Your Wounded Bucs

December 19th, 2014
Clinton McDonald

Clinton McDonald

It’s Bradley McDougald time in the Bucs’ secondary. What a big test against the Packers for Tampa Bay’s emerging safety.

The young man plucked from the Chiefs’ practice squad last year will get the start again Sunday — and all kinds of playing time.

The Buccaneers’ in-house reporter, Scott Smith, Twittered out an injury update this afternoon.

Major Wright will not play this week, and he joins a couple of other wounded Bucs.

Of course, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Louis Murphy and Gerald McCoy were placed on injured reserve early this week.

Look for Da’Quan Bowers and Akeem Spence to start at defensive tackle, with Michael Johnson and Jaquies Smith at the ends.

Joe’s is downright fearful of how ugly it could get for the Bucs, if they can’t muster any four-man pass rush.

14 Responses to “Your Wounded Bucs”

  1. bucs4lyfe Says:

    ok well you wanted to see the young guys and see what the bucs have going forward to next year? no better way to tell how weak our defensive backfield is than playing your young guys against aaron Rodgers. people are so worried about how bad the bucs will get beat as if that really matters, to me what matters is how these young guys show up in this beatdown and who is going to be on this team going forward and who do we need to take out with the trash…to hell with glennon he’s not the only young guy on this roster that needs a look…..the defense will be what keeps the bucs competitive next year considering we will have a new offensive set next year

  2. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Its gonna be a bloodbath. We’ll probably see Flynn by the start of the 3rd quarter.

  3. Pickgrin Says:

    Right now Bucs should be looking to add any already evaluated player who is even minorly injured to the IR list and start raiding other teams practice squads trying to find players to bring in and get a 1st hand look at them in an attempt to help improve the talent at OBP.

  4. Patrick in VA Says:

    Questinoable? Why is there a question? Send out the backups. This would be a great chance to deactivate some guys and bring in some folks from other teams’ practice squad or people that are looking for teams and give them an opportunity to prove themselves. Start scouting out who’s going to be coming to camp next year.

  5. theodore Says:

    @ShutTheBucUp – Flynn better not come in the game! In other news, Aaron Rodgers is my playoff QB in FFL.

    (in all honesty, sending Packer fans home with a lose would be much much more satisfying)

  6. Patrick in VA Says:

    @pickgrin – I like the way you think. sounds like you’ve got a pretty sophisticated football mind.

  7. Jim Says:

    Rogers will finish the game. He has stats to pad.

  8. Pickgrin Says:

    Patrick in VA Says:
    December 19th, 2014 at 3:15 pm
    @pickgrin – I like the way you think. sounds like you’ve got a pretty sophisticated football mind.

    LOL. I just beat you to it and Joe had my comment awaiting moderation which is why you didn’t see it before commenting previously. Not sure why I would need to have comments await moderation considering the # of haters and shite stirrers that frequent this site…

  9. Buccfan37 Says:

    Rodgers is wimpy. Did you see him weakly trying to work that girl’s ponytail in that commercial?

  10. ddneast Says:

    Thanks for making me chuckle Bucfan37.

  11. biff barker Says:

    @pickgrin, the Bucs have put all the players they plan to keep going forward on IR already.

    Pretty sure Johnson, Collins and Foster, all banged up this season to some degree, would be too.

  12. pick6 Says:

    the bucs defense will be completely gassed and thoroughly demoralized by the middle of the 3rd quarter. if the panthers with derek anderson can possess the ball against the bucs D for 21 out of 30 minutes in the first half last week, i shudder to think what the packers are going to do to those guys both in terms of scoring and TOP. less talented defense this week vs last week (injuries), playing possibly the most talented offense we have faced all year. time for me to drop my ticket prices on stubhub and entice some packer fan to buy them.

  13. OB Says:

    If it is uglier than the two games where we didn’t show up, I would be surprised on defense. I don’t expect us to do much with Bowers and Johnson but who knows maybe December is where it begins because Lovie said we are on the verge but we don’t what it is. Falling off the cliff, ending the season, saying goodby, who knows.

    I do know McCown is on the verge of another moment but he is always on the verge.

  14. Pickgrin Says:

    That’s my point Biff. Foster should be on IR 100%. If they don’t know what they have in him with 4 years of tape – then they sure aren’t going to learn anything in 1 or 2 final games.

    The only valid reason Collins shouldn’t be on IR already is if they want to take a look at him playing RG – which I could understand trying to salvage something out of that horrible FA signing moving into next year – because we already owe him $3M next year for doing nothing. Collins is not a starting LT – that has been clearly established by his play and I wouldn’t have a minute of concern if they straight out cut him (except for the dead $ salary cap hit next year).

    Via IR – clear a # of official roster spots to sign players off other team’s practice squads (which is a requirement that you sign them to the 53 man roster to pick them off another team’s practice squad).

    Bring in some guys for next week’s final game that the scouting dept has had their eye on for awhile and get a better look see at them on the field in a “real” game.

    If you can find 1 more Danny Lansanah type talent in doing so it will have been worth it and will be 1 less hole that needs filing immediately.