“He’s Patient”

October 20th, 2016

Players get all jacked up for Monday Night Football and other prime-time action.

It’s easy to find players forcing things and losing their cool under the lights.

Not Jacquizz Rodgers, currently the Bucs’ No. 1 running back, who took a career high handoffs last week.

Guard Ali Marpet was on the Buccaneers Radio Network this week trying to explain what makes Rodgers special. Marpet’s choice was mental.

“He’s patient. He knew what to hit and when to hit it,” Marpet said. “And there were actually some plays that we could have broke for some longer runs. But yeah, I think that he’s a patient back, and it paid off.”

The more Joe looks back and Rodgers’ 30 carries for 101 yards, the more Joe is impressed. The guy is 5-foot-6 and has never been a featured back in the NFL.

Rodgers could have been all amped up for the spotlight, but instead, he was focused and consistent. Marpet is right. No Charles Sims dancing and confusion with Rodgers.

Marpet added that he can’t wait for the offensive line and Rodgers to get back on the field Sunday to keep their identity flowing. “Bring the hammer and you run the ball,” Marpet said.

18 Responses to ““He’s Patient””

  1. @Hands2theface Says:

    He is the Muscle Gerbil.

  2. ElioT Says:

    It was a 3.36 yard average! You suck if you can’t get 100 yards toting the pill 30 f**king times.

    We wouldn’t have had the opportunity to carry 30 times if not for the Carolina turnovers and good teams put up TDs behind all those runs.

    I like Quizz but jesus christ can we quit with the hero worship after a very average performance?

  3. 1nebuc Says:

    If he keeps the 25 30 carries and our run yards start coming I think you sit Doug and make sure he is healthy for our playoff run. Could you imagine a healthy and fresh leg Doug come week 9 or 10. Can’t wait to see what Sunday brings us .

    JABOO 22/35 270yrd 2tds 0int
    Quez 26 carries 141yrds 2tds
    Mike 11 catches 130 yrds 2tds

    34 – 10 BUCS

  4. Buccoon Says:


  5. Dewey Selmon Says:

    I don’t care what his YPC is. He got us out of a couple sticky situations. And ran with authority. Keep doin that and the play action pass opens up for #3.

  6. BucinJAX Says:

    Hands, cute nickname, but can do better. The hamsters in my family (rodents, not in-laws) were smaller than the gerbils. If Martin is a member of the family of smaller rodents, then Rodgers should be a rodent even smaller, not larger.

    As an aside, none of the rodents my wife brought home were patient.

  7. Newbucsfan2 Says:

    Let’s get another win! In fact a long string of wins.

  8. Ga. Buc fan 40 years Says:

    I think Jacquizz has never been a feature back because he never had an o-line to block for him . Until he came to Tampa where his north , south running style fits perfectly.

  9. BucinJAX Says:

    Quizz’s yardage came in big and small. It looked to me like if he had a hole he made significant headway, way more than 3.6 yards. If there was no hole he got dropped for zip. Because of those longer runs, the defense had to keep paying attention to him, and therefore the play action worked. His net yards per carry are much less important than all of those 6, 9, and 10 yard runs.

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Not to take anything away from Rodgers because he did a good job, but the difference in the game was that we didn’t turn it over….or get behind by much so we comittted to the run.
    The YPC was the same as our previous games…..we simply had more carries.

    Not complaining, just pointing out the facts.

  11. cmurda Says:

    @TBBF. I agree. The big difference is Koetter is a much better coach than he gets credit for with the posters on this site. He decided to manage JW in this game and keep him away from making early mistakes that put us in a bind. This is not to be confused with not trusting your QB. We will see JW open it up, maybe even this week, but a conservative gameplan against a struggling Carolina defense was the right call.

  12. Cobraboy Says:

    “Muscle Gerbil”


  13. COREYATX Says:

    Danger Mouse and Muscle Hamster!!!

  14. Erik w/ Clean Athletics & United Games - a new 'Interactive' Fantasy Sports app by the makers of Madden Football Says:

    If Quizzy plays the rest of the season, he might end up having more broken tackles than Dougie had last year and the most in the league this year.

    I mean, he had like 30 broken tackles in that Monday night game.

  15. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    If the OL blocks as well as they did in Charlotte we’ll have no trouble running it.

  16. SOEbuc Says:

    My man Quizz the muscle gerbil running through those holes like they were Richard Gere’s lmao

  17. Lamarcus Says:

    Big test here for the whole team. This is a pivot game vs a weaker talent. We have to show alot more than just a run game. We have to get the passing game, pass block, critical penalties, run game, jameis trust in his pass block( his biggest and most critical issue? Stop looking at the pass rush too often) Pass defense, run defense, kicking game, calling a good game for 60 minutes, pass rush, etc. This is easy game to loss for the bucs as they travel to SF.

  18. Yo momma n dem Says:

    Not only can he run the ball. He can also catch anything they throw his way. Bucs just need to keep letting him work his magic! LCISD’S FINEST!!!