Bucs Getting Healthy

October 10th, 2018

The text Joe received earlier this afternoon didn’t say much, but indeed said a lot.

“No floppy hats today,” the text read. And it was true. The Bucs seem to be at full strength.

On the field practicing were O.J. Howard, Beau Allen, Carton Davis and Justin Whitehead. Joe had noticed earlier that in the open locker period for the pen and mic club, Howard wasn’t even wearing a compression bandage on his hurt knee, which he was on Monday.

We will know later today how much each participated.

31 Responses to “Bucs Getting Healthy”

  1. gbobucsfan Says:

    Great news! We will need all the help we can get!

  2. Wausa Says:

    That’s great news.

    Hopefully, that helps the defense go from worst in NFL to history to below average.

    Below average and this team should win 10+ games.
    Worst of all time and this team should win 5 or fewer games.

  3. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    No way I would play OJ this week, especially on the turf. It’s great he’s practicing, but whether or not we win or lose won’t be because of him (unless he can play CB).

  4. Ryan McGregor Says:

    Allen and Whitehead are going to be HUGE for us.

  5. __TGH__ Says:

    Gotta love that bye week.

  6. brooks55hof Says:

    Mike Smith is a floppy hat

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Pardon Me, but isn’t it Jordan Whitehead & Justin Watson & Evans…..

    Easy to get confused.

  8. Resurrection of Fitz Says:

    Time to bring some wood!!!!

    Sounds like there are no excuses for Sunday!

    Fifth game after a bye week. I’m looking forward to:

    1) Winston connecting deep to DJax
    2) RoJo 4.0 ypc with 15 carries
    3) defensive backs turnovers

    Go Bucs!!!

  9. Resurrection of Fitz Says:

    ^fifth game…..after a bye week

  10. 813bucboi Says:

    @joe, is it true dirk went fishing during the bye week?……if so, he’ll have a lot more time to fish come 01/01/19 if he keep this up….


  11. 813bucboi Says:


    there’s always excuses….don’t worry, folks will dig deep to find them….


  12. Darin Says:

    Lol. Good one. A saggy sack too.

  13. Mike Johnson Says:

    IF..this Buc Defense can somehow get to an..AVERAGE rating? We can and will win some games. But its got to get to at least Average. That means hopefully,
    we can beat Atlanta.

  14. Cobraboy Says:

    Howard and Allen at full-go would be huge.

  15. Jmarkbuc Says:


    Been a Bucs fan for life..but Julio, Ridley and Sanu? Our secondary won’t stand a chance…last year we didn’t even cover Julio, right?

    Atl 54 Bucs 13

  16. uckinator Says:

    Time to use the blitz with 2 ultrafast LB’s, unlike the stale coverage used against da Bears.

  17. Lord Cornelius Says:


    I don’t even think we need to be average – just being like 22nd/23rd would be a huge improvement- although average was a completely fair expectation for this f*cking team 3 years into Smith’s tenure and with mostly all healthy bodies out there after investing tons of $$ into D-line and drafting 3-4 new bodies on top of returning players.

    Sorry but losing Mitch Unrein/a rookie DT/ an old CB / CB who sucked last year isn’t enough to justify the sh1t results we’ve had.

    And it’s not “Gump Lictht’s” fault.

    For evidence of why this isn’t a Gump issue – look at Seattle.

    They are starting a bunch of new names / rando’s on their defense and they are a balling out compared to us. They only have like 1-2 players left from the SB defense and many of these guys are in their first year in their system.

    You gonna tell me that coaching isn’t a factor in why Seattle has a MUCH better defense than ours; despite similar if less name recognition or known talent? That it’s because Jason Gump took Derwin James instead of Vita Vea that the entire D sucks? That JPP/Curry/Lavonte/McCoy / established good players all just suck now because of Gump? lol.

  18. William Walls Says:

    Go, toaster!

  19. webster Says:

    So the bucs have a jameis winston video up on their page. So much for the the bucs not wanting to promote him or moving on crowd.

  20. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    No excuses if we cant beat the Falcons this week. It’s now or never for Koetter and Smith. And as an added bonus, they can effectively bury their former teams.

  21. Robert G Ernest Says:

    Good to see optimism creeping back into the poster’s comments. Hopefully, the Bucs performance this Sunday won’t take everyone back into a state of Gloom and Doom!

  22. SOEbuc Says:

    Very good news. This is a CLUTCH game for the Bucs and the NFC South.

  23. Jmarkbuc Says:


    If it’s a pivotal game, or a Bucs Ring of Honor game, it usually doesn’t bode well….

  24. Bird Says:

    Howard is a freak

    He was supposed to be out 2-4 weeks

  25. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Joe, has there been any word on Kendell Beckwith? He’s allowed to return as soon as he is healthy. I cannot imagine them wanting him to take his time.

    His injury was not supposed to take anywhere near this long.

  26. Defense Rules Says:

    @Joe … “On the field practicing were O.J. Howard, Beau Allen, Carton Davis and Justin Whitehead.” Great news for sure Joe. Of all those, getting Beau Allen back in the lineup is HUUUGE. It all starts in the trenches.

  27. Knoxville Buc Fan Says:

    It would definitely be a lift to this defense if Beckwith were to come back. If The D-Line is able to penetrate and get pressure and the db’s somwhow are able to cover… blah blah blah. What about those 3 imposters called linebackers? Atl’s Wide receivers are gonna try and slip in behind the 3 stooges like every one else has. How about getting a linebacker here and there to go up and bust one or two of them in the mouth. Try to knock them off their route every now and then would help out the rookies some I think? Nothing to do with the post I know but I seen someone chime in about Beckwith and I had to say something about the middle of the field. Btw i damn sure wouldn’t pay Alexander what he thinks he’s worth..

  28. Kobe Faker Says:

    “Is Monken still calling the plays?…

    Kobe just wants JW to QB under Monks playcalling for the whole year for all to see…

    Is JW or isnt he a franchise elite”

    “Kobe bares his soul”

    Kobe Faker

  29. unbelievable Says:

    Spot on Lord Corn

  30. BucNole Says:

    If we want a win we better start fast and dont look back. ATL is in mustwin mode and will not go down easy in their own crib.
    I have a feeling this is either going to be a shootout or a blowout

  31. m0j0 Says:

    Nice for the Bucs to actually have a Bi week to get healthy vs. last year.