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10-05-2006 01:07 PM

How will Bruce Gradkowski do?
 
Bruce Gradkowski gets his first start of his NFL Career this sunday versus the New Orlean Saints. Trueblood (rookie) will also be starting for the first time ever at RT, Joseph also might be starting for the first time ever at RG.

Some info on him:

Drafted 6th round (heard it was only cause of his height but im not sure)
Ran the 40 faster or the same (cant remember) as vince young
Only QB (either in college or mac) to ever have back to back 70% completion seasons.

So that being said, how do you think he will do vs the saints?

Shane P. Hallam 10-05-2006 01:19 PM

He will do so-so. The guy should have went to the HS my Dad teaches at but they pulled him out because his Dad said the HS ran too much :P

He will make good decisions, but he'll force balls if the running game doesn't get going. If Caddy is healthy, Grad will pull off some good stats.

10-05-2006 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by JBond93
He will do so-so. The guy should have went to the HS my Dad teaches at but they pulled him out because his Dad said the HS ran too much :P

He will make good decisions, but he'll force balls if the running game doesn't get going. If Caddy is healthy, Grad will pull off some good stats.

he is healthy, the only problem he had was his back in pre-season that was all.

Gradkowski also has a ritual of puking before every game :D But i bet he'll puke because of nerves instead of a "ritual" come this sunday.

10-05-2006 02:08 PM

how about the people that vote, post and say why? That sounds good...

drowe 10-05-2006 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Darko
how about the people that vote, post and say why? That sounds good...

i voted horrible because that's what i'm hoping for....i share jim rome's dream of a perfect season....and the bucs might be the team to do it.

oregonbucfan 10-05-2006 02:22 PM

so so... got worse now with a rookie starting at tackle (Trueblood) hes definately going to take hits.

Shiver 10-05-2006 02:43 PM

New Orleans D-Line has been dominant, while the Bucs O-Line has been the opposite. I expect Bruce to take his fair share of licks. He cannot do any worst than Simms was however.

portermvp84 10-05-2006 02:46 PM

He will throw a couple touchdowns and a lot of pics.

10-05-2006 02:47 PM

Darko, no one cares about the Buccaneers (except us Buc fan) so give it up. Also, team discussion anybody?

10-05-2006 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Simms2Clayton
Darko, no one cares about the Buccaneers (except us Buc fan) so give it up. Also, team discussion anybody?

so tell that to the guy that has a leinart poll up.

10-05-2006 02:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Darko
Quote:

Originally Posted by Simms2Clayton
Darko, no one cares about the Buccaneers (except us Buc fan) so give it up. Also, team discussion anybody?

so tell that to the guy that has a leinart poll up.

1. Leinart played for USC, not toledo
2. Leinart won a heisman
3. Leinart shoulda been the #1 pick in 2005

diabsoule 10-05-2006 03:16 PM

I like the fact that Gradkowski pukes before a game. Reminds me of Willie Beamen.

While I do like Gradkowski, I don't think he's going to put up miraculous numbers for TB. Their playing behind a shaky O-line that is taking on an overachieving, yet still pretty good, New Orleans Saints D-line. Given the fact that TB is starting three rookies all on the offensive side of the ball and are going up against a much improved Saints D, I see a rough day for Gradkowski.

I think you also need to take into consideration the type of effect the Superdome will have on a rookie quarterback. The fans are going to be pumped up just like they were for the ATL game and it's going to be really hard on a rookie QB to come in and perform well in that type of environment.

Staubach12 10-05-2006 04:41 PM

I think he will show big potential. He'll put up a fight, but the saints will pull it out. He will be the official future of the Bucs.

drowe 10-05-2006 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by diabsoule
I like the fact that Gradkowski pukes before a game. Reminds me of Willie Beamen.


NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE

Staubach12 10-05-2006 04:43 PM

BTW, VY ran the fourty in 4.57. Gradkowski had a 4.59. The guy is quick.

Pittbc7 10-05-2006 05:50 PM

Gradkowski reminds me alot of Drew Brees but can run the ball well too. Both a little undersized but are very gritty, good solid accurate arms as well.

10-05-2006 05:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Darko
Quote:

Originally Posted by Simms2Clayton
Darko, no one cares about the Buccaneers (except us Buc fan) so give it up. Also, team discussion anybody?

so tell that to the guy that has a leinart poll up.

the cardinals are much more important than the Bucs 8)

Staubach12 10-05-2006 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Pittbc7
Gradkowski reminds me alot of Drew Brees but can run the ball well too. Both a little undersized but are very gritty, good solid accurate arms as well.

Very good comparison.

70challenger457 10-05-2006 07:40 PM

I always thought he was very underrated and will prove it come game time, I see maybe 2 td's, a pick and a good 200-250 yards, solid performance

Caddy 10-05-2006 08:28 PM

I think he is going to look quite poor but from no faults of his own. If he has a bad game this can be strongly attributed to poor offensive line play.

moc182 10-05-2006 10:51 PM

I like him alot, and I was very glad to see him go to a team that I thought he would have a chance to start for. I think he'll have his struggles but by year's end will look like he's going to become a solid starter.

yodabear 10-05-2006 10:54 PM

Crappy Note:I also think Leinart and Young will do crappy as well, so its just not him.

Caddy 10-06-2006 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by yodachu
Crappy Note:I also think Leinart and Young will do crappy as well, so its just not him.

Thats a good way to see Gradkowski's situation which is similar to that of Young and Leinart.

VoteLynnSwan 10-06-2006 12:42 AM

So bad Rattay comes in... i only voted that because of Darko's extreme buc homerism.

10-06-2006 01:04 AM

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Originally Posted by VoteLynnSwan
So bad Rattay comes in... i only voted that because of Darko's extreme buc homerism.

explain to me how im a homer


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