Grading Carl Nicks: “B-”September 9th, 2012
The human armoire, Carl Nicks, the manbeast manning left guard for the Bucs, looked pretty good today.
And he had a good time.
It’s been a while since Nicks has played on a team that pounded the rock like the Bucs did. The Saints didn’t roll like that.
“I love it, man,” Nicks said. “I love running the ball and falling on top of guys and guys falling on me, and just seeing their faces just tired and just wearing them out. I love it.”
Nicks even got to mash in the passing game. On the drive that eventually gave the Bucs a 13-0 lead, Vincent Jackson made a catch in traffic in Panthers territory, then the Panthers swarmed and Jackson was driving his legs to nowhere. Nicks took care of that and moved the pile at least a few yards.
“Oh, man. I seen the whites in Jackson’s eyes as he was straining, so I was like, ‘I can’t let him go out like that’ and there was like eight of those guys over there.”
So was this the All-Pro Carl Nicks Bucs fans saw today? Joe asked Nicks to grade himself.
Nicks said, “B-”.
Joe’s looking forward to Nicks’ A-game.