For The Most Part, Donald Penn WonDecember 22nd, 2013
A key match-up today in the Bucs game was Donald Penn vs. Rams sackmeister Robert Quinn. Until late in the game when the outcome was decided, Penn, for the most part, held his own if not won the battle vs. Quinn.
In the first half particularly, Penn kept Quinn at bay, hold him off or, sometimes, literally throwing Quinn to the side and taking him out of the play.
Joe’s favorite was when Penn flipped Quinn in the air so high that Quinn somersaulted in the first quarter.
No, you cannot pin this loss on Penn. Not even close. Joe paid close attention to the duel — from his bird’s-eye view in the dome.
In fact, Penn played so well, that Jeff Fisher began having Quinn line up very wide to the right, so far that it was left for Brian Leonard to block him and not Penn. That was a mis-match is there ever was one.
There are a lot of fingers to point in this game. Coaches. Quarterback. Defense. Penn did his job until the game was already decided.