Task Got Tougher: Collins Stays In Tampa

December 6th, 2014

The Bucs have a steep, steep, steep climb in trying to beat Detroit on the road tomorrow. One reason for the tough task is the Bucs offense has been pretty lousy of late, and Detroit’s defense is damned good.

In particular, the defensive front of the Lions is very good. And now that job of stopping them got even tougher.

It seems starting left tackle Anthony Collins is out tomorrow, per the fingertips of the “Custodian of Canton,” eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune.

Collins’ void will be filled by fan favorite Oneil Cousins, most likely. Here is the issue, it often goes in football if a tackle has a rough day, so too does the guard that lines up next to him. It is sort of a snowball effect.

If you are one to attend religious services Sunday morning, it may be wise to keep Bucs quarterback Josh McCown in your thoughts.

24 Responses to “Task Got Tougher: Collins Stays In Tampa”

  1. MariotaOrWinstonOrWalkdaPlank Says:

    Not much of a loss. Collins blows like the rest of Liar Smith’s hand picked crew.

  2. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    Can his absense really hurt too much? Maybe Cousins actually shows up in detroit and earns his coin for a change….

  3. BucsQcCity Says:

    What a bust this far. Maybe G next year but no shot at LT

  4. Jonny 2.3 Says:

    Like Steve Duemig said, throw Glennon to the Lions.

  5. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Collins, Mankins, and Smith were all solid O Linemen, before they got to Tampa, so it has to be the coaching.
    I want to see us bring back Pete Mangurian, if anyone remembers him ?
    He was the man who did so much, with so little here in Tampa, and yet we fired him the next year. WTF ?

  6. Howard Cosell Says:

    Meanwhile Donald Penn continues his Pro-Bowl season in Oakland.

  7. Buccfan37 Says:

    Yeah, I like that. Throw Glennon to the Lions.

  8. MTM Says:

    What a tradegy!

  9. MTM Says:

    Easily replaced with a door stop.

  10. Architek Says:

    Please cut him

  11. Another J Says:

    Missing Collins is addition by subtraction…

  12. Bogiedr Says:

    Where is Pamphile, was he not drafted as a left tackle? When are we going to find out if he can play, 2027???

  13. Pelbuc Says:

    No loss at all except for the false start penalties that won’t be called on him. JBF, if Michael Johnson is a ghost, then Collins is a Zombie. Horrific FA signings by L&L. As for the defense, let’s not crown them anything. Detroit 33 TB 6. You’ll be writing tomorrow how the defense had a relapse and how undisciplined the team remains. No need to watch this horror show during the holidays.

  14. cmurda Says:

    Winning these last 4 games or any of them does the team no good. It’s all about draft position at this point. With that said, I still can’t root against the team. I was bummed when we grasped defeat out of the jaws of victory last week which has been the norm this year. The only thing left to the imagination is how we will self destruct. last week it was retarded penalties at the climax of the game.

  15. Matt Says:

    I hope Pamphile gets 3-4 series at least to see what he can do against this good defense. I think he starts next year if we have seen the best of of Collins. I remember we signed Luke Petitguet (sp??) and he gof injured and Penn stepped in and did great. I see Pamphile doingthe same.

  16. meh Says:

    Like Collins was any better. Who cares. The all suck. The entire line is just terrible.

  17. CAN'T FIX IT Says:


  18. teacherman777 Says:

    pamphile got pancaked every play he was in on.

    he is a boy against men.

    hes weak and slow.

    he sucks.

    don’t even dream about him playing

  19. billy buckaroo Says:

    About all you can say at this point is the day will be interesting,
    one way or another.
    Should be fun to watch McCoy/Smith – Banks/Lansanah

    Go Bucs

  20. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Didn’t Cousins play surprisingly pretty darn good the last time Collins was out?

  21. DB55 Says:

    Yes Scotty he did.

  22. sho-nuff Says:

    collins is the epitome of what i hate about fat people…lazy, excuse making waste of space

  23. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Howard Cosell Says
    “Meanwhile Donald Penn continues his Pro-Bowl season in Oakland.”

    Um…no. Raiders are in last place, in case you have not noticed. Stop making things up.

  24. Joe Says:

    “Meanwhile Donald Penn continues his Pro-Bowl season in Oakland.”

    Um…no. Raiders are in last place, in case you have not noticed. Stop making things up.

    Suggesting a team’s record determines a player’s value is like saying Lavonte David sucks because the Bucs are horrible.

    Talk about making things up. smh