QBs will wear leg brace in practice and games during the season
Bucs quarterbacks had to brace themselves for playing under coach Greg Schiano.
During practice and the regular season, Schiano is requiring the Bucs three quarterbacks to wear a knee brace on their front knee, which for Tampa Bay's right-handed passers is the left leg.
"It is something we require,'' Schiano said. "That's the position where I think quartrerbacks are the most vulnerable. That front leg, since all our quarterbacks are righties, their left leg is braced. Because when you're throwing the ball and then you follow through and that leg is standing there, people roll into you. It doesn't guarantee anything, but it gives you a little better chance.''
In the first game of the 2008 season, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady suffered a torn ACL in his left knee when his leg was struck by Chiefs defender Bernard Pollard.