Donald Penn Locking Down Opponents

September 30th, 2009

Lost in the sewage that has been the Bucs’ first three games has been the play of possibly the best Bucs player thus far early in the season: offensive tackle Donald Penn.

Consider that Penn had to play two of his first three games against Dallass and the New York Giants and their two stud players, DeMarcus Ware and Osi Umenyiora.

In the season opener against Dallass, Ware, the outside linebacker/defensive end was held to a grand total of four tackles and no assists. Ware didn’t register a sack.

Fast forward two weeks later against the Giants. Umenyiora was seen and not heard. He had a grand total of zero tackles, zero assists, zero sacks.

In both games, some may suggest Penn played over his head.

Joe believes three games into the season, Penn has been the Bucs best player.

8 Responses to “Donald Penn Locking Down Opponents”

  1. BigMacAttack Says:

    I agree it’s time to give Penn his share of the infamous $30 Mil. He has earned it over the past 2.5 years I’d say.

  2. nick Says:

    Nice Joe,
    Wonder if the Bucs ever think of running behind this guy?

  3. Travis Says:

    agreed, Penn is probably the most underated olineman in the league, and probably the Bucs best olineman, although Davin and Faine give him a good run fore his money

  4. Sgt Mike Says:

    And who says you never do positive stories. You all but called this guy suspect during the offseason and now you stepped up and called it what it is, just like you did with Winslow. Keep up the good work.

  5. JK Says:

    Great job Joe! I guess it was easy for most of us to over look any positives.

  6. BigMacAttack Says:

    Penn doesn’t have a body like Jake Long, but he sure has good foot movement and gets the job done. I doubted he would come back strong this season and he has proved me wrong so far. We need a Center. I think Rah should move Zuttah to Center and Dotson to Guard or Dyle, but Mahan is not a good center. C’mon man.

  7. Jeff Says:

    Faine is offically injury prone.

    Penn is dominating top shelf defensive ends. Penn should get the deal he deserves in the off season.

  8. George C. Costanza Says:

    I recall this summer Warren Sapp was quoted as saying Penn was either the best player on the team or the best lineman, can’t remember which.