Jonathan Casillas Injury Looks Bleak

December 2nd, 2013

jonathan casillas 1202There is no question that the best linebacker for the Bucs is Lavonte David. He is playing at a Pro Bowl level and has been the best linebacker to put on a Bucs uniform since double-nickel, Derrick Brooks, roamed the sidelines.

In Joe’s eyes, the next best linebacker is Mason Foster. And not too far behind was a very under-the-radar signing of Jonathan Casillas at outside linebacker. But his immediate future with the Bucs is in jeopardy.

Yesterday, Casillas, who has been playing lights out, blew out his knee and Bucs commander Greg Schiano isn’t certain that Casillas will take another snap this season.

This is a major blow to the Bucs who are now very, very razor thin at linebacker. And Casillas was a major special teams contributor.

The Bucs defense, today, just got a bit worse. This is not a good thing to help Schiano to rack up two more wins and secure his job.

8 Responses to “Jonathan Casillas Injury Looks Bleak”

  1. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I know every team deals with injuries, but this is getting ridiculous. It’s not like we play on astro turf or anything. Year in and year out since our Super Bowl it seems like we get an abnormal amount of injuries to key players. I mean, I’ve never heard of a kicker blowing out his achilles during a basketball game, and then the next guy up gets MRSA! What other team is on their 4th string RB? Who’s had more OL injuries than us? I’m at the point now where I’d rather just sit everyone of any value, to save them for next year.

  2. Justin Says:

    Been a tough year for us with the injuries. But it seems like I’ve been saying that every year for the past 10.

  3. Steve Says:

    Hawaiian, not trying to really disagree with you too much….but to play devils advocate.

    Ask a Steelers fan who has had more O-line injuries and I’m sure they can come up with an answer.

  4. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    Yeah, that may be true. However, our injuries on the OL have been to Pro Bowl players. Aside from Pouncey, the Steelers aren’t losing guys anywhere near as talented. Nicks was the best guard in the NFL before he came to Tampa, with no injury history. Now he can’t even get on the field. Davin Joseph is a Pro Bowl guard, and he hasn’t looked anywhere near the same since he got hurt last year. It’s really kind of sad because it is doubtful we will ever see our line as designed.

  5. BigMacAttack Says:

    They said today the Bucs are sitting at the 5’th pick. Trading down for some good picks makes sense for Tampa. If they do get top 5 I like A big Offensive tackle. Matthews would be good. If Clowney is there maybe a team will pay high trade value like the RG3 trade or the Julio trade. We need more than one guy and the Jets already have the Revis pick. I’m glad that so many backup players are getting time since the season is done.

  6. pick6 Says:

    injuries are destroying the NFL. not sure what to do about it, but it could kill the sport. some of the league’s most talented or important players are out for the season, trying to come back from a season-ending injury, or have missed significant time this year with an injury. there’s probably a pro bowl squad 2 players deep that can be made with all the victims of significant injury over the last 12-18 months

  7. pick6 Says:

    *casillas would not make said team. i’m thinking of guys like aaron rodgers, julio jones, arian foster, lance briggs, carl nicks, doug martin, geno atkins, and the like. it’s really taken alot of the juice out of anticipated marquee matchups

  8. John Says:

    Foster is slightly below average –