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REAR ENTRIES: Toe Job

September 14, 2012 at 11:58am by Scott   •  13 Comments »

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OH HELL NO: The Bucs’ offensive line is starting to have injury concerns, but I guess that’s understandable after one game.

Bucs RT Jeremy Trueblood did not practice Thursday after injuring his ankle during Wednesday’s practice, and it’s unclear if he will play Sunday against the Giants.

This one doesn’t bother me so much because Demar Dotson will be fine in his place. Here’s the real bitch:

Schiano also hopes RG Carl Nicks (big toe) will play even though the two-time Pro Bowl pick was limited for the second straight day.

Yes, I fucking hope so too. Because if Nicks is down, their backup is Cody Wallace. And unless he’s a direct descendant of William Wallace and comes out in blue facepaint and armed with 12-foot spears, they’re fucked. Could their offensive line on Sunday really be Penn-Wallace-Zuttah-Larsen-Dotson? I don’t know who the world’s best toe doctor is, but he better be in Tampa right now with 16 tons of healing equipment strapped to Nicks’s foot.

BENN MAY BE BACK: In better news, Arrelious Benn expects to play Sunday.

“I think (my role) will develop over time,” he said. “They know what I can do. I’m sure they’ll use me the right way, the way they’re supposed to use me. I believe in my coaches.”

Awesome attitude from him. I hope he gets a few touches on Sunday. Without any camp or preseason, that may be asking a bit much, but I think he’ll still be a good contributor this season.

FLORIDA WEEK: I’ve been so good keeping a lid on my homerism all week long, but now that it’s Friday, fuck it. Do any Florida fans out there want to make a wager for the game tomorrow? No money. We could go with reverse bragging rights, where the loser has to lavish praise and affection on the winner. Or something else if you have a good idea. In the comments. (I’m assuming at least one Gator out there knows how to read and can relay this post to the rest of his friends.)

13 Comments to “REAR ENTRIES: Toe Job”

scott22

scott22 (September 14, 2012 at 12:37pm:

GO GATORS!

avanderlay

avanderlay (September 14, 2012 at 01:57pm:

The Bucs have fielded worse lines than Penn-Wallace-Zuttah-Larsen-Dotson. i.e. every team that included Kenyatta Walker.

Aesir_B

Aesir_B (September 14, 2012 at 02:39pm:

Hahaha William Wallace

I think the O-line saw the film on the giants and have decided they’d rather fake an injury and let someone else take the blame for allowing 15 sacks.

campyone

campyone (September 14, 2012 at 09:34pm:

In honor of Nukeese Richardson, Mike Edwards, and Janzen Jackson maybe the loser of the bet could hold up a convenience store.

jampersands

jampersands (September 14, 2012 at 11:11pm:

Remember when Anthony Davis was our starting LT? Yeesh.

gatorbait

gatorbait (September 15, 2012 at 12:52am:

ESPN informs me that after beating North Carolina State and Georgia State, Tennessee is now “back.” The loser should probably do a game summary of the 1996 UF-UT matchup on his Bucs blog.

Mark S

Mark S (September 15, 2012 at 08:33am:

The good news for the Bucs is that the Giants OL is in real trouble. Neither tackle that played last week is any good and both should be fodder for our DL.

Mark S

Mark S (September 15, 2012 at 08:37am:

The Friday Injury report does not have Nicks listed in any of the three categories. So, he is playing.

Scott

Scott (September 15, 2012 at 02:23pm:

Lots of smack, but I don’t hear anyone putting their pride on the line and taking me up on the bet.

Louie

Louie (September 15, 2012 at 10:48pm:

It’s kind of hard to be too cocky about the Gators with the meltdowns that have occurred in the last couple years.

I thought the Gators would win today, but wasn’t going to talk smack about them as I’m still not sure if Muschamp is the real deal or Zook 2.0.

Scott, I offer you my sincere condolences. Next year, it’s back to the swamp!

Louie

Louie (September 15, 2012 at 11:22pm:

Boy, I LOVE to watch Lame Kiffin get his ass beat!!!

campyone

campyone (September 16, 2012 at 12:00pm:

@Scott – Tough game, sorry for you but at least UT looked better than they did last year. And how about that catch and spike by Dooley on the sideline!

HouseofG

HouseofG (September 17, 2012 at 02:10pm:

It’s hard to hate Dooley like Fulmer or (especially) Kiffin, but that was indeed a great moment, campyone.

I felt the same as the rest around here. Neither team should be talking smack this year.

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