Gimpy Hamstring Holding Up (So Far) For Price

August 17th, 2010

Easily the story of the first few practices of Bucs training camp was the play of rookie defensive tackle Brian Price.

Dude was an absolute animal. The second round pick was flying all over the place wreaking havoc and causing disruption. So much so that Bucs general manager Mark Dominik even commented on this when he was interviewed on Sirius NFL Radio last week.

But then that damned hamstring started bothering Price. Again.

Price was hindered by his class requirements at UCLA in the spring and did not participate in all offseason workouts. When he did, he was bothered by a hamstring that limited his practice time further. This recurred in the first week of training camp.

The hamstring has bothered Price so much, he didn’t make the trip to Miami last week in the Bucs first preseason game.

Though he is expected to be ready for this weekend’s game with the Chiefs, the prospect of tweaking that nasty muscle looms over Price’s head. It’s enough of a worry that eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune, posting on the TBO Bucs Twitter feed, believes the Bucs are a little more than concerned with Price’s status.

Bucs have to be holding their breath that Brian Price’s tender hamstring holds up in this oppressive heat. He’s missed a lot of time.

Joe heard this point about Price and the lack of practice time prior to training camp, and it is a legitimate issue. But then Price starts training camp like a man possessed. So Joe wonders if Price is truly this talented, that perhaps missed practices aren’t as problematic for Price as they might be for lesser players.

6 Responses to “Gimpy Hamstring Holding Up (So Far) For Price”

  1. goodfellajay Says:

    cant wait to see him and Mccoy..some think he will be better i know in training camp he was

  2. Capt.Tim Says:

    I also can’t wait to see them together. Hope you are right, Joe!

  3. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    Brian Price can retire tomorrow , and he’s already earned himself a spot in the Bucs Ring of Honor.

    The folklore of his 1st two practices , in which rumor has it, he parted the Red Sea and turned the gatorade bottles into wine bottles, will never be forgotten !!

    All HAIL the greatest DT in the history of the game to never play a down !!

  4. bucsfan593 Says:

    I say let this guy get healthy thats the benefit of having depth. Im fine with McCoy and Miller starting out. Bring Price in when he is healthy.

  5. Gary Says:

    Put him in there with McCoy, as soon as we confirm he is as good as he looked in camp, take him out. Even if that happens in the first play if he gets a sack.

    We need him too much for this hammy to become a chronic issue.

  6. jvato24 Says:

    haha .. everyone just ingnored ya Mush