Ghastly Baltimore Rushing Numbers

October 28th, 2022

Embarrassing performance.

This never happened with Ndamukong Suh.

How badly did the Crows just obliterate the Bucs defense on the ground in the second half? Here’s how:

You know, when a team runs the ball for 200 yards, that’s one helluva day. So what would you call a 200-yard rushing performance in the second half?

Yes, you read that right, the second half.

The Crows stomped the Bucs in the second half with 204 yards rushing. That is not a typo. That’s as real as a Devin White mistackle high.

This is almost enough to grab a coach and/or player and slap him. Joe isn’t sure if this ever happened to a lousy Lovie Smith defense or even a Mike Smith defense. This is as brutal as it gets.

Mind you the Bucs led 10-3 at halftime and the Ravens attempted 30 passes in that first half.

The way this defense is spiraling out of control, and the offense can’t punch its way out of a paper bag with so many excellent players and the greatest quarterback who ever lived, are we looking at a coaching change come January?

Joe has almost no words for this.

19 Responses to “Ghastly Baltimore Rushing Numbers”

  1. Derek Says:

    Crazy how this run defense used to be best in the league. Now they can’t make contact at the line of scrimmage, or make simple tackles

  2. chark Says:

    #45 and #9 are undisciplined noninstinctive players, and basically not smart football players.

  3. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Joe says
    This never happened with Ndamukong Suh.

    The posters have been saying
    This never happened with Ndamukong Suh.
    This never happened with Ndamukong Suh.
    This never happened with Ndamukong Suh.

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  4. Bosch Says:

    Glazers need to be merciful and fire Bowles and leftwich before some classless radio station puts up billboards with flame surrounding them.

  5. Delusional Intelligence Says:

    I’m not sure the Bucs could bring back Donkey Kong even if they wanted to. As LDK quotes from time to time. “Never underestimate the power of egos.”

  6. Mike10 Says:

    The draft picks, hirings and free agent moves have been (poop) for 2 years now and you’re seeing the outcome. Since the Winfield pick, who have we drafted that’s been an impactful player? Anyone who watches JTS knows he wasn’t ready to be a starter (at least as a DE, OLB – maybe move him around). And bc the draft picks have flopped, when you sign a bunch of injury prone players who get injured, you don’t have any depth to fill in.
    We see all these teams making trades this week for players of need, but we’re fine with staying pat.. during Brady’s last year. Like what?!

    Licht deserves just as much blame, as he placed wayyyy too much on the shoulders of a 45 year old QB. Brady no longer was the final piece, but the key cog that held it all together.

  7. Ash Says:

    It would have been more if the ravens had committed to the run in the first half.

  8. Buczilla Says:

    Lol, I have some words. Fire all of these miserable coaches after the year and have a fire sale before the trade deadline. Everyone outside of Evans, Godwin, and Wirfs should be made available. There are no excuses for a 3-5 start with all of the talent that we have and the coaches as well as some players should pay the price.

  9. Mackey Says:

    Offense had some bright spots, but was out of sync most of the game. What had me swearing at my TV were the plentiful mis-tackles. Truly pitiful.

  10. CleanHouse Says:

    Joe, don’t even say that as your caption. I don’t recall any of you guys yelling from the roof tops about Suh when he was disregarded. But I did…

  11. Iamabuc Says:

    Did you guys see Devin White reaction when Tod Bowled was chewing his ass on the sidelines? DW went like “baah” and turned around and kept walking. OMG! That says it all right there. These players do not respect Bowles. And DW is becoming a bust . Really.
    I use to like him a lot. Not anymore.

  12. Bucanero Says:

    Season is not over folks. Buckle up, 2022 will be a wild ride

  13. steele Says:

    It’s a simple blue print for opposing offenses. Smashmouth the Bucs as soon as you see them get tired. It doesn’t take long. And this D looked absolutely ridiculous in the second half, literally mowed down.

    Ironically, this smashmouth is what the BL offense tries to impose, but can’t because the personnel are not equipped for it, nor does it have the fight to physically dominate.

  14. Rod Munch Says:

    Amazing how the Ravens adjusted at halftime, the Bucs did not.

    However, again, I’ll point out the injuries really started to stack up. Neal is terrible, he, again and again, was getting burned on routes, missing tackles in the backfield, repeat. He’s awful, clearly lost like 3 steps. I know you can’t just cut everyone, but if you’re too slow to play, you’re too slow to play.

  15. D-Rok Says:

    The game plan from the Ravens was genius, and it’s what I would have done. They were just working on their pass game in first half, tuning it up and tiring us out, knowing full well they had their run game in their back pocket to destroy our will in the 2nd half. It worked, and I knew it would right about halftime.

    When will we see “genius/brilliant” game plans from the Bucs coaches?

    I saw some improvement from this team this week, but not enough. One can look at the score and say we weren’t blown out, but in some ways we were never really in this game.

    The Ravens played with intensity and the Bucs did not. We lost…again.


  16. Astralturf Says:

    I disagree that the ravens had a genius gameplan. They should’ve been balanced in the first half. Running opens up passing. Basic football. “Nothing but passing” by Harbaugh could’ve gotten the Buccs a bigger lead if they had a competent offense. Good pass defense by Buccs + a few receptions by Evans and Godwin could’ve easily made that risky gameplan look bad.

  17. bucs4life Says:

    Somehow people will blame the run defense performance on Brady.

  18. SKBucsFan Says:

    You live and die by the draft. Not taking a monster to play DT when you had a chance can come back and hurt you. Not having a plan to replace an impact player in a salary cap league is just bad management.

    Licht can attract players but he can’t draft. I say it every year and will keep saying it as long as he is in charge.

  19. D-Rok Says:


    Can you not see the Ravens were just toying with us?