ Soggybottom

    Very true. I would love nothing more then for us to be a bonafide contender right away, but its just not as realistic as we all (myself included) hoped it would be. But I tell you what, with the talent and coaching we have, it’s going to breed winning at some point, I truly believe that. its not like in years past where it felt like a dead end, going nowhere road to losing. Things will get better. Unfortunately is just takes time and painful loses.

  12. tired Says:

    Wow! same BS no matter the coach. Please tell Love Mcclown sucks!

  13. Andrew 1 Says:

    And even if it means forgoing any kind of success this seasons, if it eventually gets of back to a winning franchise, then it was all worth it.

  14. Mike10 Says:

    I want to believe you, that the coaches can turn us into winners.. But honestly, which move in the offseason in terms of player assessment and building this team, makes u confident that they are capable of doing that?

  15. Soggybottom Says:

    @Andrew 1, Oh Ya I agree, Like I said I just hope it happens fast, Other teams have did it fast and made it to the play offs, we are supposed to be a win now team.. L&L words.. Hope we win next week..

  16. White Tiger Says:

    I couldn’t believe someone in Tampa would take aim at Javorskie Lane…after that unbelievable performance…until I saw that HE said he was too fat!

    Too bad we couldn’t leverage that remarkable run today – I certainly hope we can forget this game as soon as Tedford gets back into a full time roll (whenever THAT happens)…but I hope we don’t forget Javorskie Lane, ever again.

  17. tired Says:

    tacleblockwin you miss 1 real owners

  18. Newbucsfan!!! Says:

    If our backup qb, poor d-ends, bad safties and average mlb/casillias can hold the panthers to 17 points than the Bucs have nothing to worry about. the arrow is moving upward, trade some players and draft well with the 5-11 record and all is well. 5-11 is not bad and dare I say should be wanted by fans because if this scrub team gets an 8-8 record or better than our draft position will hurt the club.

  19. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ Mike10

    Again its their first season, and even though Lovie eventually took the bears to the superbowl, he only won 5 games with the bears his first season with them. Sucks I know, but that’s the way it goes unfortunately. But if you want to talk about the offseason moves that have me excited, I would point to drafting Mike Evans as one. it was only his first game as a pro, but already you saw his talent on display. I still like Anthony Collins, even though he is considered a question mark. EDS is another good one. How about Solomon Patton (who I was hoping we would draft) actually returning a punt and getting it close to the 50 yard line. There IS talent on this team, and we will keep accumulating talent. Building takes time my friend.

    I am praying that Mankins isn’t hurt to bad though. Having him would go a long way.

  20. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ Soggybottom

    I wouldn’t have expected the new regime to tell us anything but us winning now. Imagine them coming in and telling us all it’s going to take some time. LMAO. Most of these “fans” would have jumped ship right then and there. I hope we make the playoffs this year, but anything more than a winning season shouldn’t be expected IMO.

  21. Soggybottom Says:

    @Andrew 1, I did buy into the win now thing.. Hay and you know this may be all my fault, I asked god to let us win the superbowl back then and I would’nt care if we ever won again.. woops.. I really wanted to win .. Sorry buc fans..

  22. Louis Friend Says:

    @Andrew 1: It’s not losing a game that was crushing – it was being completely dominated until the Panthers took their foot off the gas. We were not competitive until our opponent started softening up their defense.

    I’m not jumping ship, but the beatdown this team suffered was as bad as I’ve seen since….well since 2013. We played in slow motion the entire game – the final score was not indicative of how the game really went.

    My question is really: How long will it take for this team to gel enough to play at full speed? Half a season, or will they?

  23. Mike10 Says:

    I like the Evans pick, no question. And honestly we saw his talent showcased on a play that wouldn’t eventually count. However, I don’t know how long it’s going to take until we actually reap the benefit of his abilities. I saw a young receiver in NO selected several picks behind Mike, have a much greater impact on a game – It all comes down to who you got throwing him the ball. That’s going to be a problem here for a while.
    EDS, I’ll agree with also although I’ll be honest when I say I knew nothing about Patton coming into this season.
    However, whether you like him or not (and I’m not sure what you’ve seen yet to like from him) having a ? mark at LT is DANGEROUS game to play. Let’s see how this all meshes with the O-line and then we can grade out the addition of Collins. At this point though, I still see it as another “roll of the dice” by L+L.
    However, how about bringing in Johnson, (I like McDonald), McCown (as careful as I am to mention after only a single game – but who has been a career backup for the past decade), Cousins, passing on Hester (who didn’t do much today but is a proven returner – more so than our eventual carrousel), trading Zuttah for a 6th rd pick, acquiring Mankins for a 4th + Wright, letting Joseph walk (playing very well in St. Louis – much better than the two options we’re left with now and who we marched out at staring RG), not drafting a Guard earlier, or letting Barth walk (..let’s not forget this move as time will tell).
    This in addition to not knowing how well Mr. Foster is going to work out in coverage with this cover 2 – or either of our safeties for that matter.

    In all, it’s early, sure. But it was early for every other team in the NFL – especially one in Carolina that started a QB who had probably gotten first team reps for a week.

    Yesterday was bad… so bad that you’d be oblivious not to at least question the men in charge.

  24. Louis Friend Says:

    …and I remember full well how it went with the 1996 Bucs, and the Bears under Lovie. Taking a wait and see approach here is presumptuous, and assumes that time is all you need to make a cover 2 scheme work. The NFL has changed a little in the last 10 years, and guys like Brees, Ryan and others have destroyed schemes built on cover 2 concepts. Even today, the soft underbelly of the cover 2 was exposed by a very mediocre QB, who was more than content to take what the D gave him.

    Without a pass rush nothing had a chance of working. And if you can’t get sacks against the Carolina O-line, then when are you going to get them? There are far better lines and offenses coming up, and they’re going to feast on us if this continues.

  25. thegregwitul Says:

    A few comments:

    1. The long run by Lane was successful due to the element of surprise more than anything else. I don’t think the Bucs have a hidden Earl Campbell at FB (would be nice, though), but it would have been nice for one or two more carries. I love Lane’s hustle and he was one of the few bright spots.

    2. Josh McCown was atrocious. Just terrible, those interceptions were the stuff of Mark Sanchez circa Butt Fumble era. Laughable, it really looked like amateur hour out there. Yeah, it’s only one week, and I’m not writing off Josh just yet, but man I have to think that Mike Glennon wouldn’t have made those type of errors.

    3. The Bucs need to take advantage of the size of their wideouts. What happened to ASJ after his big catch in the first quarter? Why not target these big guys for routes longer than six or seven yards on a 3rd and 10?

    4. Doug Martin, what the heck happened to this guy? I heard rumors that he was enjoying himself a little too much off the field over the last year or so, like Freeman and Mike Williams, but even MW played hard for Buffalo and had a catch in OT to help the Bills win on the road. I’ll say this; I am done buying a jersey and any memorabilia of a supposed big name offensive player on the Bucs, because they are never the same again after my purchase. Caddy, Freeman and now Doug Martin. I hope he can bounce back.

  26. Soggybottom Says:

    And also I think the new contact rules make it harder to defend the passing game, so teams with good QB’s will have the advantage again..

  27. DB55 Says:


    Hester had 5 catches for 99 yrds

  28. Andrew 1 Says:

    Where do I start. I guess I’ll at the beginning

    @ SoggyBottom

    Dont know what to tell you. I Bought the fact that the L&L told us that they anticipated Nicks playing this season. It happens.

    @ Mike10

    Never said I bought ever move L&L made. Still don’t believe in Johnson at all. As far as what I’ve seen in Collins to make me believe he will pan out… It’s his tremendous athleticism for a man his size. I think he will improve as time goes on. I still believe we do have enough talent to have a winning season.

    @ Louis Friend

    You were on of the few who remained optimistic when everyone else was panicking. don’t lose that now that we are so close to finding out what this team is really made of. I agree that without a pass rush this defense can’t work, BUT there is such a thing as team effort when it comes to sacks.

  29. Oahubuc Says:

    Agree about the element of surprise. Guys were trying to get around him to the HB. I do wonder if he would have been more effective in 1 back sets than Martin, though? As a fullback, jury’s out. Jury’s out on Martin, too. Martin’s best runs were behind Mr. Buccaneer Erik Lorig and a seemingly better o line.

  30. Mike10 Says:

    @DB55 good look!

  31. Just Me Says:

    Some wise football know=it-all’s said the day of the full back is over. Well they found out today but why no other touches? Piss poor play calling again.

  32. MadMax Says:

    MG8 will do what? He’s gonna show why he should be the starting QB!!!!