“They Fell In Love With Me”

May 17th, 2013

Lots of fun in this video of Bucs rookie defensive tackle and fourth-round pick Akeem Spence.

Among many topics, Spence explains why he can’t impress ladies with a Jamaican accent even though he’s from Jamaica. Plus, Spence gets into why the Bucs “fell in love with me,” taking double-teams away from Gerald McCoy, Ron Zook, and why he’s determined to be the strongest Buccaneer.

And Joe always enjoys a guy sitting down for an introduction to Buccaneers fans everywhere sporting a “Don’t Sweat My Swag” t-shirt.

22 Responses to ““They Fell In Love With Me””

  1. loung Says:

    he good

  2. Celly Says:

    “Among many topics, Spence explains why he can’t impress ladies with a Jamaican accent even though he’s from Jamaica”

    Yup, i’ll definitely be getting a jersey. there are so few fellow Jamaicans in the league, and even fewer still on my beloved Bucs.

    This guy by default has become my favorite defensive lineman… he’ll have to do some work to actually become my favorite player, lol.

    Hope he sticks around longer than Price and Miller.

  3. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    All of our draft picks seem to be down to earth, intelligent, team-first guys. Exactly what we need if you ask me. I was also impressed with the Glennon interview that is up on the Bucs site. Guy seems pretty sharp.

  4. tampabaybucfan Says:

    Solid dude…..very solid pick. This guy will be hard to handle in the middle & very well may be the anchor of the D-line. This guy is really, really strong & likes it!!!

  5. Bucs34 Says:

    If he can translate his strength and power into being a productive player he might be a steal in this years draft. GO BUCS…

  6. GenocideD Says:

    He’s got MASSIVE arms!

  7. Tampa2 Says:

    That is one.big.dude.

  8. WestCoastBucsFan Says:

    He’s got MASSIVE arms!

    YES! The guy has tree trunks for arms. Reminds me of Pittman. He seems grounded and humble enough. Hopefully those weight room heroics translate to the field. I like the pick.

    Michael Pittman:


  9. Jrock Says:

    @WestCoast I was thinking the same thing man, we haven’t had a guy with guns like Pittmans in a while. Quincy Black has some arms, but Spence here… freakin tree trunks

  10. Ron Says:

    I saw this guy’s highlight tape. When he engages with the O-line, he doesn’t move his legs. He relies too much on his upper body strength. If the Bucs can coach him up to move his legs when he engages, he will be a solid NFL player. If not, he won’t get a 2nd contract.

  11. Ron Says:

    These comments have me cracking up. The size of your arms means very little in football. All power, strength and ability comes from your legs and core

  12. Jrock Says:

    I’m not saying big biceps equals quality football, but jesus man.. those things are freakishly large

  13. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Talk is cheap. I’m hoping is is as good as advertised, but I’ll wait to give props after I see his actual on-field performance.

  14. Oldguy Says:

    He came out of nowhere (for me.) On paper, and this video, he looks like he might be as good as those 3 top DTs I was hoping for in the draft. Maybe he is a real steal. Hope so – will root for him.

  15. Sneedy16 Says:

    He is the type that if he doesn’t get penetration that there is just going to be a stalemate. His Legs a huge too so I’m sure he isn’t easy to move. With technique and better leg drive he can be something special. I’m rooting for him.

  16. Jfgobucs Says:

    Except for those pipes….He looks like #99

  17. teacherman777 Says:

    He seems soo Happy to be there! He can barely contain his joy, I love to see that.

    I pray Jah protects him from injury.

    I like his story, another tale of an underdogg immigrant. Americans gotta love that. Because we are all the kin of immigrants in some form.

    He has a solid background with a good father. And we can see the results. I wish more fathers would step and take care of their seed. Thats what we need.

    Go Bucs!

    One Love!

  18. Dreambig Says:

    All of this years draft picks stand out as being intelligent young men who are well grounded and seem to be outstanding individuals. These are the kind of guys who you love to root for. I Hope they make it! Can’t wait for the season to start! Go Bucs!

  19. RastaMon Says:

    Lot of empty chairs available….should be motivation enough

  20. Mike J Says:

    The brass wanted to replace Miller w/ someone with a bit more penetration ability. They may have gotten that, but it remains to be seen if Spence can stand in there & stuff the run.This guy has no comprehension of what an NFL double-team/combo block is like.

  21. john Says:

    Yep being from Destin and having gone to FWB high i am so stoked to have this kid. He was raised right and has heeps of class. Go strong Viking!

  22. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I hope he turns out to be all that we’re being led to believe…I really do.

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