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NFL Injury Report:
It appears the Tampa Bay Bucs had a timetable for the the return of running back Doug Martin, after all. After a week of adamantly denying the second year back would be done for the season, NFL insider Ian Rapoport reports the Buccaneers want Martin to return in Week 10.
Doug Martin will spend the next 18 days strengthening his shoulder & will wear a harness, with the target date for return Nov. 11 on MNF
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 24, 2013
NFL Media’s Alex Flanagan reported that the Bucs are still waiting on an evaluation from Dr. James Andrews that will decide if Martin can cause further damage his shoulder by playing with this type of injury. If not, the Bucs would like for him to play through the injury and have reportedly cited John Lynch as a player who has successfully played through a similar shoulder injury.
This is a baffling story, coming from a winless team halfway through the season. The Bucs will all but concede next week’s game to the Seahawks and hope to get Martin back, injured and at 0-8 on Monday Night Football. At least the Bucs are doing some of the right things. They will presumably (hopefully) shut Martin down for the season if he is at risk of further damaging the shoulder or if strengthening the shoulder doesn’t improve his condition.
It just seems like if there’s one player who shouldn’t be playing through a significant injury, it’s got to be a young running back on a winless team. A team that’s counting on him to further develop into a cornerstone piece of a rebuilding franchise. Holding Martin to this John Lynch standard as suggested seems flawed on so many levels. First and foremost, the amount of punishment a running back takes over the course of an NFL game is second to none. A safety like Lynch is at the advantage of initiating and controlling contact, whereas Martin will be hit every which way and defenders are even likely to aim for the inured shoulder. Give the guy a break before you break him.
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have become such a disaster this season that fans are only going to their games in order to make fun of the team. Take for instance these two fans seen above. They dressed up in hazmat suits to mock the Bucs, who have had three players infected by MRSA this season. […]
After last night’s loss to the Panthers, Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis said he didn’t know if his teammates still believed in their coaching staff.
Tampa safety Dashon Goldson claims head coach Greg Schiano hasn’t lost the locker room.
“(Coach Greg Schiano) has not lost the locker room.,” said Goldson per Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune.
If what Goldson is saying...
With no surprise at all, Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano was booed as he left the field during Thursday night’s loss to the Panthers. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Bucs fans boo Schiano (Video) appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
ESPN analyst and former Tampa Bay Bucs coach Jon Gruden says he wants another shot at coaching.
“I haven’t lost a game in 3½ years,” Gruden said at a speaking event, according to Ocala.com.“But no, I would like to give coaching one more try.”
Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Bay Tribune reports that Buccaneers WR Mike Williams has informed the paper that he has a torn hamstring.
Kaufman mentions that he is not sure if the Buccaneers will place Williams on season-ending injured reserve, but he added that “it doesn’t look good.”
Earlier in the day, Rick Stroud reported that the team was “concerned” about Williams’...
The Tampa Tribune was told by Mike Williams, wide receiver of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, that he is dealing with a torn hamstring. Williams has been slowed by a hamstring injury the past few weeks but could have worsened it Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers.
If true, this is the kind of injury at this point in the season that could move Mike to the injured reserve. The...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers cannon scared quite a few people on Thursday night.
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers haven't rallied for a victory yet this season, but in the wake of their seventh loss in as many games they did start to rally around their embattled coach.
Amid reports, citing unnamed sources, that coach Greg Schiano has lost his locker room, safety Dashon Goldson and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said they respect their second-year coach.
Things are so bad with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and head coach Greg Schiano that one of his former players compared it to Cuba, according to Mike Silver of the NFL Network.
“How bad is it there? It’s worse than you can imagine,” says one NFL player who spent 2012 with the Bucs. “It’s like being in Cuba.”
Former Bucs defensive end Michael Bennett says they always hated...
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A billboard in north Tampa includes the message "FIRE SCHIANO" with flames in the background and is sponsored by local radio station 102.5 The Bone. The message reflects the mood of many who...
Cam Newton learned the hard way Thursday night that even near the end of a blowout win, you have to keep your head on a swivel.
With Newton’s Panthers up big on the Buccaneers late in the fourth quarter and Raymond James Stadium nearly empty, the end zone cannon (similar to the muskets shot off at Patriots games) went off, scaring the bejesus out of the quarterback.
Superman, my ass. Cam Newton was scared by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers pirate ship that shoots off cannons during their games.
I don’t blame Cam. Those cannons normally only go off after scoring plays…which rarely happen in Tampa.
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Panthers vs. Buccaneers:
The Buccaneers aren’t stopping Cam Newton.
Prediction – Panthers 30-17
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The Carolina Panthers will aim for their third straight win when they face the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a matchup of NFC South teams tonight...