DeAndre Hopkins Concussed

September 24th, 2015
Texans stud WR DeAndre Hopkins missed practiced yesterday.

Texans stud WR DeAndre Hopkins missed practiced yesterday.

First, the Texans must rely on sloppy quarterback Ryan Mallett.

Then they may not have running back Arian Foster because he has yet to recover from a torn groin in August.

Now, their lone reliable offensive weapon may not play Sunday against the Bucs.

Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins did not practice yesterday, per various Texans sources, because of a concussion. What is unclear is when Hopkins suffered the concussion.

Tania Ganguli of BSPN noted Hopkins played in all but one offensive play in a loss to the Stinking Panthers last week. So Hopkins suffered the concussion during the game, and that means somebody has some ‘splaing to do. It seems team doctors or trainers or officials trained to detect concussions dropped the ball.

If Mallett has no running back, and doesn’t have a big receiving target, it could be yet another big day for the defense of the Bucs. Hopkins leads Houston with 14 catches for 151 yards and two touchdowns.

Let’s be honest here, Drew Brees with a bum wing is much better and more dangerous than a healthy Mallett, who is such a statue he walks around with pigeon crap on his shoulders.

21 Responses to “DeAndre Hopkins Concussed”

  1. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    A bum shoulder that was caused by what is becoming a defensive assassin I might add.

  2. Lakeland Buc Says:

    I’m expecting a big game from George Johnson and Jack Smith, Alterraun Verner on defense. We should get a big game from Jameis Winston, Doug Martin and Mike Evans on offense. I don’t think DeAndre Hopkins will be a factor if he does play. We still owe them for that beat down they gave us back in 2011. Revenge will be sweet, we should win this game.

  3. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Every time Bucs fans reach a consensus as to whether the team will win or lose the opposite almost always happens. So with fans so lopsided in predicting a Bucs win I’m tempted to bet money the opposite way. Not being a pessimist, just observing the historical tendency.

  4. Joehelldeloxley Says:

    Come on Joe, this is not a way of thinking !
    We don’t have to count on the opponent weakness to win, we have to be sure of our strengh, play on them and limit our own weaknesses, this is how you win.

  5. Joehelldeloxley Says:

    in addition of my post, a little food for thought:

    To win without risk, is to triumph without glory

  6. Lakeland Buc Says:

    Most of us picked the Bucs to win the Super Bowl and we beat the Raiders by 27 points. J-Lo won $500,000 of that game. So you can’t pick winners by historical tendencies, but the Bucs will win 27-10.

  7. dooshlarue Says:

    Oh sure, it’s in the bag.
    I mean when is the last time our Bucs got beaten by a crappy QB with no real weapons?

  8. DefenseRules Says:

    Agree with FLBoyInDallas, it’s dangerous when Bucs fans start expecting wins. Sure do hope the Bucs defense isn’t expecting the Texans offense to roll over because they’re missing a few pieces on offense. And their defense is still pretty decent, with some guy named JJ Watt leading them.

  9. JMN Says:

    The optimism is great and all of us Bucs fans are hoping for a win. But relying on injuries is not the way to go. And how quickly have we forgotten the horrible back up QBs the Bucs lost to last year. And let’s face it, Ryan Mallet is a back up QB.

  10. Just Sayin' Says:

    So just how well do we do against back-up QB’s? We tend to play well against HoF’ers and make lousy QB’s look like HoF’ers. Watch out hubris.

  11. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Unfortunately this team tends to allow 2nd and 3rd string QB’s to have career days against them. Not sure why that’s the case but it’s a pattern for sure. Hopefully it’s a pattern that’s broken against the Texans. Sure would be nice.

  12. Bucnjim Says:

    Someone predicted 27-10 sorry don’t see it that way. Maybe 16-13 IF we don’t turn the ball over at all.

  13. Bucnjim Says:

    That score might be on the high side!

  14. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Once Again, U gotta LUV that (Dog) Money on the Road

    I won’t lay heavy like last week – but I can’t pass up that +3.5

    Now If I can only find a solid College Parlay, and I’m good for the weekend.

    GO BUCS!

  15. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    That Late Game Looks Real Tempting too.

    Can KC roll up to Lambeau, and walk out with a (W) +6.5??

  16. Harry Says:

    Joe, I believe the Texans are missing the starters for the entire left side of their Oline too! The Bucs Dline should have a really good day I hope.

  17. Buccfan37 Says:

    I don’t see where the consensus is picking a Bucs win at Houston. Most picked a blowout loss at New Orleans. I do agree with those thinking this upcoming game will be close. A win will be fantastic.

  18. Jason McLaurin Says:

    Man Tampa defense is gonna have to play way above the margin and hold another offense to under 20 points again. It would be huge if that defense can turn in another performance like last week and hold the Texans under twenty points it would be season defining and a identity finder###play4WINStonfight4LOViE

  19. CalBucsFan Says:

    Joe, Joe, Joe!!! Let’s not forget so soon the 2-14 season in the rear view mirror, nor the embarrassing home opener. The only thing Lovie lacked saying in his post game conference after that loss was “Oops, my mistake, sorry everyone, I thought there was one more pre-season game”.

    This team is far from predictable, who knows which defensive version will show up this week, the “lost-without-a-clue” defense, or last week’s “this-scheme-is-starting-to-make-some-sense” defense. And if it’s the wrong one, then the former Tom Brady understudy may look just like his former mentor!

  20. tickrdr Says:

    September 24th, 2015 at 8:12 am

    That Late Game Looks Real Tempting too.

    Can KC roll up to Lambeau, and walk out with a (W) +6.5??
    I can only wish you luck, but there is an article on stating that only TWO teams are undefeated in Lambeau Field. The Texans are 1-0 there, but Kansas City is actually 3-0.


  21. Buccfan37 Says:

    I’m laying off even thinking about numbers this week. Lines and spreads, it’s all mind boggling right about now to me.