Post-game news

Published: August 31st, 2007
By Bucs Beat | - St. Petersburg Times and tbt*

Here's the latest from postgame interviews:

Jon Gruden says Paris Warren is done for the year. Gruden seemed to think Warren sustained a badly dislocated ankle, but most seemed to think it was a broken leg. Either way, it was a tough break for a kid who made great strides in the game before his injury.

Now, regarding Chris Simms, it just gets weirder. He said tonight that he opted not to play because he hurt his hip in practice on Tuesday. He said it's nothing serious, but he just didn't think he could scramble if necessary. Now, when I asked Gruden, he became very irritated. He said he didn't know anything about any injury and was kind of miffed about the whole topic. He said I should ask Chris about it.

For his part, Simms says he doesn't want to go on injured reserve and thinks he is close to overcoming his physical issues. He even hinted that he might be ready to go at Seattle in the opener, if necessary. But none of this will matter if the Bucs cut Simms, which remains a distinct possibility.

Thankfully, this will be over soon. Final cuts are due Saturday evening. Can't wait.