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More bad news for Bucs

The problems on Tampa’s defense just got more out of hand.

The Bucs will be without safety Jermaine Phillips for the rest of the season because of his broken thumb.  It was believed Phillips was going to miss 6-8 weeks, but a further examination caused Tampa to place him on season-ending injured reserve.

The eight-year veteran has a long history of broken bones in his arms and hands, and he may be at the end of his run with the team.  The Bucs have given up a number of vertical plays in the first two weeks, and their back end will now be weaker.

The Bucs also released reserve safety Steve Cargile Tuesday, so they have two open roster spots to fill.

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19 Responses to “More bad news for Bucs”
  1. TFBuckFutter says: Sep 22, 2009 6:21 PM

    They may as well just put 2 defensive lineman back there in the safety spots.
    It certainly wouldn’t make them any worse.

  2. bucco bruce says: Sep 22, 2009 6:32 PM

    Start any Giants player you have on your fantasy roster this week. This one’s gonna be ugly.

  3. TheVulture says: Sep 22, 2009 6:36 PM

    LMAO!!! Just wait till the play Saints. They might score 60.

  4. litemater says: Sep 22, 2009 6:52 PM

    Maybe they an the Jax franchise should be combined for the season into the Jacksonville Bay Bucuars..

  5. ron7098 says: Sep 22, 2009 6:56 PM

    As a Saints fan, I wasn’t worried about playing the Bucs twice this year since they are in a rebuilding year, but this news is getting better and better for Drew Brees’ and company. Can you imagine what the Saints will do if they keep rolling like they are now and go face Tampa Bay with the way their defense is playing.

  6. coaltrain says: Sep 22, 2009 7:23 PM

    The good news just keeps comin’ in for us Bucs fans {forehead in hand..shakes head}
    You Saints fans are right. Thank God i have Brees on my fantasy team.

  7. thing2 says: Sep 22, 2009 7:34 PM

    “The Bucs have given up a number of vertical plays in the first two weeks, and their back end will now be weaker.”
    (that’s what she said.)

  8. TCH4ever says: Sep 22, 2009 9:11 PM

    t jack will be back in week 5 whom was a corner in college. we got this baby.

  9. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Sep 22, 2009 9:23 PM

    “When it rains, it pours.” – Morton Salt

  10. m2002m says: Sep 22, 2009 9:23 PM

    “The Bucs have given up a number of vertical plays in the first two weeks, and their back end will now be weaker.
    (that’s what she said.)”
    Really, that’s what she told you? That your back end is going to be weaker?

  11. Bigbluefan says: Sep 22, 2009 10:04 PM

    Even Worse News Eli is on his way to town
    with his bunch of no name 300+ yard WR
    And as if that is not enough there is that D line that will be have buck for lunch wont be hearing any cannon being fired this week maybe just a coach
    I used to respect the Bucs when they had Chucky

  12. TFBuckFutter says: Sep 22, 2009 10:53 PM

    “Bigbluefan says:
    September 22, 2009 10:04 PM
    Even Worse News Eli is on his way to town
    with his bunch of no name 300+ yard WR
    And as if that is not enough there is that D line that will be have buck for lunch wont be hearing any cannon being fired this week maybe just a coach
    I used to respect the Bucs when they had Chucky”
    Was that before or after you migrated to this country, Hemingway?

  13. pcabucfan says: Sep 22, 2009 11:18 PM

    if we had owners who actually cared about the football team it would be different…they sucked everything out of the fans and superbowl 37 that they could and now their cutting ticket prices”””thanks”””how about putting water fountains somewhere else in the stadium besides the club areas…the 100,000 person season ticket waiting list was a scam and saints fans can thank our cheap ass owners for letting drew brees ever throw a ball for new orleans….what difference is an uncapped season going to make when we don’t even spend what the current cba will let us…i will still be a bucs fan at 3-13…go ahead all you ship jumpers and buy 5 or more nfc team hats to switch back and forth to…

  14. east96st says: Sep 23, 2009 12:40 AM

    bucco bruce says:
    “Start any Giants player you have on your fantasy roster this week. This one’s gonna be ugly.”
    As a Giants fan for forty years, I can tell you from experience that this usually the kind of game the Giants make uncomfortably tight. They have a very nasty tendency to make lottery teams look like playoff contenders. See the Cleveland game last year.

  15. Hosstyle In Tampa says: Sep 23, 2009 3:10 AM

    THE JURY IS IN……..WE ARE #(%^:& TERRIBLE…..

  16. Big Vinny says: Sep 23, 2009 6:20 AM

    Well, at least they still have that pro-bowl Leffwidge at QB. Oh wait, he sucks too.
    Oh yeah, those NO games should be brutal. Brees should have 7 or 8 TDs before they pull him out in the 3rd quarter. LOL.

  17. Pudge Heffelfinger says: Sep 23, 2009 8:36 AM

    Hey Big Vinny, so far Leftwich has thrown for more yards than Warner, Cutler, Romo, Palmer, or Rodgers.

  18. thing2 says: Sep 23, 2009 10:41 AM

    Any QB will throw for that many yards while constantly playing from behind. They pretty much have to abandon the run game.
    Also, it doesn’t matter if a QB throws for 450 yards in a game if it doesn’t secure a win (See Phillip Rivers). Big numbers don’t make good teams. Why don’t you ask Dan Marino how many Super Bowls his stats won him?

  19. MasterShake says: Sep 23, 2009 4:28 PM

    A safety with a broken thumb out the year? There’s an implication that he is fragile. Glass Joe?

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