Six Out Versus Browns, Including Jacquies Smith

August 29th, 2015

Jacquies SmithSo how bad is Jacquies Smith’s injury?

Joe sure hopes it’s nothing too serious. The Bucs have said very little.

Smith, the team leader in sacks last year (6.5) was rather invisible against the Vikings and didn’t play Monday against the Bengals. He won’t play tonight against the Browns, the Bucs just announced.

Huge opportunity here for Henry Melton to cement himself as the starting left end. Larry English and T.J. Fatinikun should get all kinds of opportunities to impress.

Here are the other Bucs out tonight:

WR Mike Evans, CB Leonard Johnson, S Major Wright, DE Jacquies Smith, OL Josh Allen, T Kevin Pamphile.

Wright’s absence is timed smoothly with the debut of safety Chris Conte, a major offseason acquisition, if you ask Lovie Smith.

6 Responses to “Six Out Versus Browns, Including Jacquies Smith”

  1. The Buc Realist Says:

    The Floppy hat Brigade is back!!!!

  2. BucFan40 Says:

    If Conte starts, all of Lovie’s goodwill from Monday will disappear because it will show that he has no clue what he’s doing.

    THE WORST safety in the NFL.

  3. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Hey Joe’s, I thought GMC led the team in sacks last season??

  4. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    THE WORST safety in the NFL.

    He certainly has injury problems but the rest of that statement is just hyperbole.

    I feel really sorry for Jack Smith. He’s getting to make or break time and last year appeared to be that breakout year. But all it did was give him the first opportunity to build on that success. If he struggles with injury he’ll fall back into the heap of hopefuls and guys like Melton will get the playing time.

    I hate when guys are close to claiming their careers and then stopped by injury.
    Football can be a very cruel sport.

  5. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    MM 7/11 99 yards as the Chiefs CRUSH the Titans. If this went as normal third preseason games with starters the entire first half things are not looking all that great in Nashville.

    But I didn’t see the game, don’t know the halftime score, maybe the Chiefs ran it up in a meaningless 2nd half. Whatever…7/11 99 yards…Mariota has not played poorly nor has he played great. He’s had some decent moments but clearly the
    Titans are going to take it slowly with MM.

  6. MaHaBoNe Says:

    I watched the Titans game. MM had one superb throw on a deep out to the left, after that it was pretty vanilla. Building on your statement, I too believe they are taking it very slowly with him. The rest of his throws were quick hitters for the most part. The Titans are building up his self confidence. I do think Jameis will have more interceptions than MM, but Jameis will have a much higher ceiling in their rookie year because of the gunslinger attitude. IMO