Logan Mankins Is Ornery When Needed

August 26th, 2014
When needed, Bucs G Logan Mankins can make a grown-arse NFL defender cry.

When needed, Bucs G Logan Mankins can make a grown-arse NFL defender cry.

One sad aspect of Bucs fans rejoicing like they won the Lotto after learning Lovie Smith was dancing with sleazy Richie Incognito was many claimed the team needed Incognito’s attitude in the locker room.

Yeah, just like the Bucs needed someone to set off a canister of mustard gas in the locker room.

But fear not, knuckledraggers, new Bucs guard Logan Mankins has a mean streak when he needs one, and it’s placed where it should be, at an opponent’s middle section rather than a teammate’s head. Consider this BSPN piece back in January 2013 by Jackie MacMullan.

While Mankins was quiet, respectful and understated off the field, he exhibited a fury on the field that could be terrifying. Vegely termed it “just the right amount of ornery.”

“If you pissed him off,” Vegely said, “you were in trouble.”

Broncos defensive end Ebenezer Ekuban discovered Mankins’ dark side in 2005. Ekuban was, according to Patriots teammates, hitting Mankins after the whistle. Mankins became so incensed he punched Ekuban in the groin, which earned him an ejection and a $7,500 fine. While teams generally frown upon such underhanded tactics, Tedy Bruschi confessed, “We liked it. You need at least one guy like that on the line.”

Nothing like an uppercut to the nuts to get a defensive lineman’s attention when needed. LOL And yes, it was in retaliation.

So Bucs fans got the guard they wanted, an All-Pro guard no less, and the right kind of nasty attitude directed at the proper targets.

Call it a 2-for-1 special.

26 Responses to “Logan Mankins Is Ornery When Needed”

  1. Bear the Bucs Says:

    Don’t worry about his age. This is just a bridge to the next 2 drafts. They will not make the same mistake again after this year’ draft dearth of OF lineman..

  2. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    A 2-for-1 special would be getting Incognito at the veteran minimum to pair with Mankins.

  3. RastaMon Says:

    Big Dog is chewing Joes AZZ …

  4. Evan Says:

    SO pumped.

  5. phattitudes Says:

    Love this move. We addressed a huge need in a big way. We gave up an asset from an overstocked position and got something in return. We also may just have “used” Incognito rumors to move New England to pull the trigger on this trade. After all New England had a TE. We may also have “leveraged” the fact the Schiano has Belechick’s ear and could well have lobbied for his ex-Rutgers player. Love this deal.

  6. lightningbuc Says:

    “Lovie Smith was dancing with sleazy Richie Incognito”


    Just like Joe danced with sleazy John Manziel for the three months leading up to the draft. Stupid Is As Stupid Does!

  7. Orca Says:

    I hope he’s got a few years left… And no, this trade isn’t proof that it was a mistake not to draft a guard higher. It’s proof of exactly the opposite – that there are a number of avenues to acquire players, and that L&L weren’t kidding that they would continue to pursue all angles. Hopefully some of the haters will STFU now.

    And hopefully the knuckledraggers will also stop their demands to bring in that other turd.

  8. phattitudes Says:

    Oops, NE had a TE NEEED.

  9. flmike Says:

    I have to agree, put Incognito on the right side and the interior becomes a very nasty place to live, between Mankins, EDS and Incognito that would be nasty and Dougie would have him some major league holes to run through….

  10. robert9 Says:

    happy we got a good gaurd.

    hate the trade though. the only reason i like him better than ritchi is he’s already in football shape. other than that ritchi would have been a better stop gap and saved millions and we would still have wright and a 4th rounder.

  11. Tom Edrington Says:

    Practices just got a little tougher for the Bucs d-line….

  12. Tackleblockwin Says:

    Pretty sure Doug Martin and Josh McCown have huge smiles all day long.

  13. Danati74 Says:

    A 4th round pick included, probably didn’t need to happen. A 5th or 6th would have been ideal.


    Knuckledraggers ????????

  15. Eric Says:

    That idiot Lovie Smith wont address the offense.

  16. Architek Says:

    I say still sign Rich after Friday so that his vet minimum compensation is not guaranteed for the season and calendar year.

    If he chooses to act out then we can cut him with no damage.

    But bringing him in is tremendous to the experience and upside it offers the running game and passing game.

  17. Zam Says:

    The guy’s been to like 6 pro bowls. We went from flirting with the fat ugly chick to banging Kate Upton within a 24 hour period.

    He should punch somebody in the nuts every game, just for the fans.

  18. PanhandleBucGuy28 Says:

    I guarantee we sign Richie tomm and maybe Joe will take off the blinders and relize the potential that line would have.

  19. Orca Says:

    Guarantee? What do we get when you’re proven wrong?

  20. andres Says:

    Pat raided the bucs enough, it was time for some pay back. Thanks, Bill!

  21. maleko Says:

    Knuckledragger is disrespectful to your readers. This knuckledragger with a PhD thinks that maybe the canister of mustard gas should be placed closed to one of your cheap, mass produced domestic beers.

  22. pete Says:

    Wright / Gronkowski will be better than Hernandez / Gronkowski was for the Pats.
    Nice trade!

  23. Art Says:

    Could you act like an adult and quit prefixing the word “sleazy” to Richie Incognito’s name every time you write it?

    Didn’t realize adults avoided adjectives.–Joe

  24. Fritz50 Says:

    “Could you act like an adult and quit prefixing the word “sleazy” to Richie Incognito’s name every time you write it?

    Didn’t realize adults avoided adjectives.–Joe”

    I was thinking, when I read this, that most adults have alternative adjectives, you know, to relieve the monotony, so to speak, while still getting across their meaning. I mean, that monograph you append to Kings name was cute, the first 10, or 20 times, but getting a bit old.

  25. Harry Says:

    “…Nothing like an uppercut to the nuts to get a defensive lineman’s attention when needed. LOL And yes, it was in retaliation…”

    Bizarre to me you rejoice in this kind of play (not that I am against it), yet this is the kind of play Incognito was known for. Yet you blame the entire fiasco in the Dolphins locker room on Incognito when ALL reports clearly say he was not at all the only instigator.

  26. Louie Says:

    knuckledraggers??? Really?

    I’m done with this site. You won’t see any more activity from this IP address.