2005-08-16

O-Line Update

With Anthony Davis leaving practice yesterday I figured now is as good a time as any to provide an update on our beleaguered offensive line. The following lineman have missed practice because of injury.
  1. Anthony Davis, T (thigh bruise)- should start against Jacksonville
  2. Derrick Deese, T (foot)- could miss rest of preseason
  3. Sean Mahan, C/G (elbow)- returned to afternoon practice
  4. Jeb Terry, G (knee)- out 2-3 weeks
  5. Doug Buckle, G (appendectomy)- little used backup guard will miss 1-2 weeks after having his appendix removed
Additionally, Dan Buenning and Matt Stinchcomb returned from injury yesterday to play in both practices. So far, except for the perputually injured Deese none of the injuries appear to be all that serious. Almost all of the line are expected to be ready by the time the season starts.

On a side note, Todd Steussie has refused to comment on the offensive line or his role on it, but he did give this quote to a group of reporters who approached him, "I'm not giving you guys any more nails and hammers to crucify me with."

1 comment:

Scott said...

"Washed-up roid-raging tackle compares himself with Jesus". What a headline!

Seriously, though, Steussie has nothing left to say. He says he feels good and has gotten good reviews from Gruden. Davis is still penciled in as the starter in the regular season. Steussie is a back-up left tackle... exactly where he should be.