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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.

16 Comments to “REAR ENTRIES: Working On My Night Posts”


manbearpig (September 20, 2012 at 09:17pm:



BaldBuc4055 (September 20, 2012 at 11:24pm:

I may not like how Gruden slowly ran the Bucs into the ground over the years following the Super Bowl win, but that is an outstanding commercial.


Louie (September 20, 2012 at 11:30pm:



jampersands (September 21, 2012 at 07:18pm:

Awesome commercial. Also, Owusu has always been fast but very injury prone. I remember him missing several games each season when he was with Luck at Stanford. Ithink some of it was concussion related.

Still, he’s 6 feet tall and freaky fast, and he returns kicks, so why not.

Mark S

Mark S (September 22, 2012 at 12:05pm:

I saw a write up on Owusu, and his injuries were concussion related.

Mark S

Mark S (September 22, 2012 at 12:07pm:

Hey, speaking of concussions. There was an awful hit on one of our receivers last Sunday. The Giant, launched upwards and hit him helmet to helmet. No penalty was called and now to add hypocrisy to injury that Giant was not fined for the hit. So much for focusing on player safety.


BamBamBuc (September 22, 2012 at 04:09pm:

Kenny Phillips was fined $30,000 for the hit on Jackson.

Oh, and first time I’ve EVER said this about a clicky… “CLICK IT BACK, Click it back!!!”


Scott (September 22, 2012 at 04:15pm:

Yeah, not the best. But I’ve got all kinds of readers and she may be someone’s style.


Meatmaster (September 22, 2012 at 06:25pm:

I’d go there.


JV (September 22, 2012 at 08:40pm:

No such thing as a bad Clicky


jampersands (September 22, 2012 at 10:55pm:

I just got the title of this post. Well done.


manbearpig (September 23, 2012 at 12:00am:

“Click it back”
Blasphemy! You know you would tongue punch the ol’ fart box on that one.


manbearpig (September 23, 2012 at 04:13pm:

Run on 3rd and 9 down 9. What the fuck?


Aesir_B (September 23, 2012 at 04:52pm:

Are you kidding me Bambam? That is a ridiculously hot clicky! So todays game. Frustrating offense, repectable/impressive defense. Fingers crossed on injury


BaldBuc4055 (September 23, 2012 at 07:51pm:

There’s no such thing as clicking back on a clicky. She may have a few too many tats for my taste, but she’s still hot, and I’d still hit it. As for my opinion on today’s game, I’m gonna wait until the next post before I throw in my two cents. I’m way too pissed off and frustrated right now.


Louie (September 23, 2012 at 09:00pm:

Kudos to the defense for today’s effort — a big-time improvement over last weeks game. The Clayborn injury is going to hurt.

The offense, however, has gone from inconsistent to a complete meltdown. So at the end of the game, Josh can’t get a play from sidelines, so he calls a run in that situation???!!! I’m sorry, but it sure looks like he choked today. With the amount of money that has been spent on that side of the ball, it’s really discouraging to see it be so impotent/clueless.

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