Roy Miller’s Ailing Back

October 11th, 2012

Last year, one reason for the ailing play of the Bucs defensive front was the ailing play of tackle Roy Miller. But after the season, it was learned that Miller was less than 100 percent, trying to play tackle in the NFL with a messed up back.

It seems, if one is to believe the Bucs, by way of Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, that back is again barking at Miller. So much so he missed practice today and it seems that Miller’s status is in doubt for Sunday.

@RCummingsTrib: DT Roy Miller missed practice Thursday with a sore back. That could be a big loss for the Bucs if he can’t go this week

Yes, this would be a big loss because just about everyone at One Buc Palace gives Miller the credit for helping Gerald McCoy have a beastly season thus far in 2012, by drawing double-teams allowing GMC to disrupt and harass.

Funny thing is, yesterday Miller took the time to speak with Joe for a story on how to battle the Chiefs, and he was his normal, soft-spoken self (Miller whispers more than he talks). Joe also noticed Miller walking around the locker room and Joe can’t recall anything that looked out of the ordinary with his gait.

Back problems are weird things.

4 Responses to “Roy Miller’s Ailing Back”

  1. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    No problem, next man up! Price is willing…..err…….Okoye is ready……err……Chris Farley will…..err……..Uh-oh!

    Someone tell Bucfan 237 to cancel that W and count on an L.

  2. teacherman777 Says:

    Do u guys realize how rare people of his size, strength and speed are?

    It is so hard to find the prototype DT these days.

    There is a reason Sapp was so dominant.

    Men like him rarely exist.

    By the way, Brian Price is unemployed and his 2013 contract is fully guaranteed anyway.

    So why dont we sign him, have him have surgery and rehab again,

    And try to get him in shape, physically and mentally for next season.

    Why not?

  3. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Brian Price never finished the dreaded and unnecessary 110X16 gauntlets therefore common sense shall never prevail in the Knute World Order.

  4. OnlyBucFanInTampa Says:

    This wouldn’t be a problem if the “Not a Rockstar” GM knew how to draft or build depth. This roster is so thin the Bucs can’t afford any injuries at any position.