Marpet Sent Home Friday

November 21st, 2020

Still fighting symptoms.

[Update: 7:13 p.m.] Whether starting left guard Ali Marpet will play Monday night against the Rams is still an open question. The Bucs plan on using him in practice later tonight to see how he manages things.

Marpet has lost nearly two weeks’ of participating fully in practice after he was placed in concussion protocol early last week. He was inactive for the Stinking Panthers game.

Marpet practiced fully Thursday but not last night when the Bucs worked out under the lights at the Den of Depression.

There is a good reason why he was not spotted practicing. He wasn’t even there.

Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians said today that Marpet didn’t feel well enough Friday after going through Thursday’s practice. So Arians sent him home to try to rest up.

“Ali still has a little bit of symptoms,” Arians said. “He didn’t feel well the next day [Friday].”

Arians joked that he sent Marpet home, in part, because it seemed Marpet was getting frustrated not being able to practice.

“I think it wears on him when everybody is asking about how he is,” Arian said. “After a while, you don’t really want to answer those questions anymore.”

Marpet will get a test drive tonight in practice inside the Glazer Shed, Arians said. If Marpet feels OK after practice and tomorrow, then there is a chance he could play Monday night.

Arians said he has to balance trying to recuperate Marpet with getting Ryan Jensen fully prepared to play guard (if he needs to play guard) and/or center.

[Update: 7:13 p.m.] Marpet is listed as doubtful for Monday night.

29 Responses to “Marpet Sent Home Friday”

  1. Mitch Says:

    Sit him.

  2. Jmarkbuc Says:

    If he’s not ready by now, you should definitely sit him.

  3. Billy-43 Says:

    Kansas City will be more important than this game if we lose anyway.
    Get some rest Marpet.
    Doesn’t sound ready at all IMO.

  4. Stanglassman Says:

    Billy43- You why is it more important to win against the (Afc) Chiefs than it is to beat the (NFC) Rams in your opinion?

  5. PSL Bob Says:

    No doubt, it would be great to have him back in the lineup, but no need to push it. I’d rather him not play and we possibly lose this game than to have him play, suffer a set back, and be out for 4 or 5 weeks.

  6. Bucfan81 Says:

    Save him for the chiefs. I think we have a better shot beating the chiefs than Rams. We don’t win night games and this team is going to want to go into the bye with a win when we face the chiefs.

  7. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Yeah Billy, that makes no sense.

  8. Larry Says:

    This is a long time to get over a concussion. could this maybe be the end of his career? At his age it would be foolish to take a chance to have permanent damage to his brain. His long term health is far more important than football!!!

  9. Grizam Says:

    I only think it matters we can only lose a single game the rest of this season to get #1 Seed in NFC and first round bye. Otherwise it’s #5 seed playing hopefully Eagles not Giants in first round. 1-2 in Primetime almost 0-3, doesn’t bode well vs a good Rams team yet another Primetime MNF game????
    That is the question which Buc’s team shows up? The Packers and Raiders or Carolina Buc’s or Saints-twice and the horrible Chicago game? #gobucs

  10. UKBuccaneer Says:

    Sit him for as long as he needs. He’s 27 years old with a life ahead of him. Sending him best wishes.

  11. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @UKBuccaneer….you took the words right out of my mouth. I hope life in the Motherland is good.

  12. Clean House Says:

    Arians is a fool, sit him and be done with it, why would you put a guy barely getting passed a head injury up against Aaron Donald and co?
    Because you’re dumb

  13. Jmarkbuc Says:

    It’s a long shot… but maybe BA is spreading a little misinformation.

    Wishful thinking.

  14. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Clean House: You call BA names, yet he’s an NFL Head Coach. You clean houses for a living, but hey, a job is a job.

  15. ModHairKen Says:

    Don’t risk it, Ali. You deserve a long and healthy life. Give your brain time to heal.

  16. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    This is Ali’s first serious injury as a pro in the NFL as far as I know. I don’t know if he had any concussions previously in high school or college. They are serious medical issues and after 100 years the NFL is reacting properly based on current knowledge.

    As fans we want our best guys to play every game. As human beings we want our guys to have long and healthy lives. I’m sure the Buccaneer medical staff will make a good decision.

    Go Bucs! Kick the Rams’ collective rectums!

  17. adam from ny Says:

    this win would be undoubtedly more important than the chiefs game —–> for playoff and wild card seeding…

    however beating the chiefs would be a more impressive win merely for ego and bragging rights

  18. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Sit him!
    Rather have him later rather than sooner in this case.

  19. BillyBucFan Says:

    Its not about NFC vs AFC at this point.
    You have to win one of the next two games..

    If we lose to LA and Marpet misses games because of it, I doubt we beat the Chiefs.

    I guess you would rather post about others than make a comment because you are selfish and want Marpet to play.

  20. geno711 Says:

    Feels like he will be sitting again.

    This next game against the Rams is the more important of the next two clearly as it is against an NFC opponent.

  21. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    This is really bad to be in concussion protocol for weeks on end. I wouldn’t be surprised if he decides to retire in the offseason if his concussion is this bad giving him this much trouble.

  22. Pryda...sec147 Says:

    What the eff happened to him !

  23. Hodad Says:

    I think it would be better in the long run to repeat what we did last week, and let Ali rest up. Jensen, and Ship did great, it can’t hurt getting them another game together. Could help us down the road.

  24. Leighroy Says:

    Concern over Marpet is warranted, but early retirement is quite the leap.

  25. m0j0 Says:

    Man, that sucks that he is still dealing with symptoms. Got to sit him and let him heal. No two ways about it.

  26. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I can’t believe this is even a debate. BOTH games are important to win!

    We are neck and neck with the Saints. The only way we win this division now is by having more wins overall.

    We need them to lose and us to keep winning.

    Wild Card should be the fallback plan, not the main goal.

  27. SHAMROCK Says:

    I don’t understand why this is an issue. He sits. His health is far more important than a game of football.

  28. Bucshot Says:

    Sit him. The red-headed Taradactial can do the job!

  29. Cobraboy Says:

    Bucshot Says:

    Sit him. The red-headed Taradactial can do the job!