Beckwith “On Schedule”

May 16th, 2018

Great news

Heartwarming news from One Buc Palace today.

Starting strongside linebacker Kendell Beckwith, a standout rookie third-round pick last season, continues to progress from the broken ankle he suffered in a car accident last month.

Joe already had reported that Beckwith was at One Buc Palace using a scooter to get around after surgery, but linebackers coach Mark Duffner took that a step further today.

“Everything that we hear from our trainers is that he is on schedule, he’s doing well. You know, he’s in every meeting, he’s just following through the rehab program that they’ve put together for him, prescribed for him and so far, everything is going so far as planned.”

Nice to hear. If Beckwith can really get healthy before the start of training camp in 10 weeks, then he’ll have a great chance to take that big Year-1-to-Year-2 leap that most good players enjoy.

17 Responses to “Beckwith “On Schedule””

  1. AlteredEgo Says:

    Gawd I hope so…the ankle is a complex structure…especially when you play NFL on it…

  2. Rod Munch Says:

    Well they say he’s on schedule, but what schedule is that? I’m assuming it was implied or perhaps said the schedule has him healthy for camp?

  3. M0J0 Says:

    I’m not a medical professional, but I would venture to guess 6 weeks for the bones to heal, then another 2-4 months to fully regain functionality/mobility/strength, so the beginning of the season would probably be the goal of his rehab schedule.

  4. Pickgrin Says:

    “On Schedule” – could mean anywhere from 10 weeks to 6 months from the time of the injury – depending on the severity.

  5. 813bucboi Says:

    don’t rush him!!!!!!…if it takes 10weeks to heal give him an extra week or 2 to be safe…..

    even if he says he ready to roll and is cleared for the start of TC, let him still out a week and bring him along slowly…..


  6. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Why are you yelling, 813bucboi? — 😉

  7. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Trust me…it pains me to say this…but Beckwith has something money can’t buy in health care….YOUTH. He’s still a kid and heals quickly as we saw last year with him.

    If Beckwith and N. Spence both remain largely healthy that alone would improve our defense…then you add the other players…

    Some are chatting up the belief that Vita will not be a big pass rusher or 3rd down DL. That may have some truth but he might still be effective as part of the pass rushing team. If he takes two guys and crushes the pocket right up the middle..the opposing QB can’t step up in the pocket and our outside rushers should absolutely feast in that situation. Vea might not get the credit in terms of stats but he could still very well be an important piece of the pass rushing puzzle.

  8. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Right right^^

  9. unbelievable Says:

    Agreed St. Pete, having those 2 guys for the duration of the season will help immensely! Especially with our pass rush.

    I hate to be a debbie downer, but I don’t trust anything that comes from our medical staff. They’ve yet to prove themselves competent on basically anything over the years…

  10. Lamarcus Says:

    Start him game 1-4 in the season

  11. Trench War Says:

    great news

  12. Destinjohnny Says:

    We are a 6-10 team, don’t rush him
    We are 3 solid drafts away.

  13. MagicMarpet Says:

    If they are doing it right, he won’t be ready for camp but he’ll be ready just before the season starts. It’s good to hear he’s in the meeting room and taking all that in because he’s not going to get much physical practice before game one, again if they are doing him right. I broke my wrist just under a year ago and, because I had no choice but to work through it, I still have pain. If he is allowing the ankle time to heal he will be good. He may not be his full self but he should start the season and be back to normal by week 3. Love this kid.

  14. Rrsrq Says:

    Our offense is 13-3
    Our defense is 10-6
    Our coaching 6-10
    Replace J. Hayes and that’s ok, but the ST coach still has a job
    Can DK be an effective HC and play caller w/Monken as the OC
    Mike Smith still talking about playing off the WR on our schedule

    A lot is on Jameis to play well, he may have to out play the coaching

  15. BringBucsBack Says:

    Alter ego!
    I, also, am hoping he heals. He does have youth going for him. I won’t be surprised if he resumes playing later than expected.

    I sprained an ankle when I was about his age, over 25 years ago, and it has never been the same. I have been told that a break is better because breaks heal whereas sprains don’t. IDK but, I never feel good about ankle injuries.

  16. Casey Morgan Says:

    Destinjohnny is way off. We were 5-10 last year with no kicker, an injured QB, no bye week, and no running game. And we ended up losing 7 games by TD or less and 3 by FG or less. With what we’ve added there is no reason we cannot be 9-7 at minimum…

  17. Danglin Says:

    Hope he’s not on a schedule like that money sponge Sweezy! Where’s the word on him? 6 million practice watcher? Good news on Beck though!