Roddy White, Steven Jackson Miss Practice

October 18th, 2013

If Dixie Chicks wide receiver Roddy White can’t play Sunday with a bad hamstring, that pretty much leaves the Dixie Chicks upside down at the offensive skill positions..

The Dixie Chicks are banged up bad. About the only skill position on offense where the Dixie Chicks (thus far) have not felt the sting of injuries is at quarterback, where Matty Ice is still slinging the ball.

But the rest of the squad? Decimated. Already gone is Julio Jones for the year. Roddy White, Jones’ counterpart at wide receiver, is nursing an injury as is highly underrated running back Steven Jackson.

Vaughn McClure of BSPN reports from Flowery Branch that both Jackson and White missed practice today. Again.

While Jackson seems more than likely to miss his fourth-straight game with a hamstring injury, White’s status remains unclear. He apparently has missed all week of practice in the past yet still played in a game. Right now, White is nursing a hamstring injury as well as a high-ankle sprain.

Now if White cannot go, that means he will snap a consecutive streak of 133 games played. Something tells Joe, unless the guy simply cannot walk, he will play. How effective will he be? That’s another issue.

If White and Jackson cannot make a go of it, then the Bucs simply must shut down future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez. Sunday would be a good time for safety Mark Barron to live up to his pre-draft hype and lock up Gonzalez.

17 Responses to “Roddy White, Steven Jackson Miss Practice”

  1. Andrew 1 Says:

    Roddy White is officially out this week.

  2. PRBucFan Says:

    What Andrew 1 said

    Just got an alert on my phone

  3. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Even if Roddy White is out, watch the Bucs still not stick it to Gonzalez just like they can’t stick it to Graham.

  4. Cmurda Says:

    The below quote is from Rotoworld. This is embarrassing. It’s like we have a bunch of kids coaching this team. Why would Revis not shut down the opposing number 1? It makes no sense. Sorry Joe. I so badly want to believe that Revis isn’t ready but I’ve watched him from Game 1 and that is staright up nonsense. He has looked very Revis-like. This sorry ass D Coordinator can deny it until he’s blue in the face, but he has them in zone 90% of the time and it’s retarded. He wants to invite me to gameplan next week. I’ll take him up on it because it’s not rocket science. While I’m at it I’ll slap him in his face for his sarcastic comments. Win a game and have a better than average defense with this many Pro-Bowlers and then you can spew your B.S. sarcasm.

    The Bucs are using Revis as a zone corner, making their coverage looks predictable and susceptible to a quarterback like Philly’s Nick Foles. Understandably, Tampa Bay has caught a lot of heat for using Revis in a way that does not play to his strengths. It’s an important note to remember for fantasy wide receivers facing the Bucs going forward. Revis isn’t shutting anyone down because Tampa isn’t giving him the opportunity to shut anyone down.

  5. Illuminati Says:

    With White gone, our defense should dominate. Harry Douglas doesn’t have elite size or speed, so even if Revis isn’t 100 percent yet, he should be able handle Douglas all day. Banks’ size should allow him to match up well with a bigger receiver like Kevin Cone, although Cone has some speed.

    The Falcons are ranked 25th in rushing offense, so our 13th-ranked rush D should be able to contain Rodgers and Snelling.

    Now, it’s just a matter of finding creative ways to stop Gonzalez.

    Oh, and we probably need to score some points on offense. I still think we may need to score 21-24 points to win. The Falcon’s pass D hasn’t been that great, though, so if Glennon can start connecting on some deep routes we might be in business.

    If we lose this one, I might even jump on the fire Schiano bandwagon.

  6. Bobby Says:

    The Philly game was the first game we got beat deep. Prior to that whatever they’ve been doing has been working fairly well because our scoring defense has been pretty good. I don’t care if they use Revis in a combination of zone and man to man. When they had Revis Island in New York they had a terrible run defense as a result. If you know Revis is in man coverage every single down then as an OC you will come up with a way to exploit that and take him out of runs to his side. I’ve seen him in a lot of man coverage prior to the Philly game. I think they played mostly quarter zone against Philly which would have been fine except for coverage breaks where the safeties didn’t provide help over the top on the TD to Jackson. It’s not like our pass defense is getting torched this year. They had a bad game against Philly but that happens. Revis not playing man had nothing to do with McCoy running wild the first play and Banks getting burned by Riley Cooper all day. People act like if Revis were playing man to man we’d be 5-0 or something. C’mon.

  7. JonBuc Says:

    One of the very few enjoyable things about unlucky season ’13 is watching the Dixie Chicks implode. I was hoping they would and so far so good. For the longtime fans like myself….is it me or are the NFC South opponents way more dislikable than the old NFC Central foes of Chicago, Minny and GB? I didn’t like them either but I really loathe the South opponents.

  8. WalkdaPlank Says:

    @JonBuc – Because the NFC Central fans never spouted ridiculous nonsense such as “Who Dat?” or “#RiseUp” or, ugh, “Yes we CAM!”.

  9. JonBuc Says:

    Amen Walker…and there were legit legends of the game like Walter Payton, Brett Favre and John Randle vs. Cammy the Clown and Roddy “Jar Jar Binks” White. I suppose the first year in the South the Bucs won the SB…so no complaints there.

  10. Cmurda Says:

    I also agree with you JonBuc. Never do I root for the Aints, Pussycats or Falgoons.

  11. Cmurda Says:

    I also agree with you Jon Buc. Never do I root for the Aints, PCats or Falgoons.

  12. Illuminati Says:


    We were definitely always like an odd fifth wheel in the NFC Central. Partly because of our geographical isolation from the other teams, and partly because (except for the Vikings) all those teams had been in the league 40-50 years longer than us, and had already developed long-standing rivalries between one another.

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    How many Buc fans will be watching Monday Night Football this week? 99% of them….

  14. Buc1987 Says:

    Speaking of Walter Payton. I hung out with that dude for like an hour one time. About 15 yrs ago. He was a cool cat very down to earth. It was like talking to your best friend. Sorry off topic, but it was one of the coolest experiences I ever had. Got my pic taken with him and everything. Oh and Go Bucs!

  15. DC Says:

    If we cant win this week…we will go 0-16. Stamp that

  16. Joke Says:

    Callin’ it. Bucs 17, Falcons 10. Off the schneid.

  17. MadMax Says:

    @Illuminati, nice eyeballing there…..I say use Barron and Revis to cover and spy Gonzalez….he’s all they really have right now. But they know how Schiano “loves” to blitz, so they’ll set up for that, and knowing Coach and sheridans weak kneed ways of sticking to it, they’ll bite and Gonzales will somehow get open….smdh, probably a play that will happen right at the end of the game to beat us by 2