The secondary of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has been depleted for most of the season. Another eminent return it’s huge news for the Buccaneers.
In what feels like an eternity ago, (the NFL season really is so long) Carlton Davis suffered a quad injury during the Bucs week for victory over the New England Patriots. You may or may not of heard, but that game was kind of hyped up. In doing so, the Buccaneers were without both starting corners from their Super Bowl season, joining Sean Murphy-Bunting on the shelf, who’s on injury 16 plays into the 2021 season was the first snowball in the avalanche of injuries for the Bucs.
Replacing one corner back is hard enough, replacing two, let alone a duo that you just won a Super Bowl with, is nearly impossible. However, the Buccaneers responding with great aplomb and currently have a comfortable lead a top the NFC South within record of 8-3.
While the return of Murphy-Bunting is already paying off in dividends, the return of Davis, which is reportedly due to happen very soon, will be absolutely colossal.
When asked about Davis, head coach Bruce Arians mentioned that he had a very good workout during pregame warm-ups before the game at the Indianapolis Colts. He went on to say that both he and the team are hoping to have Davis back this week when they travel to play the Atlanta Falcons. Don’t look now, but the Bucs are getting healthy.
Davis was something of an unsung hero in 2020, recording a career high in interceptions with four and tackles with 68. He was off to a solid 2021 adding another interception before his injury, and should be able to pick up right where he left of.
With this positive news, along with the hope that the injury to Jamel Dean is nothing serious, the Buccaneers secondary is back. Watch out.