Brian Price Talks To Joe

June 29th, 2011

Joe got a chance to chat with Bucs defensive tackle Brian Price at Josh Freeman’s minicamp this morning. Price is trying to rebound from a fractured pelvis in which he has screws surgically inserted. Price wasn’t able to participate in drills but was able to hit the weights with his teammates.

JoeBucsFan: How are you doing right now with your rehab?

Brian Price: I’m taking it easy right now. Don’t want to come up here and push it too hard. Just lifting weights right now and started jogging a few weeks ago.

Joe: Are you still in the early stages of your comeback?

Price: Yeah, yeah, yeah. I’m not trying to rush it now.

Joe: Let’s say training camp starts on time, what would be the prognosis for being able to go full out on, say, Aug. 1?

Price: I’m just trying to take it day by day, just taking it day by day.

Joe: Tell me about this zumba class you were in.

Price: Well, there were a bunch of ladies there..

Joe: That’s not a bad thing, right?

Price: (laughs) Nah, they were older ladies. I needed the support. It was a good sweat trying to keep up. I was walking into rehab one day and I saw them in there and I thought I would try it and they said it would kick your butt. And I was tired after one song, i’ll tell you that. Eventually, I was able to do the entire hour. It’s a pretty tough class. It’s crazy. you get tired so fast.

Joe: When were you able to first start working out?

Price: Oh, I was working out. It was all upper body after my first surgery.

Joe: When was that?

Price: November and my second surgery was in January but always maintained my upper body in the weight room. My lower body, I started about a month and a half ago. I get stronger every day. It’s getting better.

11 Responses to “Brian Price Talks To Joe”

  1. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    If you go to Zumba you should have to wear Zubaz

  2. Mauha Deeb Says:

    @CBH HAHAHA!!!!!!!

  3. tampaTrae Says:

    Stick a fork in this guy. The guy’s muscles and bones are held together with screws. DT is a violent position that requires twists, turns, driving…the guy can barely jog in a straight line a month away from training camp.

    He’s done.

  4. Macabee Says:

    I think the Bucs will be alright because they have Okam and Woods in reserve. Doug Worthington can also play inside. But I’m concerned about Price – his answers didn’t seem to be upbeat about his future and this is the first time I heard about a second surgery in January. This is radical surgery and the kind of torque required to play the DT position may make it impossible for him to ever perform at a high level. I hope he finds some quality of life after football, but like Trae, I think he’s done.

  5. Nate Says:

    Add another buc to out injured defensive line this is not looking good!

  6. Capt.Tim Says:

    This was the injury I was worried about all along. If he’s just started jogging, he’s on I.R this season. Two years after college, he’ll start his Riokie career. With a screwed together Pelvis. I wish him the best of luck, buuut that sounds like a tough thing to do.

    Might be the reason Mark is looking at Facestomper. IF, and I repeat IF, you put most of his money in incentive clauses, where he has to work for it, haynesworth is still a dominant DT. And while he was being lazy, I think the coach I Washington was really trying to make an example outta big Al. He has always been lazy, but he wasn’t a problem guy until that coach.

  7. dan Says:

    to ‘put all his money into incentive clauses’ he would have to be CUT go ALLL the way through the waiver wire and then signed as FA, otherwise the team has to take on his CURRENT contract ( the one he failed under) and if they want to reorganize it, they are subject to him saying… NO. and you still have to honor the ‘guranteed’ money in place of Redskins.

  8. steven Says:

    this whole thing doesn’t sound good to me…=/

  9. Capt.Tim Says:

    Dan, true. But that’s the senario that would intrest our team. Nobody would take on the “money for nothing” contract he has now. I am near Washington now, and am subjected to Redskin news( lucky me- blah!), and cutting big Al is a possibility. Also it Is common to require a restructuring of the contract before a trade. If Domminick is interested, I’m confident it’s on his terms, not AL’s or the ‘skins

    More important is the severity of Brian Price’s injury. Thats just a damn shame!

  10. Dave Says:

    He’s going on the PUP… that is too bad, maybe late this year or next definately.

    They will be fine with McCoy, Miller, Okam, and …. Woods for the 4th maybe? They could keep only 3 and go with 5 DEs because they like a couple of them to move inside sometimes.

    Anyway, very dissappointing to hear about Price, I really want to see him and McCoy together wreaking havoc

  11. Capt.Tim Says:

    Dave, yeah, me Too! That would have been one great young line. But still not feeling good about Bowers, and Price has an uphill battle. I will hope the best for him, but it sounds bad