Back To Beasting

December 22nd, 2016


Joe barely slept last night after learning defensive end Robert Ayers, the soul of the Bucs’ defense, was ill and couldn’t practice yesterday.

The good news is Ayers was on the practice field today, per Jenna Laine of ESPN. Laine caught a photo of Ayers during the 30-minute segment open to media.

Ayers playing Saturday is critical on so many levels. Too few Bucs have played in critical Christmas week games, and Ayers is the kind of guy that does — and needs to — set a championship tone.

Also, with Will Gholston nursing a dislocated elbow, the Bucs can’t afford to go thin again at defensive end. That’s a big reason the team fell to 3-5 in the first half of the season.

Their four-man rush was beastly against New Orleans two weeks ago and absolutely must repeat that performance Saturday.

4 Responses to “Back To Beasting”

  1. orlbucfan Says:

    Along with Ayers, Smith needs to let the dawgs loose, GMC, LVD, the Kwonster, and BLITZ Brees silly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. unbelievable Says:

    If we can get there with 4 rushers, that would be ideal. More guys in the backfield to tip and intercept Brees!

  3. 813bucboi Says:

    good news indeed!!!!!GO BUCS!!!

  4. 808 buc fan Says:

    What would brees think if he saw gmc lined up on his blind side (edge)? Get rid of this ball asap that = tips and pics.