Power Rankings

November 14th, 2008

Time for the weekly power rankings and Joe has them.

Leading off is Jason McIntyre, the creator of TheBigLead.com. He has the Bucs ranked No. 10.

Darn, Caddy’s back in time for the Vikings.

Vic Carucci of NFL.com has the Bucs a bit higher at No. 7.

As the Bucs hope to sort out their injury-ravaged running game, they’d better have an answer for stopping Adrian Peterson.

Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com incredibly has the Bucs at No. 4.

Jon Gruden has to be thrilled with his 6-3 start and the way Jeff Garcia has played. We know the defense will be good.

Vacation Man of BSPN.com isn’t as high on the Bucs but he has them listed at No. 6.

Bucs should be pretty healthy coming off the bye, and they might have Cadillac Williams back. But Adrian Peterson will be most talked-about runner in Tampa this week.

And finally, Joe checks in with Dr. Z, Paul Zimmerman of SI.com. He lists the Bucs at No. 8.

Headline on Buccaneers Web site: Gruden dismisses rumors that he’s going to the U. of Tennessee. Dismiss, dismiss dismiss. We’ll meet again at the next recess period. Where have I heard all this before? Just substitute the names and the schools. Nick Saban dismisses Alabama rumors, Bobby Petrino dismisses Arkansas, Al Groh dismisses Virginia, going way back to Ray Perkins dismisses Alabama. What ever happened to the sanctity of a contract? Of the American home? Of girls with glasses?

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