In “Gos” We Trust

September 9th, 2015
New Bucs right tackle Gosder Cherilus

New Bucs right tackle Gosder Cherilus

The guy starting the last few Bucs preseason games at right tackle, Reid Fragel, is now on the Tampa Bay practice squad.

So the whole NFL had a shot at Fragel and passed?

Joe’s not sure what that says, but it does mean there’s a whole lot of trust and faith being put on Gosder Cherilus. He’s the veteran right tackle the Bucs plucked off the street after Demar Dotson wrenched his knee on Aug. 15.

Cherilus has made 100 starts in his career with the Lions and Colts (2013 and 2014). The guy’s a seasoned pro, and the Bucs have treated him as such, refusing to rush him into the lineup to build chemistry with his line mates.

Most Bucs fans are so spooked by what’s going at left tackle — injured rookie Donovan Smith and shaky backup Kevin Pamphile — they’re not even paying attention to Cherilus. The assumption is he’ll jump into his starting job Sunday and ball out for 60 minutes in the swelter.

Joe’s in that camp, too. There’s too much else to fear other than Cherilus not being ready.

He’s known as “Gos” around One Buc Palace.

In Gos we trust.

14 Responses to “In “Gos” We Trust”

  1. Bucco Brice Says:

    and…are we in any better shape than last year at this point? f’n injuries! we’re cursed 🙁

  2. Stanglassman Says:

    Didn’t every player on every practice squad have to pass through waivers to be put on a team’s P.S. I think Hall is a good WR with lots of upside and he didn’t get picked up on anyone’s 53.

  3. Simpleasthat Says:

    Lovie needs to delegate someone who knows what the hell their doing as far as the OL.

  4. Dave Says:

    So bringing in Mankins and Gos and having vets Dotson and smith and drafting 2 rookies isn’t addressing the line?
    I’m concerned too but people are acting like they haven’t done a thing and expect 5 all pros already

  5. Tomcin Says:

    Its for sure Warhop hasn’t a clue whats going on with the OL. He knows how to coach an OL as Dovie. Which is nothing. As far as beating the Bengals in preseason, the Bengals pretty much beat themselves more so than the Bucd beating them. The bucs had a chance to pickup J. Wilder Jr. on waivers, and they passed. Seriously, Dovie actually thinks his Rb are better than Wilder. Why di they keep Lane on the roster when they got Stocker who did a good job at FB last year. Same ol Bucs. Same ol Dovie. Sad excuse for a pro team.

  6. Simpleasthat Says:

    @ Dave
    yes they brought in some players and got rid of the ones they should have kept. They have been a dismal failure because at the end of the day its not working. Jameis put away your super bowl cape and learn how to throw the ball away if you want to survive the season.

  7. Dave Says:

    A dismal failure ? WOW.
    They haven’t even started year 2 of rebuilding process and you want to hang it up.

  8. ColoradoBuc Says:

    So I saw this picture of a couple walking down the beach. Pretty day, sun shining, palm trees, and one little cloud off on the horizon. The man says to the woman, “See that cloud? Our vacation is ruined!”

    That’s what reading these comments is like.

  9. Simpleasthat Says:

    @ dave
    clear out your head gear and go home and read the book.

  10. Buccfan37 Says:

    I didn’t notice James Wilder Jr. was cut. I thought he would stick, maybe too small. Too bad the Bucs don’t have room for him, he is a good player.

  11. Bucco Brice Says:

    wilder’s on the cincy practice squad…hope he gets a chance here someday

  12. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    While I get people questioning how a guy who had ANY talent would slip through waivers to a PS i would simply say that other teams are facing the same number problems we are. They may not have a position freed up to claim anybody but somebody who can contribute now and not just be a project. Virtually all of our PS guys are projects no matter how much talent we think they have.

    the Bengals pretty much beat themselves

    This is really getting to the point of absurdity. Yesterday somebody posted that Licht is a horrible drafter and simply got LUCKY with Kwon. Now our victories are luck. When will it stop.

    I’m still on board for ten wins and IF that happens I also predict a rash of posts from the animosity amigos and others here listing EVERY FREAKING reason they believe it had NOTHING to do with L&L and then try and find somewhere else to place the credit or like these last two simply call it LUCK!

    OK you guys I accept that we suck..Lovie is the worst coach ever..Licht not much better..our talent is poor and the only hope we have is LUCK. I’m cool with that because I have the luck of the Irish.

  13. buddhaboy Says:

    wilder is not too small, he is actually a large running back, just slow.

  14. Tampa Tony Says:

    Most of the good offensive lines are good because of continuity. The Bucs starting 5 have yet to take game snaps together. This is not starting off well

    Year 7 of the rebuilding continues…