Step Back In Rehab?

December 31st, 2020

Practice update.

The Tampa Bay injury report was released. It wasn’t much different than yesterday’s other than one major element.

Though he was limited in practice participation yesterday, Bucs starting corner Carlton Davis did not practice today as he is trying to rehab a groin injury.

That’s bad news for the Bucs as they prepare to try to stop red hot Atlanta receiver Calvin Ridley. That puts even more pressure on a shaky secondary and more reliance on the Bucs’ pass rush to get to Matty Ice.

The name that sticks out for the Dixie Chicks on their Thursday injury report is Julio Jones, who did not practice today (he didn’t practice Wednesday, either) as he battles a hamstring injury.

Bucs tight end foot-rubbing, car-littering Rob Gronkowski did not practice but it was his vet’s day off.

16 Responses to “Step Back In Rehab?”

  1. BillyBucFan Says:

    I have faith in Dean and Cockrell.
    We should still win, especially if we start hot again.

  2. Bird Says:

    They are not playing julio for one win to put them at 5-11. Im sure falcons would love lower pic with some qbs coming out this year. New coach and new GM get their qb of future.

    Rest davis. Get ready for playoffs. Sucks but that is so easy to re-injure when not completely healed.

  3. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Gawd… I hope we can find a FA DB and not have to use another early round draft pick….

  4. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Calvin Ridley is playing? I wonder if Matty Ice will throw it to him.

  5. Allbuccedup Says:

    Just get a big lead and blitz M-ice.

  6. Mitch Says:

    As long as Mike Edwards can play the Bucs will be fine with Dean and Cockrell. I also hope Julio rests his hamstring this weekend.

    They’ve lost their starting center this week. Not sure how he has been playing recently but Mack was an excellent center at one point in his career. I wonder how much that will effect the line play on Sunday.

  7. Defense Rules Says:

    Bucs NEED Carlton Davis healthy for the playoffs … rest him.

  8. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    4 more games!

  9. orlbucfan Says:

    Is Julio Jones playing Sunday? Rest Davis.

  10. Listnfrmafar Says:

    REST DAVIS no matter what the circumstances. I hope the game plan is to put these guys away by half time so everyone gets rest. Atlanta has nothing to gain by making this a game except pride but I’m pretty sure injury prevention and longer term pay checks trump pride.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    GO with the backup …he needs playing time!!

  12. catcard202 Says:

    Expect a shootout…

  13. Bucs Says:

    No problem. I like Carlton, but he’s no better than a 3rd or 4th stringer. Let’s see what Cockrell can do. We know Dean can hold his own, even if he’s not that consistent. Here’s hoping that SMB doesnt start and, frankly, that he doesn’t play more than in the occasional 6 DB package.

  14. Snook Says:

    The falcons aren’t moving on from Ryan any time soon. The amount of dead money in his contract is unbelievable. Not a place any GM or coach will want to be for 2-3 years.

  15. Bob in Valrico Says:

    Davis does not get the credit he deserves. So what if he can’t stay with Tyreek Hill one on one. Who can. He may not be
    Revis, but he is damn good, with good instincts and sure tackling to set the edge when necessary. I have seen Cockrell miss tackles that I think Davis makes. That
    said rest, Davis. IMO, SMB is the one that needs to step up and prevent Ryan from
    getting into a rhythm on short passes across the middle.

  16. Nutterbuccer Says:

    Definitely want to see more of Cockrell. Good game to rest Davis so he is completely healthy in playoffs. Looks like Patrick Peterson will be a free agent. We need a veteran number 2 corner and he would fit great here. Not the same talent as he once was but would be great back with Bowles and the number 2 corner on a solid defense.