Call Carl Nicks “The Mauler”

August 1st, 2012

Now Joe knows that Bucs fans would have a hard time choosing between an intimate evening with Rachel Watson and a punishing running game where defenders are put on their backs time and again by a physical offensive line.

Well, Joe has just the guy for you and his name is Carl Nicks. The studly offensive guard nearly drooled over the thought of punishing defenders the way Joe’s good friend Justin Pawlowski salivates over a Buffalo chicken tender sub at Publix.

Nicks explained to the Tampa Bay pen and mic club after practice this morning how he gets off on running the ball.

“The first thing, running the ball gets the defensive line tired and it helps your pass protection,” Nicks said. “Another thing is, knocking a guy down and watching him get up and seeing the tiredness and the hurt in his eyes, you just thrive on that.

“If I can maul someone every play, that’s what I will do. I’m excited.”

12 Responses to “Call Carl Nicks “The Mauler””

  1. Dano Says:

    This dude is a monster! Glad to have him on the Bucs!

  2. robert Says:

    he better be all thats advertised, looks like he could shed a few lbs.

  3. the_buc_realist Says:

    Does this mean we have to call Roy Miller the crawler? Becuase he is always on the ground?

  4. Jordon Says:

    This dude is a freakin’ Man-Beast!! I can’t wait to see him opening lanes for Blount and Martin!!

  5. jarrett Says:

    joe heard you got to meet rachel today, congrats. I bet you are still floating on cloud nine.

  6. jarrett Says:

    oops didnt scroll down two more stories probably was covered already.

  7. bUcncRazy Says:

    Joe how has GMC doing against Brickhouse and Joseph?

  8. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    I remember watching the Saint O Line, and wonder why we did not have a line like that ?
    Brees always had all day to pass, and when they ran the ball, they flat pancaked people.
    Trueblood can be a brutal run blocker, with a nasty streak in him.
    I think Nicks is gonna be THE biggest addition we made all of this year.
    It all starts with the O Line, and I am glad he is on our team.

  9. espo Says:

    I love reading quotes like that. Thanks Joe.

  10. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Here is some more good reading about Carl Nicks:)

    New Orleans Saints’ Carl Nicks apologizes to Nebraska for bad behavior
    04/14/10 9:30PM
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    The Associated Press
    LINCOLN, NEB. – New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Carl Nicks made a surprise visit at Nebraska’s practice on Wednesday to apologize to Coach Bo Pelini and Athletic Director Tom Osborne for bad behavior when he was a Cornhusker.

    Ted Jackson/The Times-Picayune

    New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Carl Nicks said he owed his university an apology.”I was proud of my school, but I know my school wasn’t proud of me, so that was important to me,” Nicks said. “I’m embarrassed.”
    Nicks said his class attendance was spotty and his work ethic lax during his senior season in 2007. Then, the weekend before the Cornhuskers’ pro day in March 2008, he got drunk and was arrested for refusing to leave a disorderly house party.

    Though Pelini, hired in December 2007, never coached Nicks, he banned him from the on-campus workout in front of NFL scouts.

    Pelini’s decision initially angered Nicks.

    “First thing I said was that I don’t even know this guy and he doesn’t know me,” Nicks said.

    But after thinking about it more, Nicks said, the punishment was justified. In fact, Nicks said Pelini’s decision inspired him to work “10 times harder.” He was drafted in the fifth round in 2008 and is a two-year starter at left guard for the Saints.

    “I’m not who I was then,” he said. “It just kind of hurts, to know I made a fool of myself.”

    Dressed in shorts and a Kobe Bryant Lakers’ jersey, Nicks approached Pelini after the coach’s post-practice session with reporters. They talked for a few minutes and shook hands.

    “I wouldn’t be true to Nebraska if I didn’t try to apologize to Bo, even though I didn’t play for him,” Nicks said. “He’s the face of Nebraska. I have to make it right with him, Mr. Osborne and everyone I did wrong when I was here.”

    Osborne surprised Nicks by greeting him as Carl — “I didn’t think he knew my name” — and then told him to learn from his mistakes and finish his college degree as soon as possible.

    “I basically apologized to them for being an irresponsible athlete,” Nicks said. “I didn’t really have to do it, but I felt I needed to do it.”

    Related topics: carl nicks, new orleans saints 2010 offseason

  11. Piratic Says:

    Thanks, Chris. That’s a great read.

    #77 is going to end up being not only the best free agency addition, he’ll be the best player on the roster.

  12. james Says:

    4th and goal to go, playoffs in sight here comes the mauler and company,will it be a sneak? a pass? martin or blount up the gut. who knows and who cares! our line is gonna punish people, put the smack down, the fear of god -i mean nix in em. this is gonna be great, boomer and company at espn will have some great highlights and analogees from the blunderbusters this year for sure…