The Buccaneers are in London this week to face off against the division rival Carolina Panthers, and there are lots of injuries plaguing both teams.
Per Bruce Arians, “He can start practicing next week, and we have a schedule set up for him. We’ll see how it goes.”
Arians also went on to say that getting JPP back in the defensive lineup will be huge.
“It’s huge. Just leadership alone, but then a great player also. It’ll be a lot of fun with he and Shaq and Carl and all those guys rushing the passer.”
Arians expects JPP to start practicing on his own as the team will have the bye week off.
Arians also spoke about what he will expect from the newly signed linebacker, Noah Dawkins.
“A run-and-hit, smart, fast linebacker whose special teams tape was pretty nice in the preseason. Their [Bengals] special teams calls are identical to ours, so it was an easy learning curve for him, and we’ll see if he’s ready.”
Devin White is expected to start this week.
Arians also mentioned that CB Jamel Dean will be active this week and will be playing.
The Buccaneers will be focusing on not allowing so many yards through the air this week in practice. After giving up 862 yards [between the Rams and the Saints] through the air, the Buccaneers will focus on getting the push, upfront, and getting to the quarterback more.
“The Saints and the Rams. It’s a matter of pass rush. It’s a collective group. Pass rush, tighter coverage. They’ve done a good job of stopping the run and making teams one-dimensional. Now we’ve got to handle that other part.”
Shaq “Sack Attack” Barrett did not reach the QB one time in last week’s loss to the Saints, in fact, no one did. The reasoning behind that was no push upfront and Barrett being *chip blocked throughout the game.
- “A chip block is a quick-hitting block, most often executed by a running back or tight end before releasing into a route. This technique is typically used to target edge rushers in order to stall their jump off the snap and/or redirect their path away from the quarterback.” Via: Inside The Pylon
Arians’ plan to get Barrett freed-up, again? Simple.
“Other guys have got to get home. Carl was close three times [last week] and had him wrapped up one time and just didn’t get him down. Vita and Suh came through and got clipped, but it wasn’t called, but he got some pressure. We moved him off the spot enough. We’ve just got to tighten up on the back end.”
Injury Report Wednesday
Alex Cappa – Broken Forearm – Did Not Practice
Jack Cichy – Dislocated Elbow – Did Not Practice
Demar Dotson – Hamstring – Did Not Practice
Chris Godwin – Hip – Limited
T.J. Logan – Ankle – Did Not Practice
Breshad Perriman – Hamstring – Did Not Practice
Ndamukong Suh – Knee – Did Not Practice
Josh wells – Personal Day Off – Did Not Practice
LB/DE Mario Addison – Rest Day- Did Not Practice
DB Natrell Jamerson – Foot – Did Not Practice
T Greg Little – Concussion – Did Not Practice
RB Christian McCaffery – Back – Did Not Practice
DT Gerald McCoy – Knee – Did Not Practice
LB/DE Christian Miller – Ankle – Did Not Practice
QB Cam Newton – Foot – Did Not Practice
S Eric Reid – Ankle -Did Not Practice
LB Shaq Thompson – Ankle – Did Not Practice
G Trai Turner – Ankle – Did Not Practice
LB/DE Brian Burns – Wrist – Full Participation
CB Donte Jackson – Groin – Full Participation
TE Chris Manhertz – Concussion – Full Participation