Sean Murphy-Bunting Out At Least Three Weeks

September 13th, 2021

The Bucs this afternoon placed cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting on injured reserve. That means he cannot be activated for a minimum of three weeks.

In the next three games, the Bucs secondary will face Matty Ice, Matt Stafford and Mac Jones, the last two on the road.

35 Responses to “Sean Murphy-Bunting Out At Least Three Weeks”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    Maybe he’ll study tape b/c he got toasted, worked & abused in game #1 (the self proclaimed “grave digger” dug his own grave).

  2. Swampbuc Says:

    All winnable games for the Bucs.

    Also, all losable games for the Bucs.

    It’s the NFL.

    Our front 7 has to activate. Realize the gameplan of the Cowboys neutralized us, and the copycat league means everyone else is going to try that,

  3. Hodad Says:

    You’re always facing good QB’s in the NFL, and injuries happen, what else is new? SMB wasn’t having the best of games when he got injured, same with his mates. The grave diggers have become, we dug our grave diggers. Stop coming up with names, and start coming up with turnovers.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    SMB is capable of playing very well….we will likely miss him.

    We need to play far more aggressively against the shorter passes.

  5. ArmchairGM Says:

    Let’s hope the good Jamel Dean shows up. He seems to run hot and cold. He’ll get torched one game and blanket top receivers the next. You know Dean and Cockrell are going to get their fair share thrown their way.

  6. Beeej Says:

    Yeah, I think they can drop that whole gravedigger concept

  7. Thisisouryear!! Says:

    I think Thursday night was a chess match between Bowles and the Dallas offensive coordinator. I think Prescott caught everyone by surprise. Bowles was expecting them to run the ball behind that offensive line so he kept blitzing. I’ll bet we see a lot less blitzing against the rams. Keep extra bodies in the secondary and d pens on our front 4. Tighter coverage at the line and lots of help with our safeties. The QBs won’t be able to get rid of the ball as quickly. That’s what we did against KC last year and I expect our defense to start to look dominant again.

  8. PassingThru Says:

    The key will be to force the opposing QB into mistakes. This means that the pass rush will have to be more effective than it was against Dallas. Bear in mind that two of the next three games will be played against teams with good offensive lines (LA Rams & NE Patriots). Atlanta has a terrible offensive line. Sunday will be an excellent time to right the ship.

  9. sincethebeginning Says:

    Medicated Pete NAILED IT.

  10. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    ..irrelevant; we been getting 300-400 yards passing, almost every game with or without him.
    As far as points allow, we are at the mercy of quality of opponent QB, every week.
    Is up to them how many points they going to score, not up to our D

  11. Bucsfanman Says:

    Pass rush, pass rush, pass rush!
    Any questions?!

    Get well soon SMB!

  12. Thisisouryear!! Says:

    Plus we aren’t going to be facing Dallas’s receivers every week either. Amari Cooper has been making defensive backs look silly for a long time.

  13. Pewter941 Says:

    It will be so big if Whitehead can play, maybe Edward’s can move to the slot.

  14. SlyPirate Says:

    ATL had the 26th ranked OL coming into the season. They may be worse.

    Expect a lot more pressure by our defensive line.

  15. Jerry Says:

    Zach Triner on IR now too. Hope that doesn’t screw up Succup.

  16. Rod Munch Says:

    Losing Brian Kelly on MNF in 2003 is what tanked that SB team from repeating- too many morons don’t know their history and think you can replace guys with anyone off the street.

    The fact he isn’t out for the year is amazing, he looked like he broke his arm in 100 pieces on the replay.

    Regardless of what the idiots say, that he’s awful and a bust and needs to be benched 9 plays into the 1st game of the season, the Bucs need him, they have zero depth at corner.

  17. Howard Cosell Says:

    Failcons look worse than Howard has ever seen them, which is awesome!

    Rams look very tough. We’ll need all of Brady and Vea’s super powers to keep that from a win.

    Pats look sleepy and depressed but not as bad as Atlanta.

  18. Howard Cosell Says:

    * to keep that a win

  19. Don’t make scene 35 Says:

    We’re fine
    Move on

  20. Marine Buc Says:

    @ Jerry

    I agree. Tinner has been a solid LS. Could be an issue especially considering that he will be out for 10-12 weeks.

    SMB out for 3-4 weeks isn’t the end of the world but we can’t afford to lose anyone else. Both safety and corner depth are very thin right now.

  21. Howard Cosell Says:

    Brady = Tony Stark/Iron Man
    Vea = The Incredible Polynesian Hulk

  22. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    Without looking…. Tim Wonsley? And he was awful. Added to the Manning legend.

  23. geno711 Says:

    Not saying that SMB looked good but dude only had 16 of 84 snaps. He went out early. I typically would give a corner that typically plays most of the snaps more than 16 if I were going to evaluate him.

  24. IrishTony Says:

    SMB was getting toasted. He gave up like 70 reception yards in limited play. Does he suck? No he just has lapses as does Jamel Dean. They need to move Edwards to the slot if Whitehead returns and play Dean closer to the receiver where he’s forced to be more aggressive and instinctive.

  25. IrishTony Says:

    When Dean’s in zone coverage he looks lost.

  26. IrishTony Says:

    McVeigh’s going to use the same game plan that Dallas used. Doesn’t Bowles realize nobody’s going to run on this Defense. If they play tighter coverage with two safeties over the top maybe the front seven has a bit more time to get home.

  27. Jerry Says:

    We knew going into the season that the Rams were going to be the biggest obstacle. They, Buffalo, and New Orleans are the hardest teams on the schedule.

    However, two of Stafford’s long pass TDs were off two of the most blown coverages I’ve seen in a long while on the pro level. Bears secondary had no idea what they were doing in that game. Which is odd because Stafford is not new to them.

  28. FrankPillow Says:

    DBs were exposed due to a lack of pressure from
    big boys up front and blitzes that didn’t get there.

  29. DaBux Says:

    Ugh. Let’s go younguns.

  30. “That guy” Says:

    Let’s wait for whitehead to return before we start casting judgement on this secondary. I’ll note the greenbay game before and after the whitehead injury in the playoffs. He took away those short left flat catch and runs. Which was the main reason Dallas sustained drives. Hopefully the refs will start calling literally the dozens of blatant holding penalties Dallas committed through out the game. This team is good enough to win regardless. GO BUCS!

  31. Bucsfan81 Says:

    Only game I would be worried about is the Rams.

  32. GoFor2 Says:

    We better just focus on scoring as many points as possible every week. The pass rush was exposed and the secondary, except for Winfield Jr, is absolute trash. If we average 40+ points a game it will give us the very needed cushion to overcome the glaring defensive hole.

  33. adam from ny Says:

    maybe the gravediggers got better as the season wore on last year because receivers had tired legs by 4th quarter of the season…

    and qb’s arms were getting tired too, and had a bit less zip on the the ball…

    and now everyone is fresh again at the start of a new season…

    let’s see how it plays out over the next 7 weeks, until the bye week

    #JustAyeThoughtHere #GravediggerRiseUp

  34. Wild Bill Says:

    My take is Dallas used the Brady formula. Get the ball out quick to neutralized the rush. Even the blitz. The pass rush got very close many times but only one sack. Surprised our defense did not change up and blitz less. Pass rush was mostly ineffective and Dak looked sharp. Still we should have won easily without all the turnovers that kept the game close. A short pass game looks pretty effective against our dbs. I am sure other opponents are going to study the game film and use similar tactics against our dbs.

  35. SB~LV Says:

    Gonna be abitch to to grip and grab with that bum hinge !