Found June 02, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
Andrew Whitworth is one of the most underrated players in the league. He graded out as ProFootballFocus’ #12 offensive tackle last year, #2 in pass protection, allowing just 3 sacks, 14 pressures, and committing 8 penalties. In 2011, he was ProFootballFocus’ #1 overall offensive tackle, allowing 3 sacks, 14 pressures, and committing 7 penalties, while grading positively against the run. He also graded well above average in 2009. As he heads into his 30s, Whitworth, who turns 31 in December, has begun to focus more and more on conditioning. Whitworth says he’s shed 30 pounds and is now at 320 pounds. He was listed at 6-7 335, but this suggests he may have played last season closer to 350. He says he’s eating better and feels great about where he’s at now weighing 320 at 6-7. We’ll see how this translates on the field. My bet would be on another strong season from the Bengals’ left tackle.

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“O” The Improvements

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