“Never Heard Of A Finesse Middle Linebacker”

July 26th, 2011

Of course, the most polarizing Bucs news in the next week will be the signing — or non-signing — of Mr. Barrett Ruud.

Joe’s heard Home Depot is already running low on tiki torches and other angry-march-friendly flammable items.

One man sure to lose it if Ruud re-signs is former Bucs guard Ian Beckles, the WDAE-AM 620 radio personality who thinks Ruud is softer than silk. Beckles continually finds new ways to explain his disdain for Ruud’s play, as he did on the air Monday.

“In all the years I’ve been around football, I’ve never heard of a finesse middle linebacker. [The Bucs] broke that mold,” Beckles said.

Joe’s never heard of a finesse middle linebacker, either. And maybe there is no such thing.

Regardless, Joe expects the Bucs to offer Ruud exactly what they think he’s worth.

14 Responses to ““Never Heard Of A Finesse Middle Linebacker””

  1. Brad Says:

    With the new limited training schedule of practices, finesse might be a description for several positions.

  2. Travis Says:

    Ruud heard only 14 padded practices and couldn’t be happier. Now he can get away with hitting people less than he had too before

  3. Buc N' A Says:

    I do know one thing everyone will miss if Ruud is not resigned. Yelling: “Ruuuuuuuuuuuuuuud” That’s just fun no matter what.

  4. Matt Says:

    I am a Ruud fan, but I am so tired of heading Beckles trash him that I hope he leaves just so I don’t have to hear that whiner complain about him anymore.

  5. m.wesley Says:

    I think Ruud knew he was leaving after the season and he is not bitter he didnt show up for the workouts and he handed the torch to Mckenzie when he sat down and showed him the ends and outs of the position,he was not offered a tender and he is ready to go forth with his carear

  6. Nick2 Says:

    I loved shouting Ruuuuuuuuud at games but I found so few opportunities to do it that once one rolled around I forgot.

  7. Brad Says:

    Does Ian have to remind EVERYONE that he played before?

  8. RastaMon Says:

    Rudd can’t spit past his own facemask…..

  9. Bucnjim Says:

    Well he falls lower than kicker on the importance board since Barth signed a very nice deal. Congrats Conner; great work!

  10. Bucnjim Says:


    The last time we yelled Ruuuuuuud was when he had Brooks by his side making him look good. Almost as bad as Alvin Harper after he lost Michael Irvin.

  11. Capt.Tim Says:

    If the ” ring of Shame”ever gets installed, Beckles has sewn up the spot. His attacks on Ruud are entirely self promoting. Last week he was bad mouthing Paul Gruber. He went from a fan favorite former Buc to an embarrassment. Sad what a guy will do for radio ratings

  12. Dave Says:

    JOE is getting pretty good at walking the political line when talking about a player

    “Regardless, Joe expects the Bucs to offer Ruud exactly what they think he’s worth.”

  13. m.wesley Says:

    Just think back to last year preseason Ian said The Bucs look like a highscool team they have not put a quality product on the field.I agree with him about RUUD but he is full of spit with his prediction and his talk about my boy Gruber.

  14. BigMacAttack Says:

    Call a damn Spade a Spade.

    “Ruud Sucks!”