Teh-oh-NEH-sime Is “Relentless”

September 5th, 2013

Daniel Te’o-Nesheim is starting at left defensive end. It’s official, so Joe figured he’d right a wrong that is constantly perpetuated on this guy.

From Greg Schiano on down in the Bucs organization, nobody seems to care much about pronouncing Te’o-Nesheim’s name properly. C’mon, Coach. Details. Know your players’ names. If this doesn’t stop, Joe’s going to call him Daniel Dangerfield.

Now Joe’s really not ripping Schiano, who doesn’t correct those who constantly mispronounce his own name. (It’s Schiano like “piano.”) For some reason, No. 50 is just a guy with a name that scares people.

All together now, “Teh-oh-NEH-sime” is the way it’s pronounced.

That’s two lower case “e” sounds followed by a silent “e.”

Another reason to know Te’o-Nesheim’s name is because he’s got a very key role. Schiano explained today that Te’o-Nesheim is “relentless,” along with being “technically very sound, strong,” with a “low center of gravity.”

It seems Da’Quan Bowers has quite a bit of work to do to unseat Mr. Teh-oh-NEH-sime.

63 Responses to “Teh-oh-NEH-sime Is “Relentless””

  1. RIs_Buc Says:

    I was so excited when Bowers fell to us. I ‘ve been waiting for the day he’d be healthy and would start opposite AC… three yrs in and it hasn’t happened yet. Fail.
    I know he could still start but he should’ve be the day 1 starter. Hopefully this lights a fire under this guy…

  2. RastaMon Says:

    not since Chidi Chidi Bang Bang…..

  3. GenocideD Says:

    Tayo Ness Hyme? I’m still cornfused.

  4. mpmalloy Says:

    Product of Samoa.

    I hope he shines this year.

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Relentness is a great quality….my neighbor’s dog has it…but it is a Snorky…..little bitty thing that tries real hard to be tough.
    I’m looking for “effective”, “successful”, “sackalicious”….as better words to describe our DL….but I’ll take relentness over slack. I suspect Bowers has been slack & Schiano is making him pay the price.
    I won’t be a bit suprised to see something special out of Bowers before all is said and done….I jus hope it is with the Bucs.

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    I’ve liked this dude since last season. Sing with me people…

    I throw my hands up in the air sometimes,
    Saying Teh-Oh! Gotta let go!
    I wanna celebrate and live my life,
    Saying Teh-Oh! Baby, let’s go!

  7. Buc1987 Says:

    I came to move, move, move, move
    Get out the way of me and my crew, crew, crew, crew
    I’m in the club so I’m gonna do, do, do, do
    Just what the f**k, came here to do, do, do, do

  8. RBellBuc Says:

    After reading about TBBF’s neighbors dog, I think we should nickname Daniel “Bulldog” Te’o-Nesheim. lol

  9. Bucky23 Says:


    I’ll sing it with you all night long if he can get to the QB on sunday afternoon

  10. BucsQcCity Says:

    I like this guy. Might not be the most gifted but he plays angry. If Bowers play half as hard , he’ll rip heads off. i’m more concerned in LB pass coverage than our Dline but having the most dysfunctional team as our first opponent is truly a blessing for the Bucs.. This is exactly what they need to see what our starters looks like. Can’t wait for Sunday!

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ RBellBuc

    How about “TEO-NACIOUS!!”

  12. RBellBuc Says:

    I like that!!! ^^^^

  13. Keyword Says:

    Can bowers play Lb?

  14. richbucsfan Says:

    He is also undersized and gets manhandled more than he dishes enuf of the hype … face it, this team is incredibly thin at most every position

  15. MadMax Says:

    Teo GRINDS and keeps GRINDING!
    So glad we kept him around!!!!

    Now to see how Scott delivers in the REAL games! 🙂

    …oh, keep at it Bowers!

  16. Jonny 2.3 Says:

    So this is what we let Bennett walk away for?

  17. Buc1987 Says:

    Yes Jonny 2.3 it is. Prior to the 2012 season how many sacks did you think Bennett was going to have Jonny 2.3? I’m serious when I say this. If I were to walk up to Buc fans last September and ask them. Hey how many sacks do you think Bennett is going to have this season seeing how he was in the NFL since 2009? Most Buc fans would have said Michael who? The point is trust in Schiano, Schiano created those 9 sacks that Bennett got, not Bennett. It’s time to find a new Bennett and Schiano will find him. Trust in it.

    Bennett was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks on March 14, 2013.On March 24, 2013, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Bennett has a torn rotator cuff.

  18. Buc1987 Says:

    ” face it, this team is incredibly thin at most every position”=

    Woe is me the poor Buc fan. Whatever are we going to do? I think I will just pout about it until Sunday. Boo hoo hoo and hoo.

  19. Tampabaybucfan Says:


  20. richbucsfan Says:

    Buc1987 I have no idea what your response was supposed to be about, but it certainly doesn’t fit. In the preseason it’s all hype, when the season begins reality sets in. Review last year’s games and you will see that #50 is manhandled most of the time. He is undersized plain and simple. No boo hoo here. A realist. Is that what you are doing … boo hoo hoo??

  21. RBellBuc Says:

    @Jonny 2.3

    Something to ponder,

    It took Bennett all season to get 9 sacks to Daniel’s 5, playing just part time.

    With that in mind, one can only assume, if Daniel is given even close to the same amount time that Bennett had, he should have at least the same, or even more sacks than what Bennett did, presuming Daniel stays healthy.

  22. Fritz50 Says:

    Joe, not arguing with you, but on first glance, I’d use your guide, but with an sHime, instead sime. I’m assuming that is the way he says it.

    Fritz, dude, Joe asked him how to pronounce it and Joe taped it for the sake of this post. It’s sime –Joe

  23. Bucfever40 Says:

    How bout it Buc1987, I mean “incredibly thin at EVERY position”? Really? Can we try any harder to be pessimistic? I’m starting to think some of these fans will start popping xanax if the Bucs come out blazing and show that they’re a legit contender, this assumption that they’re so bad is starting to sound like wishful thinking, snap outta it Buc fans!

  24. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    This guy needs a nick name asap…ideas please! Love this kid.

  25. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @Richbucs Fan
    Sure, he’s undersized and sometimes gets manhandled. So, what else is new? You are certainly entitled to your opinion, but its hard 3 days before the season starts to read the negativity.
    The next thing you know, the Buc Realist will be using this article to bash Dominick.
    Then, my night would be complete!!!

  26. RBellBuc Says:


    Tampabaybucfan Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 7:10 pm
    @ RBellBuc

    How about “TEO-NACIOUS!!”

  27. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @Bucfever 40

    Yea…I just love the negativity 3 days before the season….next thing you know, we’ll have the Realist using this article to bash Dominick.
    Then,my night will be complete.

  28. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @Seany Mac in SC


  29. richbucsfan Says:

    I am calm today and will be calm tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, Sunday, Monday and on and on … Let’s wait to see what the Bucs do against the Jets. Keep in mind, we know nothing at all about what they’ll look like based on the preseason. I refuse to drink the koolaid of pure hype based on nothing. It is my opinion (which I think I’m entitled to) that the Bucs are not deep and the long NFL season will wear them down. That’s all. If you don’t like it, ok. I’ve been through this for longer than you’ve been on the earth, so I’m not easily convinced by preseason talk.

  30. RBellBuc Says:

    alright who”s gonna win Denver or Baltimore?

  31. Buc1987 Says:

    richbucsfan …no sir not at all. I’m saying trust in Schiano. He knows what he’s doing more than you do.

  32. RBellBuc Says:

    I say Flaaco throws 256 yds 1 TD 2 ints. and one fumble.

  33. Buc1987 Says:

    RBellBuc …Denver without a doubt.

  34. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Why don’t we have Flaco, Manning, Welker & Rice? Where was the Pop Star in the off season?

    Sayeth the Buc Realist

  35. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Good evening brothas-Season is here baby!!!

  36. MadMax Says:

    @RBell….awesome point!! 🙂

  37. LUVMYBUCS Says:


  38. eric Says:

    Yeah right I will believe it when I see it, the same thing about Tynes responding to MRSA!

  39. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Ya’ll ready for some football baby!!! Raise my glass 2 yah!! Lets Go!!

  40. MadMax Says:


  41. Bucfever40 Says:

    I’ll never bet against Herman Munster Manning, I’m a true believer man. Having had the same kind of neck surgeries myself, I know how it can change you physically, but the dude bounced back like nobody’s business and stood in there like champion, I like Denver in this one, but not by much, Baltimore still has a very tough defense.

  42. MadMax Says:

    Right back at Ya LUV!!! Just starting a new job too!!!!

    SeanyMac and I will be at the Ale House in Downtown Greenville RAISING HELL!!! READY TO BRING IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Do the damn thang boy!!! Get’em

  44. MadMax Says:

    I PROMISE YO!!!!
    BRINGING IT!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Woodyard Couda Shouda been a Buc…Lol…Just saying

  46. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Luvmybucs

    Thanks…for noticing….we are trying to maintain a positive outlook until we are forced to do otherwise…..

  47. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    We gotta keep hope alive brotha–Its going 2 be a great season. GO BUCS!!

  48. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Pierce is a beast!!

  49. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Damn Denver got Wesley Woodyard & Danny Trevathan..WTF..They got scouts camping out at the University of Kentucky?

  50. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Nice route Torrey

  51. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Thats right take what they give you. Nice underneath route Jones

  52. RBellBuc Says:


    Denvers evidently loves The Red Raiders too. They’ve got three in the starting offense

  53. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Yeah I noticed that across the OLine

  54. richbucsfan Says:

    looks like this thread was hijacked to interrupt the flow … anyway, we will see what happens on Sunday … for comparison’s sake, look at the Raven’s oline… do you honestly think #50 has a chance against them or even the Broncos? Let’s not ‘fantacize’, let deal in reality. I’m glad he has a motor, but I’ve him in too many games get dominated. I wish him well, but harbor no false hopes that he will get 8 sacks Sunday or even 8 for the entire season.

  55. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    You have a good eye for the game.

  56. LUVMYBUCS Says:


  57. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    richbucsfan Says
    “I refuse to drink the koolaid of pure hype based on nothing. It is my opinion (which I think I’m entitled to) that the Bucs are not deep and the long NFL season will wear them down.”

    See now, I will never understand embracing a negative attitude. You claim to be older…so am I. We used to say “I will respect others until they give me reason to not respect them.”

    Nowadays I’m a bit more compassionate toward others, but the phrase fits in regard to being Bucs fans. I personally try to see the silver lining in all things these days. But I can understand some people get frustrated with this team.

    I had more fun watching the games last year than any game after the superbowl year. It actually felt like, with the exception of maybe 3-4 games we had a good chance to win. Heck, it was two bad calls by refs that cost us two games. With those wins we would have made the playoffs.

    And then I see the effort being given to make the team better. The effort is there big time. It is clear…they are making the team better then filling out depth. A good example is running back. Last year they made it better. This year they added quality depth.

    I jus don’t see why fans would even bother being fans unless they at least have high hopes at the start of a season. Be positive until the teams gives you reason to not be positive. Since every season is a fresh start…let got of the negative and enjoy the product.

    Consider this as well. If all these negative fans talk that way around fringe fans, that’s probably part of the reason the games are not selling out.

    If you are as old as I am, or older, surely you must see some wisdom in this.

    BTW, there is a slim chance I will get to go to the game this weekend. I got a last minute off for a free trip to NY to meet with a literary agent and a publisher. It is so last minute I may not be able to do it until next week though due to a book signing. But man, I would love to be there.

  58. Fritz50 Says:

    Sorry Joe, wasn’t tryin to irritate

  59. Buc1987 Says:

    BuccaneerBonzai …careful now Adam might be puzzled as to why your post is longer than the article. As he was with me.

    This by the way is a great point Bonzai.

    “I jus don’t see why fans would even bother being fans unless they at least have high hopes at the start of a season. Be positive until the teams gives you reason to not be positive. Since every season is a fresh start…let got of the negative and enjoy the product.”

  60. Buc1987 Says:

    Fritz50 Says:

    September 5th, 2013 at 11:54 pm
    Sorry Joe, wasn’t tryin to irritate

    It’s okay man I’m sure I irritate Joe regularly.

  61. richbucsfan Says:

    Hi BucBonzai. Nice post. I base my thoughts on what I see. The Bucs had a chance to upgrade at Dline and didn’t, instead got weaker. They had a chance to further upgrade at CB and didn’t and now we have to depend on Johnson and Banks and hopefully Revis is recovered enough to play a full season. From a strictly business point of view, if I am building a team to compete for a Super Bowl, this product just does not have the tools. But, so you know, I will support them as much as I can each week. My expectations are very low as you can tell.

  62. joseph mamma Says:

    Did Greg Schiano just say Te’o Neishem is relentless? Hhhaaahhhhaaaaaahhaaaaahhaaaa

  63. The Dom must go Says:

    All missing the point…. Bowers another draft bust by this regime!