Roy Miller’s Ailing BackOctober 11th, 2012
Last year, one reason for the ailing play of the Bucs defensive front was the ailing play of tackle Roy Miller. But after the season, it was learned that Miller was less than 100 percent, trying to play tackle in the NFL with a messed up back.
It seems, if one is to believe the Bucs, by way of Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, that back is again barking at Miller. So much so he missed practice today and it seems that Miller’s status is in doubt for Sunday.
@RCummingsTrib: DT Roy Miller missed practice Thursday with a sore back. That could be a big loss for the Bucs if he can’t go this week
Yes, this would be a big loss because just about everyone at One Buc Palace gives Miller the credit for helping Gerald McCoy have a beastly season thus far in 2012, by drawing double-teams allowing GMC to disrupt and harass.
Funny thing is, yesterday Miller took the time to speak with Joe for a story on how to battle the Chiefs, and he was his normal, soft-spoken self (Miller whispers more than he talks). Joe also noticed Miller walking around the locker room and Joe can’t recall anything that looked out of the ordinary with his gait.
Back problems are weird things.