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Rick Stroud, Joe Smith and Greg Auman

So much for the Bucs' dominant offensive line

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October

Remember back when the Bucs’ offensive line looked like world beaters?

The praise was warranted. The Bucs had three players who had made Pro Bowls (Donald Penn, Carl Nicks and Davin Joseph) plus a promising young center (Jeremy Zuttah). Jeremy Trueblood had his weaknesses, but is experienced and plays solidly at times.

And then the dismantling began. After Carl Nicks’ injury caused him to be placed on injured reserve, the Bucs will have just two of their original five starters when they take the field at Oakland on Sunday.

Here’s a look at the Bucs’ offensive line before and after the events of the past couple of months:

                      THEN                                                                     NOW

Left tackle: Donald Penn                                                     Donald Penn

Left guard: Carl Nicks (injured)                                                   ????

Center: Jeremy Zuttah                                                         Jeremy Zuttah

Right guard: Davin Joseph (injured)/Ted Larsen (benched) Jamon Meredith

Right tackle: Jeremy Trueblood                                            Demar Dotson

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 7:42am]

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