“Kind” Incognito Impressed Bucs Rookie

August 29th, 2014

It’s great to know Richie Incognito has multiple personalities. That can come in handy on a job interview.

Last night, Bucs general manager Jason Licht told Bucs fans how Incognito “impressed” him this week during their meeting. And earlier, a Bucs rookie shared his tender offseason moments with Incognito.

Roy Cummings, of The Tampa Tribune, took notes when tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins gave a scouting report.

“He’s one of the funniest, outgoing, kind guys I’ve ever known,’’ Seferian-Jenkins said. “I don’t know what happened in Miami but the time I worked with him was great. So I’d have no issues (if the Bucs signed him).

“I mean, I had a great time with him. He’s the hardest worker I’ve ever seen. I enjoyed getting in there and working out with him every day and spending the whole day with him. The Richie I know, the Richie I worked out with, he’s a good guy.’’

It turns out Seferian-Jenkins and Incognito spent months in Arizona pumping iron at the same facility.

Now isn’t that sweet. Joe’s greatest concern (among several) with Incognito is his ability to perform coming off his couch and a 9 1/2-month layoff, all while under massive scrutiny from teammates and national media. That’s not a great combination of obstacles for a veteran player with a history of, um, inappropriate behavior.

57 Responses to ““Kind” Incognito Impressed Bucs Rookie”

  1. Mac Says:

    I wonder if Richie sang “I can change” like Sadam Hussain did for Satan…

  2. RastaMon Says:

    Did Richie just put his boot up Joes …

  3. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Not concerned about the so-called baggage or his ability to fit in and even thrive with this team. I’m concerned about his playing ability at this stage. I guess if the Bucs worked him out they know more than any of us, so we’ll see what they decide. I’ll support their decision either way.

  4. bucsQcCity Says:


    “It turns out Seferian-Jenkins and Incognito spent months in Arizona pumping iron at the same facility.”


    ” Joe’s greatest concern (among several) with Incognito is his ability to perform coming off his couch”

    Unless its dumbells are on its couch, its shape should be fine. Pro players works with specialized training clinics all around the country nowadays.

    I’m not sure about Rishaw yet. I saw some bad plays but he could have been bad communication on the OL. I’m not sure on Incognito neither but if we pay him minimum salary and then let him compete with Rishaw for the starting spot, I would be fine with that instead of granting him a starting job. Let him earn it’s way back into football.

  5. chickster Says:

    Wow what slander Joe clearly doesn’t like him I bet he would not say that to his face

  6. Carls Toe Says:

    They were at an all you can eat for Five Hours! They hit it off! ÀSJ and Ronde say positive things. Our depth would improve. Sign him or Belicheat will.

  7. INDYbucsfan Says:

    So racist ass Riley cooper is all good but racist Richie is no good?

  8. robert9 Says:

    ritchie will be a buc IF and only IF Lovie can but away the racist part of it and tell the team to do the same.

    we won’t know until the season starts anyway.

  9. Patrick in VA Says:

    Seems like if he was working out, and apparently working hard, with ASJ I would not be quite so quick to assume that he’s just been sitting around for 9 months.

  10. Architek Says:

    I say sign him after week 1…

  11. Patrick in VA Says:

    If signed after week 1 and is incorporated in to the line immediately I would imagine they could be working as a unit by week 6. Plenty of time for a solid playoff run

  12. billy buckaroo Says:

    The offensive line needs to become a unit now.
    The time for plugging people in and out and experimenting is long gone.
    The clock is ticking until the season starts and this needs to be set.
    The more they delay the longer it will take for the line to become a working unit.
    Name the line and be done with it.
    This is becoming more on the coaches than the players.

  13. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Shaun King needs to workout with them too….

    “Shaun King, one of two Buc Quarterbacks that lost a NFC Championship Game when his defense gave up 11 or fewer points.”

    Sorry guys!…..I just couldn’t help m

  14. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I just could’t help myself….haven’t had my King fix yet today!!!

  15. RastaMon Says:

    “Name the line and be done with it.
    This is becoming more on the coaches than the players”…..
    Thank You !

  16. Harry Says:

    They can obviously run him thru drills to determine how sharp he may or may not be. And, if dedicated, he can get there. He was once one of the better Gs in the league. It would be crazy if we don’t sign him.

    Joe, you said Nicks would be better than what we have and he was off for a much longer period, and had a bad toe. So I think Richie can adapt and be better then what we currently have at RG.

    Umm, Joe only said that as it related to Nicks going through training camp and emerging ready to play. –Joe

  17. Patrick in VA Says:

    So, a concern I would have with bringing him in on a 1 year deal would be that he comes in, does great and gets along great with everyone. So we got one cheap year out of him before he’s able to market his reformed image around the league and have someone else snag him up for more money. If we feel confident enough in him and his ability to behave himself then why not sign him super cheap for 2 years so we have some time to build some depth and groom an heir

  18. iamabuc Says:

    I say let’s sign the guy, is not like he commited a murder. Besides, with all the big and mean guys In our team, he’ll think twice before trying to bully anybody.

  19. Kaptain Morgan Says:

    @ Architek

    Completely agree.

    @billy bucaroo

    It has been written on here if you sign Incognito prior to week 1 you have to guarantee his salary since he has the years in the league as a vested veteran. Few teams want to roll the dice on what could be a ticking time bomb with Incognito…until at least after week 1 that is where they can cut him and his salary isn’t guaranteed against the cap for the full season. Yes, you want to your offensive line to have cohesiveness and gel as a unit. But the Bucs are no longer in a position where they “have” to sign a guard of Incognito’s stature. They can wait until after the round of cuts and see what is available and decide if they want to take that chance. More than likely anyway, Incognito would be platooning at guard if we did sign him until week 4-5 while he built up his stamina after missing all of training camp and most of the end of last season. So what would an extra week be anyway?

  20. iamabuc Says:

    Bucsnation, stop being so oversensitive.

  21. Orca Says:

    When the Bucs haven’t signed Incognito 8 weeks into the season, are we still going to be hearing about him daily?

  22. RastaMon Says:

    We need him NOW…penny wise ..pound foolish regarding non guarantee salary after week one…peanuts !….turn it around and offer a safe contract with Balance in incentives for finishing the season without behavior issues….I am dumbfounded that any Buc fan does not comprehend just how dire the offensive line situation is…even Mankins will not make a difference among this OL depth chart of sad sacks !

  23. J 2.0 Says:

    I don’t know who they can get other than Incognito, but they need to get someone. On the final offensive play of the game Clifton Geathers exploded by Rishaw Johnson and got the sack. Didn’t look good.

  24. Scot Says:

    I dont know why people think Incognito will sign some kind of vet minimum contract LOL the dude wants to get paid and have some stability. He has a new ferrari to buy for christ sake

  25. RastaMon Says:

    I didn’t save vet minium…I said Safe with incentives

  26. Carls Toe Says:

    The Bucs brass were in stitches, Richie told hundreds of Schiano jokes! ASJ had a blast with him! Sounds like à cool dude for a teammate.

  27. buccinfan Says:

    im no expert, but It sounds like incognito was working out, not sitting on his couch for nine and a half months.

  28. Stanglassman Says:

    Love that Pic of Incognito, it reminds me of Chris Farley ‘living in a VAN down by the river’.

  29. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Is there any truth to the rumor that Mankins has already started picking on Kadeem Edwards…..made some racial slurs and stated that he can’t wait until Michael Sam comes to town week two. Said he has some experience punching a guy in the nuts!!!

  30. Dan Says:


    At no point in time has Incognito been considered one of the best Gs in the league. He’s been a journeyman his whole career, an average starting G. With that said, I would still sign him. I’m not impressed with Omameh or Johnson…why is Cousins still on the team?

  31. billy buckaroo Says:

    We all know what the bucs capabilities are now with their present offense lineman. These first few weeks will depend on the play callers matching up plays this offense line can handle or calling plays they are not ready for.
    The coaches have done a pretty good job of rebuilding thus far but
    Now its time to see if they can match play calling with the personnel they have available to do the job.
    Success is going to come down to how well the COACHES call the plays on offense that have a reasonable chance for success with linemen they have.
    PLAY CALLING is going to be the fine line in the first few weeks.

  32. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Some think that Incognito to Tampa may be a done deal, and we are just waiting for the season to open, to get out around his existing contract requirements ?
    How about that scenario Joe, or anyone ?

  33. Patrick in VA Says:

    @Dan – Didn’t realize that we’d have to translate the term “Pro Bowl” for a football fan but that title literally means that he was one of the best in the league at his position. That’s why that whole thing exists

  34. Capt.Buc Says:

    Maybe Richie needs to hang out with Johnny Football for Joe’s approval. As for signing him now, it aint gonna happen as he would then have a guaranteed contract. I’m sure IF they are going to sign Richie it will be after the Carolina game. When his contract would not be guaranteed. Personally I leave that to L & L if he would help us and not hurt us I’m sure he will be a Buccaneer in a little more then a week. Right after we tame those Panthers. As for Joe’s fury against Richie although one can understand it. Isn’t the media supposed to be non bias???

  35. Bucs Fan #237 Says:


    “It’s great to know Richie Incognito has multiple personalities. That can come in handy on a job interview.”

    Had me laugh out loud!

  36. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    Wow Glennon must really feel like a red headed step child now that all Joe’s negativity is squarely focused on Incognito.

  37. Stanglassman Says:

    English gone/cut. Guess Solomon made the cut.

  38. BigMacAttack Says:

    Joe, you may be right about Ritchie, you usually are and you pegged Freeman as a bust in waiting from day 1. But I don’t care because It sounds like Roychie is working hard to get back to the NFL and I’m all about nasty mean offensive linemen. I believe that L & L have nothing to lose by signing Ritchie and he may shore up the O line which has been desperately needed for a few years now. He can’t possibly be worse than Meredith who so far this preseason has been horrible. Look at your surveys Joe, the fans overwhelmingly want to give Ritchie a shot.

  39. stratobuc Says:

    Sign Incognito, now! He can help this team.

    Shaun King: one of two quarterbacks to pass the Cattleman’s Steakhouse challenge.


  40. chris Says:

    Larry English gone. A little shocked

  41. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Larry English, Anthony Gaitor, Keith Lewis, Kip Edwards and Marc Anthony; linebackers Nate Askew and Ka’Lial Glaud; fullback Lonnie Pryor, defensive end T.J. Fatinikun and offensive linemen Edawn Coughman, Jeremiah Warren and Andrew Miller cut so far today.

  42. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Rick Stroud ‏@NFLSTROUD
    #Bucs cut T/G Jamon Meredith


  43. Skelly Says:

    Blah Blah joe. Sign this dude. Everyone gets second chance.

  44. Snook Says:

    If Joe’s biggest man crush is cool with him, then so am I.

    Sign Incognito on September 8th.

  45. Capt.Tim. Back from Davie Jones's locker Says:

    Dolphins said he was a great guy, and amazing teammate.
    One sissy mommys boy, and Joe- don’t like him

    Sign him!

  46. Harry Says:

    @Dan Says:
    “…At no point in time has Incognito been considered one of the best Gs in the league. He’s been a journeyman his whole career…”

    I never said “best”, I said better. That puts him above average – above the middle of the pack. I don’t agree with you; he is not a “journeyman” and is better than average. He is no Carl Nicks or Mankins, but he is way better than what we have.

  47. Buc the Haters Says:

    Seems like he’s probably in pretty good shape since he was working so hard. I say sign him. I think he could complete our Oline & propel us to the playoffs. (Even though I think we’re playoff bound either way)

  48. 77 bassguitarist Says:

    I wonder if King template one of the two guards

  49. 77 bassguitarist Says:

    I wonder if King can play one of the two guards

  50. Burl Morgan Says:

    Everybody makes mistakes & most of us are willing to give people another chance. Richie can help us win alot of football games but he can grow as a person with Lovie Smith and the leadership that’s on this team!!! 🙂

  51. Capt.Tim. Back from Davie Jones's locker Says:

    TampaBayBucFam- Lmao!!
    Yeah, I heard that if Michael SAMs gets cut, Jonathan Martin already has a spot for him in San Francisco!!

    Those Niners will really be dangerous then!

    Michael Ssm is such a great story, isn’t it
    Who knew you could be a celebrity in this country- just for being a C+*# S+*#•^ ???

    My Wife’s jelous! She said she’s got more years in it than he does- and nobody is staking out cameras in her house.

  52. Harry Says:

    @Capt.Tim. Back from Davie Jones’s locker Says:
    “…My Wife’s jelous! She said she’s got more years in it than he does- and nobody is staking out cameras in her house…”

    Sounds like a good pilot for another reality show. Maybe we can send a film crew to your house Capt!

  53. Capt.Tim. Back from Davie Jones's locker Says:

    Lol! Nah, my Wife and I are heterosexual.
    That’s being frowned upon in Modern America.

  54. Capt.Tim. Back from Davie Jones's locker Says:

    Just ask Ritchie Incognito!!!
    The NFL has tried to Blackball him from the League, for following his Coaches orders- and trying to “toughen up” a teammate who was weak

    Yet Pouncy, Sam orders, same Actions- never missed a game, and is still on the
    Dolphins roster!
    Go figure

  55. The Incognito VIP Club Member Says:

    Joe why are you so against this man? Go and have a few brewskis with the man and get over it man!!! He can help this team on the field and by the looks of things even off it. Anyway, when a GM states he was to only impressed but enjoyed and entertained?? What was he Robin Williams having everyone rolling around on the floor laughing??? Get prepared Joe and except it, if we don’t hear of any communication with other teams before the first game he’s his way to Tampa!!!!!!!!

  56. Ernest T. Bass Says:

    That picture is so Funny! He does look like Chris Farley! No wonder guys have a great time being around him. No doubt he had a good time with Loveboat at dinner. If that’s the way he stretches and warms up, fans are gonna be laughing like crazy this season!

  57. Bucs fan in Chicago Says:

    Please get over it Joe. The guy has had bad media coverage.