Davin Joseph Says He’s “99.9 Percent Healthy”

February 2nd, 2013

Joe envisions Greg Schiano pacing his backyard salivating at the thought of running the football behind Donald Penn, Carl Nicks, Jeremy Zuttah, Davin Joseph and whatever upgrades the Bucs make at right tackle, and at blocking tight end.

Bucs fans shouldn’t soon forget that Schiano couldn’t stop repeating last offseason about how much he wanted to “run the football,” a phrase he would tell anyone who would listen.

But that plan got derailed early by the losses of bookend guard manbeasts Joseph and Nicks, yet the Bucs still were able to unleash Doug Martin and his stunning, 1,454-yard rookie season on the NFL. Can Martin pump out 2,000 yards in 2013?

Speaking to “Booger and Rich” on 98.7 FM yesterday, Joseph delivered great news for Bucs fans. Joseph said he’s “99.9 percent healthy” from his knee blowout in the 2012 preseason.

“I want to block for that guy Doug. He’s very special, man,” Joseph said.

“[The offensive line] is going to start a little early. We’re cheating. We’re cheating. We’re starting early. It is going to be something that is going to be contagious for our team. We’re going to try to get just about everybody back in the building early. And we’re going to work, and we’re going to put in this year and really get it rollin’ because it’s Tampa’s time. I believe that with 100 percent in my heart; it is Tampa’s time to really play well. We don’t have that team effort yet.”

Joseph went on to explain the Bucs have loads of talent but the team must come together not just as individuals or position groups. “This offseason we need to become a team,” Joseph said.

Bonding and work-ethic talk aside, Joe’s just giddy to hear Joseph is healthy. Joe would love to see the Bucs have an unstoppable, consistent running game. It would improve the entire team.

13 Responses to “Davin Joseph Says He’s “99.9 Percent Healthy””

  1. Have A Nice Day Says:

    I love Joseph’s talk about team. That is how it is done.

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    Awesome News about Joesph. Any updates on Nicks???

  3. Jacko101 Says:

    This gets me excited welcome back Joseph

  4. Rrsrq Says:

    We know who the leader of the Bucs offense is

  5. Orlandobucfan Says:

    What an awesome quote, I never saw anyone say anything about working hard and putting in the effort during Raheem era.

  6. Saskbuco Says:

    What a great player and even better person coming back to the BUCS, one of the classiest individuals in the entire NFL, bucs fans are so lucky to have a guy like this on the team. Always has been and always will be one of my favourite buccaneers of all time. Very excited to have him back and what he means to the team, can’t replace his leadership qualities. I know some haters always say he’s overrated but I’ve never understood that, until Penn never had even an above average left tackle on the line or on the right side. Remember how well he and Sears were playing before Sears had his unfortunate health issues can’t wait up see what Davin and Carl will do, DAMAGE here comes the BOOM!!!!!

  7. MarineBucsFan Says:

    Let me start by first saying that this is hands down my favorite site to visit. I am a Marine and no matter where i am in the world I find time to visit day in and day out. I have been a loyal JoeBucsFan reader for the past 3 years or so, and this is my FIRST POST YO!! (LOL) I enjoy reading every topic and every comment, and whats so awesome is that the Joe’s read the comments too and even respond to some. (Especially the ones that get under their skin right…) Anyway, after these few years and numerous topics I decided to post today because this news really excites me. I think the Bucs are on the verge of bursting the scene and going toe to toe with the best teams in the NFL (consistently) I am among those that believed the O Line was going to be the strongest unit on our team in the preseason. What our run game (Doug Martin) accomplished this past season was reamarkable. To date, I truly believe that had our O Line not been depleted with injuries we would have made the playoffs. In my opinion, had they been able to build cohesiveness and comraderie along the line they would have carried this team to the playoffs. So I am all pumped up hearing this from Davin. Now lets go get us a good to great blocking TE with the ability to catch the ball and a true slot reciever to team up with VJax and Mike Will and this offense will be the complete package. (lets just hope J Free gets it together) So sorry for the long post but forgive me cus I just made my first JoeBucsFan comment ….. YEAHHH!!! But seriously I want to thank the Joe’s and all of its posters/commenters because all though you may not have known you guys really have helped keep my morale high!! Go Bucs

  8. k1ngAdroc Says:

    amazing guy and the leader we need on this team. This is the best news I’ve heard in weeks. How is Nicks?

  9. Joe Says:


    Joe is humbled and touched by your kind words. Very appreciated.

    But no sir, no need to thank Joe. Instead, Joe thanks you for your service!

    Stay safe.

  10. MarineBucsFan Says:

    Thanks and Absolutely Joe!!

  11. Capt. Tim Says:

    This is great news! I’m so excited about this O-line! And unlike many, I’m not ready to throw Dotson out just yet. I thought he did really well for a first year starter. Think he will be much improved this year. I am in favor of drafting a young tackle to groom for the Future.

    I think this team can aquire the players it needs- CBs and a TE, during the off season. We have such great WRs- this offense should be explosive. The defense is great against the run- a couple good CBs, a Great Sam Lber- defense will be rocking! It’s hard not to be optimistic. Can’t wait for Joseph and Nicks to start paving the highway

    Marine- thank you for your service, Sir! God Bless

  12. PRBucFan Says:

    This news gets me so pumped, especially DJ’s fiery passion!!!

    That’s contagious and if that’s what our team is going to be producing in that building this coming season LOOK OUT NFL jajaja Awesome!!!


    Welcome to the JBF Family

  13. MarineBucsFan Says:

    Thanks Capt. Tim and PR, I really appreciate it.