“That Plan Went To Hell”

September 17th, 2018

Bucs TE O.J. Howard scoots by the notorious Ronald Darby Sunday.

As one can imagine, the take from the Philadelphia perspective is pretty harsh after the Bucs handed the Eagles their first loss since winning the Super Bowl.

And the big culprit in the eyes of Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News? The Eagles’ secondary, as he wrote yesterday after the game.


One of the Eagles’ top priorities going into the game was to limit the Bucs’ number of 20-plus yard pass plays. That plan went to hell pretty early, when they gave up two 75-yard touchdown passes to DeSean Jackson and O.J. Howard. After shutting down four-time Pro Bowler Matt Ryan last week, they gave up 402 yards and four TDs to Ryan Fitzpatrick. Not a good day for cornerbacks Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby. Mills gave up the first long touchdown to DeSean Jackson, then gave up a 17-yarder to him on a critical second-and-13 late in the game when the Eagles desperately needed to get the ball back.


When you look at the replay of Howard’s touchdown a few things stand out. There were several pratfalls by Eagles defenders (and Howard damned near pulled a Leon Lett when nearly at the goal line). Bad tackling and bad coverage against a good tight end is not the preferred method.

And the Bucs took advantage.

Like a good team should.

25 Responses to ““That Plan Went To Hell””

  1. Robert Says:

    With these weapons I almost feel bad for the opposing D. The WR corp is arguable the strongest in NFL, @ TE we have a rock solid brate and ASJ with a brain in OJ Howard, lest we forget our wes welker -Adam Humphries. a solid RB, veteran backing him up and 2nd round pick in the stable. It just aint fair I tell ya.

    so when the joe’s, the people at OBP or the JW groupies say they didn’t see Fitz lighting it up, I say yall need to put down the pipe!

  2. AlteredEgo Says:

    If you want to further enjoy yesterdays win…go read the Philly papers online 🙂

  3. Lunchbox Says:

    With these weapons I almost feel bad for the opposing D
    Yeah. Almost.

  4. AlteredEgo Says:

    Yes….and a QB that can take advantage

  5. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Came Brate has got to be hating it right now!!

    Good problem to have…

  6. teacherman777 Says:

    OJ needs to hold onto the ball until he crosses the line!

    I hope the coaches will stress it!

    Go Bucs!!

    Great pick Licht!

    We have the baddest TE in the NFL!

  7. DB55 Says:

    When used properly OJ can be as good as jimmy graham and dare I say Tony Gonzalez. Yea I said it, Don’t @ me.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    The Eagle & Saints defenses were “Buclike”

  9. joestang Says:

    Give the O-Line props. They played well.

  10. BushidoEvans Says:

    Kinda crazy how a specific few JBF posters have literally just gone into a hole LMAO, please everyone when they come back out of hiding do not, I repeat do not feed them, because this is a little ridiculous.

  11. Loyaltotheend Says:

    One of my favorite things to look at after a Bucs win is the opponents media. Philly was fun to read after that game

  12. webster Says:

    Im looking for the armchair gms who bashed the OJ selection because the choice was not cook. Im looking for the armchair gms bashing the OJ selection because we already had one tight end. Crickets…… i think db55 questioned the oj selection a few times but its good to see he understand the madness now.

  13. Alphabucfan Says:

    I agree with 55. He is still so young an so much to learn an he looks like the type of player that will keep getting better. I think he will be one of the best to play the game at his position. Give me some more O.J lol

  14. Buchead5588 Says:

    Great game all around we had some nice runs early an then we kept getting hit in the back field but what’s good is our passing game came threw for us all around very pleased 2-0 with a Steelers team in disarray coming to town for MNF GoBucs

  15. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Offense is rolling in a big way and we really don’t have a running game at this point. Even though I think Rojo is basically a bust at this point it may be time to suit him up. JRodgers hasn’t been able to do anything really and Peyton has been limited due to the lack of holes. Wouldn’t hurt too bad to see if he has anything more to offer. He did have a nice catch and run in the preseason. He is explosive in the open field so may want to see if you can incorporate him into the pass game too. Such a shame to waste yet another 2nd round pick. If Barber was peeling off 80 yards per game I wouldn’t be worried, but he isn’t so why not test the kid out. If this team is going to really make some noise they are need to be able to run the ball somehow someway.

  16. Rod Munch Says:

    Strange isn’t it, how New Orleans had a good defense going into the season, then that defense gets shredded by the Bucs and everyone says their defense is suddenly awful, but then yesterday their defense won the game for them.

    The Eagles have a top defense going into the season, in week one the defense looks like a top defense, but in week 2 the Bucs shred them and the story is how the Eagles defense suddenly fell apart and forgot how to play.

    If you don’t have Dirk the Dummy calling runs up the middle over and over and over again and instead using his WRs and pushing the ball downfield there’s going to be a lot of teams wondering what happened to their pass defense.

  17. PSLBob Says:

    Is ROJO still on the team! It’s been radio silence since the preseason.

  18. pick6 Says:

    eventually teams will have to sit way back and then Peyton Barber, Brate, and Humphries will get all kinds of daylight. As soon as teams set up to stop all this explosiveness, the bucs also have the weapons to switch modes into a ball control machine

  19. BucsBandit Says:

    IT’S ***ROJO*** TIME!!!

    They need to get him into games and give him a chance to contribute. A couple of decent plays from him and this team will be really fired up and have confidence. Right now we’re a very 1 dimensional pass offense. It would be nice to start testing Defenses on the ground; a la the Saints with Kamara.

  20. McBuc Says:

    I have to admit, I had to look up pratfall. Lol. Learning new words on JBF.

  21. JimmyJack Says:

    BucsBandit….I think the Bucs have made the better choice by dressing Shaun Wilson, and not just because he can return kicks.

    We haven’t even needed our rushing game to be there for us(aside from end game strategy). But when we do I think Wilson has earned more looks then RoJo.

  22. lambchop Says:

    I cringed when I saw OJ celebrating a little early by leaving the ball out for a potential strip. Took a deep breath on that one for sure!

  23. Rod Munch Says:

    lambchop – Agree with you. I’m personally pro celebrating, spiking the ball in the defenders face, taunting them, calling them names, giving them the finger, etc, so long as you cross the goal line first. Don’t do it on the field unless you’re Deion Sanders and know that no one in the world can run you down.

  24. Hawk Says:

    First in the *history* of the Philadelphia Eagles, that an opponent has tossed two 75 yd TDs in the same half.
    It’s nice to be making other teams defense have bad stats.

  25. ronteco Says:

    you geniuses suggesting rojo should go in are lost. some of those TD plays were because the RB picked up the blitz and blocked their man. rojo is incapable of doing so. are you guys willing to risk Fitzpatrick getting blindsided because rojo still has no clue how to block in the NFL yet? he would be a liability to our passing game. let the young man develop in the stable and learn. the RB by committee we have right now kind of compliments each other….kind of. all though I’d like to see more yards on the ground as well. rojo wouldn’t be the right play just yet.