V-Jax Catcher Won’t Play; Bennett Salivating

December 16th, 2012

Joe still has nightmares thinking of Malcolm Jenkins’ heroic chasedown of Vincent Jackson in the last meeting of the Saints and Bucs in Tampa.

Jackson getting dropped about 50 inches from the end zone after a 95-yard reception — here’s the video — led to the Bucs’ most heinous 4-and-out in recent years, yet another series fans can point to that eliminated the Bucs from legitimate playoff chatter.

The good news is the porous Saints secondary won’t have Jenkins today. He was placed on injured reserve Saturday, per the Times Picayune.

Jenkins started the previous 13 games for the Saints after being listed as out for Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Jenkins ranked third on the Saints this season with 94 total tackles and had one interception, which turned into a 55-yard interception return for a touchdown against Oakland on Nov. 18.

In other Saints injury news, their starting right tackle, Zach Strief, is officially out with an ankle injury. The odds of Michael Bennett recording his 10th sack of the season and adding to his free agency bankroll allure just went up.

7 Responses to “V-Jax Catcher Won’t Play; Bennett Salivating”

  1. Ian's Gay Lisp & Ron's Drinking Problem Says:

    Wouldnt be surprised if Brees tossed it 55 times today. I say..get Doug Martin 125yards and 2 TD’s then rest him. Throw or put Blount in. I hope we lose b/c a higher draft pick will greatly benefit the team for next season (#12 pick in each Round is leaps and bounds better than #19)

  2. Have A Nice Day Says:

    “I hope we lose….”

    Yup. If someone were to write that, it would be Ian smh

  3. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    Aints TE Jimmy Graham is back and he was out on the first meeting. Graham is a very tough match up for our small secondary. Brees will target him a lot.

    That crappy “Illegal touching” rule cost us the game on the final TD play. Our WR was clearly pushed out of bounds by the DB and the ref made a bad call. Very frustrating.

    I hope we win because I enjoy watching my team win.

  4. holymoly Says:

    JUST WIN !

  5. PRBucFan Says:

    He better not hit FA

  6. PRBucFan Says:

    RG3 is out for the game, there is hope yet.

  7. Reality Check Says:

    @SeanyMac – You can hate the rule all you want but the ref made the correct call.