“You’re Either A Dude Or You’re Not”

September 12th, 2023

Baker Mayfield takes home the coveted Angry Runs award in Week 1.

Minutes after Baker Mayfield stiff-armed a Vikings cornerback and threw him out of the club yesterday, Joe was taking a screenshot and hitting up NFL Network host Kyle Brandt.

Brandt is the scepter-keeper of the weekly Angry Runs feature on NFL Network. It goes to the mauler of the week on the ground. It’s all about the most physical ball carrier moment of the week.

Bucs running back Rachaad White won the coveted scepter last season for his hurl of a Seahawks defender. Devin White won it for a vicious return in 2020.

Yesterday’s winner was Mayfield.

Being mic’d up helped Mayfield. Brandt loved the trash talk. “Get that fuc*’n weight up,’ Mayfield barked at the Vikings defender after the play. But it was the nasty of a quarterback taking out a defender that was at the core of the decision.

Brandt relayed a conversation with Bucs Super Bowl-winning general manager Jason Licht after the game. Per Brandt, Licht said. “I gott theory about these players: either you’re a dude or you’re not. Baker is a dude.”

Below is a brief highlight of the Angry Runs segment.

46 Responses to ““You’re Either A Dude Or You’re Not””

  1. Durango 95 Says:

    Last time I saw someone as fired up as Brandt was when I was watching the game on Sunday.

  2. Erik Hesson - Fine Artist and Founder of UniqueModernArt.com Says:

    Baker is definitely a dude.

    And if he keeps this inspired play up, he might become That Dude.

  3. K2 Says:

    Looks like Baker will have more TDs than Rogers this year. (But, really hate to see any player get injured.). Bucs need to stay healthy in order to compete for the division.

  4. FortMyersDave Says:

    Wow, great take by Brandt! He sure has come up in the world since he was a producer at the Jim Rome Show and calling the show live on air from Wrigley Field drunk as a skunk. Looks like people are beginning to give Mayfield a bit of credit and respect. Hopefully he brings that same intensity to the home opener next Sunday!

  5. D-Rok Says:

    I think it would have been more appropriate and certainly funnier had Mayfield screamed after that stiff-arm: “YOU LIKE THAT?” LOL.

  6. Baker Costanza Says:

    What a ham.

  7. Duane in Sanford Says:

    I thought it was an angry run candidate when it happened. Its a silly award, but gets a few more eyes on the players. In the heat of the moment “Get your weight up” is much better than “Joben”.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Like I said…….definitely not “MikeGlennonlike”

  9. Rayjay1122 Says:

    As Dicky V would say, “Shake and Bake Baby!!!!!

  10. Henry Says:

    R.I.P Mike Williams.

  11. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Congratulations to Baker for winning angry runs. I had hot wings during the game and got angry runs too.

  12. Orlando Kevin Says:

    Love the passion to put the team on your back but needs to play smart too. Would like our RB’s to run like that.

  13. unbelievable Says:

    Ha I thought to myself yesterday after that play that he should get on Angry Runs for it.


  14. unbelievable Says:

    *Sunday, not yesterday.

  15. go dawgs Says:

    whoop whoop.. i want that scepter??? it glows too haha

  16. cmurda Says:

    I got to start watching this bit. Hilarity

  17. Chris Stewart Says:

    I just LOVE that AB lost a TON of money betting against the Bucs on this game

  18. ghost Says:


  19. stpetebucfan Says:

    OK RayJay way to bring some levity to JBF. I hope I never get the same wings you had because I hate the angry runs.

    I hope we’ve retired “moxie” now for good! I can accept Stiff arm Baker or some variation but it was an Oklahoma fan who got my vote.

    He claimed Bucs will love Baker once that like Sooner fans they realize that Baker has “DAWG” in him.

    Gotta loves players with the Dawg in them.

  20. Seminole Bill Says:

    Our man, Baker. Are you watching Bears? We got you at RayJay on Sunday.

  21. Crickett Baker Says:


  22. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    D-Rok Says:
    September 12th, 2023 at 11:30 am

    I think it would have been more appropriate and certainly funnier had Mayfield screamed after that stiff-arm: “YOU LIKE THAT?” LOL.



  23. Show Me the TDs Says:

    R.I.P. Mike Williams.

  24. rrsrq Says:

    That’s Baker, Rachaad White, Devin, RoJo, I believe Fournette got one also. I’m I missing any like ME13 or CG14? of course the honorary one goes to LeGarrette Blount. Bucs collecting Scepters like a bounty, eeerrr

  25. 420Kitty Says:

    Let’s Bake some more!

  26. Infomeplease Says:

    I love Kyle and the septer bit! BM is a DUDE!!! 1 down 16 to go!

  27. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    The Dude abides.

  28. Henry Says:

    I can see the future. BM’s next sponsor is going to be Dude Wipes!!!! The possibilities are endless.

  29. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    A dude always lives in a state of dudeness. He doesn’t worry about anything and he just accepts life for what it is.

  30. Vlad The Impaler Says:

    Bucs collecting Scepters like a bounty, eeerrr


    It’s AAaarrr!!

    (eeerrrr sounds like you’re at a loss for words)

    AAaaaarrrr mateys! We has the scepter!…..aarrr…

  31. adam from ny Says:

    baker dudefield or baker notfield…….you decide 😉

  32. Don’t tell me it’s raining Says:

    PFF Overall grades for the game.

    -Baker Mayfield: 80.8
    -Tristan Wirfs: 78.6
    -David Wells: 74.1
    -Rachaad White: 69.9
    -Ko Kieft: 69.3
    -Chris Godwin: 69.1
    -Luke Goedeke: 65.9
    -Sean Tucker: 65.2
    -Deven Thompkins: 64.8

  33. BucU Says:

    So what are his preferred pronouns?

  34. HC Grover Says:

    If they clobber the stakin Stainks they will win NFC South

  35. Mike Johnson Says:

    Trust me. Baker will not be able to stiff arm and get away with it repeatedly. And if he keeps running with the ball, Some Defensive guy is going to take him out just like they did Rodgers last night. Simply put, Baker may be a dude, But you got some Defensive players out there who are beast and gorillas. And they will hurt a QB.

  36. MadMax Says:

    Mike Williams has passed…reported by espn…so sad…rest in peace brother

  37. Duane Says:

    It’s always fun to see a football player put the wood to an opponent, and it’s especially satisfying to see a quarterback – normally the target of some of the worst punishment in the game of football – do so. But at the same time, I very much want to see Baker Mayfield make a successful career comeback starting this season with the Bucs.

    I do NOT want to see Baker hauled off the field on a cart as was Aaron Rodgers last night.

    A lot of Bucs fans seemed to whine about Tom Brady being too “antsy” with his throws avoiding hits and sacks, and making fun of his “statue in the pocket” style of quarterback play. But then Tom Brady is the GOAT, and he played football for 22 years until age 45, and rarely got injured. In his three years with the Bucs he missed not a single game due to injury.

    I’d prefer that Baker Mayfield not show up on the “angry runs” tape and instead just play quarterback and do so very well.

  38. Mostly Peaceful Trask Fan Says:

    LOL this basically ensures Baker getting creamed.

    Keep talking fellas.

  39. stpetebucfan Says:

    Rodgers injury came on one of the most innocuous sacks I’ve ever seen cause injury. It wasn’t really a violent hit, it was the ACCIDENTAL way Rodgers put pressure on the ball of his foot that hopefully just strained his achilles and not tore it.

    You can’t play scared! This is why I was trying to tell the Trask lovers it’s all good that he blossomed this year. The Bucs have at least one and it looks like they now have TWO capable of playing in the NFL.

    Let the Dawg continue to eat!

  40. Rod Munch Says:

    BucU Says:
    September 12th, 2023 at 2:26 pm
    So what are his preferred pronouns?


    Finally somebody talking about the real issues here and not just jibber jabbing to hear themselves talk.

  41. Kidfloflo Says:

    The Dude Abides…

  42. M milligan Says:

    This sht is all funnier than sht
    Go Bucs
    Somebody told me why Bucs schedule so tough
    They won division WTF
    There ought to b an exception or exemption
    Oh well, Bucs will thrash bears
    Need the eagles upset for the trifecta and 10k
    Non believers ES

  43. M milligan Says:

    Viaduct is funniest
    Rod I remember all ur bs about mayfield
    Previous to W
    I copied him
    He’s coming over and stiff arming u into some dog poop

    Go Bucs

  44. M milligan Says:

    Rodgers looks like Tony Romeo several yrs ago
    He’s done
    I wonder who eats the poop
    Jets or insurance
    To bad, jets could have been a. Contender

  45. Timbucs2 Says:

    It’s the Tampa Bay Baker-neers!

    Lead us to glory Shake ‘n Bake.

  46. garro Says:

    I wanna be a dude when I grow up!

    LOL Love me some Jason!

    Go Bucs!