“Full Participation” Practice For O.J. Howard & More

October 12th, 2018

New status for defensive tackle Beau Allen

Man, the Bucs are getting healthy in a hurry, just in time to bury a bad football team, aka the 1-4 Falcons. 

O.J. Howard, who injured his knee against the Bears 12 days ago and was rumored by national outlets to miss at least one game, was “full participation” in practice today. That’s a good sign for Sunday. The entire rest of the offense is healthy, rested and ready to perform for Jameis Winston in his first start of the season.

Defensive tackle Beau Allen, who injured his foot against the Eagles, also was upgraded to “full participation” for the first time since the injury. It sure looks like he’ll get a shot in Atlanta. For the record, Allen told Joe after the Eagles game that his foot was just fine.

Starting rookie safety Jordan Whitehead (hamstring) was “full participation” all week after being a late scratch for the Bears game — and man, was he missed.

On the downside, backup cornerback Marcus Williams was ruled out, and rookie CB Carlton Davis stayed at “limited participation” all week.

37 Responses to ““Full Participation” Practice For O.J. Howard & More”

  1. Not there yet Says:

    I think Ryan smith needs to start this game, I think this offense we are facing is a bad matchup for rookie corners unless Carlton Davis will shadow Sanu who’s crafty but slow. Mj Stewart lol good luck in the slot, your going to be the focal point of the falcons attack

  2. Wausa Says:

    Don’t give up on MJ Stewart just yet.
    He was dominant in college and the senior Bowl, but he’s obviously had some growing pains so far. Hopefully, he makes a good jump this week.

  3. Pryda...sec 147 Says:

    I hope the d line plays better. I think Vea is going to be a difference maker GMC he will make a play or 2 I wonder if Spence actually plays a snap (fingers crossed) he can’t be that bad!! Let’s see if someone can actually jump a route and intercept the ball! Lots of hopes but doubt that crap happens Julio probably scores 3 TDS ! Lol

  4. Wausa Says:

    list OJ Howard as “limited Participation”
    Jordan Whitehead as “full participation”
    Carlton Davis as “limited participation”
    Beau Allen as “limited participation”

  5. NPRSageBoy Says:

    Let’s not get carried away; ESPN Jenna Laine taking ATL big over Bucs. 41-28. Could get ugly here starting Sunday night

  6. Warrenfb12 Says:

    Man, Matt Ryan going to throw for 600yds? Will Julio have 200+? 🤮

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Sounds like we have some depth on the Dline……Vea & Allen ready to go…..

  8. Grafikdetail Says:

    Yeah calling the Falcons a bad team is not accurate… just like the bucs their defense couldn’t stop a nosebleed… the offense had a bad game against the Steelers but other than that they have been in every game

  9. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Bucs Fans are losing it if they think Ryan Smith now all of a sudden is an upgrade over Brent Grimes cause of one game

    Sadly, bucs fans have been screaming for years to fix the secondary and 3 years later we’re still in the same predicament.

  10. Buccernutter Says:

    Laines said 34-28 bro. But seriously, are we gonna give her opinion much merit? She’s a fine reporter and all but really?

    I’ve just been thinking about this one. We are almost completely healthy, they’re very unhealthy, Jameis’s first game back, he plays well in Atlanta, off a bye week, etc

    This is a game we should win. I guess it will speak volumes about who we really are but analysts are picking them up to 80% of the time. Not sure if people really think we suck, if we actually do suck, or people are just bad at football. Hmmmmmmm……

  11. JimmyJack Says:

    Maybe there’s a chance this team can show a spark of life? Is that possible after the Chicago debacle? Or maybe Jamies can show us he can play some shootout football if he has to?

    If not all these names are just a bunch of bodies out there.

  12. JimmyJack Says:

    Ryan Smith has played really good in coverage this year.

  13. Bucsfanman Says:

    Great news! We need all the help we can get on that d-line!

  14. Darin Says:

    Jenna laine? Yeah someone said it, shes a fine reporter. Anyone can predict a score. Most were bucs fans far before she was born.

  15. Wausa Says:

    None of the national writers including the local ESPN writer predicted the Bucs would have a chance in the first two games either.

    Obviously, if we are on this website we want the Bucs to do well, but if you look at this game logically it is a game the Bucs should win.

    The Bucs are healthy and the Bucs have an enormous talent advantage over the injury riddled Falcon defense.
    I expect the Bucs have a really good chance of scoring 40+ points in this game.
    The big question for the Bucs is their defense, but the defense has had an extra week to prepare and is much healthier.

  16. Defense Rules Says:

    Kinda counting your chickens before the rooster is through laying the hens, aren’t you Joe? Falcons might be wounded, but they’ve still got as many excellent weapons as we do. This will be a dogfight … in THEIR ring.

    @Joe … “The entire rest of the offense is healthy, rested and ready to perform for Jameis Winston in his first start of the season.” PERFORM FOR JAMEIS WINSTON? Brought to mind the image of a group of dancing bears for some reason (bears don’t play nice, as we found out in Chicago). Seriously Joe, no more craft beers (they’re not fermenting right).

  17. Defense Rules Says:

    @Joe … “For the record, Allen told Joe after the Eagles game that his foot was just fine.” Hmmm, and Joe & the media expected Allen to say something different WHY?

  18. Buccernutter Says:

    Here’s my logic

    Jameis = Ryan (Ryan hasn’t been as good and I expect jw to ball)
    Bucs wr/te = falcons wr/te
    Bucs RB falcons ol
    Bucs dl > falcons dl
    Bucs lbs > falcons lbs
    Bucs d backs < falcons d back ( not by a lot)
    Bucs k< falcons k

    I'm just not seeing why everyone thinks the falcons will win. Ya our defense sucks but we still have McCoy jpp curry kwon lvd Grimes Evans vea Allen. They have barely any talent on that side of the ball right now. With the offenses being a wash we should edge them. Don't forget we shut down Pitts offense in a half. They couldn't stop them at all. Our health on d should be the difference because both defenses suck.

    But ya these are the games where we save another teams season. Please get this win, bucs.

  19. Buccernutter Says:

    Bucs RB falcons ol ****

  20. Buccernutter Says:

    Dude I don’t know why it keeps doing this. Falcons got the running back and we got the ol. Unless Jones breaks out. Which I think he will.

  21. LakeLand Says:

    Atlanta is 1-4, but they are not a bad football team

  22. Buccernutter Says:

    Atlanta is 1-4 because they have a terrible defense.

    They have a great offense, just like us.

  23. SOEbuc Says:

    CB is an unplayable position in the NFL. Non pass interference equals pass interference, pass interference equals non pass interference. Everyone always says CB and S are the most difficult positions to get adjusted to. Rookie MJ Stewart and second year CB Ryan Smith are learning in what could be the worst passing defense in history. Smith looks much better than years prior and MJ Stewart hasn’t been given the opportunity to adjust where and how he plays when both our starters went down at the beginning of the year. I see Stewart as a Justin Evans type that will rise when he gets adjusted into his position. But like I said, coverage isn’t allowed by CB in the NFL anymore and it sucks.


  24. Rick Says:


    One word coaching. Putting these guys in the right position to win. Schemes, adjusting to what ever game plan your opponent has for you.

  25. LakeLand Says:

    The Falcons are solid at every position on offense. They should be able to score 50+ on the Bucs.

  26. LakeLand Says:

    The key will be the Bucs defense getting off the field.

  27. Buccernutter Says:

    We are solid at almost every position on offense. RB is the only issue. Also I wouldn’t call their ol solid when they gave up 6 sacks to the Steelers.

    Coaching is key sure but we’re 2-2 against very good opponents. They’re 1-4 against nearly the same opponents. Let’s not ignore our offensive coaching thus far which has been good to elite.

    I do not see our defense playing that bad again this season.

  28. LakeLand Says:

    The Falcons are solid at every position on offense. Their problem is an incompetent OC. Stupid playcalling cause the 6 sacks against the Steelers.

  29. Sumo Says:

    When you listen to Koetter, all that he cares about is offense. That’s why we are where we are. Defense matters. We need to start a new march on the NFL. DEFENSE MATTERS!

  30. LakeLand Says:

    The Falcons only targeted their running backs 5 times against the Steelers. And their RBs caught all 5 passes. They knew the Steelers werre bringing the heat. Why was Matt Ryan waiting for plays to his WRs to develop? They should have target their RBs 15-20 times. Coaching is key in the NFL, the Bucs and Falcons coaching staff sucks.

  31. LakeLand Says:

    The game between the Falcons and Bucs will have some of the worst coaching this season.

  32. Tbbucs3 Says:

    Bucs vs Falcons should be flexed to Saturday night on the Big 12 network. Score Prediction: Bucs 77 Falcons 63.

  33. Pickgrin Says:

    Great news on Howard’s quick recovery!

    If Allen plays – the rotation of GMC, Vea and Allen is a huge upgrade over GMC and Gholston with little rotation from games 2 and 3.

  34. Trench War Says:

    This is all great news. Now I hope they are actually ready to ball!

  35. Rod Munch Says:

    Wow, OJ got back quickly. Those HGH’s work amazingly well – and there’s literally no reason not to have players use them, assuming that is what he did to get back so quickly. Then again he might just have remarkable recovery abilities since he’s literally a superhuman athlete who is just 23 years old.

  36. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    We really need Davis healthy cuz he is our best option to lineup opposite Julio. Grimes will get destroyed against him and Smith isn’t ready for that man yet.

  37. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Buccernutter, you’re just being a fan. To this point Rojo has done absolutely nothing and looks like camp meat rather than being on someone’s NFL roster during the season. To say you expect him to break out now is just silly. He has done nothing to warrant that expectation and you are just being a fanboy. On top of his apparent lack of ability, the o line sucks out loud and doesn’t create holes for runners. HOF RBs wouldn’t be able to run for yardage behind this putrid line.