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.

7 Responses to “Grading Carl Nicks: “B-“”

  1. Jim Says:

    I havent seen a replay of that play but i really want to. It looked like 3 guys came in at the same time (nicks, zuttah, and larson maybe) and drove the pile forward

  2. BamBamBuc Says:

    I’d agree with that…. not road grating blocking, but pretty darned good. I think we will see better as the year progresses

  3. SkookumSmitty Says:

    I think he deserved an ‘A’, just for that bowling ball shot at the pile on the pass play. He just FLATTENED everybody…FOR A GAIN!

  4. Tom Says:

    @ Skookum… Amen. That was great. And he didn’t blowup any bucs doing it. Cool!

  5. SensibleBuc Says:

    I’d love to get a breakdown on how many yard Muscle Hamster racked up going right, up the middle, and to the left. It felt great to get those large chunks in the run game.

  6. Oahubuc Says:

    My Favorite Martin also ran up and gave that pile a push. Really enjoyed that play.

  7. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    You could tell that was coached. They’ve been taught to finish every play. They swarm to the ball on offense just like they swarm on defense.