October 12th, 2014
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Michael Johnson should be drooling

It’s always bad when your left tackle apologizes four days after a loss.

It’s even worse when he’s an undrafted rookie coming off a steamrolling.

Ravens LT James Hurst, an abuse victim at the hands of the Colts last Sunday, takes on Bucs DE Michael Johnson this afternoon on Tampa.

Film maven Andy Benoit of theMMQB.com studied the Crows-Colts game last week and seemed to offer hope Johnson could be able to take advantage of Hurst’s shortcomings.

Yes, Johnson is known as a great athlete, a speed rusher above anything else. One would think he’d have a field day this afternoon and shake off his disappointing performance in New Orleans.

Here was Hurst’s sad words documented by the Baltimore Sun.

“It was tough,” Hurst said. “I didn’t play very well. I let the team down in that aspect. It’s something you can learn from. It was my first road game. Now that I’ve got that under my belt, I can be confident and know what that atmosphere is all about and take that into our road game this week. I’m more confident and comfortable in my technique to do my job.

The Ravens didn’t provide Hurst with chip-blocking assistance against the Colts, who run a 3-4 scheme. Hurst held his own in his starting debut against the Carolina Panthers, allowing no sacks.

Hmm, so will the Ravens give Hurst help today? Will he get that chipping from a running back or tight end? Perhaps the Ravens will make Johnson prove himself?

Something to watch early.

7 Responses to ““Out-Athleted””

  1. billy buckaroo Says:

    Johnson’s play is a mystery?
    It is unknown how severe the foot is hampering his play.
    It could be a much larger factor than what is being said or it could be that it is not that bad and his play is just not that good. Still a mystery??

  2. Milenko Says:

    You can do it!


    Is “abuse victim” really the best choice of words when dealing with NFL players considering the current landscape.

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    Wake up you passed out drunk sleepy heads. I need your Bucs banter to liven up the pre game festivities. Who throws the most TD’s today, Glennon or Flacco?

  5. Bear the Bucs Says:

    Good to see Buc (Storm) Trooper on the job criticizing and reining in free speech. Check the Want Ads to see if Pravda or the Havana Herald has an opening. You’d fit right in.

  6. ruggyup Says:

    Yawn. Some things never change. Bucs are the Bucs and whatever ails them does not flow uphill.

  7. buc4lyfe Says:

    He hasn’t given enough of a reason to make anyone think he’ll dominate today. All it takes is a right end on that side to chip block and the excuses will spread like wildfire from one buc, no ones talking about their right tackle against our other end which is why I’m not buying it, they’ll chip block to show him down and one again double McCoy which sounds like no sacks for Mr bring on the triple teams or Johnson