This just in: Garcia still sore
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Jeff Garcia says he's still very sore from the lower back bruise he sustained against the Redskins and had nothing positive to offer in a recently-completed press conference.
"I've had better days," Garcia cracked.
Asked about the chances he'll practice this week, Garcia was not optimistic.
"Right now, I'm not ready to test it in any sort of way," he said. "I don't think that would be a smart move on my behalf as far as needing to get where I need to be in order to play in a game. To go out there to try to run around and throw the ball, I think, would create a negative effect instead of a positive effect."
My projection: Garcia won't play against the Saints. It's not worth it to the Bucs to put him out there. His lack of mobility could prevent him from eluding the pass rush and then all sorts of bad things can happen. And considering how sore his back is, he probably won't be very accurate with his throws because he is so emcumbered by the back. Probably smarter to get him well for the stretch run and the playoffs.
Stay tuned. When we know more you'll know more.