Price Back On The Practice Field

September 14th, 2011

UPDATE: 4:29 p.m. – Brian Price will start Sunday, so Raheem said at his afternoon news conference.

The man who had his hamstrings ripped off and screwed back into his pelvis was back on the practice field for the Bucs today, per the Twitterings of Bucs beat writer Rick Stroud.

It seems like Brian Price, who left the field during Sunday’s game walking gingerly with a hamstring issue, was merely suffering from heat related issues and pain associated with his recovery, so the St. Pete Times reported this morning. 

It’s all good.

Amazingly, Price might have been the best the Bucs had to offer at nose tackle against Detroit. Joe can’t say enough about this guy’s heart. 

38 Responses to “Price Back On The Practice Field”

  1. JorGhoti Says:

    I really like the potential of all our D-linemen, but Price might be the most talented and toughest D-linemen we have on our roster. No matter what you think of this guy’s potential and talent though, no one can say anything about this guy’s heart. I just hope he can hold up and not get injured (specifically in one area). And if he can, all I can say is…WATCH OUT!

    This guy has shown what he can do since day 1 of training camp last year, when he “absolutely destroyed practice” and “Uncle Faine” raved about him.

    A.K.A. Four Fingered Fisherman- sorry for the name change guys, it won’t happen again!

  2. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    This guy’s going to be a real stud if he can stay healthy….

    Not saying he’s injury prone…..sometimes a freak injury can happen (Eric Berry) and really hamper a guys career. Him and Regis need to be thankful they’ve gotten back as quickly as they have. It’s really pretty amazing

  3. Capt.Tim Says:

    Wow, that’s great news! It looked like it could have been a lot worse Sunday. Nice!! This kid has heart and talent. I hope these guys can grow together. This line will be fantastic someday soon!

  4. Stevek Says:

    Price could be the anchor of the line. He was one of the few reasons to cheer last Sunday.

  5. TSKAD72 Says:

    One could argue that Price’s college tape was better than Gerald’s. Price has an amazing burst for someone his size. He gets out of his stance so quickly and fires off the ball with such force and ATTITUDE, a little something the defense (especially the line) has been missing. I pray he stays healthy. If he does, we will have drafted a steal at 35. No doubt in my mind.

  6. tony2cents Says:

    I just hope we’re extra careful with Price’s injury. Before his injury last year, you would have thought that Price was the #3 overall pick. Its great that he’s back on the practice field. Hopefully he reaches his 2010 form by midseason.

  7. Tom Says:

    Great! He has the aggression that McCoy lacks, IMO.

  8. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Gotta root for Price 100%. He’s battling to overcome some tremendous obstacles. I wish nothing but the best for him and I’m glad he’s not hurt and that he’s getting the start at NT this week.

    On another topic, where are all the people who were talking smack about how Suh was going to dominate our o-line? He didn’t do jack against Davin Joseph. Where’s your boy Suh now? That’s what I thought.

  9. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Hardman handled Suh last year for the most part, and Joseph handled him this year almost the entire game. Just goes to show that he’s not some monster…he’s just a man, and like any other man he can be taken down a notch. I didn’t see any “wreaking havoc” at all by him. The cowards who are afraid of other teams’ stars need to keep quiet from now on.

  10. Dean Says:

    MARK MY WORDS!!!! We will all see the letters H-O-F next to Brian Price’s name in the future!!!! The Bucs D-Line will be the pre-eminent line in the league within the next two years!!!! Great job Mark and Rah!!!! GO BUCS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Price has heart…Where have I heard that before?

    Oh I remember, Cadillac Williams had heart too…look where that landed him.

  12. TSKAD72 Says:

    @Mr. Lucky…I guess the fact that they’re two totally different guys at different positions with completely different skill sets means that they will have the same result, right? I’m digging your optimism though, it’s oozing right through the text.

  13. bucfanjeff Says:


  14. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    I agree that when and if healthy he appears to better, tougher, stronger and much more productive than mccoy. Please stay healthy. I think a heavy dose of Price and Okam would be very formidable and effective.

    This is exactly why you cant anoint players before they play bc the force of gmc to us as the face of the defense keeps rah from playing his best 4.

    Who may in fact be bowers, price, okam and crowder/clay. Gmc should rotate in for about 40% of snaps at most and he might end up more productive.

  15. MTM Says:

    The Bucs have had enough chandelier’s with heart to fill a dump truck. Price does look good when he gets some reps. But he quickly gets hurt and is out. Either the player scouting has the worst luck or their doing something wrong.

  16. SRQBucFan Says:

    This D is only going to get better. It has a pretty good foundation. The D line looks like with a few more games, reps, and health. It’s going to create havoc for offenses across the league.

    The LB’s are sketch at best right now. I can see Mason foster being pretty good LB. Hayes kills me with his inconsistency, But when he’s “ON” he’s really on. As for Quincy, I just don’t see what the staff does in him. And for the money we payed him. I think there is way better talent out there we could have had.

    The DB’s are still pretty good in my opinion. They are also a group i think is going to get better over time. Talib will get healthier and step up after getting embarrassed a little by Megatron. Barber looked good. Biggers has been getting better but needs to be more physical. Grimm needs more healing. The cherry on top should be coming in the next coupe weeks. As we hopefully will have Tanard Jackson back on the team.

  17. below me Says:

    S. White said Price is a perfect 3 tech. and should rotate with McCoy. Makes sense, especially with Price coming off of a serious injury/surgery. he shouldn’t be playing nose and taking on double teams with those hammies.

  18. Blubber Price Says:

    I can’t say enough about this guy’s ….belly.

    What’s the over/under until tubby goes down again?? 2 quarters ?

  19. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Joe, how about exposing this guy above who keeps posting slanderous, offensive remarks about a player who’s doing his utmost to come back from devastating surgery. He always uses names like “Blubber Price” or “Brian Blubber Price”. I’m certain he posts here normally under other names but inserts these inflammatory remarks under this particular name. You’ve exposed jerks in the past who post under multiple names. Whaddya say?

  20. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Again Thomas, how many times must you say the same thing? Do you think we don’t know your opinion? You repeat yourself like I do with my 6 year old. Sometimes its best to just not say anything if you have nothing new to say.

  21. Blubber Price Says:

    Flyboy , to accuse me of slander you 1st need to prove that Price is not ridiculously fat and out of shape.

    Good luck with that , LOL.

    What do you think “suffering from heat related issues and pain associated with his recovery” really means ?? It means OUT OF SHAPE. This guy shouldn’t even be on the field , and he’s going to seriously injure himself again . It’s only a matter of time. You can thank the Bucs , who are determined to prove they are great drafters by forcing all thier young picks on the field , whether they are ready or not.

  22. tony2cents Says:


    you’re a freakin moron. nobody thinks you’re funny. how can you rag on a guy thats been through what Price has been through, on and off the field. but then again, you’re just a coward that’ll post anything for any sort of acknowledgment. f**in troll

  23. Posey99 Says:

    joe i can’t even focus on reading with all these advertisement videos playing and pop ups my god

  24. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    I don’t believe that I have ever recommended the Okam Price combo before Hawaiian. Also, I was pleasantly surprised with Bowers and think that he should start – that is new.

    I have always been a Crowder fan due to his effort and hustle but I want him to see more snaps. I think that this is the first time that I have entertained a Clay run down, Crowder pass down split.

    So, I disagree that this was repetitive, except for the obvious part about Gmc lacking production. Are you saying that (irrespective of draft position and $) a healthy Price and Okam haven’t both showed more promise/productivity than McCoy? Just give it a try, if they stink like Miller and Gmc try something else.

  25. Stevek Says:

    McCoy has got to play, we are paying him too much money to not play. I’m looking forward to seeing this D-line: clayborn, McCoy, price, bowers… Unleash the kracken.

  26. JorGhoti Says:

    Thomas – Good attempt at picking one part of your post to try to turn it around on Hawaiian Buc! I’m sure he’s talking about the fact that no matter what the article is about or what the headline is, you always find a way to mention your opinion on McCoy. Yes I know this is about DT’s, so it’s in the same field, but you do mention McCoy in nearly everything you post. Overstated would be an understatement. And yes, it is like dealing with a 6 year old with you. And yes, although harder, sometimes it is just better to say nothing at all.

  27. Nate Says:

    Im Calling it right Now Price will get a sack before Mccoy does! you heard it here first…

  28. tj Says:

    Just heard price to start

  29. Mauha Deeb Says:

    lol SO, McCoy wrecked it in the run game yet Thomas refuses to recognize it. He is clearly not a fan. How much longer do we have to wait for his spam to be banned?

  30. Mauha Deeb Says:

    Show where Okam or price has shown more productivity than McCoy…. No one can.

  31. Capt.Tim Says:

    McCoy played great, and got alot of penetration. The problem was Miller. He was actually getting pushed backwards. The two of them going in different directions was creating a gap. I don’t know whats wrong with Miller, but he’s either gotta improve, or loose his spot in the rotation. He should be better than he is.

    I see the Bucs brought in a bunch of Offensive linemen to test out on Tuesday. Right idea, wrong guys, and about 3 months to late!!!!

  32. Tampa2 Says:

    McCoy is never going to live up to his price tag, or his hype. Clayborn, Price, Okam, Bowers as starters. Let McCoy sit on the bench and text how the Oline is disrespecting him by not letting him get to the QB.

  33. Bucworld Says:

    This game really exposed Miller. He is a 2nd or third string DT at best.

  34. Stevek Says:

    Clayborn, McCoy, Price, and Bowers. Give it to the fans Rah, it is time to unleash “The Kracken”.

    P.s. Price is my hero. Props to a guy that is coming back with that much tenacity. Dude is gonna be a baller.

  35. Capt.Tim Says:

    SteveK – I think that’s a great idea’

  36. raphael Says:

    I agree with Stevek

  37. jack Says:

    JorGhoti your an idiot, next I agree with some of you that roy miller sucks balls, he is a practice squad player no improvement in 3 years, he cant even sniff the quarterback let alone they run right thru him like sh!t thru a goose, he sucks plain and simple anyone but him.

  38. JorGhoti Says:

    Jack – You mean you’re, not your, hah. No need for name calling, especially when your post seems more like the name called anyways. What did I say that was so idiotic in your opinion? That Price is tough and has talent? Or that Thomas mentions McCoy in nearly everything he says? hmm…Not following you?