Everyone knows Bucs former Pro Bowl guard Davin Joseph is returning from massive knee surgery (Cadillac Williams’ style and worse) about 15 months ago, plus a staph infection earlier this year.
He hasn’t been very good, but Joseph was improved along with his linemates on Sunday. Asked today about how he’s playing, Joseph gave himself a modest grade.
“Performance-wise, probably about 80 percent,” Joseph said. ” I still feel like I’m messing up on little things, little things that can really help us be a better team. You just gotta do better.”
Joseph went on to attribute his grade to part technique/part rust from a full season off.
Frankly, Joe hopes that’s the case with Joseph. If he’s largely healthy but rusty and off on some fine points, then that’s all correctable. That means he should have a strong second half and be ready for 2014. If Joseph’s just getting old, he turns 30 this month, then there’s no legal fix for that.
Enjoy today’s full interview of Joseph below via 620wdae.com.