REAR ENTRIES: Toe Job

Published: September 14th, 2012
By Bucstats.com

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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.)

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