Trotter Dusted Off From The Grave

October 9th, 2009

If Bucs fans are looking for some legitimate hope for a victory in Philadelphia on Sunday, there is one place to start.

Just don’t start with Eagles head coach Andy Reid’s record after his team has a bye week. That record would be 10-0. Ugh.

Look at the Eagles starting middle linebacker on Sunday, Jeremiah Trotter. Yes, that’s the same guy who played a handful of snaps for the Bucs in 2007, and then was out of football before joining the Eagles two weeks ago.

Sunday will be Trotter’s first start in years, after a four-time Pro Bowl career with the Eagles seemed to be ruined by knee injuries and led to him being cut after the 2006 season. 

Those knee injuries were still a problem only weeks ago, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, but he signed with the Eagles regardless.

In Joe’s mind, Trotter, 32, has got to be a major weakness in the Eagles’ defense. Greg Olson has got to find ways to exploit it.

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