Injury Report Looking Grim … For Falcons

October 6th, 2022

Shaq Barrett should be smiling.

The cloud over One Buc Palace seems to drifting to the north.

While the Tampa Bay offense is getting healthier, the Falcons’ offense is not.

Atlanta visits The Licht House on Sunday and already is without its top offensive weapon, Cordarrelle Patterson, who was placed on injured reserve early this week.

Now the chatter out of Atlanta is that all-world tight end Kyle Pitts’s hamstring injury is bad enough to have him miss Sunday’s game.

Yes, both guys did little in Atlanta’s 23-20 home win against Cleveland, but they are still critical cogs and were at least on the field drawing attention.

Joe has no doubt that the Bucs are catching the Falcons at just the right time.

23 Responses to “Injury Report Looking Grim … For Falcons”

  1. Costa Rica John Says:

    It’s kind of like the Packers and Chiefs catching the Bucs at the right time.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’ll take it……so, Pitts can’t do a Kelce on us….

  3. JollyRoger Says:

    The Bucs are a bad football team right now due mostly to health. We will not be able to stop Atlanta’s running game either. This game is in doubt

  4. Goatfarmer Says:

    It would be so Bucs to go in to this game overconfident, especially after getting blown off the planet by the Chiefs offense. Especially with Todd vacationing during game week. Especially on a 3 game home losing streak which includes the Todd Bowles Bowl against the Rams. Other teams seem to be able to find players that can shine when their starters are out. Not the Bucs.

    Just win. At this point 2-0 is fine, or 38-35, I really don’t care.

    Tom – please ignore Leftwurst’s babbling and call your own game.

  5. unbelievable Says:

    Is this where we are really at? Being excited over playing an injury-riddled Falcons team?

    Sad times.

  6. Slacker Says:

    Catching the falcons at the right time? That’s hilarious. This team is built for a deep playoff run and your talking about catching a break against the Falcons. They should be able to handle a healthy Falcons team.

  7. adam from ny Says:

    34-10 azz whoopin’ at ray jay this weekend…

    then get ’em on a plane and get ’em outta here…

    #FilthyDirtyBirds #UnbathedFilthyStankAzzBirds

  8. adam from ny Says:

    in fact put “out of order” signs on the visiting teams rest room area…

    and bring in 3 porto-potties from the fan’s tailgate area for those skunky birds to use…

    make it smell real nice and sweet in their locker room…


  9. adam from ny Says:

    actually let me be nice…

    they are not the saints

  10. Redeemer Says:

    The talent gap between Tampa and Atlanta is wide. If this isn’t a blowout, I’d be surprised. Right now the bucs don’t have much of an identity. Good game to get right. The league always does this. They want prime matchups during the first few weeks. Then, the schedule usually softens. The NFC south reminds me of the old AFC east, before the dark times.

  11. Defense Rules Says:

    Didn’t realize Patterson had been put on IR; they’ll miss him big-time. Next in line looks to be Tyler Allgeier, a 5’11” 220 lb rookie from BYU who’s acquitted himself pretty well rushing (26 carries for 139 yds … 5.3 YPC) and is 2-for-2 in the passing game for 25 yds. Falcons have another big rookie, Caleb Huntley (5’10” & 229 lbs) who only saw action against Cleveland (10 rushes for 56 yds … 5.6 YPC). That’s impressive.

    The 2nd leading rusher on the Falcons after Patterson though was Mariota (30 runs for 95 yds). Gotta suspect that a lot of those were passing attempts that broke down. Let’s see if Bucs can do a better job of containment this week.

  12. MadMax Says:


    They got a run game….Better take them serious!

    I was hoping for 2-2 out of our first four. We were almost 3-1.

    One game at a time.

    Gronk! (i told him on his fb today to get back to tampa lol)


  13. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    Bucs are over-rated.
    And I wouldn’t under-rate other teams.

  14. Mike Johnson Says:

    There are no easy games in this NFl. Yes, the Falcons are quite capable of beating the BUCS. Just remember: On any given Sunday…If you are not prepared and ready to play, you will get your lunch eaten.

  15. #99 Says:

    Hopefully we don’t give the falcons extra motivation..Shaq talked crap and couldn’t back it up..he needs to just shut his mouth.. he should be embarrassed

  16. steele Says:

    With even injury disadvantages, game is still in doubt. This team has not gotten its s it together, and it begins with top-down. Coaching, playcalling, general leadership and identity/direction.

    No excuse for these guys to be on the field “figuring things out” for a full half of football.

  17. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Atlanta lost it’s best running back, but they have 2 more big bruisers, and Mariota is athletic and elusive.
    Their number one receiver has more yards this year so far, than Mike Evans.
    Because this game is for first place in the NFC South, expect Atlanta to play hard.
    Still, I think we just have too much firepower for them to deal with.

  18. Buddha Says:

    Tampa Bay fans. What fans? Based on games to date and strength of competition Sagarin has Buccaneers rated as fourth best team in the NFL and football outsiders has us as the 5th. Both of us rated a superior to the Chiefs and the Packers. It is a long season. Quit whining. We have faced all of adversity, true enough. But this is the NFL. Buccaneers 34. Falcons 24.

  19. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Goatfarmer Says:
    October 6th, 2022 at 4:37 pm

    “Other teams seem to be able to find players that can shine when their starters are out. Not the Bucs.”

    Do you realize that both of the Bucs backup OLB’s had sacks in the last game?

  20. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    Darn. What a shame. I would sure hate it if more Falcons players are out with injury. I will say this on their behalf: classy move to post on the NFL Twitter feed that they were thinking of the Bucs and Tampa Bay before the hurricane.

  21. Lokog Says:

    Ill be working and won’t be able to watch the game for the next four sundays

  22. steele Says:

    This game will not be a joke. Falcons coaches all come from hard-nosed lineages and systems. HC Smith was the Titans OC (Derrick Henry smashmouth). Dave Ragone, Bears. Dean Pees, former Pats DC. Bucs “brain trust” looks lacking by comparison.

  23. MadMax Says:

    ^ yeah, it sucks when work interferes…but, gotta make money to pay bills. I just google nfl schedule and it shows about a 10 min breakdown of each game.