Not Looking Good For Alex Cappa

January 10th, 2021

Bucs starting right guard Alex Cappa left the game in the first half and it may be his final game of the season.

Cappa suffered an ankle injury. Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians had an unpleasant update on Cappa’s injury after the game.

Arians said initial tests suggest Cappa has a fractured ankle, which would likely put him on the shelf for a while, maybe the rest of the postseason.

Arians said when the team gets back to Tampa, Cappa will undergo a battery of tests and fingers will be crossed that it is not that bad. But Arians’ tone of voice and body language seemed to indicate a lesser test result is wishful thinking.

This is bad news, as his replacement, Ted Larsen, the pride of Palm Harbor University High School, gave up two sacks Saturday night.

The bright spot is if Cappa can go, you know he will. Remember this tough SOB finished a game against the Saints playing with a broken arm.

Cappa actually led the NFC Pro Bowl fan voting for right guard. So he’s had a helluva season in his second year as a starter.

29 Responses to “Not Looking Good For Alex Cappa”

  1. ModHairKen Says:

    Larsen will be better next week. Sorry for Cappa.

  2. Oxycondoms Says:

    Thats a big loss. Bucs can afford to lose a rb or wr but not oline

  3. Miller5252 Says:

    That’s really too bad. If there’s any way he can play he’s that guy who will. He’s had a really good season and done a really good job. I hope it’s not as bad as what they say.

  4. Leighroy Says:

    This is a serious problem! Anyone cheering for the bears tomorrow better pray Aaron Donald has a legit ribs injury

  5. Pewter Power Says:

    If he can go he will go? Playing with a broken forearm is nothing compared to putting weight on an ankle. You don’t plata guy in that situation who will need to get push in the run game and need to anchor against either rams or Saints 2 actual top 5 defenses. He’s done and so are the Bucs if they play defense like that next week with that weak arse zone and barely any pass rush

  6. 813bucboi Says:

    Huge lost


  7. All lives matter Says:

    Hopefully Ted gets his assignments down better for next game.

  8. unbelievable Says:

    I feel like this is part of an elaborate joke that Ted Larson is somehow still on our team.

  9. Robert Says:

    Heal soon.

  10. Waterboy Says:

    Most underrated player on the team this season!

  11. Mitch Says:

    I really hope that there isn’t a fracture and Cappa can play. He’s had a really quiet season. As far as his potential replacement the first sack Larsen got beat by the swim move, but the other one I thought there might have been a miscommunication between him and Jensen. I’m hopeful that a full week of practice will fix that. We’re probably going to need him to step up big time next week.

  12. Miller5252 Says:

    Pewter- I meant if it’s not fractured. Plus he’s always shown if there is a way he can play he’ll do it.

  13. FrankPillow Says:

    Ted Larsen redux is terrifying. Cappa has been very solid and has developed into a real quality starter. He is still on the rise and will be missed.

  14. NaplesBucsFan Says:

    He missed the whole second half and the line still played well…Washington DOES have a good front and our Oline ha fled them every without Cappa. Obviously he’s preferred but Larson did decently

  15. 813bucboi Says:

    813bucboi Says:
    January 7th, 2021 at 2:19 pm
    knock on wood indeed….

    damnit joe!!!!

    a few weeks ago, you said kicking was boring….then our kicker missed some kicks…

    now you’re talking about players health…lol…

    pipe down you clown!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!

    Told you to pipe down!!!!!!!

    You jinxed us JOE!!!!!


  16. Pewter Power Says:

    Nah not calling anyone out I’m happy Bucs got a win and the o line played great but losing cappa again is a problem as we saw fit not to address the o line depth like we did running back spot. Both the next two opponents have top tier d lines. Ted Larsen I hope can step up with more starter reps

  17. David Says:

    Larson will be better next week and him and Jensen will be double teaming Donald all day if they play the Rams.

    I’ve said it several times and I’ll say it again, everyone keeps saying Larson came in and gave up two sacks. It sure looked like Jensen had a big hand in allowing those sacks to me. Maybe it was just communication. They’ll be able to work on it this week.

  18. stpetebucsfan Says:


    “Larson will be better next week.” Agree but I think Cappa was underrated and so I do not expect Larson to come in without some dropoff.

    But Larson came into this season as ten year veteran journeyman who started double digit games in four of those ten years for three different teams including his original team the Bucs.

    Larson is the Kevin Minter of the offense. Both players are quality backups but they are simply not as good as the guys they replace. They just have to be good enough not as good.

  19. Oxycondoms Says:

    Its not just worrying about larsons play. If another oline get hurt then what

  20. firethecannons Says:

    He has had a really good season, minimal penalties if any he was a 4th round pickup by Licht we need to get more depth in the draft we need a swing o-line player that is decent

  21. MadMax Says:

    Huge loss…I hope its not that bad….

    Thats why im all about DT Darius Stills and OG/OT Rashawn Slater as our 1st and 2nd picks….go watch those kids, especially Stills….motors forever!

  22. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Time to Man up or get beat. GO BUCS!!!

  23. Elita Vita Says:

    We need more depth on the Oline. I know we have many needs yearly however lets not forget the online next draft. Go Bucs!!

  24. WhatTheBuc Says:

    Remember after Cappa’s 1st season when 90% of the JBFers were saying he was a bust?

  25. Cobraboy Says:

    Larson was pretty much out of football for a reason.

    If he’s the answer next week, rest assured the #1 DT the Bucs face will be right in his face, not a good proposition for winning a playoff game, not to mention Brady’s health.

    Turnstile Ted is NOT the answer.

  26. Capt.Tim Says:

    The is a beast. A great guard. He will be missed

  27. adam from ny Says:

    this is actually when you need earl watford…

    larsen looked a little lost, old and out of shape out there

  28. adam from ny Says:


    we need cappa back badly…

    he is pretty underrated actually…

    he and wirfs are fuggin’ great on the right side together…

    yeah i said it….great

  29. Christopher Schiefen Says:

    I saw Aaron Stinnie pancake Aaron Donald, meanwhile Larsen was out of football in a league desperate for linemen.