Gorrer went 'through the smoke' for punt block
DETROIT -- For the second week in a row, the Bucs' special-teams unit came up with a blocked punt in the second half, and Danny Gorrer got one Sunday to help the Bucs hold on for a 24-21 victory at the Lions.
"We saw something and (special-teams coach Dave Wannstedt), when he sees something, he definitely calls it up," said Gorrer, who had missed all but one game this season with a groin injury before Sunday. "I believed in my technique and I just went."
Gorrer gave credit to teammate Dekoda Watson, who had a blocked punt last week and drew enough blockers as a result that Gorrer was untouched coming off the left end, getting to Detroit punter Sam Martin. Fullback Spencer Larsen picked up the loose ball and returned it 11 yards to the Lions' 11-yard line.
"Dekoda made the whole left side clear and I just ran through the smoke," Gorrer said of the block.
The Bucs couldn't convert on the play as Rian Lindell missed a 35-yard field goal, but on Detroit's next possession, Gorrer was in coverage on Lions receiver Kris Durham, who inexplicably fumbled as he went out of bounds, a turnover recovered by Kelcie McCray for another defensive stop.
"I really don't know what I did," Gorrer said. "I know I pushed him, but where the ball came out, I'll take it for what it is."