Tough GradeNovember 12th, 2011
Joe once had a college English professor who bragged he had only given out three “A’s” in his career in education.
Joe can’t remember what grade he got from this guy, but Joe does remember he passed — that’s what counts, after all. The biggest thing Joe remembers from this class was a drop-dead gorgeous, leggy blonde who used to sit next to Joe (poor girl).
Joe was reminded of this old professor when he was reading the grades dished out by Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune for a mid-season report.
Cummings gave the Bucs offensive line a “C.”
Offensive line: This group has been solid, but the Bucs need more from its most veteran unit. Grade: C.
Whew. If anything, Joe believes this has been the strongest unit on the team. Davin Joseph should be in the Pro Bowl this year, provided he stays healthy. Donald Penn has simply locked up opposing right defensive ends, Jeff Faine has been solid when he has played, and Jeremy Zuttah has been strong.
Joe would likely give these guys an “A-” if he had to grade. Considering these guys had to deal with injuries and there hasn’t been much of a drop off, that’s big.