Running Success Was Three-Week Culmination

November 4th, 2014

Guess who Lovie Smith says is doing a “super job?”

Joe’s not trying to go overboard here. When the dust settled on the loss to the Browns on Sunday, the much improved Bucs rushing attack was simply OK.

Tampa Bay chunked 4.3 yards per carry, below the league average.

But the Bucs’ running game stalled in the second half, with nine carries for 20 yards.

Regardless, offensive line coach George Warhop was quite pleased by the rushing attack Sunday. Speaking on the Buccaneers Radio Network last night, Warhop said the improvement truly represented three weeks of growth behind the scenes.

Technique and the little things, Warhop detailed, are improving steadily, and the results showed up on the field in Cleveland.

Lovie Smith added on the broadcast that Warhop is doing a “super job.”

Smile, Bucs fans. Your coaches see a solid running game in your future.

16 Responses to “Running Success Was Three-Week Culmination”

  1. bucrightoff Says:

    Below league average is now doing a “super job”. Goddamn it sucks being a Bucs fan right now.

  2. DallasBuc Says:

    I bet they think Collins has done a super job. Let me guess, Michael Johnson is doing a super job. I’ll bet they even think that they as coaches are doing a super job too!
    Do. No. Wrong. Lovie.

  3. The Buc Realist Says:

    yea Joe, either that or Cleveland is ranked 30th against the run. Buts lets pretend that the Bucs ” Imposed their will”!!

  4. Buc1987 Says:

    Sucks being a Bucs fan right now??? I’ve always thought it comes with the territory…

    Tis why I always make fun of newbucsfan!!!!!’s screen name and say why in the hell would anyone want to be a new Bucs fan….

  5. Buccfan37 Says:

    And the reason they gave up on the running game in the second half against the Browns was Stocker was injured? Is that correct? Or did the Bucs think Rainey was due for a fumble?

  6. Snook Says:

    The whole team and coaching staff is doing a super job of ruining my Sundays.

  7. The Buc Realist Says:


    Maybe he did something horrible in his life, and feels he deserves a life time of penance!

  8. Buc1987 Says:


  9. Espo Says:

    How many of those yards were obtained by Glennon running short of the first down marker?

  10. RastaMon Says:

    a point…last week
    2 points connected make a line…this week
    3 points connected a trend…2 weeks from now
    OK it strechted the geometry a bit….

  11. buddhaboy Says:

    Its a bucs life. Super job after losing. Hey OH

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    It’s a Bucs life alright and life sucks…

  13. Bucbob1 Says:

    It’s not hard to game plan, against the Bucs. Shut down the run, and make Glennon beat you, in the air. Until Glennon can become more accurate, it’s going to be hard, to win games. The run only works, if the opposition fears the quarterback.

  14. billy buckaroo Says:

    I’ve watched good coaches over the years win a game then when interviewed after say there is still a lot of improvement to be done even though they got a win.
    This team loses and doesn’t look good at all and the coaches talk about how much they have improved.

    something seems backwards

  15. pick6 Says:

    “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.” – George W. Bush. now, also Lovie Smith to former Browns coach Warhop. cringeworthy in both cases

  16. ddneast Says:

    Although it hurts because I’m a die hard Bucs fan, nice ad lib pick6,