Power Rankings Week 3

September 19th, 2008

Various media outlets have their power rankings listed for Week 3. Let’s take a peek at who has the Bucs ranked where:

Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com still isn’t too high on the Bucs, now ranked No. 19.

The defense had a solid game against the Falcons, but the move to Brian Griese didn’t do much for the offense. Earnest Graham continues to be a pleasant surprise.

Adrian Hasenmayer of FoxSports.com is a bit higher on the Bucs at No. 16.

Brian Griese is Jon Gruden’s QB Flavor of the Week, meaning Jeff Garcia’s hearing the trade rumors. Chucky may as well pull the trigger — does he really think Garcia’s Bucs could beat some of the other top teams in the playoffs? He may not want to hear it, but Chucky should reload in ’08.

Pat Yasinskas of BSPN.com is somewhere in between with the Bucs at No. 19.

Looks like Brian Griese will stay as QB of the present and rely on strong defense.

Then there is Joe’s favorite bitter NFL writer, the dean of football scribes Paul Zimmerman (a.k.a. Dr. Z). He seems smitten with Earnest Graham as he has the Bucs at No. 19.

Earnest Graham fell into their laps as a free agent in 2003. He bounced around for a couple of years, taxi squad, activated, then the whole thing over again. Finally he made it. At 5-foot-9, 225, you wouldn’t think of him as a guy who would break stopwatches, but look at his two-game stats, after his 68-yard run iced the Falcons game Sunday — 25 carries, 207 yards, 8.3 average.

2 Responses to “Power Rankings Week 3”

  1. Chris Says:

    I’m sorry I’ve been a EG fan since he was a GATOR. I think he may have had a diet of ROIDS/HGH/many protein shakes. He was never that big and strong as a GATOR. I think he’s on the JUICE Gru always talks about. I hope I’m wrong but his entire body changed too fast for me to believe.

  2. crackerick Says:

    The guy had four years to lift weights and work on his body without a minute of real soreness or rehab. He should have put on 20 pounds of muscle. Most dudes are stronger at 26 than 21