Reporting Kirk McEwen
The Bucs will not only have their hands full on the football field this season but apparently in the locker room as well. The word is that All Pro Guard Carl Nicks, one of the men enlisted to protect the QB, be it Freeman or Glennon, picked up the nasty infection at One Buc, as did replacement K Lawrence Tynes (who actually went under the knife!) So THAT’S why there are 3 kickers in camp. If I’m the Bucs, when it comes to the compound, I’m doing everything in my power to clean it, steam it, and sterilize it if it has anything to do with the health of these high price pieces in a hopefully championship puzzle. I’m sorry, Carl Nicks or Mike Remmers isn’t even a fair question. You simply have to go to any and all lengths to keep a road-grader like Nicks healthy and productive. I can’t remember the last time he took a meaningful snap as a Buc! And who knows if any other players are infected? Not good.
How would you feel if you’re Dashon Goldson, heading towards the hot tub after a long day at the facility? Betcha he thinks twice now before sliding down into the water. What better breeding ground for the life-threatening bacteria than the tubs at One Buc Place? The team released a statement saying they’re working with the league to do all they can to remedy the situation immediately. Well, they’d better. Left unattended MRSA can become just one of the things to point to in the season that went awry. Might want to change cleaning companies and the way things are currently done. Because when you’re talking about Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, it’s not just about wins and losses. It’s potentially a matter of life and death.
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