“There’s A Lot Of Nothing Runs In There”

November 25th, 2022

Many Bucs fans are unaware that Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll got skewered in Seattle for being outcoached 12 days ago against the Bucs.

And that “outcoaching” started before kickoff.

Carroll didn’t expect the Bucs to run the ball much so he deactivated 345-pound, run-stuffing defensive tackle Bryan Mone in favor of a pass-rushing lineman.

As Bucs fans saw, Tampa Bay called run after run and Tom Brady was nearly perfect, so the offense was dominant.

It’s always a great feeling when your team is on the great side a coaching performance.

Carroll is correct when he says the Bucs’ run game had plenty of meh tries. But that’s a big part of a rushing attack: sticking to it, no negative runs and breaking some explosive tries while setting up high percentage third-down conversions.

So while Joe would like to see more consistency in the run game, it did all it needed to do to secure a victory. Tom Brady and his loaded receiving corps only need a modest run game to be successful.

31 Responses to ““There’s A Lot Of Nothing Runs In There””

  1. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Seems like Pete out coached himself, before the game ever started.

  2. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Maybe the Seahawks had one too many Bitburgers after their early arrival.

  3. orlbucfan Says:

    If BL, Lenny, and Rachaad get on the same page, this O will be monstrous these last 7 games. The D is getting back to full health, and the ST, too, starring Camarda and Succop.

  4. NEfan Says:

    JMarc@ I agree, all BL did was he what always does. Once it worked any moron knows to keep doing it. Maybe one of the 50 coaches noticed the Dlineman was inactive, who knows? I doubt BL said if they start this guy we go with plan A if not plan B.

  5. NEfan Says:

    Oral, so you think the fossil can pull it off???

  6. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Someone please do a wellness check on Goatfarmer, he/she hasn’t complained about Bowles, Leftwich, or Goedeke in the comments (yet).

  7. Darin Says:

    Leftwich still be what he be. Wonder if Lennys arm is still sore from that interception he threw

  8. Boodidley Says:

    NEFan. Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!! I couldn’t have aid it better myself. Maybe Oral will figure it out one day

  9. Mike Says:

    Regardless, you know the Bucs are going to run on 1st down, so you probably should have activated your run stuffer for that down alone.

  10. John Olmstead Says:

    A win over a west coast team that had to travel 10 time zones does not leave me impressed. I bet the Bucs struggle against Cleveland like Carolina and Pittsburgh!

  11. Beeej Says:

    We did a lot of counters in that game, is that normal?

  12. Goatfarmer Says:

    Pete could apply that comment to the Bucs’ OC. When you look inside his head, there’s a lot of nothing in there.

  13. Redeemer Says:

    Only the Rams throw more on first down than the bucs. Pete was just playing the law of averages. He had to know the bucs would try to run on his putrid run defense though. Like he said, he didn’t believe they’d stick with it. Browns have a similarly weak run defense, not quite as bad. I expect BL to try the same thing. Cleveland has a much better pass defense.

  14. Goatfarmer Says:

    Joe in Michigan – how’s that washed up over the hill splash-signed quarterback doing for the Bucs? You obviously know your football. It’s cute that you apparently admire poor coaching and blocking performance.

  15. Destinjohnny Says:

    Missing On Luke and hainsey really hurts

  16. Reach87 Says:

    Tough game this week. Some fans are rooting for the team. Other “fans” are trying to tear them apart, making up second-grade nicknames for players on the team, and taking solace in generating miserable feelings regardless of the article. Sad. Go Bucs!

  17. Mike C Says:

    Haha good job Joe in Mish, you got your goat!

  18. gotbbucs Says:

    “Nothing runs”. I like that. I’m gonna steal it.

  19. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Joel Olmstead – Seattle’s flight was on 30 minutes longer they said. Round globe you know 🌎

  20. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    LOL, we did not get outcoached, Leftwich did what he do, and it worked, so he did it some mo.

  21. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    Lefty out-smarted Pete Carroll. Who woulda thought?

    Lefty playing chess, caught Pete Carroll playing checkers, lol

  22. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    Pete Carroll at the 2nd quarter; “Uh Oh”

  23. steele Says:

    Carroll assumed that Leftwich would change his failing ways and not keep insisting on establishing the non-run over and over. Carroll was wrong. Carroll overestimated the flexibility and depth of the thought processes of our great coaches.

  24. Goatfarmer Says:

    Our coaches are the best! Our playcalling is the best!!!

    Our schemes are the best!

    We tried hard against Pittsburgh and Carolina, yay Bucs.

    Bowels and Leftwurch are the best!!

    My team is the best even when they lose to vastly inferior teams!

    We are awesome and anyone that thinks otherwise probably actually knows something about football. Yay!

  25. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Goatfarmer, seriously, man. You need a better pastime. Sports trolling just isn’t doing it.

  26. garro Says:

    Out coached?
    Wow now that is a truly absurd idea.

  27. garro Says:

    Actually, it has a lot to do with it.–Joe

  28. alton green Says:

    Joes in Michigan says: As a Wolverine and WV Mountaineer fan, let me remind you that today is Saturday and tomorrow is Sunday. We Mountaineer fans KNOW we’re geting our arse kicked today. And Big Blue goes to the “Horseshoe” Gonna be a sad day. Having said all this, It’s Cleveland!!!!! Just like Buffalo!!!! Raise your and if you don’t think it will be cold in Cleveland. Oh one more thing. Biden got 80 million votes!!!! Jacoby Bisquit was Tom’s back-up in New England. That’s where Boston is. it’s colder than a well digger’s arse

  29. alton green Says:

    Do y’all remember the scene from the movie Water Boy???? Todd just point across the field at the Brown’s players and say “kick they’re arse? There! that was simple

  30. alton green Says:

    By the way Byron, Those 1 yd. runs could be 8 yd. passes. I would hope you already know that

  31. Erik Hesson | Fine Artist | Founder of UniqueModernArt.com Says:

    Those run game stats and most of those ‘nothing runs’ can be attributed to Fournette.

    And those are kind of an indictment of Lenny’s performance/production for the 1st half of this season… Or lack thereof, I should say.

    I bet our run game stats are better from here on out…