“Let’s Not Jump To Conclusions”

August 11th, 2016
News of injury still cloaked in secrecy.

Details of rehab still cloaked in secrecy.

A lot of Bucs fans are wringing their hands raw, worried about the status of left guard J.R. Sweezy.

Dirk Koetter said Tuesday that Sweezy flew to California to see a medical specialist. Unsourced reports claim he has a bad back, and the big-money free agent signing this past offseason hasn’t practiced in a Bucs uniform.

Quickly, reports came out that Sweezy received a “positive” report in California and all shall be well.

Well, if that is the case, how come he’s still on floppy hat patrol?

WDAE-AM 620 Bucs beat guy Woody Cummings did some digging and found that the Bucs have not changed their belief that Sweezy will be fine, given time.

“I have heard conflicting reports. So let’s see,” Cummings told WDAE-AM 620 personality Ron Diaz. “Let’s not jump to conclusions. He wasn’t ready to play anyway. He certainly wasn’t going to play in [the Eagles] game. To me, it makes sense to make sure he is 100 percent ready to go.

“I have not heard [anything] from the organization, from the inside, that suggests this is an area of concern or that there has been any kind of a setback. I have not heard that.”

Joe knows of no timetable for Sweezy to be pulled off floppy hat patrol, put on the pads and practice. And the Bucs, curiously, are treating Sweezy’s injury with more secrecy than Hillary Clinton’s e-mails or Donald Trump’s tax returns.

If Sweezy’s issue is no big deal, as apparently is being whispered in backrooms and hallways at One Buc Palace, then how about a guesstimate on the record for when Sweezy can take the practice field?

Joe guesses, on the flip side, at least Bucs coach Dirk Koetter isn’t hanging Sweezy out to dry like a certain coach did last year with Austin Seferian-Jenkins, claiming he was full-go at practice for weeks despite the fact team doctors never cleared him for contact, all the while fans were using ASJ as a human pináta claiming he was too soft.

To hear Cummings’ full appearance, click the audio below, courtesy of WDAE-AM 620.

16 Responses to ““Let’s Not Jump To Conclusions””

  1. JonBuc Says:

    It’s a real shame that Mankins couldn’t have finished out his deal and perhaps ushered in a new era of winning Buc Football (hopefully) much like Paul Gruber did back in the late 90’s. Instead…this signing and contract looks and smells like an albatross. No diving out of the basement window…yet.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    How is his big toe?

  3. Dreambig Says:

    What does Koetter have to say about Sweezy’s status? Seems like a easy answer for a coach who is direct and straight forward.

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

    Great news the feel I get is they are willing to give him all the time needed to get back to 100%. Dude’s a montser just ask Aron Donald for all of you that swing from his nμ+ $@©.

  5. Buccfan37 Says:

    He could of signed a contract stating the extent of his injury could not be discussed publicly, nor the recovery period. Because you know he is such a sure fire proven player and all that BS, stacked deep in C notes.

  6. pick6 Says:

    yep, the immediate thing that came to my mind is that putting too much hopeful noise out there would make Sweezy out to be another ASJ who was capable of practicing\playing but is declining to do so. If there’s no timetable there’s no timetable.

  7. Mike Johnson Says:

    Its possible we might..get one or good yr out of Mr. Easy Sweezy. But I do believe he will be a Buc..Bust. He was not that good to began with. Must have been a favor the Bucs owed somebody. Professional back problems at the NFL level never go away people. They just get worst with the physicality of the game.

  8. SOEbuc Says:

    By when is it determined if he goes on all season injured list or the other one that lets you get back within 8 weeks?

  9. BucTrooper Says:

    I’m going out on a limb and predict be doesn’t play 4 games this year.

    Calling my shot.

  10. 813bucboi Says:

    @dreambig…I agree….where’s the honest straight forward coach that’s full of useful information….wheres the gm to clarify the situation regarding a player he brought in…looks like we know who was/is running the FA’s and its the same ol BS…GO BUCS!!!

  11. uckinator Says:

    Not my money. You want problems? Look at Buffalo who lost their first 2 picks of the draft due to injury. Ragland out for the entire year. Or look at the San Diego Chargers 1st round pick Joey Bosa from drugged out cheating Ohio State. Hasn’t shown his estascy laden body into camp yet. Thank god we didn’t draft this turd !

  12. Bucsfanman Says:

    It is interesting that they won’t divulge any info on him. Hopefully he can get healthy and contribute. I think we’re a better team with him than without.

    Right now it ain’t easy being Sweezy!!!

  13. Buc since '74 Says:

    Where that Jump To Conclusions mat?

  14. Dave Says:

    If it’s the back muscles —
    1. REST!!! Rush back and it’ll re-injure in a hurry.
    2. Very hard to give a timetable

  15. unbelievable Says:

    He is protected by HIPPA.

    They can’t and won’t disclose until seasons start, if he’s still injured at that point

  16. Tom S. Says:

    It’s very hard to see how a guy who signed a questionable deal in the first place (how many pro-bowls did he make? how good was Seattle’s o-line?), has a “procedure”, due to a bad back which he cannot participate in training camp for, turns into a good 6+ million a year investment at LG.

    Oh it’s possible, just hard to see at this point.