Ugly Practice Report For DBs

November 28th, 2018

Bucs CB Carlton Davis is among three defensive backs who did not practice today.

Once a Bucs fan ganders at today’s injury report, it’s no wonder the Bucs were happy as could be to see safety Justin Evans on the field.

The Bucs secondary is absolutely riddled with injuries.

Cornerbacks Carlton Davis and M.J. Stewart did not practice at all today. Both have foot injuries. In addition, safety Isaiah Johnson did not practice as he is sick with an undisclosed illness.

That’s not good news with the angry Stinking Panthers up in a few days needing a win badly to stay in the wild card hunt.

31 Responses to “Ugly Practice Report For DBs”

  1. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Carlton has taken his lumps this year but I really like this kid. In a more press man happy defense he could thrive.
    I think he will have the best career of our 2018 draft picks.
    Missing him would definitely suck this week, but if I remember from last Panthers game, they ran right at him A LOT and had success. I would like to see him trailing Funchess all game.

  2. SOEbuc Says:

    Why we need to get top tier CB and S in FA. Young guys are good depth. You can call my little sister to replace Isaiah Johnson. She should be starting over him anyways.

  3. AlteredEgo Says:

    Folks used to rag on Brian Kelly too…then he got it

  4. SOEbuc Says:

    And why the hell haven’t we seen any Ryan Smith this year until last week. He was looking good at certain points early on and then he broke our interception streak last week. He should be starting at safety or CB for the rest of the year.

  5. First Down Tampa Bay Says:


    Top tier CBs and S are hard to come by in Free Agency. With that said, it was completely irresponsible by Licht to not to atleast resign Robert McClain or any other assorted veteran CB. That’s on him.

  6. AlteredEgo Says:

    “Why we need to get top tier CB and S in FA”…draft..draft..draft D talent in 2019
    we’ve been burning dollars and getting burned chasing busted up D FA’s…

  7. unbelievable Says:

    Really hope Carlton can go this weekend. He’s shown he’s a rookie at times, but has stepped up and played well considering how bad the defense has been overall.

  8. Kalind Says:

    SOE right on right on. Johnson shouldn’t even be in a NFL team

  9. Wesley Says:

    At times Davis looked like complete crap on Sunday.

  10. JimmyJack Says:

    Isaiah Johnson was on this team last year……….I don’t not think he would be hear if the coaching staff knew how to evaluate their own players. You can put all the blame on Licht if you want but I’m sure his uses his HCs player evaluation when he decides how to approach an off-season.

    I.Johnson is just one example. Many more players you can look at and wonder WTF the coach’s we’re thinking when they evaluate their own players.

  11. Warrenfb12 Says:

    These rookies have been banged up all year

  12. Bob in Valrico Says:

    its entirely possible some of the replacement player were slated as special teams
    players and not starters. I still hae to place the talent evaluation mostly on Licht.
    Another reason for these players starting is Jason Licht did not resign some
    veterans like MacClain and Tandy who had more experience at their positions.

  13. Darin Says:

    You have alot of faith in a team that won one over a 2 win west coast team coming east Joe. Wild card hunt? Dont think that lines coming next week. This team is terribly coached. No chance

  14. KnoxvilleBuc Says:

    Davis has had his up and down moments. He’s showed promise and hasn’t backed down from any WR. Hopefully Hargreaves comes back healthy and ready to go next year and we add a veteran corner in FA. It would have been nice to land the Homey badger this offseason. Was really wanting us to make a push for him. Stewart has a long way to go mostly because his lack of athleticism

  15. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    MJ Stewart not practicing should be view as nothing but a positive.

    Picture perfect example of addition by subtraction. I have absolutely zero hesitation or reservation in saying that, like local yokel fan favorite Riley Bullough, MJ Stewart does not have the physical tools to ever be an effective starting player in the NFL.

    Dude has been getting burned to a crisp by any and all comers since rookie minicamps when he was going against bums, thats because he’s a step slow and always will be.

    He’s the Laquan Treadwell of Corners. Licht should have been fired immediately after drafting him. Taking him over Donte Jackson and Justin Reid and host of other players that actually have talent and skills! DISGRACEFUL!

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  17. SteelStudBuc Says:

    I think MJ might be a better safety. Something to think about.

  18. SchwiftyBuc Says:

    Nope you still need functional speed and the ability to cover to be a successful safety in the modern day NFL.

  19. Tbbucs3 Says:

    They look like crap on the field anyways.

  20. joestang Says:

    I dont see a big difference between any of them.

  21. gilhealy Says:

    Me either, joestang.

  22. adam from ny Says:

    dirk said he doesn’t know how to fix it…


  23. adam from ny Says:

    Jenna vs, Dirk


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  27. Tvan1011 Says:

    Run the table? Now that might make me believe in winston because he is the only one who could make it happen. Until then however…………..

  28. SOEbuc Says:

    @First Down TB

    “Top tier CBs and S are hard to come by in Free Agency.”

    Not always top of mountain CB and S but usually plenty of above average. Gotta have a GM and HC that can pick em out though. Should’ve got rid of ice cream to pay for the Honey Badger last year. Feel like it’s harder for teams to let good DTs go. Lots of good DTs in the first round. Round 1: Quinnen Williams/Ed Oliver/Devin White/Greedy Williams.

    McClain was a great backup. Especially at the end of last year when he tied Grimes for the most picks (3). What f#cking idiots. Javion Elliot has sucked since he’s been here.

  29. SOEbuc Says:

    *Round 1: Quinnen Williams/Ed Oliver/Devin White/Greedy Williams/Quenton Thompson

  30. DayOnePaul Says:

    Letting Keith Tandy walk was a blunder. Say nothing about the fact that he’ll be a good DB coach someday. Coulda been that here, but now he has no loyalty towards the Bucs, who turned their backs on him while he was highly functional and on the right side of 30. You’d all rather have the Tandy Man playing Safety right now than the stiffs they’re shuffling in and out right now, Iasiah Johnson and Javien Elliott, I’m talking to you. And I don’t even care if I spelled your names wrong. You won’t be here long enough for it to matter once Dirk and Licht are cut. Would it have cost DJax money to keep him? Ahhh…not so much. How about Brent Grimes kind of money? Ahhh…nope. Maybe Will Gholston kind of money? Ahhh…I doubt it. Oh, maybe Noah Spence money? Don’t think so.

    These guys…

  31. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ^^^^ Great points, DayOnePaul. Not to mention that Tandy was actually capable of coming down with an interception once in awhile, unlike these guys.