Donovan Smith And Mike Evans Don’t Practice

September 7th, 2015

Nail-biting day at One Buc Palace

Joe’s popping Tums left and right here at One Buc Palace.

Today’s floppy hat club on the Buccaneers’ practice field includes superstar wide receiver Mike Evans (hamstring) and rookie starting left tackle Donovan Smith. Also joining them is defensive end T.J. Fatinikun.

Regarding how they moved with their respective units to drill areas on the field, Evans had no noticeable issue. Joe saw Smith moving gingerly.

Stay tuned, Bucs fans. What’s in store at left tackle is unclear. Second-year left tackle Kevin Pamphile could be in store for a wild ride Sunday against the Titans’ 3-4 defense and unpredictable stud defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.

31 Responses to “Donovan Smith And Mike Evans Don’t Practice”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:


  2. Carl's Toe Says:

    Ronde grew a fro!

  3. LargoSamIM Says:

    Thank you Joe(s) !!

    I read one of uor posts earlier where you actually DIDN’T blame the OL for Jameis not getting rid of the ball for 7 seconds ! Kind of restored a little faith in me that the joe(s) aren’t COMPLETELY blinded by their love of Jameis….. sincerely, thank you

  4. BlogTalkFootball Says:

    I threw up a litte(a lot) in my mouth…

  5. The original "Kevin" Says:

    Another year same old crap

  6. DB55 Says:

    It’s a long season but right now we are not ready. JW is also healing an ankle. Is it time to let the 2nd string to go out there and take the L rather than let our starters suffer the indignity? How long will the ineptitude go on? 1/4 of the season? 4-6 wins is an improvement?

    Ah man ah man, we’re all taking a trip on a luxury liner and there are icebergs ahead. Our captain is like “Full steam ahead”.

  7. Lakeland Buc Says:

    I don’t know why they cut Reid Fragel, he played good for us at RT. I’m not concern about Mike Evans injury, we can still have a good passing game without him. I’m looking for Charles Sims to catch 60 passes this season, that’s why they went with 5 WRs. Because Charles Sims can play RB/WR, we need for ASJ to step his game up. If ASJ can’t get it done, Brandon Myers will be the receiving TE.

  8. Casual Observer Says:

    Somehow, they need to pick up a veteran LT for depth. Not too late, is it?

  9. Jolly Bucs Fan Says:

    if it looks like Jameis is going to get sacked alot please sit him. We dont want to ruin him like David Carr was in the Texans first season. For the first time in so many years we got to draft 1st overall. We potentially could have a franchise QB for years to come. If we start him so we can eek out 1-2 more wins in a 5-7 win season but ruin him forever what good will it do.

    Please, for the love all things sacred and holy do not unnecessarily endanger JW this year.

  10. buc4life1979 Says:

    Reid Fragel wans’t an onfield turn-style, so hell yeah he played well for us, and now we’re down to 3 tackles with one in a walking boot still?? WTFH???

  11. Bucnut2 Says:

    Kevin Pamphile is likely more ready for a game like this then Smith. He has been in the NFL for a year and has seen more. JW is the one who scares me in the game. We should play MG8

  12. Bucnut2 Says:


  13. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I’m growing weary of the David Carr meme. Yes he got sacked a lot. Part of that was because he didn’t learn to throw it away!!! Can you hear me JW.

    As you can see Randall Cunningham got sacked virtually as much as Carr.
    Jon Kitna and Ken O’Brien got hammered a BUNCH. It didn’t cause them to grip and lose their courage in the pocket.

    Ryan Tannehill and Blake Bortles both got sacked over 50 times and they somehow seemed to survive.

    It’s not just about the OL!!! The OC will have a great deal to do with this. Do we believe Koetter just fell off the turnip truck? Hopefully he’ll implement quick passes and Martin to give JW some protection. Do we think Matty Ice is more mobile or tougher than JW?

    Maybe David Carr lost his courage in the pocket because he lacked courage to begin with.

    If JW can’t figure out how to unload the ball, to move and protect himself then that’s on him and Koetter. I don’t know for certain but from everything I’ve seen so far JW is no sissy like Carr.

    Now watch Koetter devise an offense that protects JW and then the fans will be here griping about all the checkdowns and dinks and dunks. But of course it won’t be Koetter’s fault…it will be on THE WORST COACH WHO EVER WALKED THE SIDELINES!!! snark font off.

  14. Buc1987 Says:

    DB55….breath breath breath.

    LOL stop panicking.

    Are you skeered?

    Breath………. It’s going to be okay.

    Evans will probably be a game time decision.

  15. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    BTW It’s not just the sacks it’s how brutal or clean a shot is involved.

    In my entire life I’ve never seen a player get annilihated like poor Josh McCown last year. That was brutal!!! There were times I thought the refs should just stop the game like a prize fight…or perhaps like a little league mercy rule.

    But again a lot of that was on McCown!!! He wouldn’t throw it away when he was supposed to…man is so damn dumb he was diving head first for first downs in a freaking pre season game against us. For all I could say bad about McCown..and there’s lots…nobody could ever question HIS manhood or courage. He took more than I could even bear to watch.

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    I think Evans is fine and they’re just keeping him under wraps until game time.

    Smith I don’t know about.

  17. Brian D. Says:

    Please get off Dick Lebeau’s nuts. Mike Glennon beat his defense last season.

  18. Buc1987 Says:

    23-17 Bucs win!

  19. Capt. Blighe Says:

    Evans constant hammy problems is a bad sign. Either he uses it get out of practice which is bad. Or its a problem that will plague his career and end it early.

  20. Buccfan37 Says:

    Hold out Evans for the home opener or however long it takes to fully heal. Same with Winston, why risk further injury. Evans is obviously hamstring injury prone when he goes all out. Although Winston says he plays on the ankle and did so last year at FSU, this should concern the Bucs and their fans. I think it does even though it has been downplayed. I might be wrong about both of their injuries, hope so. The other banged up players are important also. A lot of injuries and the season is yet to start, other teams must have their share too.

  21. DB55 Says:


    Right now it looks like a jigsaw puzzle of a Picasso painting.

  22. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Not much of a dropoff with Pamphile….

  23. Howard Cosell Says:

    Maybe we should carry 15 o-linemen?

  24. Aaron Says:

    I think the Bucs plan to play old Bucs ball and run run run…see if the Titans give us the game. Look for a boring game – can JW make the play we need with 4min left? can the defense hold a lead? Bucs 16 – 13

  25. Harry Says:

    I’m with you, Bucs win with some blitzing from Lovie and order up some Maui-Mariota Turnovers to snack on

    I agree with you too. With Smith being a rook there is not much of a letdown in playing Pamphile, not for one game.

    I am hanging on to how we played in the 2nd preseason game. Both sides of the ball looked good. The next game we only had 5 days to prep, not enough for this very young group. The Bucs will play fine and will rattle Maui-Mariota into giving us a W!!

  26. Lakeland Buc Says:

    The QB has everything to do with sacks,in 1978 when Doug Williams was a rookie for us. He was sacked 6 times in 10 games before he got his jaw broken. John McKay used 3 different QBs to replace Doug and they was sacked 46 times in 6 games. In 1976 and 1977 our QBs was sacked 98 times. In 1979 during our playoff run, Doug played all 16 games and was sacked 7 times. The worst thing people can do is make excuses for these QBs,they are the field general. They are responsible for the offense, everything is on them and the OC. They will never develop if everyone is always looking for a scapegoat to bail them out. Big Ben has been sacked 419 times in 11 seasons with the Steelers, and his record in those games are 106-52 , one losing season, 3 Super Bowl appearances, 2 Super Bowl wins. And I have never heard the Steelers fans whine like our fans . This o-line criticism is getting old and it is lame and ridiculous.

  27. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Agree with you Lakeland.

  28. Buc1987 Says:

    DB55…that’s only because of all the new players. It’s hard to make any kind of a judgement until the real bullets are flying. BUT…

    23-17 Bucs

  29. Stanglassman Says:


    Doug was only out 5 games after taking that punch/sack from Jack Youngblood. After the 6-3 loss to SF . The Buccaneers committed ten fumbles, were intercepted five times, allowed eleven sacks, and scored no touchdowns. McKay was so upset that he cancelled his regular press conference the Monday following the game. Doug played week 16 vs the Saints. I think it was Mike Rae and Jerry Huff who played in his absence.

    That was the year the bucs had so many injuries they tried to switch to 4-3 def mid year. I remember my father explaining to me why the crowd gave the team a standing ovation the following game for switching back to 3-4 Def.

  30. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:

    Lakeland nailed it. Doug Williams got hit a bunch but he was so hard to bring down because of his enormous size and strength.

  31. J Boo Wins Says:

    Lakeland –

    Could not disagree with you more. Yes, sometimes sacks are the QB fault for maybe holding the ball too long or moving in the pocket when he doesn’t need to (i.e. Robert Griffin III) or maybe not stepping up in the pocket, but are you going to tell me that it’s the QB fault when his RG or LT gets beat immediately and it’s a guy in his face when he snaps the ball? If you think that then you know nothing about football.