REAR ENTRIES: Working On My Night Posts
September 20, 2012 at 08:11pm by Scott • 16 Comments »
STROUGHTER TO IR?: According to Rick Stroud, the Bucs are about to sign a wide receiver named Chris Owusu off of San Diego’s practice squad, which means he’ll have to hit the Bucs’ regular roster, which means they’ll have to remove someone from that roster to make room for him. And Stroud suspects Sammie Stroughter will be moved to IR.
Stroughter, a seventh-round pick from Oregon State in 2009, had served as the Bucs punt returner before injuring his right foot in Sunday’s game against the Giants. In four seasons, he caught 60 passes for 639 yards and one touchdown.
But injuries have plagued Stroughter. He broke the same foot last season in a game against Seattle and appeared in only six contests.
Suddenly, the bottom half of the wide receiver depth chart is looking a lot different than even a week ago. Jackson, Williams and Benn are still in place, but instead of Stroughter and Parker, we have Underwood, Shipley and Owusu (probably). Not that it matters much. Jackson and Williams will still get the majority of the looks. After those two, the next most active pass-catchers are a tight end, fullback and running back. Those last three guys could probably just throw their jerseys on some sex dolls and sit them on the bench and watch the game from a Dallas strip club and no one would know.
PRAISE FROM CARROLL: People are still yacking about the last play of the Giants game. Apparently this was some revolutionary concept — you know, playing the whole game — because Pete Carroll says he would do exactly the same thing in that situation.
“I’m glad it was brought up like this because I think it was a competitor competing and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that,” Carroll said. “That’s exactly what you should do: Try to win the game. And there was a chance to win the game on that play and I thought Greg did exactly the right thing. And I would do exactly the same thing if in the same situation. So I don’t see where there’s any reason to think other than that. It’s about competing to try to make the play to win the football game. That’s it. And protect your quarterback.”
As PFT points out, Carroll could have done the same thing last week. The Seahawks were losing by 4 and the Cardinals took a knee on the last play of the game. And Kevin Kolb was the quarterback, not exactly the definition of a player who doesn’t get rattled. But he didn’t because he didn’t think of it. Our coach did. And if Carroll doesn’t shape up, Schiano’s going to cut him. Don’t think it’s possible? Just try him, buddy.
I LOVE THIS COMMERCIAL: Jon Gruden is doing a bunch of commercials for Corona (and Hooters and some more ESPN stuff and he’s basically a really high-priced whore right now) and they’re all very Gruden, but this one is the Grudeniest of them all. The last two seconds are the fucking best.