Injuries To Secondary WorrisomeAugust 23rd, 2014
Well, we’ve been beaten over the head how the third preseason game is a dress rehearsal for the regular season. And if that is true, the defense, as Joe thought before training camp, is going to be just fine.
That is, unless the Bucs suffer more injuries to the secondary. On the sideline stood Rashaan Melvin. Still in a boot. Not good.
Starting for the first time was big-ticket free agent Alterraun Verner, who has been slowed by a hamstring. Then there is Mike Jenkins, who Lovie wants to be a starter, who has missed virtually all of preseason and training camp with an unspecified leg injury.
Today, safety Bradley McDougald, who mysteriously started for Mark Barron today, went down in the first half with a knee injury. McDougald has been playing and practicing well.
Right now, the Bucs look to have a strong defense. But with all of these injuries, it is making Joe nervous. Of course, Bucs general manager Jason Licht will look for guards as the waiver wire will be bloated with cut players early next week.
Joe has a hunch secondary players will be on Licht’s radar as well.