Bruce Arians Suspects Antoine Winfield, Jr., Will Miss Sunday’s Game

October 4th, 2021

Bad news at One Buc Palace today.

Bucco Bruce Arians said Antoine Winfield Jr. landing in the concussion protocol late in last night’s game isn’t looking good for him playing on Sunday against the Dolphins.

Whatever the current situation is, Arians made it clear it’s unlikely Winfield will be cleared today and the head coach said Mike Edwards will be stepping up and stepping in like he did last night, if necesssary.

Winfield, of course, had a key interception last night, plucking the tasty fruit out of the air after Ross Cockrell tipped a Mac Jones pass that was fired into double coverage.

22 Responses to “Bruce Arians Suspects Antoine Winfield, Jr., Will Miss Sunday’s Game”

  1. zzbuc Says:

    That´s bad…..IMO Winfield is the only great player on the secondary….the rest is average at best……..WInflield and Gronk, those are two hard to swallow misses

  2. KnoxvilleBuc Says:

    Hate to see these injuries hit us like this. Keep weathering the storm and keep the ship going in the right direction. We have a winnable schedule for a few weeks with or without some players. Time to heal and get right for the second half of the season. Could be a blessing in disguise for us in the long run. Building depth and letting players rest. The addition of Sherman will pay huge dividends on the field when our young starters get healthy and his length and knowledge in the red zone is where I expect him to excel.

  3. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Selfishly – this is so beyond annoying at a level that is so profound. OBVIOUSLY guys aren’t trying to get hurt and injury “luck” was bound to run out, but can we go one god damn game please without an injury JEE-ZUS CHRIST. It’s a good thing we’re 3-1, otherwise it would feel like such a disastrous/inconceivably bizarre start to the year. Hopefully we can get to bye week at 6-2 or something and get our guys back coming off bye and things will actually settle down. Maybe Devin white will also learn to play cover 2 and defend the pass as well…

  4. PassingThru Says:

    Will Fuller will miss the game for Miami, Byron Jones looks questionable.

  5. SB~LV Says:

    Players Union should have insisted on expanded rosters in exchange for 17 games. The owners for the good of the product should do that own their own!
    My .02

  6. Colonel Angus Says:

    Considering all the injuries, Bucs D gave up 294yds and 17pts. Had 4 sacks, forced 2 turnovers (shoulda been 3) and multiple pressures. Teams are going to keep up with the spread em’ out – quick passes to combat pass rush. They will give up alot of completions. As long as they come up and make the tackle, which they did alot better last night, they will be fine. Stay disciplined, don’t try to be the hero (as in going for INT, strip, big hit instead of wrapping up, etc). Need to catch the ball when the QB gifts you one. Bend but don’t break. These backup’s have their opportunity, be nice to see 1 of them take advantage of it.

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  8. BuccaneerButters Says:

    Good grief. The hits just keep on coming. Hope he gets well soon.

  9. Rayjay1122 Says:

    We are not paper champs this season. We are glass champs.

  10. Biff Barker Says:

    Welcome back to the regular season. Injuries can and do happen.
    Glad the Bucs have some depth but the secondary is wafer thin.

  11. JimmyJack Says:

    Was great to see our big players step up and make the difference last night. Shaq and Winfield had great games, David had the huge pass reflection at the end.

    White had his best game of the season but overall it wasnt nowhere near what I expect. But he is at least now trending the right way……….Looking back he recovered Shaqs fumble(counts in my book), was in position if Sherman wasnt there to get the other recovery, and his blitz caused the INT, and he made a great play jumping that route before the 4th Q field goal. Not a bad game for somebody who Im saying can get a whole lot better.

  12. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Yes injuries can and do happen, but they don’t can and do happen to your cb1, your cb2 AND cb3. That is extremely out of the ordinary. No depth argument doesn’t make sense because frankly no one is a 4th or 5th that is goi g to be worth a damn. It’s one thing to be down a stater or 2 at multiple positions. It’s another to be down to guys off the street.

  13. SlyPirate Says:

    Give him the proper rest. Think long-term.

  14. Marine Buc Says:

    This is a major bummer. Good thing we are playing Miami next week and good thing we have Mike Edwards to fill in he is plenty capable.

    We seem to have a DB injured every week.

  15. Rod Munch Says:

    The team is going to have to win on offense, like it always was going to have to win.

    One of the keys to winning on offense isn’t wasting every 1st down running up the middle for 1-yard.

  16. Beeej Says:

    We were actually getting decent yards on 1st last night

  17. D-Rok Says:

    Nobody wants injuries, but they do happen. The big question, When do those injuries happen? Right before a playoff game? I think it’s a good thing that so many of these injuries are happening early in the season, which hopefully means we will be at mostly full-strength with most of our starters for more important games down the line. And here we sit at 3-1 instead of 1-3 or 2-2. How many significant players are out for the season? We should be good to go in December and January, methinks. Me hopes. 🙂

  18. JimmyJack Says:

    Rod Munch are you just spewing lies for fun or do you actully believe your oen nonsense?

  19. orlbucfan Says:

    This means the linebackers and defensive line have to play lights out until we can get some DBs healed. Plus it wouldn’t hurt if Brady would wise up and realize he’s got other guys besides Gronkowski and Brown to throw to. He acts like he’s senile at times.

  20. “That guy” Says:

    He also logged a forced fumble if I’m not mistaken, and had 2 hard tackles on some short throws.

  21. Defense Rules Says:

    The old saying ‘You are where you are’ still applies. Right now we’re missing our 3 starting CBs: Davis, Dean & SMB. We still have Sherman, Cockrell, Desir, Delaney & Robinson, plus we could use Edwards there if pressed. The first 3 got to play quite a bit last night, so that’ll help going forward.

    And although our pass defense last night allowed a ton of completions, the bottom line is still Points Allowed, and we only gave up 17 points. Bucs ran a lot more than we have been (40% of the plays) & did a great job of controlling the TOP (34 to 26 mins).

    That same formula will work against the Dolphins & keep our defense fresh. Fins aren’t very good at stopping the run, and appear to be susceptible to the deep pass also. Even with a banged up Secondary, Bucs can control the game & should be able to put up a lot of points in doing so. One game at a time.

  22. Rod Munch Says:

    JimmyJack – you still simping for Leftwich and his terrible playcalling? I don’t get it, why? He’s bastardizing Arians playbook, he has zero flow to the game, he’s ultra predictable — we’re down to the point that he’s getting praised for doing what Mike Shula was doing in 1999. The best thing for this team would be if Leftwich was fired and Arians took back over the playcalling. When Leftwich eventually gets a HC job, just wait and see how insanely conservative and predictable that offense is, and how it will be an offense ranked in the low #20s. Just wait.