It’s official. Buccaneers left tackle Anthony Collins (elbow) will be out Sunday against the Lions.
On Friday head coach Lovie Smith said he would be listed as questionable along with several other players, however, per Ira Kaufman, Collins didn’t even accompany the team as they traveled to Detroit this morning.
This means that the Buccaneers could turn to either Oniel Cousins or Kevin Pamphile to assume the role. Cousins, who’s a natural guard, has seen limited time at left tackle, however, both career starts came this season during the Week 9 and 10 losses against the Browns and Falcons, respectively. Pamphile, the rookie fifth-round pick out of Purdue, has played in three games this season with no starts.
No matter who starts at left tackle will have a tough task on Sunday. Lions’ defensive end – 2013 fifth-overall pick – Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah has 6.5 sacks this year and appears to be living up to his draft status.
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I think Collins, and Cousins are the same person. Anyone ever see them together? Whatever, they both have plenty of false starts, and holding penalties in them. I mean fire in them. Who am I trying to kid, they both suck.
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