Surgery For Davin Joseph Monday; Out For Year

August 25th, 2012

In his day after review of the Bucs win over the Patriots in the final home preseason game of the year, Bucs coach Greg Schiano announced right guard Davin Joseph is out for the year, which was released by the Bucs official Twitter feed.

@TBBuccaneers: Davin Joseph will have surgery on his left patellar tendon Monday and will be placed on injured reserve. … Coach Schiano says he believes the Bucs have the answer for Davin Joseph’s absence internally, but they will always see what us available.

So there you have it. Not surprising at all, but still depressing.

As Joe told both Toby David last night and Rock Riley this morning, both of WHFS-FM 98.7, there was no good time to lose Joseph to an injury. But if there is such a thing as a timely moment to go down, this is the time.

In the next week, there will be a glut of players hitting the free agent market, cut loose from their teams. Donald Penn was once such a player.

Also, if the Bucs get wind of a guard who will be cut due to a salary cap casuality, perhaps a trading a low-round draft pick for the guy would make sense.

Usually, teams won’t trade for a potential salary cap victim, as why would a team spend a draft pick when they can get the guy free. But not many teams will have a dire need for a guard like the Bucs. So spending a seventh- or sixth-round pick may not be outrageous if Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik can land a player that, while may never replace Joseph, will temper the blow.

35 Responses to “Surgery For Davin Joseph Monday; Out For Year”

  1. Bobby Says:

    Ugh!!!! I hate that. Maybe my favorite player on the team. Oh well…it’s the NFL and that’s part of it. Hope they can pick someone up to fill in. You’re right Joe…if there can be a good time to get injured the timing on this was ideal. It still sucks….

  2. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    That blows!

  3. gotbbucs Says:

    Sadly, I think next year they may have to start looking into replacing both Joseph and Trueblood. I think Davin’s knees are shot and Trueblood for obvious reasons. I’ve got a fair amount of confidence in Ted Larson, I just hope he learned a think or two about cleaning up around the pile right before the whistle from Joseph.

  4. Patrick Says:

    Bad news.

    Hope someone solid is up for grabs that we can sign.

    By the way, whatever happened to Capt. Tim??

  5. st. louis Bucs fan Says:


    BUC IT IM OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Bob Says:

    Is hard man that bad ..if so why do we have him on roster.???can’t we also look for a center and move zuttah back to rg. Also what about other. Guys on our depth chart?? Or is Dom so bad at picking that we really have No depth, and need to pick up leftovers.

  7. Weird Says:


  8. Patrick Says:

    Andre Gurode maybe??

  9. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    Why don’t we trade a future second round draft pick for someone’s castoff guard – our “rock star” apparently believes the 2nd round pick to be valueless bc he likes to throw them away for nothing.

  10. Have A Nice Day Says:

    So it was a ruptured tendon not a fractured patella. This is worse news. This is just awful.

  11. JerseyBucsfan Says:

    They my have to move zuttah over and larson to center. Isn’t that his true spot??

  12. ElioT Says:


    However, they did ok back in 2010 when Larsen and Hardman were in for Faine and Joseph for an extended period of time. Those guys are going to have to step up or move Zuttah back to RG and find a center.

    Just goes to show you how good a move it was to pick up Nicks in FA.

    If somebody else goes down on the O-Line, the Bucs are in some serious crap.

  13. Architek Says:

    Must find a competent replacemet for him. This is a deadly blow to our rushing attack.

  14. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    Davin will surely be missed, speedy recovery 75.

    Now this further impacts the Martin beating out (significantly) Blount for the starting RB position. The offense will need the reliable pass pro from the RB position that Martin brings, w/I Davin too risky to give Blount many passing snaps.

    I was surprised how quickly Martin beat out Blount – I thought it would take a few reg season games.

    The good news: we have a solid NFL caliber RB for the first time since Caddy hurt his knee (the first time).

  15. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I truly hate reading 99% of Thomas’s posts. Even when you try to appear positive, you manage to add in as much negativity as possible.

  16. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    What was negative about that?

  17. David Says:

    Absolutely depressing.

    Thank God McCoy and Clayborne are not injured.

  18. Robert Says:

    We played better without him last time & he seemed a bit over rated

  19. Eric Says:

    Bad luck, but beating pats impresses me, preseason or not.

    I’m on the verge of buying into the “it was mostly bad coaching” theory.

  20. Richbucsfan Says:

    What gets me about this injury is that it was caused by a NE rookie D-lineman who fell into Joseph. This idiot rookie my never see the first NFL regular season game and destroys the career of a perenniel All Pro O-lineman.

  21. BucForce Says:

    At least Schiano remembered to devise a gameplan for this years preseason game with the Pats, unlike RahRah in 2011…

  22. Adam Says:

    Let’s be honest… they didn’t run the ball all that well when he was IN there for the past 5 years.

  23. Kyle Says:

    Thomas you had to throw in your incoherit jab at Dom didn’t ya. I really wish you liked another team I’m sick of your consistent whining, grow up man.

  24. lurker Says:

    thomas, you are annoying to no end. blount plays in the nfl and has. thus, he is an nfl caliber running back.

    i am sure you busted on williams when he blew out his wheels, also, huh? now, years later, you like him.

    snore, just go already thomas.

    welcome, eric. it is much better to be a fan of your team and try to enjoy the positives.

  25. aj Says:

    Regarding trading for a potential cap casualty, there is actually not too much need for it, seeing as how high up the pecking order the Bucs are for claiming guys off of waivers this year.

    It is sink or swim time for Larsen, I think he will be okay. He was pretty tight in 2010, but down like everyone else last year.

  26. BigMacAttack Says:

    I don’t personally think Larson is the answer, nor will he be. Doubtful at best.

    Watching the replay now on the News it looked like a TOTAL intentional cheapshot by the Pat rusher. He dove away from Penn and propelled himself along the ground into the back of Davin’s legs, while he was engaged. I hate to call a player out, I think his number is 95, but it looked intentional, and that really sucks. If he was rushing the passer, he was no where close to Freeman, or breaking toward Josh. He went right for Davin’s back. It is all on tape which doesn’t lie.

  27. BigMacAttack Says:

    Does anyone else out there (with a brain, not Thomas or Eric) see it that way??? 13 news showed it from the video shot behind Freeman.

  28. Patrick Says:

    Thomas what the hell is wrong with Blount?? huh?

    Oh I remember now, you actually liked Greg Olsen. So you agree with his “no run” philosophy.

  29. Crotch McGee Says:

    Any chance we call Jeff Faine and move JZ back to RG? 1st tm D looked stout vs Brady bunch last night and would be shame if we can’t pound rock to eat clock this season. Get well 75! Need u in ’13 for Super Bowl run!!!

  30. Miguel Grande Says:

    I think Crotch has a credible idea there. Faine was cut because he was making too much money. They can now sign him for the minimum or close to it, I’m sure he stayed in playing shape, because he’s not ready to retire.

    Thomas has a talent for damning players with faint praise or back handed compliments. He is actually quite good at that, he pisses you off and you can hardly understand why. Props, 2.2

  31. aj Says:

    No, Faine is not a fit for the system up front this year. He was never really a smash mouth guy. When he was at his best, was when they could let him get to the 2nd level and block in space. That is why losing a step was so devastating for him, he couldn’t get to the blocks he was best at anymore.

  32. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Not to be negative when the guy just went down, but Joseph gets far too much credit for being a mauler in the run game. He really isn’t. If you watch him closely he’s really an elite pass blocker but just an above-average run blocker. Not elite or even close in that department. He can keep a guy like Suh off Freeman all day long, but ask him to blast Suh out of the way to create a hole and you’ve got a problem. This is why when he went down in the past our run game really didn’t suffer.

  33. Kfc Says:

    Funny how when Joseph went down in 2010, our teams rushing attack

    exploded. I believe it was Derek Hardman that replaced him, i thought he did

    rather well for being a rookie at the time. I dont think 75 is that impressive


  34. T. Bass Says:

    Duece Letui is available, SIGN him immediately

  35. Andrewj Says:

    seahawks just cut duece lutui, maybe dominik will take a flyer on him.