Wounded Watch

October 22nd, 2014


Yes, the Bucs are getting healthier, with high-profile names like Josh McCown and Dashon “Hawk” Goldson returning to the practice field at full speed Monday. But injuries remain.

Joe snapped the photo above at Monday’s practice, where linebackers Danny Lansanah and Jonathan Casillas joined Anthony Collins and Vincent Jackson on the sidelines. Collins also sat out time prior to the team’s four days off before the bye.

This afternoon, Lovie Smith and the Bucs must reveal the status of injured players.

Joe sure hopes Collins is ok. Joe’s used to having an ironman at left tackle. How the Bucs might proceed if Collins can’t go is a mystery. Joe suspects Demar Dotson would move over to left tackle and someone would fill in for him on the right.

16 Responses to “Wounded Watch”

  1. Joseph Mamma Says:

    Penn wore down as the season progressed in his last few years here, but he alway’s played at least.

  2. Tom Edrington Says:

    With 10 straight ahead of them, what’s the wounded wagon gonna look like in 5 weeks….???

    Like the Bucs’ 1-5 record, it may not be very pretty.

  3. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Any of them being held out for “Trade Bait”?

  4. PFUDOR Says:

    We need a comprehensive list of all of the ex-Bucs who’ve gone on to
    be good starters for other teams:
    Penn, Zuttah, Bennett, Talib, Blount and now Jackson.
    The list goes on.
    If they’re really good and they’re threatening a pay raise then get them
    the hell off the BUcs and replace them with a nobody.
    Imagine if we had paid all of those guys and kept them?
    We’d be 6-1 right now.
    It’s so hilarious watching the machine work for years.
    Blount is a one-trick pony. Penn isn’t that good. Talib is an idiot.
    There’s always a character-assassination that precedes their release.
    I guess as a small market we little piss-ants should be happy that we have
    an NFL team at all, right?

  5. HawaiianBuc Says:


    Great point. The amazing thing to me is a majority of the fans wanted them to go. I’ve never understood why a fan cares how much money a player makes and if they are worth it. I don’t understand why fans are so enamoured by mid to late round draft picks. Our fans love to concentrate on the alleged failures of the big fish on the team, yet largely ignore the underperforming role players. Our problem hasn’t been the play of Jackson, McCoy, David, etc., yet they bear 90% of the blame from the fans. You would think with all the players we’ve gotten rid of, they would understand this point, but it hasn’t happened yet. Most team’s fans freak out when they get rid of a popular player – our fans rejoice. Very weird.

  6. HawaiianBuc Says:

    Realistically, we won’t be much healthier than what we will be on Sunday. We have a bad team coming into our house, and we’ve had the bye week to prepare. We absolutely MUST win this game. Who knows, if we can get rolling on Sunday, our schedule isn’t exactly daunting the next month.

  7. Robert 9 Says:

    when did josh mccown become a high profile name. he’s a f#$king career backup who $hit the bed to start the season.

    f^&k lovie smith

  8. PFUDOR Says:

    HawaiianBuc Says:
    October 22nd, 2014 at 9:13 am


    Great point. The amazing thing to me is a majority of the fans wanted them to go. I’ve never understood why a fan cares how much money a player makes and if they are worth it.


    I honestly think the Glazers have people whose job it is to
    post on the internet and try to push the company agenda
    but make it look like they’re actually fans (i.e. “shills”).
    They post under multiple accounts. Remember these are
    the same owners who hired Ari Fliecher (sp?) to spin their
    image (instead of spending that money on a player).

    I remember 2 years ago I got laughed out of the office
    and branded a conspiracy nut for saying tha the NSA was
    monitoring all computers and phones. Not one person
    apologized when it became public knowledge.
    People are just stupid, hence the term “sheeple”.

  9. Buc1987 Says:

    I don’t care about how much money a player is making but if they continue to under perform at the salary they are making and it becomes repetitive. Then hell yes they can go. I don’t know why anyone would care about how much a player is making UNLESS he’s under performing on a consistent basis. I’m pretty damn sure we aren’t the only team that has to let under-performing players go, even though they were once good players for the team.

    You two should get along like peaches and cream. Conspiracies abound. I think most everyone on JBF is working for the Glazers.

    Especially Joseph Mamma, you have to be working for the Glazers. How could you not see that Penn was still a stud?

    Or that Blount was just a world class hurdler…What’s Blount doing these days? It had to be a conspiracy, Schiano really liked him a lot. The fans must of made him do it.

  10. HawaiianBuc Says:


    But you see, that means you DO care how much money they make if you’re even talking about it. Does losing Vincent Jackson make us a better team? How about McCoy? The generic, BS answer is to say we can’t get much worse, but that would be incorrect. We could be 0-6. We don’t beat Pitt without those two. We don’t win another game this year without those 2. I’m not willing to lose every game for stupid arse draft picks (which will probably be wasted anyway). Why create more holes?

    Besides that, why are you so confident it is the players, and not the coaching and/or scheme? Honestly, what do you think happens to Jackson if he goes to (for example) New England? You think they’re going to line him up in the slot? Hell f-ing no! You think he won’t tear it up there? He will absolutely set that offense on fire instantly. What happens if you were to put McCoy on a team with even decent ends? It would be scary. That’s the thing you just don’t get – they’re not the problem (in most cases). Losing them will set us even further back. I don’t want to be set further back.

  11. Buccfan37 Says:

    What officialdom calls conspiracy is more than likely hitting real close to the truth. That’s why it is attacked.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    I get your point, but I’m not the person fielding phone calls ay One Buc about Vincent Jackson. Don’t blame me if they are trying to shop him.

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    I just think it’s that black and white when it comes to fans complaining about how much money a certain player makes. They see a player playing far under their pay grade and if it happens consistently then of course his salary is going to come up in the conversation.

    I’m with you now on Vincent and McCoy, but it’s out of our hands. You’re the one that convinced me to change my stance on those matters. Congrats that doesn’t happen too often as you know.

  14. PFUDOR Says:

    I’m a fan (God help me) and I wish they would just keep
    all of their good players and pay them whatever it takes.
    Simple as that. Maybe not financially realistic but then again
    financial realism is for people who work for the team, not fans.
    So therefore any alleged fan who posts about value from a
    good player is probably not a fan at all but some form of team

  15. Buc1987 Says:

    Actually I think they can’t afford to get rid of Vjax being only 2 games out of first place. At this point it would be foolish. Not saying they have a shot or anything, but I’m saying as long as there is still hope. Why in the hell would you get rid of one of your best players in the middle of the season?

    It makes no logical sense at this point in time. If the defense finally starts clicking, they could make a run at this thing. Just looking at the upcoming schedule tells me there is still hope. It all comes down to this defense I think. I hope they figured some crap out during the bye and corrected the issues or we just don’t have the right horses. Right now I’m going with the latter until I see differently.

  16. Brandon Says:

    Moving Dotson to LT would be an upgrade over Collins. I’ve stated numerous times that Dotson’s physical abilities and skill set make him ideally suited for the left side.