Jacquizz Fever Sweeps Tampa

October 23rd, 2016
(Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

(Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Ok, 101 yards on 30 carries on Monday Night Football for a no-name running back was a fairy tale story.

But now it’s getting serious.

Jacquizz Rodgers was pounding away again, hitting holes hard today for 154 yards against the 49ers. And the holes were there. For a while there, Joe thought Ali Marpet was going to get arrested for assault.

Rodgers was dominant in his 26 carry afternoon, as the Bucs cruised to a 3-3 record and second place in the NFC South.

So has the offensive line improved, or is Rodgers a much better between-tackles-runner than anyone thought? Or is it the Bucs have played a couple of soft defenses the past two games? Obviously, it’s a combination of all of that. And yes, the Panthers defense is soft right now.

What especially impressed Joe was Rodgers’ pass blocking. Look at the second touchdown throw today by America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, (here’s the video), Rodgers’ commitment to blocking helps make this play happen.

25 Responses to “Jacquizz Fever Sweeps Tampa”

  1. MadMax Says:

    THANKS JR!!!!!
    JW3 did it too. And that O line and D!
    Team effort!

    Told ya’ll we’d win by 14 or more 🙂

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    Little man runs tough…

  3. MadMax Says:

    Falcons about to lose in OT…..nice!

  4. Brion Says:

    Big secret: most of the NFL has crap for offenensive line talent. Short of Dallas, we’re the best.

  5. Buccfan37 Says:

    The Bucs beat a crappy team, just as expected. Got some home games that need winning. Good game overall. The run game was fantastic.

  6. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Maybe we’ve found our own MJD.

  7. Ray Rice Says:

    Young Jacq came up big again. Savage. Smith looked fast AF in space.

  8. MadMax Says:

    MJD? Drawing blanks St Pete, help me Brotha, been drinking a little lol

  9. Rojas Says:

    I wish we would of used Smith more also. He’s fast as hell.

  10. Eric Says:

    With good blocking u can get a guy off the street at running back. Joe has been preaching that for years.

    We’re right in the middle of this thing!!!!

  11. mac Says:

    I wouldn’t exactly call J. Rogers a “no name”… True he was an off the street free agent but the guy had a few solid seasons in ATL and has always been a dangerous and effective runner when healthy… He has better vision than D. Martin IMO….

  12. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Bucnut2, where are you?

  13. I'm tired and 87 is right Says:

    Well I had a good message earlier but I guess I was to excited and Joe cut it. Daing Joe!

  14. Cover Deuce Says:

    Example A why you don’t give RBs big money. I’m not saying you rely on guys off the street the way the Bucs have had to, but short of generational talent, these guys can be replaced if you’ve got good blocking.

  15. Chris Says:

    Mad Mac, Maurice Jones Drew of Jacksonville, 5’6 rob, great comparison SPBF

  16. Chris Says:

    Yeah Eric, why did Simms sucked wind? Does not have the vision of Quizz or D Martin

  17. Chris Says:

    Max and rb dumb phone

  18. MadMax Says:

    Haha, YES, Thanks Chris! Def a great comparison

  19. James Walker Says:

    Bucs will probably be on the tarmac at the airport for 4 hours tonight.

  20. Pickgrin Says:

    San Fran’s run defense is the worst in the league. Still nice to see us take advantage of that though.

    The emergence and performances of Quizz makes losing DM for a # of games and Charles Sims for the season less painful. Peyton Barber had some nice runs as well. Congrats on a great game to Quizz and congrats to Barber for his 1st significant action and NFL TD.

  21. Kevin Says:

    I would trade Charles Simms right now if possible or convert him to wr

  22. celly Says:


    No one is going to trade for a RB (or almost any player, for that matter) that is on IR.

  23. grafikdetail Says:

    wished they would’ve gave rodgers more touches a lot sooner… Simms was dancing around too much in the backfield…

  24. Warthog Says:

    Yeah he’s. it a no-name, he had some great performances in Atlanta as the speed/slasher third down guy. Glad we got him.

  25. buc15 Says:

    When Doug gets back, I would love to see some 2 back looks with Rodgers/Martin.