The Bucs just lost speed-rusher Noah Spence, who suffered another shoulder injury and is now on injured reserve. The team also waived Jacquies Smith after he recovered from a torn ACL. The Bucs (2-4) are last in the league with seven sacks in six games. By comparison, the Jacksonville Jaguars lead the NFL with 33.
Denver quarterback Trevor Siemian tossed six touchdowns over the first two games of the season but has thrown just two since. He has five interceptions in that span and has fumbled four times. The Broncos offensive line hasn’t played well, allowing 22 sacks in six games, including five last week.
Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston has 5 1/2 sacks so far and could be looking at a huge night Monday.
I feel like it’s time for people to start seeing what kind of player I really am and maybe been misunderstood a little bit due to the headlines.
The bad news first arrived in August 2016, when Johnson received word he would be suspended again for an even longer period of time than two years earlier when he received a four-game PED ban. Rather than accept the punishment, Johnson fought it under the pretense that he ingested an NFL Players Association-approved supplement that contained a prohibited substance under the league’s drug-testing policy.
For the teams that are attempting to win without one, it takes mistake-free football grounded by an excellent defense. The Bears and the Jaguars haven’t quite found that balance yet to be consistently successful.