The Turning Point

November 21st, 2020

NFL Films highlights.

In this four-minute feature on Bucs running back Ronald Jones, the NFL Films producers may have used one too many quotes from Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra, who became famous for butchering clichés 60-plus years ago.

As we all know, RoJo turned a horrible start Sunday (again) into a history-making moment when he had a 98-yard touchdown run. It was the longest offensive play from scrimmage in Bucs history and became the second-longest run in the 101 years of NFL history.

When RoJo fumbled early in the game, as Berra would say, “It ain’t over till it’s over.” In other words, there was a lot of clock left to make an impact. A positive impact.

Find out from NFL Films how the Bucs set up RoJo’s 98-yard run and why it worked so well, aside from the obvious: RoJo ran away from the Stinking Panthers’ defense.

Joe isn’t sure why NFL Films chose to highlight a baseball player who played from an era that damn near anyone who saw him play is now dead.

20 Responses to “The Turning Point”

  1. Steven007 Says:

    Happy to see this highlight one more time before we move on. Hope we have some more positive highlights Tuesday morning.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Saw him play…..not dead…..saw Mickey Mantle live….Derek Jeter live….I’m a very lucky man. Love my Bucs…..Love my Yanks….

  3. JimmyJack Says:

    Pretty awesome clip. I loved how they showed his skice to the middle of the field around the 50 yard line. Watching the game I just saw Ronald run away from that last guy. I never really noticed that little intricate detail of the game before. Awesome finish!!!

    By far the greatest play of the year. Maybe from the last 2 years. Last years highlight was Hargreaves making that gamewinning tackle on McCaffery on 4th and 1. That run might have been even better. Tough call.

    GO BUCS!

  4. Godlovesbucs Says:

    Lets hope he breaks the record this week.

  5. JimmyJack Says:

    Joe not sure why your scrathing your head about Yogi Berra? Hes one of the most intresting athletes ever and some people like history.

    Plus you’re always dusting off black and white pictures all the time in your caption. Figured youd appreciate an old fogey like Yogi.

  6. JimmyJack Says:

    God. Whats the record?

  7. Joe Says:

    Joe not sure why your scrathing your head about Yogi Berra? Hes one of the most intresting athletes ever and some people like history.

    Plus you’re always dusting off black and white pictures all the time in your caption. Figured youd appreciate an old fogey like Yogi.

    Without going into too much detail, business study after business study demonstrates if you focus or refer to a dead generation, that’s just what kind of audience you will get: Dead.

    A photo (which is an instant) is one thing. The focus of a four-minute video presentation is quite another.

    Joe’s a history guy and loves talking about dead generations. Outside of his business.

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Run Rojo run!

  9. Bucshot Says:

    Love me some RoJo on MNF!

  10. Godlovesbucs Says:

    Jimmy, right now its 98 yards. Still room for improvement for ROJO.

  11. Alanbucsfan Says:

    “We have deep depth” – Yogi Berra

  12. jcscycles Says:

    I went to school with his son Tim, and then had him in a class I taught when I was a TA. I had a chance to meet Yogi, and sat with he and his wife at one of Tim’s games. Yogi was personable, friendly, and knowledgeable about the finer points of football. He also brought a hard case with decanters of 3 types of booze with him, which he and his wife shared with others. Very much a class act.

  13. ModHairKen Says:

    I was one of the ones screaming to bench him. I was wrong. It was one of the most exciting plays in team history. Not Barber shutting down the Vet, but close.

  14. BucEmUp Says:

    Rojo always has been the best rb on the roster, just never got the touches. Keep feeding the beast and make sure the defense doesnt play soft ocverage goving up score after score so they CAN keep running the ball

  15. The Red Mirage Says:

    Didn’t Ira go to High School with Yogi Berra?

  16. Billy-43 Says:

    He has always dealt with confidence and now he is BEAMING.
    I hope he exposes LA

  17. bojim Says:

    Saw him play. Still here.

  18. gp Says:

    run ROJO run!!!!

  19. 1sparkybuc Says:

    Dizzy Dean had a way of making baseball interesting. Yogi was always a great interview with really funny quotes. Baseball is boring. I might tune to a World Series game in the eighth or ninth inning, but I’d much rather watch any level of football, even high school.

  20. BringBucsBack Says:

    Catch the freakin’ ball as if it were a baby thrown from a burning building then, hold it high & tight, just like he should have been taught in middle school!!

    Yes, nice run & blocking.

 

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