I would expect Klein and Shaq to have big games then. As previously discussed in all-pro, we would likely use more buffalo nickle package with a safety playing the slash roll. This formation would leave us vulnerable to the run, but practically unstoppable against the pass. If we would be able to get any kind of lead, this wouldn't prove to be an issue. However, if we fall behind by 10 points like was did last week, we would have a hard time keeping the Bucs from running the clock and controlling the game.
However, none of this likely matters because there is no indication that TD will miss the game.
4-6 weeks post. Depending on severity. Luckily there was no torque. Only coup/countercoup. Torque leads to axonal shearing. This is far less likely with a head on injury.
The real concern is that the blow was to the top of the head, sending the brain down into the sphenoid and ethnoid bones. They are extremely sharp ridges that line the floor of the skull and often cause microbleeds.
It is not a coincidence that our bye week is next week and Luke hasn't been cleared. It was probably stated that unless his Neuro Eval came back perfect, he would rest. As a neuropsychologist, I am very familiar with this evaluation and the timetable. Given the severity of his injury, it is no suprise he isn't fully functioning cognitively yet.
People seemed surprised when we were bringing in the likes of Bowers, etc. The front office knows the pass rush is suspect. I am sure they are working on it. Our defense is predicated on pressure with the front 4.