Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Adarius Glanton was carted off the field and immediately ruled out after sustaining a left leg injury in the third quarter of Monday night’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Glanton collided with teammate Robert Ayers as the pair tried to bring down Matt Ryan for a sack. While Ayers was also briefly down from running headlong into Glanton’s shoulder pads,Womens John Elway Jersey
, it was Glanton’s leg that took the brunt of the collision.
Glanton’s lower left leg looked like it fractured while whipping into his teammate. Buccaneers trainers placed his leg in an air cast and carted him from the field.
Ayers was listed as questionable to return to the game due to a stinger sustained in the collision.
Glanton had three tackles in Monday night’s game before exiting. He’s played in all 14 games for Tampa Bay this season.
The Carolina Panthers (10-4) will try to keep their NFC South title hopes alive when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-10) as double-digit chalk Sunday. The Panthers can take the division by winning out and seeing the Atlanta Falcons upset the New Orleans Saints on the road in Week 1.
The Buccaneers proved Monday night they have the talent to compete with the best teams in the NFC South even if they are not winning those games. They fell to the Falcons 24-21 as seven-point home underdogs but managed to cover the spread with a chance to tie the game at the end on a 54-yard field-goal attempt.
Unfortunately for them, wasting a great effort by quarterback Jameis Winston, the field goal was not converted,Authentic Adam Humphries Jersey
, who threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns.
Carolina has gotten the best of Tampa Bay lately, going 7-2 straight up in the past nine meetings and covering the spread in four of the last five.
The Panthers won the first game between the teams this season 17-3 in Week 8 as 1.5-point road dogs. That was behind a strong defensive effort that saw Winston complete 21 of 38 passes for 210 yards and throw two interceptions while getting sacked three times for 16 yards.
It is worth noting Carolina was without Greg Olsen in that game because the tight end had a fractured foot, and he had nine catches for 116 yards in Week 15.
Taking big favorites in divisional games can be dangerous,[url=http:/www.broncosfootballauthentic.com/garett-bolles-jersey-authentic]Womens Garett Bolles Jersey[/url], but not at this point of the season. The Panthers are the more motivated team. They are chasing the NFC South title while the Buccaneers are playing on a short week off a disappointing loss that effectively ended their campaign.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were unfortunately plagued with a number of injuries vs. the Atlanta Falcons Monday night which will effect the rest of their season.
During Tuesday’s press conference at One Buc Place, coach Koetter confirmed the Bucs will be without linebacker Adarius Glanton and guard J.R. Sweezy for the final two games of the 2017 NFL season.
” Koetter said when asked if their will be players out for the remaining games left on the Bucs schedule. “That will be coming soon,“Yeah, but Adarius Glanton for sure. He had to have some surgery last night. J.R. Sweezy will be done for the year. There are a couple more that could be coming,Authentic Carlos Henderson Jersey
, there will be, but just with the game getting over so late last night [not everything is finalized], but those are two for sure.”
The Bucs also lost rookie safety Justin Evans to ankle injury during the game. Evans did not return to the field. Meanwhile, wide receiver DeSean Jackson and tight end O.J. Howard had boots on following the game and were seen walking with crutches to the locker room. Defensive Robert Ayers Jr. was carted off the field with his leg in a cast and five other players left the game due to injuries but did return to the lineup later on.
but we’ll continue to monitor their status. So,There are no additional updates on the rest of the injuries at this time, stay tuned for updates throughout the week.
though,Brate has been plagued by the hip issue since Nov. 30, Brate was knocked out for a spell due to a knee concern but eventually made his way back onto the field. During the past three contests, Brate recorded seven receptions for 99 yards and two touchdowns on 12 targets, but it hasn't stopped him from playing the last three games. In his last outing Monday against the Falcons, and his volume in the passing game should increase after the Buccaneers placed rookie tight end O.J. Howard (ankle) on injured reserve Wednesday. Assuming Brate plays through the pain Sunday in Carolina, the potential absence of DeSean Jackson (ankle) could also result in added attention from quarterback Jameis Winston.
he Buccaneers have generally been known for having a good playing surface.
several Falcons players were griping about it,But according to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, though they might have had ulterior motives.
“Yeah, but at the end of the day, I slipped, I’ve got to get my foot in the ground and get back to him. I just have to have better footing.”
Cornerback Desmond Trufant also blamed the grass on his slip which led to a Bucs touchdown.
I lost my footing,“Yeah,” Trufant said. “It is what it is. Ain’t nobody just straight up just beat me. You know what I’m saying? That’s what I’m mad about because I could have made those plays. It happens sometimes.”
The complaints are a bit unusual, since the Buccaneers have been among the top natural surfaces in the league in NFLPA surveys. So maybe the Falcons were just looking for some explanation other than getting beaten on plays.
they also had the pleasure of kicking the Green Bay Packers out of the playoffs,As the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hooked a last-second field goal Monday to put the finishing touches on their own disappointing season, too.
Altogether, Sunday’s letdown in Carolina ended up being the disappointing sequel to last week’s overtime feature.
The Packers plodded aimlessly against the Panthers, but perhaps the result had been set in motion by the prior week’s plot.
Despite edging out the Cleveland Browns – who haplessly recalculated their route to victory like the Waze app directing cars into the burning California foliage – the Packers looked helpless for the lion’s share of that game.
that game will stand as the defense crossing the symbolic Rubicon,Maybe, an acknowledgment of utter mediocrity that will catalyze the front office,Womens Justin Simmons Jersey
, just maybe, coach Mike McCarthy, or both to shake up the makeup of this rudderless defense.
I’ve already said that Dom Capers should go. Generally,Authentic Von Miller Jersey
, the Packers’ insistence on leadership stability is admirable. Coaches can coach without feeling the need to sacrifice long-term development to compensate for short-term job security.
But Aaron Rodgers is 34 years old now. If he can replicate what Tom Brady has done, he’ll have – generously – five or six MVP-caliber seasons left.
At a certain point, you are what you are,Womens Von Miller Jersey
, and Capers’ defenses have been more bad than good.
respectively.,When Capers arrived, finishing second and fifth in total defense in the 2009 and 2010 seasons, the Packers saw an injection of life on the defensive side of the ball
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improved to second despite switching from a 4-3 to a 3-4. The 2009 season was also the year Aaron Kampman played out of position after transitioning from a three-point defensive end to a stand-up outside linebacker. Even so,McCarthy hired Capers in January of 2009 to help a sagging Packers defense. In doing so,Authentic Demarcus Walker Jersey
, the Packers, who finished the 2008 season ranked 20th in total yards, the Packers saw vast improvements. Charles Woodson at the peak of his powers certainly didn’t hurt.
But that’s just it: Woodson and Nick Collins – veteran Pro Bowlers – anchored that defense. Capers’ system doesn’t just rely on turning the football over. Evidence suggests it lives and dies with turnovers.
safety – depending on the system – also requires some cerebral quarterbacking of the defense. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix’s struggles are more confounding this year given his experience.,Rookie Josh Jones’ miscues are somewhat forgivable. Like middle linebacker
but it’s worth looking at the team’s human resources.,It’s a delicate question: Does the defense perpetually run on youthful potential untapped by a system defined by advanced levels of schematic savvy? There are are many variables to sort out
but it’s getting to the point where it’s difficult to make firm judgments on players.,Since 2009 – and most heavily in the last three-to-five years – Ted Thompson has invested on the defensive side of the ball. The returns are mixed
a veritable do-over,Damarious Randall looked like a bust three months ago; now he’s a borderline Pro Bowl cornerback. Datone Jones washed out, Womens Adam Humphries Jersey
,but Kenny Clark made the jump. Quinten Rollins is on IR, but before his injury he appeared too slow-footed for the NFL. Kevin King, looks promising but has since been shut down with a season-ending shoulder injury.
Thompson has whiffed and fouled-off as much as he has hit home runs in the draft. Below is a list of all the Packers’ defensive picks in the Capers era.,Montravious Adams and Vince Biegel? Both have had abbreviated rookie seasons due to injury. Kyler Fackrell has improved as the season goes on. Certainly
Deficiency issues existed in some years: Collins was lost to a neck injury; the Packers allowed Cullen Jenkins to walk and couldn’t recover from his absence until Mike Daniels developed into the player he is today; Sam Shields’ career-ending concussion stifled the Packers defense so much that they still have yet to recover in the secondary.
The excuses have been growing thin since the Packers decided to invest into the defense. Clinton-Dix was supposed to fix the hole at safety when the M.D. Jennings and Jerron McMillian experiment didn’t work.
Kenny Clark patched the interior when B.J. Raji decided to call it quits.
Randall and King are vying to replace Shields’ presence as a bona fide No. 1 cover corner.
but the defense keeps flailing. Could he be a step behind in part because the talent acquisitions haven’t been properly exploited?,More and more it seems like Thompson is a step behind in this game of whack-a-mole. He’s drafting players
Such a sentiment is worthy of consideration.
Casey Hayward is playing in the upper-echelon of cornerbacks these past two seasons. Micah Hyde has had a fantastic season in Buffalo.
Julius Peppers also appears to not age; he made Jason Spriggs revert back to his bad form after looking functional the past two weeks.
So are these players simply fitting better in other systems? Or is it a coincidence? Both Hayward and Hyde – at the time – were understandable non-signings. Hayward dealt with injuries during his time in Green Bay and Hyde’s price tag was far higher than what the Packers would have been willing to pay considering their own free agent (Perry) needs.
It’s more unnerving to see the level of success Hayward and Hyde are having above and beyond what they had done in Green Bay. They were fine players, yes, but they’re now enjoying a career apex away from Lambeau – away from Capers.
but the system could arrest their development,Is it possible the game has passed Capers by? Or, perhaps, is the system he runs too complicated for young players to grasp? Thompson could be getting talented players, stunting their effectiveness until the final years of their rookie deals.
the answers to these questions.,Womens Demarcus Walker Jersey
,In essence, nor will we ever get, are the Packers coaches simply not teaching the system well? We don’t have
“thank you (Sam) for lining up and playing whatever Dom capers called whether WE liked it or not you was all in.”,Clinton-Dix tried walking it back later, saying in an Instagram post, but he ran into some hot water when he thanked former Shields in February
Many interpreted this as veiled criticism of his own coach, though Clinton-Dix insists that wasn’t the case,Authentic Justin Simmons Jersey
, citing belief in Capers’ system.
Ryan and his defenses have been generally excellent.,Keep in mind that Ryan had been universally praised in media circles as an excellent defensive mind. Going back to his days as the defensive coordinator in Baltimore
It’s not that Ryan suddenly forgot his scheme, but – for whatever reason – his message was no longer resonating, Ryan’s final two defenses in Buffalo finished 19th in total yards.
It’s worth wondering whether the Packers are trending that same way,Authentic John Elway Jersey
, and if the causes may contain some parallels. Green Bay has the same look and feel of a defense in over their heads, unable to organize themselves pre-snap.
Just look at the two examples below. The first is from the most recent game in Carolina.