Tag:Ted Larsen
Posted on: April 28, 2011 3:17 pm
Edited on: April 28, 2011 3:21 pm
 

Ted Larsen rescues three teens at sea

Posted by Andy BenoitT. Larsen

As proof that the NFL isn’t only about court documents and mock drafts, we offer up this feel good story about Bucs guard Ted Larsen. Per NBC17.com (Fla.), the 23-year-old Larsen was fishing with his girlfriend Wednesday afternoon in choppy
waters in the Gulf of Mexico near Tampa when he heard a Coast Guard boater in distress signal (a fancy equivalent of yelling HEEELLLLLPPPPPP!)

Larsen checked the coordinates and realized the issue was occurring close to his location. He approached an area called
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Honeymoon Island and saw three teens – two in the water holding their kayak and one still in a kayak. Larsen helped the three teens (and their kayaks) onto his boat.

While cockier mainstream heroes like to come up with snazzy slogans to cap their heroics, the either humble or utterly unimaginative Larsen simply said that when boating, "You've always got to be aware of the weather.”

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Posted on: November 29, 2010 1:07 pm
 

Another Buc lost for the season

Posted by Andy BenoitD. Joseph

The Cody Grimm injury is something the Buccaneers can overcome. The Davin Joseph injury? A much tougher deal. Raheem Morris announced Monday that the Bucs thundering guard (and best offensive linemen) is out for the season with a broken bone in his foot.

Rookie Ted Larsen has already been filling in at the shallow guard position on the left side for Tampa Bay. It is presumed that former starting left guard Jeremy Zuttah will now handle Joseph’s duties on the right side (Zuttah stepped in for Joseph Sunday). Zuttah offers mobility comparable to Joseph’s, but he doesn’t bring nearly as much power.

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Posted on: October 30, 2010 7:04 pm
 

Week 8 injury report analysis Part III

Posted by Andy Benoit

Packers @ Jets

The Jets used the bye week to get healthy. C Nick Mangold (shoulder), OLB Calvin Pace (foot) and CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring) are probable, though all have been deemed 100 percent by Rex Ryan.

Packers DT Ryan Pickett (ankle) did not participate in practice all week. Pickett tried to fight through the injury against the Vikings last week but was utterly ineffective on only six plays. Former DE and current OLB Cullen Jenkins (calf) is also iffy. The loss of either Picket or Jenkins would be significant for a front seven that, in part because of other injuries, has become very average against the run.

Titans @ Chargers

Vince Young is back after sitting out last week nursing a sprained knee. WR Justin Gage is also back after missing three games with a hamstring. It will be interesting to see how the Titans incorporate the veteran starter back into the offense. While Gage was away, youngster Kenny Britt and Damian Williams really stepped up. Tennessee’s best defensive lineman, Tony Brown, is out with a knee injury.

It’s a little ironic that on the week where Vincent Jackson finally signs, the Chargers find themselves depleted at wide receiver. Starters Malcom Floyd and Legedu Naanee are both doubtful with hamstring problems. Craig Davis also missed part of the week’s practices with sore ribs. He’s questionable. You wonder if A.J. Smith now regrets suspending Jackson three games.
Chargers ILB Brandon Siler is questionable with a foot; OLB Larry English (foot) remains out.

Bucs @ Cardinals

The Bucs will be without starting C Jeff Faine (quad) and RT Jeremy Trueblood (knee). And they just cut starting LG Keydrick Vincent. Thus, sixth-round rookie Ted Larsen and undrafted third-year pro James Lee will start up front. That’s not ideal for sparking what has been an anemic rushing attack. Rookie DT Brian Price, whose NFL career is off to a slow start thus far, is out with a pelvis injury. Every other significant Bucs player had full participation in practice this week.

For the Cardinals, OLB Clark Haggans is questionable with a groin. OLB Joey Porter also has a sore groin, though he’s probable. DT Alan Branch, who is coming off a rare two-sack game against Seattle, was limited in practice with a back injury. The Cardinals hope wideout Steve Breaston (knee) can join Early Doucet (groin) back on the field this week. Both are listed as questionable and have been practicing.

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Posted on: October 29, 2010 11:55 am
 

Bucs cut starting guard

Posted by Andy Benoit

The Buccaneers – aka “the best team in the NFC” – have waived veteran Keydrick Vincent. This move comes as a surprise, given that the 10th-year pro started the first five games this season at left guard.

Vincent sat out last week’s game against the Rams with a back injury. Rookie Ted Larsen, filled in then and will likely do the same for the next few weeks. Once starting center Jeff Faine returns from a quad injury, though, third-year pro Jeremy Zuttah should move back to his natural guard position, relegating Larsen to the bench.

Zuttah offers a Bucs offensive line has struggled in run-blocking this season more mobility but less power than Vincent.

Tampa Bay’s front five faces an uphill battle this Sunday, as starting right tackle Jeremy Trueblood is likely out with a toe injury. The Bucs have activated offensive tackle Will Barker, who will likely back up either James Lee or Derek Hardman (neither of whom is battle-tested).

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