Blister Pops Nicks’ Progress

August 19th, 2013

carl nicksThe ugly Carl Nicks toe heard ’round the Bucs locker room cost Nicks about half a season last year, sent him under the knife, and left him with a lifetime injury.

But things have gotten worse for Nicks.

Revealed today at One Buc Palace, Nicks has an infected blister that’s “not your common injury,” Greg Schiano told media.

The blister, per Schiano, is on the side of the Nicks’ foot.

“We gotta let the medicine run its course,” Schiano said of Nicks’ future.

Joe chatted with Davin Joseph today about the importance of preseason action, and Joseph gets a chuckle out of how fans put so much stock into it.

Hopefully, Nicks’ latest injury is something to laugh off. Bucs fans will find out soon.

50 Responses to “Blister Pops Nicks’ Progress”

  1. Chris Says:


  2. Captain Stagger Says:

    Rex Ryan @therealrex @cnicks tough luck Bro, worse than corns, bunions and ingrown toe nails. #gross #notevenme #nothot

  3. Snook Says:

    More prep for you blind fans. IR by week 7. This guy is a joke.

    How do you develop a blister without being at practice?

  4. Sharon Says:

    Lol. I been tellin y’all!!

  5. Snook Says:

    Joe: who’s gonna start week 1 at LG? Certainly not Nicks. Whats the backup plan? Because the Bucs need one.

  6. bucfanjeff Says:

    Too much smoke.

    I said before Nicks will not be on this team beyond next season at best. I’m holding to my predictions.

    Lifetime injury + pain management do not equal quality football or longevity

    Man I hope I’m wrong…

  7. Buc'n Junkie Says:

    I hate to say this, but, with his toe supposedly being a lifetime ailment, should we cut our losses now, and give him an injury settlement? Evidently this toe situation is never going to get better, and this window of opportunity will only be open for a short while. It’s now, or never, and we need all the healthy players we can assemble going forward. I know it seems crass of me, but it sounds like Carl will never be the same going forward.

  8. Snook Says:

    Actually wouldnt be surprised at all if he’s put on IR before the season starts.

    The Bucs know something is greatly wrong. Theyre just stringing this out.

  9. joseph mamma Says:

    I don’t think his salary is guaranteed next season. Does anyone know by chance?

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    I don’t care anymore about his feet.

  11. TrueBlue Says:

    Yippee. It’s pile on Nicks week. I think I’ll smash my own toe in effigy.

  12. Justin Says:

    Isnt it amazing how we can NEVER get our full OL or DL into a starting lineup?

  13. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    So, he’s made, what, roughly $23 million so far? The restructure put around $11 mill in his pocket as a bonus, instead of most of this seasons salary.

  14. Snook Says:

    This pisses me off so much. Wouldnt the front office had known his toe was still not healthy back in March so we could’ve signed another LG.

    Worthless Saints.

  15. Broy3434 Says:

    No team is putting the highest paid guard in the NFL on the ir with a blister. Some fools on here

  16. Snook Says:

    He got this years salary full guaranteed and paid last season. He had no motivation to rehab correctly.

  17. bucfever40 Says:

    “Joseph gets a chuckle out of how fans put so much stock into it.”

    FANS? REALLY? Brother Joe, we follow you for much of our Buc news, the fans only react to the flames that you’re fanning my dear media friend!

  18. Snook Says:

    The only fools here are the ones who think this guy play even half the season…

  19. bucrightoff Says:

    At some point you have to cut your losses no? I’d love for him to contribute because he’s one of the best in the game, but at some point its better to go with who you can rely on than who you hope you can rely on.

  20. bucrightoff Says:

    At some point you have to cut your losses no? I’d love for him to contribute because he’s one of the best in the game, but at some point its better to go with who you can rely on than who you hope you can rely on.

  21. Snook Says:

    Never said he’d go on IR for blister. He’s going because he didnt rehab his injury correctly.

  22. Buc'n Junkie Says:


    Unfortunately, he has more than a blister to worry about. That big toe is important for a down lineman.

  23. Kansasbuc Says:



    Just like Doug Martin and his “Traumatic Brain Injury”

    Joe makes it a big deal and we do too.

  24. lightningbuc Says:

    If only the alleged “rock star” knew toes and feet as well as he knows knees!

  25. Buc1987 Says:

    LOL bucfever40….so true. He’s part of the reason why fans react the way they do. Hilarious.

  26. Buc'n Junkie Says:


    that was creative 🙂

  27. Couch Fan Says:

    Gotta say this is really the first news about Nicks that is discouraging. Not a good sign.

  28. 76buc76 Says:

    That blister will be long gone in 3 week’s. The question is does he play thru it at 80%. With mild discomfort the next day. Or does he freeze it and give 100%. But have to deal with major pain for a couple day’s. I’m pretty such he carry’s a huge deadmoney hit this year, if released. Next year we can cut him for nothing. One possitive note this preseason. Has been Akeem Spence, PFF have been impressed in the 2 preseason games. They graded Pat’s center Ryan Wendall the highest center last year. Spence took him to school on Friday.

  29. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    I hope this toe is better than reported. The Bucs trainers and have been working on Nick’s toe for a year now and it seems there has been no progress made. What gives?

  30. Couch Fan Says:


    I agree Spence has been impressive. He consistently looks to be the fastest guy off the ball, with exception to GMC of course.

  31. Bojacksonsucks Says:

    When does it get to the point where this was a wasted signing by the Amateur GM?

  32. RustyRhino Says:

    Hey bojacksonsucks when we got him in FA he was one of the best G in the game. Will he be that way again who knows.. everything always looks 20/20 after the deal goes down. And in the NFL like life you get injured and have to adapt and overcome obstacles in your path. How is the GM to know a player is goibg to get a lifelong injury to his toe…

  33. Name Required Says:

    Perhaps the Great Gabe Carimi can play Guard.

  34. Captain Stagger Says:

    How do you blame a blister or busted toe on a GM???

  35. the_buc_realist Says:

    can we just have a daily toe report for nicks???

  36. BFFL Says:

    A blister!! Is ths football or futbol we’re talking about

  37. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    Funny how the Saints gave up on him to a division rival.

    Is it a simple blister or a puss filled nodule indicating a serious staph type infection that permeates the bone?

  38. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Snook said what needed to be said, that Nicks did not rehab his injury correctly.
    Some of my friends think he is done with Football, but laughing all the way to the Bank!
    Tampa made him a very rich man already. All those Millions he already has, plus the lifetime injury settlement, and he is “good to go”.

  39. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Nicks contract contains $31 million guaranteed. The Bucs are screwed. It’s enough to make teams completely avoid free agents and build their teams through the draft.
    Why does bad chit always seem to happen, to us ?

  40. the_buc_realist Says:

    I know Chris@appleroofcleaning, its almost as if the GM doesn’t know what he is doing.

  41. Neil Says:

    He didn’t sound too optimistic in previous questions about his health. As others pointed out, he has nothing to worry about financially now by having all that money up front. Guys want to get PAID and he already has…big time. I’m not getting on him personally, he seems like a laid back, cool guy. Only he knows what kind of pain he’s in and I’m sure it’s compounded being twice the size of an average human being. If a year of taking it easy and rehabbing a toe didn’t help then either he can’t play football OR he sucks it up, tapes it up, works through the pain and contributes to this team on Sundays. Hopefully he chooses the latter, most football players play through some sort of pain, you’re being paid the big bucks for a reason and that involves risk and being extremely tough.

  42. Adam L. Says:

    Are you kidding me? Infected blister?

    You see, you vote for politicians who implement Obamacare and look what happens.

  43. D-Rome Says:

    What the heck is going on with the medical staff at One Buc? This kind of blister and infection should never happen to an athlete who is seen daily.

  44. Dean Says:

    if your a bucs fan you got to be very concerned about this nicks situation im thinking we could be looking at some sort of an injury settlement with nicks that we had with quincy. im not hearing much of any good news when it comes to nicks. i dont know how if at all how he’s going to be able to play this season and for the years to come at a pro bowl level

  45. Mark Sanchez's Hairband Says:

    ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on NFL Insiders Monday that Bucs LG Carl Nicks (toe infection) “could miss about a month, based on what I’m being told.”

    Next up…. IR.

  46. Meat Says:

    This is becoming a joke. As an ex-athlete, I usually got blisters when I was out of shape and my feet were not conditioned to being in cleats for long periods of time. Nicks sat out more than half the year last year because of turf toe, as one of if not the highest paid guards in the league. Perfect example of a guy getting his pay day and losing his work ethic. Complacency is easy when you are sitting on 30 mill in the bank.

  47. Meat Says:

    Nicks, if you are reading this get your fat a$$ back to work. We need vintage Saints Carl Nicks, that’s what we paid for! I also love how each interview he gives he talks about how great our line will be when he and Joeseph get back into the lineup. You haven’t played well in 2 years, the 7 games you played last year was not up to par with your Saints days. WASTE OF MONEY IF YOU ASK ME.

  48. P'cola Buc Says:

    I have been concerned about Nicks for many months. While from time to time we would get updates about Joesph the buccaneers wished Nicks recovery under the radar. It’s a huge loss and I hope I’m wrong but I question if we will see Nicks play for the Bucs. Again, I sure hope I’m wrong.

  49. P'cola Buc Says:

    I have been concerned about next for many months. While from time to time we would get updates about Joseph it seemed that the Bucs were keeping Nick’s recovery under the radar. It would be a huge loss and I hope I am wrong but I question if we will ever see you next play with the bucks again.

  50. 76buc76 Says:

    Dam. I knew we should of kept Trueblood