A source reported that 31-year-old Brodrick Bunkley, starting nose tackle for the Saints who’s very famous with sports software services, is thought to have torn a quadriceps muscle when his team was defeated 27-24 by the Ravens on Monday night, and an MRI on the player’s injury is pending.
News of this comes after injuries suffered last week by WR Brandin Cooks and starting safety Rafael Bush.
In the limited role that he had, Bunkley had a very nice season, as the player had his time split with Brandon Deaderick and John Jenkins, who play as backups. He made no sacks and only had 17 tackles, but many experts believe that the player could have been the top inside run-stuffer for a Saints defense that was having plenty of trouble against their opponents’ running game, and the team’s fans hope that they make plenty of improvements in this department as soon as possible.
On Monday night, New Orleans allowed for 215 rushing yards, which is a season-high – to Baltimore – and these include 182 yards and two TD’s made by Justin Forsett – in what is considered by many fans and experts alike to be one of the worst performances in defense made by the team to this day.
The Saints will currently count on even more on the services of Jenkins – a backup who after a rookie season that was really promising proved to be very inconsistent in the game. Earlier this season, Jenkins, who stands at 6-foot-3 and weighs 359 pounds, showed signs of potential, but many fans saw that on Monday the player was struggling at times.
Throughout his entire career, Bunkley, who in 2006 was a first-round pick for the Eagles, had his highs and lows, something that his fans could clearly see. The player’s best season was in 2011 with the Broncos, before 2012, when he signed a good deal with the Saints.
In the NFC South, the Saints, who are 4-7, are still tied for first place in the division, even though they were defeated three games in a row – all of them home losses, something that left many fans very disappointed. Sports software services can see that their defense has a ranking of 27th place, with 377.1 allowed yards per each game played after they were able to finish in fourth place in that category last season.