Clean Sheet

September 11th, 2016


Updated 10:10 p.m. – How bout that big goose egg the Buccaneers hung on the scoreboard this afternoon in Atlanta!

That might have been the best news all day: zero sacks allowed, while America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, threw 33 passes.

That’s called protecting the flag!

This happy news gives Joe a chance to remind Bucs fans why general manager Jason Licht is deserving of a statue for his resurrection job on the offensive line. It’s been so damn solid. No let down from last year.

Kevin Pamphile had rough moments at left guard today, but he certainly was acceptable. The Bucs hardly had a punishing day on the ground (28 carries for 90 yards) against a suspect defensive line, but there were holes to run through. The running game was a big part of eating up clock in the fourth quarter.

Center Joe Hawley said after the game that there were some nerves and challenges early for the O-line that were overcome.

“We had some un-scouted looks but we made some adjustments on the sideline,” Hawley said. “We settled into our own and started doing what we do.”

Jameis officially absorbed five hits, but that’s at least down from last year’s pace. None appeared to be devastating.

It’s a chore playing on the O-line in the loud cauldron of the Georgia Dome, and the Bucs were up to the task.

Keeping that No. 3 jersey clean remains arguably the most important job on this Bucs team.

25 Responses to “Clean Sheet”

  1. BigStinky Says:

    Kudos to the O-line but who said Atlanta didn’t have a pass rush? They sure looked like they had one in the first half with Winston hobbling. JW3 hung in there a few times and took the hits

  2. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Week one has a way of making something that really isn’t something appear to be something. Nov. 3 at Raymond Jameis Stadium we’ll see the real falcons pass rush.

  3. SOEbuc Says:

    We protected Jameis well and was very happy to see us not getting 10 holding penalties like we have done in the past

  4. Buc50 Says:

    I think a lot of credit goes to Jameis as well. His footwork to slide just enough was really on display for the game. He was also getting the ball out quickly when needed.

  5. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    See Joe this is what I don’t understand about your site. We win and don’t see poster’s who are angry with NOSBOS because he say’s we winning a Superbowl this year. Who cares if I’m right or wrong but where are you tonight Dushe-bag??? Where are tonight 50???

  6. Eric Says:

    But I thought Winston was supposed to be a fat, innacurate, bozo?


  7. Defense Rules Says:

    When the Bucs pulled ahead 31-13 with less than 20 mins to go in the game I was convinced we could almost score at will. But then Bucs seemed to throttle back and tried to run down the clock … almost let the Falcons back into the game. Bucs defense rose to the occasion beautifully in the 4th qtr, only giving up that one FG and stifling the Falcons’ comeback attempt in the last couple of minutes. That right there is a HUUUGE improvement over last year. Offense, defense and ST all rose to the occasion today.

  8. Jolly Bucs Fan Says:

    Fat jamarcus Winston looked awful. Lovie shouldn’t have been fired. And I see another 4-12 season coming…

    You guys know who you are and stay the he’ll off Bucs boards if you’re gonna keep that spit up

  9. Buc1987 Says:

    Get em Jolly!

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    Arizona looks do-able.

  11. gotbbucs Says:

    Jameis deserves alot of credit for that. This oline isn’t a finished product yet. Left guard and center are still questionable positions in my opinion, but still not a bad game overall for the line.

  12. BDorry55 Says:

    The run blocking was atrocious.

  13. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    87 we going across country and we gonna beat them boys.

  14. Buc1987 Says:

    NOS…what about the depth at WR?

    Ha ha ha ha ha WE DON’T NEED IT.

  15. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Gotta think Quinn did a half way decent job.Clayburn was getting in the backfield and Martin was doing too much dancing.Offence didn’t get untracked until 2:00 of firsr half.But if Jameis connected with Evans in endzone early that might have changed things.

  16. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Jameis was harassed quite a bit. More than i would like to see. No sacks, but it sure seemed like their pass rush was more consitantly getting close to jameis than the Bucs pass rush was getting to Ryan. Might not be true but it sure seemed like it.

  17. Trubucfan22 Says:

    But a good game by the o line. It’s hard to be realistic when i want them to be perfect. But no sacks and just a hand full of hit on Jameis is a darn good night for the big boys on the line. Kudos to them, they deserve a big steak dinner from Winston for every game winston doesnt get sacked.

  18. DislocatedBucsFan Says:

    @87 Arizona looks more than doable! Hopefully we won’t have this officiating staff. Yellow is flying everywhere.

  19. DB55 Says:


    The pass to Mike was perfect. #11-5

  20. LovieBall Says:

    Lets be real though, this line isnt Dallas. Jameis takes way too many hits.

  21. Capt Blighe Says:

    Any word on 56

  22. Berdj Joseph Rassam Says:

    It was a good solid performance on the road by the Bucs.

  23. DallasBuc Says:

    Glory glory hallelujah!!!

  24. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Welcome back Dallas.

  25. KingBuc17 Says:

    Just woke up from watching football all night(in Dubai), great job Koetter and the Bucs. Great team effort. All coaches great job in that the Offense, Defense and Special teams played well. My game balls go to Koetter, Jamies, OL, Sims, and Kwon.

    Honorable mention, ASJ, Ayers, LVD, , HumpAgoya… Wow still thinking what a great team effort and if JW would have made those first few wide open throws.
    That celebration flag on McCoy was absurd…

    Go Bucs!!!!