Setback For Jacquies Smith

July 28th, 2017

May be out “weeks.”

News gets gloomier for the Bucs defensive end.

When defensive end Jacquies Smith arrived for training camp, he was promptly placed on the PUP list, meaning he did not count against the current 90-man roster and could be activated when teams whittle the roster down to 53.

It seems putting Smith on the PUP list was just the start.

Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said today Smith is expected to have a “procedure” on the same knee in which he had surgery. Koetter suggested it will take “weeks” for Smith to return but wasn’t specific if that would be before the regular season kicks off or not.

Smith blew out his knee against the Dixie Chicks on opening day in Atlanta last year and had major knee surgery as a result.

Joe was always concerned if Smith could return or not. It seems, sadly, Joe’s fears weren’t trivial.

23 Responses to “Setback For Jacquies Smith”

  1. BoJim Says:

    I so feel for him. Could be another important piece but I’m not feeling too confident anymore. 🙁

  2. unbelievable Says:

    Definitely not good.

  3. Jeebs the Honey Bear Says:

    This news sucks, but I think a lot of us were not really holding our breath for Jacq to come back and make a difference right away (if at all).

    While I know Mr. Ira Kauffman really wants another pass rusher, I think we are okay going into the season IF our other guys stay healthy. I know we wanted to slide Ayers over to DT and rush Spence and Smith on the ends on passing downs, but I think with Baker now we don’t need to slide Ayers over. We also have Clinton McDonald who can get into the backfield. With healthy Spence and Ayers on the ends, I feel good about our front four on the pass rush… for now.

    Now IF Spence or Ayers gets injured again, suddenly we have a problem. Hopefully Jacq gets back at some point this season to provide depth. For now, I’m trying to stay optimistic.

    Go Bucs!

  4. Pa Privateer Says:

    Depends on the procedure.

    It could be a cleanup of scar tissue leftover from the surgery. If Koetter is saying a couple weeks then I suspect it is a cleanup procedure. I think Ronde had one of these and played the same week.

  5. tmaxcon Says:

    some of you were so convinced he was going to be the answer. best ability is availability.

    good luck youngman in your next career.

  6. Bucsfanman Says:

    He certainly would’ve added valuable depth. And, it’s not to say he won’t. It makes the signing of Troetter (SP) make more sense now in terms of bodies.
    You hit it tmax: best ability is availability!

  7. Pickgrin Says:

    you’re such a tool tmax.

    Jac Smith’s career is not over d!ckweed.

    Its a clean up procedure that will keep Jac out for about 3 weeks if all goes well. It was a bad knee injury and was less than a year ago so setbacks of this nature happen. He may wind up being IRed for the 1st 8 games with eligibility to return if the knee continues to not respond as well as hoped. That’s probably worst case scenario though. One way or another – Jac will be back. And he WILL be making impact plays for the Buccaneers in 2017.

  8. The Buc Realist Says:

    That stinks for JS56 But it is better for the Bucs to know now!!! Usually it during the season he goes down!!!!!!!!!!! hopefully it was just a quick clean up due to swelling otherwise NFL GM Licht will have to find a new backup DE that plays special teams!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. tmaxcon Says:

    Pickgrin he had a few good games not a career and those injuries were devastating dingle berry

  10. Oj "I Got The Juice" Howard Says:

    Real talk, whoever made the call to play him on SPECIAL TEAMS is dumb as hell. DE depth was already suspect and you go and throw our best one (when healthy) on special teams? I just don’t see the logic in that.

  11. Dano Says:

    Was already worried about our edge rush. This doesn’t help.

  12. Lord Cornelius Says:

    tmax you’re really just an a4shole. No one was making Jack Smith out to be some savior DE… like most the negative people here I notice you guys like to invent false narratives so you can say “told you so!” to a group of people you’ve made up in your mind.

    Dude had a brutal injury I don’t think anyone was counting on him dominating week 1 but like I said before – 5-6 games of Jack Smith is more valuable than 16 with a healthy Channing Ward / Devonte Lambert type.

    We didn’t have him all of last year and when McCOy/McDonald/Ayers played our pass rush was pretty solid. Now we have Baker; and Noah Spence entering year 2.

    Jack Smith could not play a snap and our D-line looks better on paper still than last year; and our D-lien was injured as f&ck last year between Ayers/McDonald/McCoy.

  13. tmaxcon Says:

    lord corn

    not an a-hole just a brutally honest prick who wished the young man well in the future. this is no surprise he wont be available just like it wont be a surprise when gmc disappears when it matters most or doug martin screws his teammates over again if given the chance.

  14. Lord Cornelius Says:

    “tmaxcon Says:
    July 28th, 2017 at 3:11 pm
    lord corn

    not an a-hole just a brutally honest prick who wished the young man well in the future”

    It’s not “brutally honest” to say a dude’s football career is over and done literally based on a report about a 3-4 week setback on an ACL recovery. If anything that’s a ridiculous hyperbolic reaction to the news. You’re not a freaking doctor dude lol and you can’t predict the future. So there is no basis for what you’re saying…

    People have played in this league before after an ACL and even 2nd ACL injuries and at older ages than Smith. He played 27 of 32 games from 2014-2015 and had no NFL injuries when grinding earlier before that. He didn’t have injuries in college. He literally has only had 1 major injury in his entire life that I can find; and it was week 1 of last year.

    So yeah you’re kind of just being a dick and not anything close to a reasonable human being.

  15. JimmyJack Says:

    Anybody counting on this dude was kidding themselves. He has talent but he is not a good player.

    I could care less what happens to this guy. I see him getting cut. And if he makes the team ever again I won’t care cause I won’t be looking for him to make any plays. He’s been nothing but a disapointment

  16. tmaxcon Says:

    Lord Cornelius

    if being a reasonable person is based on a definition by today’s spineless PC society than I’d rather not be reasonable.

  17. CalibucFan Says:

    Any news on Noah Spence? How’s he looking, is he practicing, How about Mr. beasting Ayers. These are the things I want to know.

  18. 813bucboi Says:

    sadly, I think its time to move on….he’s been here how many years and has been hurt how many years….GO BUCS!!!

  19. BucEmUp Says:

    Too bad man the guy wants it….he’s hungry you can tell. I hope it pans out but doesn’t sound good

  20. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Bucs need to move on. Which I’ve been saying FOR TWO FREAKING YEARS!

  21. Dr J Says:

    Usually takes about 2 years for the knee to completely heal. We wont see him at the top of his game until next season or end of this season when we’re playing in the Super Bowl !

  22. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    @Dr J

    And then we move on to his next injury.

  23. NFLNut Says:

    Sign Dwight Freeney?