Collins Pancaked By Elbow

December 5th, 2014

anthony collins 1003Once upon a time in August, the thought of Oneil Cousins starting for the Bucs seemed scarier than a naked Rosie O’Donnell.

Nowadays, it’s almost comforting.

Starting left tackle Anthony Collins has been a spectator at practice this week with an elbow injury and appears set to miss his third start of the season in Detroit on Sunday. Cousins likely would start for him.

In November, when Cousins started for Collins in Cleveland, the Bucs ran the ball extremely well in the first half and a physical Cousins was a big part of that. In all, he had a solid game. His performance slipped a peg against Atlanta the following Sunday, but not too bad.

Collins has been for playing poorly for a while now, so Joe’s not losing any sleep. Hopefully, rookie Kevin Pamphile will get some reps in this meaningless game.

Bobby Rainey and Austin Seferian-Jenkins also missed practice time this week, including today, so it looks like recovered Luke Stocker will get the call at tight end, and Charles Sims will get more work in the backfield. Rainey primarily has been used in passing situations over the past two games, and Joe expect most of those reps would fall to Rainey.

9 Responses to “Collins Pancaked By Elbow”

  1. dmatt Says:

    u say Collins appears set to miss his third start…that’s an understatement, u forgot to include the other ten games that he hasn’t “Start Playing” at all!!

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    Sorry, you don’t get to lie about Joe. You can believe anything you’d like, but you can’t spread BS here. Joe doesn’t come to your house or business and do that. Frankly, Joe wouldn’t even consider such a thing.–Joe

  3. DallasBuc Says:

    Yeah, effin Cousins is a godsend compared to that pompous, no-talent ass bag. One of Lovie’s “big three” FA losers. What a disaster

  4. Bucsfanman Says:

    Is Collins > Penn? Is anyone that sure anymore?!
    It’s a shame we payed him all that money. Put the best guy in, simple as that.

  5. Louis Friend Says:

    Doesn’t much matter, a lot of these guys won’t be here in 9 months. Win or lose these next few meaningless games – this O-line is getting blown up again afterwards.


  6. aj Says:

    I’m almost reaching a point where I wouldn’t mind seeing Cousins back next year, as depth.

  7. tmaxcon Says:

    They are not lies you don’t care and it does happen more than you own up to…

  8. Jim Says:

    Oh how low we have gone when Cousins is a bright spot.

  9. Hawk Says:

    Luke Skywalker is healthy… again? Apparently, the ‘force’ is more ON him than WITH him. It’s a shame that he isn’t ‘unbreakable’. O.K., I’ll quit. Too many titles, too little interest.