Benn Ready To Hit The Field

April 21st, 2011

NFL Draft guru Justin “The Commish” Pawlowski isn’t just a premier draft researcher and analyst, the guy’s got contacts. It doesn’t hurt that he works for the Buccaneers’ flagship station.

The Commish will air two draft specials next week, Tuesday and Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on WDAE-AM 620. Each will feature a cozy pre-recorded sit down with Mark Dominik. On Tuesday, you’ll hear Dominik talk offense and the draft. And on Wednesday it’s defense. (If you want reminders, follow The Commish on Twitter or Facebook.)

Joe already has heard the Dominik interview and has been given permission to share a small nugget of great news for Bucs fans. Arrelious Benn has all but made a miraculous recovery from his torn ACL against the Lions on Dec. 19.

“You shouldn’t be [concerned about Arrelious], and I appreciate the question. Actually, I was just talking to Todd Toriscelli our trainer, and he was talking about how well Arrelious has rehabbed from it and how he could technically go on the football field almost today only four months post op,” Dominik said.

This is stunning news. It had been reported several weeks ago that Benn was progressing well, but ready for football already? Wow.

Benn is known as a workout warrior, and it sure helps to be just 22 years old, but that’s a staggering recovery from an ACL. Four months!

Joe imagines the Bucs would tread very lightly and carefully with Benn if he were invovled in the team’s workout program and rehabbing under team supervision. Joe wonders whether Benn will progress more aggressively and faster in the coming months, as he’s on his own during the lockout.

6 Responses to “Benn Ready To Hit The Field”

  1. Jrock Says:

    Wow this is amazing news. Makes me shudder thinking of Benn not flanking Williams, Freeman needs all the weapons he can get on that field.

    Question: I was under the impression that Rejus (players) can have no involvement at all with Todd the Bucs trainer (He being part of the Bucs, a league organization). Can you clarify Joe?

  2. Aldo Says:

    amazing news!!!! its just me or suddenly the bucs are getting better news??? u gotta love this team even more!!! now please dom, Ryan Kerrigan or Cam Jordan!!!!

  3. Micronole Says:

    Is was clarified by the league that injured players could continue to rehab with the team trainer.

  4. Posey99 Says:

    That’s great news. I would like to hear more about what’s going on with Brian Price too.

  5. BamBamBuc Says:

    That is amazing, although I doubt completely truthful. I’m glad he’s progressing well, but I’m sure he still has a ways to go. It’s possible he’s at a point where he can begin some conditioning, and maybe add some agility soon, but ready for the field? I find that hard to believe.

    One thing I will say though is that I think a lot of times the teams and their trainers actually slow the rehab process by being extra cautious with their “investment”. Since Benn has had time to rehab on his own, he’s been able to progress at whatever speed he’s felt comfortable with. I do think he’s ahead of where he’d be had the team controlled his rehab.

  6. Tom Says:

    Well Rejus wasn’t kidding when he said he was a fast healer. It helps to have a “clean” tear too. Let’s hope there are no setbacks between now and TC.