Drive Of The Season

November 28th, 2021

Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians.

The Bucs were hanging on by a thread.

The defense, unless it was a turnover, couldn’t get off the field after the first quarter (The defense began to crumble after Jamel Dean got hurt. Shocking, the pass defense implodes after a starting corner goes down).

So the Colts tied the game 31-31 after a 10-play, 75-yard drive. And the Bucs pretty much told the Colts, “We’re the champions, come stop our arses.”

The Colts couldn’t. Key passes to Mike Evans and Chris Godwin and Cam Brate kept the ball moving. Godwin converted a major third down on a run. That set up Playoff Lenny’s run to victory.

What a drive! What a game!

That drive was the best from the Bucs since the game-winner against Dallas. It killed nearly three minutes of clock. It gave the Bucs a touchdown lead, which turned out to be a monster difference.

Joe will guess Playoff Lenny running for three touchdowns, catching a fourth and adding 100 yards was the best performance by a Bucs running back since maybe Mollie Hamster against the Raiders or LeGarrette Blount or maybe Mike Alstott.

Damn, Joe needs to chug a couple of Bromosas from Big Storm Brewing to calm the eff down.

30 Responses to “Drive Of The Season”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Cmon joe

    You should be praising the DEFENSE for really winnning this ballgame and if it wasn’t for all them turnovers……………it was looking like another ugly loss

  2. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Are you even going to acknowledge Gronk’s dominating performance in this game?

  3. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Yeah……….Gronk was a pivoting factor because the offense have turned Brady into Captain Checkdown………..

    The offensive play calling is awful and unimaginative

  4. Pan Handle Says:

    TheBucsAnthem = Troll.

    So many trolls commenting these days.

    Joe does very little to mitigate the hate on this Board. Bans lots of reasonable commentary however.

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Penalties, turnovers & Special Teams……cost the Colts this time……

    we had fewer penalties than normal….They had 10 turnovers all year…….and then 5 today.

  6. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    @ Pan Handle


    ………go back and crawl in your hole now……cause this is real football talk….and not a Madden video game.

  7. Joe Says:

    Are you even going to acknowledge Gronk’s dominating performance in this game?

    You mean you didn’t know?

  8. Buczilla Says:

    My heart was thumping in the second half and my voice is sore as all hell from yelling, but it’s well worth it. I’m proud of our guys and it was one heck of a win.

  9. Pan Handle Says:

    Anthem, the way you comment, you’d think the Buccaneers were 3-8 and not 8-3. Crawl back into the memories of the Special Ed classroom you occupied for all of your years before you dropped out of high school.

  10. Dirty Bucs Says:

    BucsAnthem, every team is playing too high safeties against Tampa. They don’t want Tampa airing the ball out. We all know what that looks like when you try to go single high and man up. They can’t afford to do it. This Captain checked down moniker you are trying to run with doesn’t hold water. It good quarterback takes what the defense gives him. If they want to give us 5 to 8 yards on underneath routes, take it all day. Stop with the stupidity bro.

  11. kevbeth5 Says:

    Absolutely TBF !

  12. Swampbuc Says:

    Anthem – I’ll suggest you get on your short bus and ride over to have a chat with BA, Leftwich, and Brady. I’m sure they would really value your opinion after scoring 38 against the hottest team in the AFC next to the Pats and winning from behind in their crib. Complementary football…..a concept they probably don’t teach to the impaired.

  13. August 1976 Buc Says:

    38 points 38 points 38 points AND WON!!!!

    Call it what you like.

    There are very imaginative offenses that do not score 38 points

    Oh did I mention that the Bucs offense scored 38 points

    AND WON!!!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  14. ChiBuc Says:

    While “Capt checkdown” isn’t an issue, but I agree with anthem that the play calling is predictable and unimaginative. I find it hard to believe that coaches are unable to …get Evans more involved each week; run a 2 back set or a WR screen with all them TEs in the game. It is the same game plan every week, regardless of the opponent. You can lob your jargon around how teams are playing us 2 deep, but the fact is…teams are playing us 2 deep every week because the bucs do NOT adjust. If bucs offense got more creative, opponents will reel in those safeties. But coaches think freakish drops on a fair catch reflect some good coaching. Nope.

  15. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I simply don’t understand why people wanna blame the other teams defense

    On most teams…..Chris Godwin would be a #1 receiver on their offese….AND THAT’S A FACT!!!!!

    and people don’t understand that you don’t have to bomb it on every single flipping play.

    Look at how Green Bay uses their receivers on offense….they’re average receivers at best….but yet they have great designed plays called to optimize their receivers to get yards……

    But yet we have Evans and Godwin and they barely get any touches the last two games???

    Cmon now……….something is going on????????

  16. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Lets see, the offense looks terrible in the first half, spit and sputter, but they still end up with 38 when the game is over.

    You can say whatever about the play calling, but they still score 38 and did not look that great.

    There are No perfect playcallers, not one.
    And yes I scream at the TV like many others at the play calls sometimes when they do not work.

    But in spite of all the crap they still score 38 and get a good Win vs a hot Colt team in Indy.

    Even TB12 is not near perfect as evidenced in the Saint loss and some other games as a Buc QB

    GO BUCS!!!!

  17. Player 1 Says:

    Bucstroll, Brady throws to the open spot (mostly). I know this may suprise you, but different defenses have different strengths and schemes. Also, Brady has a long history of knowing where Gronk will be in hostile environments. Mike, and Chris will get their touches, particularly when Brown comes back to draw coverage

  18. Bird Says:


    You said bucs would get stomped before the game
    You said you cant handle the truth before the gane

    Bucs win and now you say colts arent a good team

    Everyone is laughing at you. Oh and AB is coming back
    Cant play two safties over the top on evans and godwin
    Absolute clown show

  19. Joe Says:

    You said you cant handle the truth before the gane

    Anthem can’t handle the truth now?

  20. Defense Rules Says:

    August 1976 … The fact that we ended up with 38 points today should be credited to Bucs’ capability to play COMPLEMENTARY FOOTBALL as well as we do. Two things won that game today IMO: (1) defense’s ability to generate takeaways (5 of them); and (2) our offense’s ability to capitalize on those turnovers. The two went hand-in-hand … and that’s COMPLEMENTARY FOOTBALL at its’ finest.

  21. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Player 1 Says:
    November 28th, 2021 at 6:08 pm
    Bucstroll, Brady throws to the open spot (mostly). I know this may suprise you, but different defenses have different strengths and schemes. Also, Brady has a long history of knowing where Gronk will be in hostile environments. Mike, and Chris will get their touches, particularly when Brown comes back to draw coverage

    Spot on Player 1

    As we all saw Gronk got the lion share today, it is more than X’s and O’s
    The Human factor is involved, relationships and trust, not just play calling.
    We saw Brady going to Gronk, someone that he has trusted for many years in big games. That cannot be denied.

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  22. August 1976 Buc Says:

    DR you are right on,
    I have just been highlighting what the offense was able to do in spite of all the negative crap some have to say about play calling or coaching and the Charley Checkdown version of TB12.

    The offense has not looked that great all in all, but yet again they can still put up points enough to win when they get the ball.
    The Defense play well early but the offense could not get out of its way.

    But again yes DR your right about complementary football, it is what won the game. And it is why they won the Super Bowl last year.

    GO BUCS!!!!

  23. Youdid Says:

    Anthem, maybe Evans let’s balls bounce off his chest and hands on key downs? Maybe Godwin drops huge balls against WFT and then fumbles against Dallas and again today? Maybe that’s why Brady looks for Gronk on intermediate routes like today? Because he can be counted on. Very consider that?

  24. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    Though we might not run all the fancy imaginative plays other teams call today’s score proved what can happen when blocking is good on those unimaginative plays……. they end up working. So stop crying about it, if offense still scores the points it means someone’s doing the job they’re paid millions to do

  25. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    Great win. My only bitch: This team needs to get off the field on 3rd and 7+. Team stats showed Indy was 5/11 on 3rd down and at least three if I recall were 3rd & 7, 10 and 13 which the offense converted.

    When we’re in zone, the TE or slot receiver is usually wide open.

    When we blitz, the hot receiver gets a ton of room to make the catch.

    Matt Ryan will kill us with Pitts and Henry if we don’t fix this.

  26. Listnfrmafar Says:

    The O can’t suck to bad if Bucs lead the NFL in scoring.

  27. orlbucfan Says:

    If the defense led by LVD among others didn’t get those 5 turnovers, forget the win.

  28. Rod Munch Says:

    All I was thinking on that Fournette run at the end was… did we leave too much time.

    A very good game by Fournette.

    While he got the TD’s, I certainly wouldn’t say this was any sort of dominate game. He played well, didn’t make any mistakes, got a nice run at the end, but I’m not putting in the category of great games like that Martin @Raiders game, or those huge Blount games. Not taking anything away from Fournette, but he had a good game and did his job and is making himself some money on each run.

    However, I do wonder what the FA market for him is going to be like. Teams rarely pay RB’s anymore unless they’re one of the tippy top guys in the league, and Fournette isn’t that. So he might surprisingly be back against next year on a much lower salary than we might expect, which I’d certainly be OK with it.

  29. JimBuc2 Says:

    Rob, maybe it got got by you, but the only time Boles played zone was when DW45 was off the field. As soon as White returned Busc played man. My other impression was that Frank Reich somehow stole our playbook, at least as far as tight ends are utilized. Royals was their Gronk, and just as effective. Lastly, can someone have a chat with Todd Boles about wheel routes? Please?
    LFG Bucs
    Let’s Go Brandon!

  30. Barbara Roopenian Says:

    Let me explain Tom Brady to you. Twenty years of watching him. Captain”check down” is ONLY concerned with winning. He will do it anyway he can. No trying to pad stats. Calm down.