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Penn, McCoy, Talib make's 'ultimate roster'


September gave writer Michael Lombardi $121 million (not really) and asked him to build the ultimate NFL roster. He used the base salaries of the players for the 2011 season, as opposed to their cap number, and emphasized four positions: Quarterback, eft tackle, defensive end and cover corner.

Among the players on his roster are the Bucs' Donald Penn, Gerald McCoy and Aqib Talib. McCoy even got a special mention.

"The philosophy of assembling this defensive line was to have tackles who were capable of rushing the passer on first down, but also tough at the line of scrimmage,'' Lombardi writes. "I also wanted power players who can bull rush guards and not allow the quarterback to step up. With McCoy and Suh inside, this crop has power and athleticism to create a soft pocket, allowing the ends to rush the passer and make plays.''

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 6, 2011 2:01pm]


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