Don’t Violate Steven Means’ Personal Space

April 27th, 2013

Bucs new outside linebacker Steven Means can do a lot of things. He can play defensive end in both a 43 defense and a 34 defense. He can play defensive end as well as outside linebacker.

Oh, and he can rush the passer too, with 18.5 sacks in four years. Means credits his ability to get to the passer to a unique motivational tool:

Means doesn’t like to be touched.

“I credit my father for that, I credit my mom,” Means said. “But at the same time, I just don’t like to be touched. I came up in an environment that is really not easy. So I don’t like nobody touching me. That is probably why I am a decent pass rusher. I don’t like offensive linemen touching me so I want to get them off me as quick as possible.”

Means also admitted he has a burning anger when he takes the field.

“Nasty attitude? Most definitely,” Means said. “I get mad just at someone lining up across from me. I like hitting. I love hitting the quarterback.

“I am willing to do whatever I have to do, even if that means just snapping the ball. It’s a tribute.”

Means’ issue with touching reminds Joe of a quality AC/DC song.

15 Responses to “Don’t Violate Steven Means’ Personal Space”

  1. Buc'N'iT Says:

    Gotcha means you hit the quarterback and I wont touch you ir your contract:)

  2. Raphael Says:

    I could not find this guy on Walter football .com ….

    He is below under the radar…like stealth mode or something …

  3. tampabaybucfan Says:

    Somebody really likes this guy a lot to have selected him in the 5th. He may have gone undrafted. Let’s hope we are right on this one. I am guessing that Means has a huge upside. I do see that he has almost as much speed as Banks….that’s pretty good for a big guy and….he looks like a beast!!!

  4. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    This guy will become a pro bowl OLB, what and see. Best draft pick so far after Banks!

  5. bucs55 Says:

    Love the defensive picks we have made this kid looks like he is gonna turn into a stud hopefully wit out 6th we can pick up a back Ellington is still there

  6. andres Says:

    Love the attitude!

  7. lurker Says:

    too far in calling that song quality!

  8. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    Love the AC/DC video. Bon Scott could make some tackles in his day. 5’8″ and full of anger. RIP. Thanks Joe!

  9. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    A better highlight reel:

    He has a knack for shedding blocks quickly and violently and getting into the backfield. Also has fantastic pursuit skills and play recognition.

  10. Patrick Says:

    Bon Scott > Brian Johnson

    But Brian is cool too!

  11. lurker Says:

    ” Bon Scott could make some tackles in his day. ”

    tackle the bottle.

  12. BuccFanInHawkeyeCountry Says:

    Ha reminds me of Chris Griffin off Family Guy. I DON’T LIKE TO BE TOUCHED!

  13. jimmy Says:

    This guy is Francis from Stripes.

  14. mike Says:

    hes damaged goods his dad did something

  15. mike Says:

    Means doesn’t like to be touched.

    “I credit my father for that, ???????????????????? really