Bucs’ Bruce Arians says G Alex Cappa broke his arm in Week 5
Offensive linemen are some of the toughest guys in the league. They will line up less than a foot away from some of the league’s biggest defenders knowing they have to basically throw their body at them 70 times per game. Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Alex Cappa displayed an ultimate tough guy move on Sunday, even for a lineman, by finishing a close loss to the Saints with a broken arm.
Head Coach Bruce Arians confirmed to the media Monday that Cappa did indeed break it during Sunday’s matchup.
#Bucs coach Bruce Arians said G Alex Cappa broke his arm last night… but finished the game somehow. 🤷🏽♂️
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 7, 2019
The Buccaneers’ offensive line will feel the loss of Cappa as they rank in the bottom half of the league in both run blocking and pass blocking. They did however put up a fight against a New Orleans team that is beaming with confidence as Teddy Bridgewater had his best game as the Saints starter.
Winston didn’t have a big game in the passing attack, throwing for only 204 yards, but was good at taking care of the ball which has been a problem for him throughout his career. The running game struggled as well with their two lead backs in Peyton Barber and Ronald Jones III rushing for less than 100 yards combined.
Tampa might have already had their win of the season as they took down the Los Angeles Rams in Week 4 while putting up 55 points. We will see how big the loss of Cappa really is as they will host the Panthers next week.