Five Bucs “Questionable,” Three “Doubtful” And One “Out”

September 29th, 2017

“I’m gonna miss you guys.”

The Bucs’ final injury report before Sunday’s clash with the Giants is out. 

Only three guys missed practice all week long. Kwon Alexander (hamstring), Lavonte David (ankle) and T.J. Ward (hip). Alexander has been ruled out of the game. David and Ward officially are doubtful.

Everybody else on the team was “full participation” on Friday, including J.R. Sweezy and his tightened back. Today was Sweezy’s first full-go day of the week. Previously, he was limited.

He, Robert Ayers (knee), Brent Grimes (shoulder), Gerald McCoy (ankle) and Noah Spence (shoulder) are all officially “questionable.”

Man, Joe would feel a lot better right now if Grimes had been taken off the list entirely. He did practice fully all week. The Bucs need him desperately.

42 Responses to “Five Bucs “Questionable,” Three “Doubtful” And One “Out””

  1. SOEbuc Says:

    I’m really hoping they’re just letting Kwon get one more half week to relax before NE.

  2. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    That list is a nightmare. They may as well site McCoy. With a sore ankle his get-off will be too slow to be of use. David and Ward will both probably not play. We’re hurting.

    Beckwith was brought in to fill in in case either David or Alexander got injured, but with both of them down? Wow.

    Mike Smith needs to properly prepare his backups.

  3. Steven007 Says:

    Obviously this isn’t great news but at some point we’re going to have to overcome injuries ike the other 31 teams.

  4. feelthepewterpower Says:

    On the negative side, injuries galore. On the positive side, none are season-ending. Not sure how Spence will fair with his shoulder, I hope it’s something he can play with…

  5. darin Says:

    Cmon Bonzai tighten up. His get off would make him of no use. That’s not one of the smarter things Ive read. N yeah lets sit mccoy cuz the alternstives are much better. Cmon man. We def need Grimes back this week. I hope spence and jacquies play. Cmon jac make us proud. Hope Kwon gets back next week. What a difference he makes. Go Bucs

  6. Wausa Says:

    The Giants are in as bad a shape if not worst with injuries

  7. unbelievable Says:

    I’d guess 4 of the 5 “questionable” guys suit up.

    But probably none of the “doubtful” 3. It will be a big test for these young linebackers.

    No mention of Jac Smith, does that mean he is ready to go? If so, I wonder what kind of game shape he’s in and how many snaps he can take.

  8. Easy Denman Says:

    Beckwith, Glanton and Bond at LB. lord help us

  9. 813bucboi Says:

    spence is the key….regardless if grimes plays, if we don’t get pressure on the qb cb’s will get beat….we need spence and j.smith to have an impact this game…GO BUCS!!!

  10. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Is J Smith 100% then? That’s awesome at least.

    Grimes is the most important piece for this week imo. I am guessing Spence will play harnessed all year now which sucks but at least he was still our best pass rusher / pressure bringer even without that arm last year

  11. NFLNut Says:

    Bucs fans need to see the big picture and stop living week to week … we have 15+ years of Jameis to look forward to … enjoy it!

    If you want to actually “be enlightened” read my last few posts at the bottom of the “Jameis Scares Giants’ DC” article.

  12. Lord Cornelius Says:

    NFLNut JBF is not built that way lol nor are the readers.

    8+ defensive players get hurt one week and all the websites are analyzing the performance as if that didn’t have a MAJOR effect. People are freaking out saying Winston sucks because he had 3 turnovers in a blowout loss – 2 of which really weren’t all on him – (djax falls – should have been defensive penalty; and ME doesn’t make the play even tho the ball hits him in the hands where only he could get it). If those 2 plays go differently we’re talking about a stat line of like 350 yards, 72% completion, 3 TDs.

    It’s like people wrote doom & gloom articles before the game kicked off just to have them ready to pump out when we lost.

  13. RayJameisStadium Says:

    Spot on Lord Cornelius!!!!

    Lazy Journalism at its best. That’s what happens when the ones writing are not Bucs fans and are just doing their job to create anger/panic. Build FEAR and the money will come. SMH

  14. Kobe Faker Says:

    LOL…No one is going to touch Sheli

    giants had him get the ball out in 2.5 seconds last week so he wont get sacked

    their bread and butter is the quick slant

    they are coming after VH3 all day long. Giants will be stupid to matchup slower marshall with VH3 and instead bring my boy Sterling shep on the outside to shame him into fake injury

    “Lord Corneilius goes both ways”

    Kobe Faker

  15. LakeLandBuc Says:

    NFLNut…..15 years of Jameis? If he stays on his current pace of throwing picks. In 15 seasons, he will have thrown 254 picks. Good luck on that one!

  16. B Coburn Says:

    Iy will be interesting to see Tandy get more snaps. Also will get some looks at Evans.

  17. TampaTown Says:

    I know Joe Dirt probably isn’t ready and needs more work but won’t he be called up in case of God Forbid another injury?

  18. ndog Says:

    Guys I wanted Jameis more than anybody on here but you cant make excuses for him forever. That first pick changed the entire game and was 100% his fault, the 2nd one was just bad luck, but the 3rd one was thrown into trip coverage! What do you think is going to happen when you throw into triple coverage? And no people are not living week to week because these injuries don’t just get better in 6 days, in fact they usually never get better. For instance Noah Spence is going to play but do you think he will be nearly as good with one arm as he is with two arms? Do you think McCoy is going to be better because he is in pain the entire game? Its not freaking out over one game it is looking at reality. The issue with Jameis is that this is the same garbage over and over again and people say he’s being aggressive, but no it is being stupid and not throwing to the wide open guy. Being aggressive is when there is nothing there and you try to squeeze it in, but he is flat out ignoring the design of the play and forcing the ball to people who are not open. That is not being aggressive that is bad bad bad quarterback play and it cannot be accepted no matter how much you wanted him here or like him. I am rooting more than anyone that he turns it around, heck if they didn’t draft him I was thinking about giving up my tickets, but if he’s playing like crap then he’s playing like crap period!

  19. Mike Johnson Says:

    Like I’ve consistently said, Other teams got injuries too and will continue to have them. Its called..Football. But the good teams? They just plug in the backups and don’t miss a beat. How come the Bucs cannot do this? If you cannot win with a few backups plugged in, You’re never ever gonna be a champion. Not in this day and time. And Guess what? Nobody gives a rats A.. what kinda injuries you got. You’re on their schedule to be served up Hot or cold. Your choice. So..Ruck up Bucs..Bite down Hard!

  20. adam from ny Says:

    yeahhh…where is joe dirt…we need another lb up now

  21. adam from ny Says:

    bring up joe diggity right now

  22. 813bucboi Says:

    @mike Johnson hit it on the head!!

    its time for folks to start looking at the top….and by that I mean coaches….every team has injuries…it up to the coaches to adjust and put the players in position to win….instead of saying “oh well…our starters are injured…we should expect to lose”….

    where’s the development from the back ups…ryan smith is a perfect example…people want to say how bad he is but if the coaching staff wouldn’t have tampered with him playing safety, he would be ahead in his development….but unfortunately, its like his rookie year all over again….

    time to stop making excuses and produce….GO BUCS!!!

  23. NFLNut Says:

    LakeLandBuc … after 17 years in the NFL Jameis will probably have MORE than the 254 picks you said … he’ll probably have around 270 … along with around 600 TD passes and 75,000 passing yards …

    By the way … Brett Favre three 336 (THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SIX) picks while the following ALL-TIME GREAT QBs all threw more than 250 picks: Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, Johnny Unitas and Fran Tarkenton.

    You seem to be one of the ignorant fans I cringe at … go read my posts on the “Jameis Scares Giants’ D Coordinator” post and gain wisdom

  24. NFLNut Says:

    ndog … see my above reply and then go read those posts on the other thread too as you just don’t get it … that 3rd pick Jameis threw is why you should love and believe in the kid … don’t buy into all the lazy media narratives … there is a reason why Jameis’ career QBR blows Derek Carr’s out of the water despite Carr having a much better TD/INT ratio …

  25. LakeLandBuc Says:

    NFLNut..I said 254 picks in the next 15 years, if he stay on his current pace. So far he has thrown 36 picks in 34 games. If he continue on this pace, I seriously doubt that he will still be around in 15 years.

  26. LakeLandBuc Says:

    And since you want to compare him to other QBs.

    Russell Wilson 45 picks in 83 games

    Aaron Rodgers 75 picks in 146 games

    Dak Prescott 6 picks in 19 games

    Marcus Mariota 20 picks in 30 games

    Tom Brady 152 picks in 240 games

    These are only 5 QBs, I can go further, but why?

    I don’t know many CURRENT starting QBs, that average a pick a game


  27. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Colin Kaepernick 69 games

    72 TDS, 30 INTS

    Why is this man, not in the NFL?


  28. The Buc Realist Says:

    LakeLandBuc Says:
    Why is this man, not in the NFL?

    1st, he is not in the NFL because, like many other bad decisions he made, he opted out of his contract!!!!!!!

    It must be the 3 wins and 16 losses!!!!!!!!!

    Or he is just not a leader of men!!!!!!!!!!

    Add on that he brings a huge distraction from his personal decisions to his girlfriend who has attacked the bosses of his profession!!!!!

  29. NFLNut Says:

    LakeLandBuc … either you’re being dumb on purpose or you still don’t understand … which is it?

    As I said, last year Derek Carr had 28 TD’s and just 6 picks while Jameis had 28 TD’s and 18 picks … AND JAMEIS HAD THE HIGHER QBR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Try to wrap your brain around the above fact rather than simply looking at box scores and thinking you know what you’re talking about.

    As for Kaepernick … he is certainly deserving of a backup job in the league but my guess is he wants to be a starter and there simply isn’t a team willing to change their offense around for him … his QBR last year was just 55.2 despite having a 4/1 TD-to-INT ratio … which once more proves that simply looking at basic stats is an exercise in stupidity.

    Jameis is exactly the type of QB NFL GM’s want to build a team around. He isn’t a system guy, he can fit into any system and make any throw and be a leader in any city.

    Sam Darnold plays exactly like Jameis and he is widely projected to be the #1 overall pick in the upcoming draft despite averaging 1.75 picks per game so far this season … while guys like Baker Mayfield, Mason Rudolph and others who are extremely efficient and rarely ever throw picks are projected as 2nd and 3rd rounders.

    It seems you simply don’t understand what makes a great QB as you’re little more than a “box-score” fan …

  30. NFLNut Says:

    FURTHER to my above post …

    Look at this list of the 8 QBs who threw too many picks … 6 are HOF’ers:

    Below is a list of the QBs who threw the most “pick sixes” in history … the top 4 are HOF’ers and 11 of the top 19 are either in the HOF or are sure-fire HOF’ers like Drew Brees and Roethlisberger:

    Also, between 2004-2016 the two QBs who had more “multi-interception games” in the NFL were Eli Manning and Drew Brees, two future first ballot HOF’ers.

    In the past I have shown a list proving that players that LED THE LEAGUE in interceptions during at least one season were predominantly HOF QBs.

    I’m just sick of the lazy, ignorant and frankly, dumb, “Bucs fans” that can’t see past simple box scores … to realize that despite guys like Mariota and Carr having much better TD/INT ratios than Jameis, Jameis has the higher career QBR and is obviously the superior QB.

    I’m also sick of fans demanding that a 23 year old QB play like a 33 year old QB or they will ridicule him … stupid “fans”.

  31. NFLNut Says:

    BTW … looking at the NBA and player evaluations on the court can also help one refrain from being so idiotic in the future when evaluating NFL players on the field.

    For example … would anyone in their right mind say that Ray Allen was “better” than Kobe Bryant? Of course not, yet Ray Allen blows Kobe away in regards to “efficiency” and has a far better FG%, 3pt% and FT% than Kobe. The same sort of thing can be said about Mark Price over Gary Payton or Steve Nash over Magic Johnson or Jeff Hornacek over Allen Iverson and the list could go on forever.

    Some, non-idiots seem to understand this and can apply this to the field and see that just because Sam Braford is infinitely more “efficient” than Brett Favre and Chad Pennington is more efficient than Elway, etc … it was the less efficient, less accurate, more interception prone quarterbacks that were the FAR SUPERIOR players!

    The same can be said about Jameis v. Carr, Mariota and the like … ENJOY #3 BECAUSE YOU HAVE A FUTURE FIRST BALLOT HOF’ER IN THE FOLD … FOR NOW!

  32. BucEmUp Says:

    ITs hard to get pressure on the qb when you don’t have guys that can cover, or a scheme that has giant gaping holes in the back end. We have talent on our line, but you can’t do your job when the the other half is failing miserably

  33. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Jameis had better stats than the MVP this week. Just sayin’.

  34. NFLNut Says:

    ^ Yup, against a tougher defense, on the road, and with a great running game behind him in Freeman/Coleman … but idiotic Bucs fans don’t seem to be able to “think” and merely stare at box scores like zombies and then rag on Jameis … stupid.

  35. Pickgrin Says:

    So – in other words our 7 best defensive players (Kwon, LD54, Ward, Grimes, GMC, Ayers and Spence) are all either OUT or playing hurt.

    WOW! That is not good.

    And the only “healthy” starters left are Baker, Gholson, Beckwith Tandy, Conte and Hargreaves (whom I’m pretty sure banged his knee last game but hasn’t shown up on the “injury” report).

    “Next man up is the right attitude” and of course the only thing that coaches or anyone can say to try and put a positive spin on the situation but there’s no way our defense can be anywhere near as effective compared to a 100% healthy starting 11. Starters are starters because they are better than their back-ups – Duh.

    Yes – hurts and injuries are fairly common in the NFL – but not like this – especially after only 2 games played…

  36. PriMech54 Says:

    Let me just preface this with saying that I read JBF everyday of my life, but have never actually posted. That being said, I’m so incredibly sick of the ignorance regarding our quarterback. I understand the rigors of being a Buc fan but for the love of God some of you need to get a grip. Enough of the ‘sky is falling’ rhetoric. So many ill-informed and small minded logical fallacies regarding our guy Jameis. Just because you failed to evolve past reading surface stats and can’t comprehend anything in context doesn’t mean you need to repeatedly strut like a pigeon and stalk the forums. The NFL MVP last year, Matt Ryan, threw 3 picks last week and had a similar stat line to #3 if i’m not mistaken. Should he be burned at the stake and run out of town too? I’d like to leave you with a tid-bit that hopefully gives you some perspective.

    Through 34 games as starter:

    Winston 34 games 36 INT
    Peyton 34 games 46 INT
    Elway 34 games 38 INT
    Marino 34 games 31 INT
    Brees 34 games 34 INT
    Favre 34 games 37 INT

    Winston 53 TD
    Peyton 56 TD
    Elway 37 TD
    Marino 79
    Brees 45 TD
    Favre 41 TD

    Dude is gonna have some growing pains. So far, they’re absolutely no different than some of the greatest of all time. When the defense and rushing attack struggle like they have from time to time since he’s been here, the young man will have some ups and downs. He’s going to evolve into an MVP caliber player, better believe that. Go Bucs.

  37. NFLNut Says:

    ^ I meant Jameis played the tougher defense and was on the road while Ryan was at home against a weaker defense and had a better running game behind him

  38. NFLNut Says:

    PriMech54 … GREAT first post! Keep up the good work!

  39. NFLNut Says:

    Further to my above and PriMech54’s great post:

    Through first 34 games of their career:

    Marino +48 TDs to INTS
    Jameis +17
    Brees +11
    Peyton +10
    Favre +1
    Elway -1

    AND … Jameis was YOUNGER than all these other guys during his first 34 games and in fact WAY YOUNGER than some of them !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. PriMech54 Says:

    Thanks man! I figured the sensible group of Buc fans that frequent here probably could’ve used another soldier in the trenches for some of these jokers lol. And, very intriguing and revealing stat regarding the +/- ratio of those qb’s. We also have to consider that many, if not all of those teams (besides maybe Manning’s Colts which took about 3 years to get rolling… Which is a similar timeline to ours with JW. Ha, go figure!) had a superior team to start with. Being that most of them made a SB appearance pretty early in their careers and/or played with HOF talent like Brees.

  41. PriMech54 Says:

    +/- differential *

  42. tmaxcon Says:

    Not sure the surprise here… gmc is on every injury report. It’s not the coaches it’s not Jameis it’s the fact the highest paid defender is soft and a career losing who has no idea how to win. No Kwon No defense… It’s pretty pathetic actually considering all the meaningless accolades thrown around about cancer93 but the one thing for certain and the record proves it he is a career loser who celebrates defeat with more passion than he plays the game.