August 29th, 2022
It’s worth taking in the serenity of Honeymoon Island (or perhaps Hooters) to thank the football gods for the Bucs’ great health on defense.
Joe knows of no starters on defense with a significant issue. And is anyone even banged up along the Bucs’ front-7? Joe heard Joe Tryon-Shoyinka was “sore,” but that’s about it, and that is fantastic news.
It’s too easy to look at the Bucs’ offensive line and start scheduling psychologist appointments. The crowd thinking too much about Chris Godwin’s knee and Russell Gage’s hamstring need to alter their focus a bit.
Finally, that young and hungry Bucs defense (yungry?) is healthy and ready to explode. Joe’s already written about Lavonte David’s revival and Devin White is sure to be shot out of a cannon on Sept. 11. The younger Bucs front line should have a more explosive new look, as well, while Carlton Davis remains the Bucs’ old-man cornerback at 25 years old.
Yes, Joe’s going to celebrate health tonight. It’s so damn fleeting in the NFL, so Joe wants to enjoy how the Bucs should head to Dallas with feeling-great defense, the greatest quarterback in history and two healthy Hall of Fame receivers in Mike Evans and Julio Jones.