Injuries To Secondary Worrisome

August 23rd, 2014
Injuries to the Bucs secondary, like S Bradley McDougal today, are starting to pile up.

Injuries to the Bucs secondary, like S Bradley McDougal today, are starting to pile up.

Well, we’ve been beaten over the head how the third preseason game is a dress rehearsal for the regular season. And if that is true, the defense, as Joe thought before training camp, is going to be just fine.

That is, unless the Bucs suffer more injuries to the secondary. On the sideline stood Rashaan Melvin. Still in a boot. Not good.

Starting for the first time was big-ticket free agent Alterraun Verner, who has been slowed by a hamstring. Then there is Mike Jenkins, who Lovie wants to be a starter, who has missed virtually all of preseason and training camp with an unspecified leg injury.

Today, safety Bradley McDougald, who mysteriously started for Mark Barron today, went down in the first half with a knee injury. McDougald has been playing and practicing well.

Right now, the Bucs look to have a strong defense. But with all of these injuries, it is making Joe nervous. Of course, Bucs general manager Jason Licht will look for guards as the waiver wire will be bloated with cut players early next week.

Joe has a hunch secondary players will be on Licht’s radar as well.

6 Responses to “Injuries To Secondary Worrisome”

  1. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Banks has played well, I don’t think you can strip his starting position with the preseason he has had. Especially after not seeing Jenkins play a single down. I haven’t been a big banks fan, but the kid has performed well.

  2. Buccfan37 Says:

    The weather helped the Bucs to a better showing. The team looked better all around with the starters playing. The team will win at least 9 games this season. The schedule is not that difficult. Go Bucs!

  3. Louis Friend Says:

    So far, the starters are all intact. We may need to consider some depth signings if some of these guys don’t heal. All in all it’s been a pretty good preseason for avoiding catastrophic injuries.

  4. buc4lyfe Says:

    I bet guards on the waiver wire can push these starters, bad move by lovie coming in dismantling the o line as of he ever had one in Chicago, in the end he may be the reason this teams winning ways come slow

  5. aj Says:

    I like Banks. Doesn’t get fazed. Like today, he gets beat by Mike Williams, bounces back the next play and bats one away. Makes his share of mistakes still, but they don’t linger.

  6. teacherman777 Says:

    Ras I Dowling.

    Nice cover 2 corner.