“We Feel Like He Can Play”

September 4th, 2013

Greg Schiano updated the condition of some wounded Bucs today, including Carl Nicks.

The Bucs are holding on to hope that their stud left guard can make a heroic start against the Jets on Sunday after his well publicized MRSA infection in his foot, and recovering from his offseason foot surgery.

“We feel like he can play,” Schiano said, though he explained that Nicks is still being evaluated and did not practice.

Joe asked offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan about his depth at left guard, and Sullivan was quick to say that he was hopeful Nicks will return.

Joe would be stunned if Nicks is back on Sunday.

Schiano said fullback Erik Lorig was limited in practice, along with rookie running back Mike James. Cornerback Rashaan Melvin (hamstring) did not practice, per Schiano, and Joe saw no sign of tight end Tom Crabtree.

34 Responses to ““We Feel Like He Can Play””

  1. Jrock Says:

    Yet Lorig is listed as the starting FB, and Crabtree as the #2 TE right now… heh

  2. BirdDoggers Says:

    I don’t see Nicks coming back to play this week. I would be surprised if the infection is completely cleared and there’s no reason to rush it and possibly complicate the situation.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Inactive list prediction: Crabtree, Melvin, Wright, Jones, James or Lorig, Dan O.

    Of course….I could be wrong…..the argument

    Don’t need 4 TE
    If Lorig not injured….don’t need 4 running backs & James weak blocker
    Don’t need 3 qbs to suit up
    Melvin & Crabtree injured
    Jones New

  4. lightningbuc Says:


    It appears you were right, I was wrong pertaining to Nicks. no need to cut and paste. I’ll admit when I’m wrong. You obviously know feet better than I do.

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Lets have Amanda Tynes evaluate Nicks’ infected toe….nothing like having a disgruntled spouse participate in the process…afterall,she has experience & maybe seeing big Carl’s toe would make her feel better . And…Carl just might take advantage of her.

  6. Couch Fan Says:

    I’m not buying it. I can’t see him not practicing for the last 2 or 3 weeks then all the sudden being ok for Sunday. I think he’s close but probably wont see him til at least week 2.

  7. Chef Paul Says:

    “Carl just might take advantage of her.”

    Like how? With his big black momba? lol

  8. Just A Juggalo Says:

    “We feel like he can play.”

    Translation: He’s out for the year.

    Nicks and his agents have told the Bucs that he has a life long injury that will never be better. The Buc’s trainer then infected his foot with Mersa, a life threatening staph infection.

    That same infection ended Tynes career.

    Schiano feels like he can play.

    No wonder Nicks is not “buying in.” He probably thinks he’s one of the few sane people in the organization. That’s what you get when you force 350LB linemen to run sprints in the Florida heat.

  9. Chef Paul Says:

    I’m not buying it either Couch. You know what they say: If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Amanda’s toe fetish….will give him an “in”…..

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    lightningbuc… ha ha ha ha ha. It’s only just the beginning my friend. It really is not about know more about feet. It’s more about over-reacting Buc fans.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    Just A Juggalo Says:

    September 4th, 2013 at 3:58 pm
    “We feel like he can play.”

    Translation: He’s out for the year.

    ^^^over-reacting negative simple minded Buc fan.

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    Oh and another copy and paste victim.

  14. Ricardo Esteban Says:

    nicks is retired.

  15. Gusjackson Says:

    @Just A Juggalo I see Miguel is back. lol

  16. BK Says:

    Nicks is OUT. Here is the logic…he did not practice this week. Why would they risk the season by having him play on a surface (turf) famous for ending careers. They have played it safe this far and I don’t see anyone on the DL for the Jets that is an NFL All Pro. The logic says he doesn’t play. Bucs 21 Jets 9.

  17. Buc1987 Says:

    Gusjackson….who this guy?

    Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    “Get used to it. The Bucs have a lot of high-profile doubters.”
    I sure have earned my “El Magnifico” stripes this year. I was the only person who was able to read through lines last year and predict the “multiple” adderall suspensions. This year I correctly diagnosed the “blister” as a staph infection simply from watching the Little General’s press conference. He’s a bad liar. Nicks is done. Finito!”

  18. lightningbuc Says:

    You ‘da man, Buc1987. You still have the distinction of being the only poster in JBF history to be called out by Joe for hate speech towards Joe and lying about Joe ON THE SAME DAY! Congratulations!

  19. Buc1987 Says:

    I predicted Nicks would be back by week 2 on August 27th. Possibly part time, but he will be playing.

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    lightningbuc …nope that would be Buc’nJunkie

  21. Buc1987 Says:

    lightningbuc …go and find in the archives silly Sally. I’m pretty sure Joe remembers who it was that did that and many others but somehow you’ve got me confused with another person that you seemed to hate. You’ve got your hatred missed up man.

  22. Buc1987 Says:

    mixed* up

  23. stevek Says:

    I don’t want to hear squat about Nicks looking like he can play.

    I want to hear that our 10 million dollar guard is ready to play, when he is indeed ready to play.

    Time for a playoff push!!!!

  24. Buc1987 Says:

    lightningbuc Says:

    August 20th, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Just because Joe referred to one of your posts today as a “HATE ATTACK” on him doesn’t mean you have to be nasty to everyone else.

    ^^^ya see you are one mixed up individual^^^

    I don’t know why this misquito (lightningbug) keeps flying around my head left and right on a daily basis. Infatuation?

    Don’t want none don’t start none. Go away misquito you bother me.

  25. Pete 422 Says:

    I believe Nicks got married during the off season. You don’t see his wife tweeting stuff out. I also don’t see him playing without practicing, but then again define “practice.”

  26. Buc1987 Says:

    Oh I get it now lightningbug used to fly around the site trying to bite buc n junkie and now that buc n junkie is gone. I’m his new target for some reason. Here’s a word of advice bug worry about posting something about the articles and less about me. I don’t know what this obsession is that you have with trying to smear me, but keep trying. The next thing you know. You will be saying that I’m Junkie and I have dual screen name. See below for more foolishness from lightningbug on August 20th more proof that it was not me “being the only poster in JBF history to be called out by Joe for hate speech towards Joe and lying about Joe ON THE SAME DAY!” AND once again like always he’s wrong.

    lightningbuc Says:
    August 20th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    “Daily Double for BucnJunk – a Hate Attack on Joe and Lying about Joe in the same day! Geez, and BucJunky says I’m negative?”

  27. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    This is starting to have the feel of an IR situation, which would be devastating to our offensive potential. We don’t have another guard who can even come close to doing what Nicks does at that position. We’re already paying a kicker $800,000 to sit a year and do nothing and now it looks possible that tab might increase by another $715,000 for Nicks. Luckily he restructured last year so his salary for 2013 is low, but he already received an enormous cash bonus so that’s a bit misleading.

  28. Buc1987 Says:

    FLBoyInDallas…Nicks WILL be playing in week 2.

  29. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Maybe…we’ll see. Question is, how long will he play after week 2 when he aggravates his toe again? Probably not for long.

  30. Buc1987 Says:

    FLBoyInDallas…he may not start, but he will be playing probably on a part time basis.

  31. Buc1987 Says:

    @Couch Fan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg-LADSnkFw

  32. Couch Fan Says:


  33. Fritz50 Says:

    “That same infection ended Tynes career.”

    The only “career” it’s ended, so far , is his career with the Bucs. It COULD end his entire career, but people do beat MRSA, every day. It’s tough, but far from impossible.

  34. scubog Says:

    I gotta meet this 1987 guy. Hysterical!