Bruce Arians Says Breshad Perriman Is Doubtful; Ryan Jensen Handled Walk-Through Practice

January 19th, 2022

Bucco Bruce Arians was talking about his team tonight.

Of course, Joe was listening, as Joe is obsessed with all things Bucs 1,440 minutes per day and 365 days per year.

Arians mentioned the injuries to his two big Pro Bowl guns on the offensive line, Tristan Wirfs and Ryan Jensen, both with ankle injuries suffered during Sunday’s clobbering of the Eagles.

There was no upbeat tone in Arians’ voice.

“Ryan was able to do the walk-through today, and I think they’re both going to go til Friday, and we’ll see what we can get out of them, if anything. And young guys are going to have to step up,” Arians told SiriusXM NFL Radio.

Arians added it would be “really, really hard” to face the Rams with young offensive linemen in for the Pro Bowlers.

Also on the injury front, Arians said “it looks like [receiver] Breshad Perriman is going to be really, really questionable”  with his bad hip. Arians later called Perriman “very, very doubtful” and fellow receiver Cyril Grayson “very iffy” for Sunday.

Man, Joe sure winced when Arians was talking and it became clear that Wirfs couldn’t handle a walk-through.

41 Responses to “Bruce Arians Says Breshad Perriman Is Doubtful; Ryan Jensen Handled Walk-Through Practice”

  1. Ben Harvey Says:

    If he was so concerned, why aren’t they signing a tackle? I have not seen any transactions, I highly doubt Cappa could handle that RT position. I’m sure there are options on the street if they really needed it. Not sure they have not brought a guy in even for possible next game. Maybe this could be a good indication?

  2. Jmarkbuc Says:

    What is the deal? We sign guys and in two games ( if we’re lucky) there doubtful? Damn.

  3. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Doubtful? Geez. Is cyril grayson coming back? So it’s gonna be miller and johnson as the other wideouts? I keep saying it but these guys are gonna have to step up. I can’t see us scoring like we did against the eagles with just gronk and evans.

  4. Francisco Guzman Says:

    This team is gonna have a difficult time scoring on sunday. I hate to say it. You can’t have these injuries. 🤦‍♂️

  5. Elita Vita Says:

    I’m looking for playoff Lenny to have a big game Sunday!

  6. Ben Harvey Says:

    Why not sign demar Dotson back for insurance. The organization seems to be rolling the dice unless they are blowing smoke. What happens if wirfs can’t play and wells gets injured. No way cappa can handle rams pass rushers on the edge

  7. Swampbuc Says:

    Demar Dotson couldn’t block my grandmother. She died in 1977.

  8. Thisisouryear!! Says:

    I’m guessing John Brown will be playing. If it comes to it both Stinnie and Hainsey will step it up, but don’t count out either Wirfs or Jensen. Those are two bad …… dudes. Let’s do it baby!!!! Go Bucs!!!!

  9. AtlBuc Says:

    From here on out it’ll be up to the defense to get us over the hump

  10. sasquatch Says:

    Ben Harvey Says:
    January 19th, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    If he was so concerned, why aren’t they signing a tackle?

    Yeah! Because we know there are capable OTs roaming the streets who could step right in and play on 4 days notice. 🙄

  11. The Scourge Says:

    All homerism aside, this is the end of the road fellas…Beating the Rams was going to take all hands on deck and that just isn’t going to happen.

  12. David Says:

    What does that leave at receiver? Evans, Johnson, Miller, Darden. They going to have to activate John Brown?

    Stinnie at guard and Capps at RT?
    The rookie at center if Jensen can’t go?

    As much as this sucks, it sucks worse for the team and it sucks worse for the guys who are injured.
    This must be killing them not to play

  13. SPARKY Says:

    Hey Swampbuc, if Grandma was that good, how about Mom. Maybe we should sign her up to block Annold.

  14. Cleanhouse Says:

    Haha swamp Buc…

  15. Defense Rules Says:

    Bucs have Stinnie, Wells, Leverett & Hainsey as replacements. As long as Jensen can play, we can make a go of it. If both Wirfs AND Jensen are out, we’ll be hurting. Hopefully it doesn’t come to that though.

    No matter what our OLine ends up looking like, protecting Brady is Priority One. I can see us either using Gronk a bunch in protection, or maybe even putting a 6th OLineman in there AND using our RB in protection also. It’ll be interesting to see how creative BL can be in dire circumstances like these.

  16. Adrnagy Says:

    Its ok we have OJ TO BLOCK AND TO CATCH.

  17. Adrnagy Says:

    In this situation … coaching staff must put best exp 5 oline. Or whom they believe is ready for the rams dline. Other than donald. Miller. Ramsey. Rams dont have nothing.

  18. Gofortheface30 Says:

    So Johnson, Miller and Darden as the 2/3/4? Grrrreat. Combine that with the fact that Cam Brate is maybe 50% of what he used to be, OJ Howard is TERRIBLE, and Gronk – we may need to keep him in to block half the time out of necessity to not get Brady KILLED. Super! Also The idea of using Darden at all, in any capacity in a game like this against the Rams is horrifying. We either win an ultimate grind fest or this will be like the 38-3 saints Sunday night game of last yr where we get de-pantsed. No one will feel sorry for us either. Gnna have to just take it and move on

  19. Swampbuc Says:

    SPARKY Says:

    January 19th, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    Hey Swampbuc, if Grandma was that good, how about Mom. Maybe we should sign her up to block Annold.

    You owe me a computer monitor, I spewed a beverage all over it reading that.

    Yeah, he couldn’t block my mom either and she passed in 2014. Seems to be a pattern!

  20. BucsFan81 Says:

    I hope something changes by game time. This is a hell of a lot of injuries to overcome. I think Jensen will play since he finished last game. Starting to run out of weapons. Really need playoff Lenny back and try to run the ball which will help if Wirfs is out and slowdown the Rams pass rush.

  21. Izod Says:

    This could be Tom Brady’s last game as a Buc. What the Rams front seven is going to do to him on Sunday is unspeakable. I’m just hoping he’s able to leave the game under his own power.

    This one could get very VERY ugly for us.

  22. DAHELL Says:

    So Perriman, Grayson, Rojo, Lenny, Jensen and Wirfs are either “iffy” or “very iffy” or “doubtful” or “very doubtful” for Sunday. Plus no AB or Godwin, of course.

    Well, I guess we can hope that half the Ram come down with OMICRON this week.

  23. unbelievable Says:


    The hits keep on coming.

  24. adam from ny Says:

    perriman will be missed – even if he doesn’t have a heavy box score, him being out there with that speed causes constant issues for the defense…

    if scotty gets heavy playing time they will try to pop him extra hard early on to try and get him all shook…

    this is one of those times you wish oj would finally materialize as a factor…

    one can only wish

  25. adam from ny Says:

    whitehead or devin should pop cooper kupp in the first quarter like never before…wake him up!

    remember what they did to gronkie…

    he could have been a 1,000 yard receiver the way he was playing if he wasn’t out like almost half the dam season

  26. Swampbuc Says:

    adam — I like the way you’re approaching the game brother! Right on. Make Kupp feel his ribs and lung too.

  27. Steven M. Says:

    Ladies, chill a little.
    KC has done pretty well with Tyreek Hill and
    Travis Kelce – without an extensive receiving corps.
    We have Mike Evans and Gronk and Playoff Lenny. We had
    an extra day to rest and home field advantage. They lost
    several games this year and A. Donald has been
    contained before. Let”s not forget the Goat ! Let’s Go !!!

  28. Nick2 Says:

    I don’t understand how Hainsey played right tackle for Notee Dame for 3 years but he’s no good at it. I get the Rams are a tall order so maybe put Stennie at right guard where he played the Suoer Bowl run and Capps at Tackle is better than Wells on a bad ankle but what do I know. If Jensen can’t go it might take a miracle game from our D and Fournette to win.

  29. Kenny Says:

    Brady, Gronk, Evans, Scotty, Gio and Bell are just gonna have to perform miracles on every drive. That’s all there is to it.

    And really hard to believe Lenny got “so injured so bad.” That play where he did the splits didn’t look like anything really. You’d think it would take a sledgehammer to hurt these guys, but what do I know. ALL the endless injuries though are just really bizarre though. Never seen a team deal with more than the Bucs this season. A real downer.

    That’s said, let’s PRAY our remaining guys can pull off a miracle and beat the Rams.

  30. Capt.Tim Says:

    Alex Cappa is underrated. He will do great at RT.
    Stennie has proven he can hold down Right guard.
    I would bet on Jensen playing.
    This isnt what we hoped for- but these guys can do thr job.
    Wish it wasnt Aaron Donald.
    We’ll have to feed Gronk and Brate quick passes.
    The loss of Perriman really hurts. We dont have another WR able to draw the attention he does. That lets them double Mike Evans on every play.

    Despite the injuries- we still have s chance. The Bucs are home, with great talent at QB, TE,And WR(Evans).
    We still have alot of talent on the Oline
    And our Defense played really well last week.
    The Rams arent a great team. They are a very good team.
    We can still rally enough troops to beat them

  31. lambeau Says:

    Maybe Bruce shouldn’t have kicked AB off the team in the middle of a game.

  32. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    It looks like we are down to just 4 receivers……Evans, Johnson, Miller & Darden…..we may see Justin Watson & John Brown on the field Sunday.

  33. Cam Says:

    Time to throw is best in the league. Pass rush doesn’t mean a thing when the ball is out in 2 seconds. We’ve been preparing for this for weeks and weeks.

  34. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    it is what it is. KC lost the SB last year cause of linemen injured, now is our turn.
    i hope we don’t lose TB12 for good. Remember what they did to Gronk….

  35. PassingThru Says:

    Tom Brady has pulled off miracles with castoffs and spare parts at WR. The problem is that Brady had at least one or more seasons with those lesser receivers, which allowed them to develop chemistry together. This is a crazy tall order for Sunday; the Bucs can’t even suit up their best castoff (Perriman) or their best spare part (Grayson).

  36. New England Patriots Fan Says:

    Just for context, any year New England had a SB run stopped early it wasn’t because a key linemen was hurt or a defender, it was because Brady himself or a key weapon like Gronk, Edelman, Welker was hurt badly their play dropped or hurt to the point the season cut short. Why are the Bengals in the playoffs Burrow, Mixon and Chase, KC Mahomes Hill Kelce, Green Bay Rodgers Adams Jones, Rams: Stafford Kupp Odell.

    Tampa has Brady, Evans, Gronk, AB, Chris and Fournette. They now have Brady Evan and Gronk. Fournette is he doesn’t play rest of year was actually a bigger loss than AB and Chris. As he counted for the majority of touches on offense rushing and catching. However you have Gronk Evans and Brady, until I see Gronk on the injury report I don’t care, Gronk and Brady alone could win a SB, but if I was on Tampa I’d be signing AB today if he didn’t have a ankle surgery

  37. Mike Says:

    Man, this is going to be an uphill climb for sure… but the good news is that we’ve got a good pass catching RB in Bernard, two good pass catching TE’s and a #1 WR. Brady can make that work, as long as guys are running the correct routes and getting the spacing we need. With the O-Line, it’s going to take some hard nosed blocking because we are likely going to run a lot to keep the pash rush in check, so if they can grind it out, we can make some plays and still put up points. It will come down to the defense and whether or not they can keep the Rams in check.

  38. Matt Ware Says:

    I’ll agree with the Defense Rules statement, therefore the offense should focus on protecting TB12 which is Priority One. I can see us either using a package which includes OJ Howard in Max Protection, or maybe even putting a 6th O-Lineman in Goal Line AND using our RB in protection also. one thing holds true in Life as well as Football which is the the only “thing constant is Change”, let’s See how creative BL can be with making the proper adjustments to slow down an aggressive Rams DF Front in this dire circumstances, in order to move on to the next Challenge. Don’t become too complacent in this situation, Adjusting to Sudden Change is part of Remaining Champion, “It’s Not What Happens, It’s How You Handle What Happens. GO BUCS!!

  39. captivajim Says:

    In SB 53 ; it was Brady , Edelmann, & Gronk who beat McVay’s Rams 13 -3 .. the key play was in 4th qtr when Brady connected with Gronk on a 33 yrd pass to the Rams 3 yrd line& ran the ball in from there for the games only TD.. It was Pats DEFENSE + Brady,Gronk & Edelmann that won that game.. we are going to need BIG game from Bucs Defense

    That’s why the Rams have a score to settle with Brady & Gronk.. They broke Gronk’s ribs,etc in game 3 ..They still are after Brady ..Without our best guys on the O line -Brady will be “Vulnerable”.. If he gets hammerd with a serious injury ; this may be last time we all see TB12 in a Bucs uniform

    We have Brady , Gronk and now Evans; so we CAN win this game–but DEFENSE has to play its best game since last yrs SB..

  40. E.Vi. Says:

    So if you don’t count garbage time the last 5 games even with 75 percent of our defense missing bucs really only allowed like less than 7 points per game. The Rams barely won 3 out of 5 games. So why so much hype about the Rams? Our beloved BUCS were playing last 10 games with backup players and still got the job done. Get in staffords head early and I guarantee you that he will screw up and throw 3 plus interceptions and get sacked 3 plus times. BUCS need to put up 40 by halftime and don’t stop scoring till the game is over. BUCS WIN 41-24. Next up San Francisco than we face buffalo or Bengals in Superbowl. AFC tough to pick.

  41. BucFanforLife Says:

    Everyone stop your worrying. We rough up Stafford in the first quarter and we win the game. He’ll start scurrying and throwing pics right and left. Key to the game.. get to Stafford.