“I Don’t Know; You Tell Me.”

November 9th, 2014

logan ,mankins 1102It appears Joe irked one of the most mild-mannered men in the Buccaneers’ locker room this afternoon, following the latest beating at the hands of the Falcons.

Logan Mankins has his usual mellow chat in the postgame locker room, which largely centered on reporter questions about rebounding after a loss, and the difference between winning teams (Patriots) and losing teams (Bucs).

But then Joe asked about Mankins himself. Here was the exchange:

JoeBucsFan.com: Bucs fans haven’t seen much of you through your career. You’re new to them, pretty much. How would you say you’re playing this year?

Logan Mankins: I don’t know. You tell me. See you guys.

This was really out of character for Mankins. Joe thought it was a fair question, but apparently, Mankins wasn’t feeling it.

Maybe this was just frustration from losing, or maybe Mankins isn’t playing up to his contract and he knows it. Regardless, Mankins doesn’t want to talk about his performance.

35 Responses to ““I Don’t Know; You Tell Me.””

  1. sho-nuff Says:

    dude misses Brady doing work behind him….it’s obvious…we gave up what? for this tired player? who’s call was that?

  2. Ray Rice Says:

    JOE youre lucky you didn’t get B*tch slapped

  3. Nick Says:

    Please, can you imagine if Mankins wasn’t here???

  4. Joe Says:

    @RayRice – Don’t be ridiculous. Asking a player how he’s performing is as basic as it gets.

  5. billy buckaroo Says:

    Kung fu used to say
    Tread lightly grasshopper

  6. jlynch Says:

    You think he wants to play here????????? never mind how what about why?????????

  7. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Fuc this guy. Clearly doesn’t want to be here, and will be gone in the offseason. Playing like crap cause he misses his boyfriend Brady. I’d take a toeless Carl Nicks over this sorry bum.

    Great trade Liar and Lapdog.

  8. RealityCheck Says:

    Pretty fair response imo.

  9. Ray Rice Says:

    JOE how the FUK are you gonna ask him that? What difference is between Patriots and BUCS. Especially after another loss. WTF

    You might want to re-read what Joe wrote. Put down the booze. –Joe

  10. DB55 Says:

    He had to go to amscot before they close at 6p

  11. D-Rome Says:

    Mankins was out of line. I used to live in Massachusetts and followed the Pats growing up. You asked a fair question. The Boston media can be more direct and unfair with their questions. He should be used to this.

  12. sho-nuff Says:

    go back to your bromance Brady son…it’s OBVIOUS you could care less about working here….freeloading coward

  13. The Buc Realist Says:

    Joe. why are you asking antagonizing questions, You should ask questions that will inform the fans, such as

    Mr Mankins from your time with the patriots what are the playoffs like? and what is it like to win a game on the home field??

  14. The Ether Says:

    the o-line took a collective sht! today!

    FCK MANKINS! FUCC EDS! FCK COUSINS! (Hope Dotsons alright… if so, then FCK DEMAR DOTSON TOO!!!)

  15. Pelbuc Says:

    Gotta. Love all these ” high character Buccaneer men”, Mankins, Bowers, MJohnson, Collins, etc…..And we ragged on Domink?! L&L are making Dominik, Schiano and Raheem look like Belicheat when it cones to personnel and salaries. I don’t understand all the talk about the draft when the decision makers have proven they don’t have a clue. Wake me up when the Bucs are sold, relocated or coaches are fired.

  16. DB55 Says:


    You should have asked him how much of your paycheck will you be donating to charity or how does it feel to get away with grand theft every week?

  17. Tony Says:

    Maybe he is appalled by the amateur reporting in the area, just like the amateur level of play this team is exhibiting.

  18. sho-nuff Says:

    Ether, Football Club Kansas?…soccer fan?

  19. BUC4LIFE79 Says:

    Nick Says:
    November 9th, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Please, can you imagine if Mankins wasn’t here???

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^NUFF SAID. Remember Cousins at LG Haters???

  20. Harry Says:

    @Nick Says:
    “…Please, can you imagine if Mankins wasn’t here???”

    Nick, it was also L&L that put the Bucs in the situation that we needed 4 new starters, instead of one or maybe two. I never liked this trade. We were desperate at the time so it seemed like a wise idea, but L&L’s decisions are what made us desperate.

    A 4th rd pick AND Tim Wright sucked. Mankins is past his prime and breaking down. Wright had 7 catches for 61 yards against CHI.

  21. The Ether Says:

    sho-nuff Says:
    November 9th, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Ether, Football Club Kansas?…soccer fan?

    Absolutely! You too?!! ….awesome.

  22. Jim Says:

    The Bucs should have been flagged for impersonating a football team.

  23. SAMCRO Says:

    Yep, that sure seemed like a blow-off directed right at Joe.

    Maybe Mankins is not a fan of JBF.com?

  24. brett Says:

    it appears that site members aren’t the only ones you alienate. time to re-evaluate joe.

  25. rayjay1122 Says:

    I would tell him if that is what he wants. Your play is semi pro caliber. So put that in your pipe and smoke it Logan. I know the dude could not block me consistently even with my bad knees. At least when I played, I played with heart. These check collectors do not care about anything other than their pay. Losers!

  26. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    Joe, seems like a very fair and reasonable question to me. Most of the other pen and mic club asks such cream puff questions, that you never really learn anything important.

  27. robert8 Says:


    man I loved this trade

  28. buccanAy Says:

    Can anyone name ANYTHING this regime has done that has worked? EVERYTHING single decision they’ve made has been a disaster. What’s the saying….once is accident, twice a coincidence, and three times a trend….Lovie better do something right…real soon. A FA anointed starting QB crying , and FA over-priced guard that cost us a draft pick AND a good TE, all pissy. Of course, NONE of the other high $ FA Lovie picked up were even playing.

  29. jo_mama Says:

    Total Stupid question.

    A Question which was beyond stupid.

    What was he supposed to say?

    Ask him something specific you are a reporter.

    Did you watch him in the game. Did you see him make some wrong plays, how many sacks did he give up?

    How many running plays went to his side?

    Joe just do your job. Between you Joe Bucs and 620 being so far up the Bucs Arse us fans are not getting the questions asked we need.

  30. buccanAy Says:

    Mankins needs to be “called out”, as does Johnson, Collins, Verner, McCown and Lovie himself…..WTF these guys are being paid top salary for their positions, and need to be held accountable….the local media, IMO, has been WAY to soft, especially on Lovie….give’m hell Joe, as no one else is, and they deserve it, as we fans deserve some answers to the pathetic play of such high $ players. Don’t give rat’s rear about Brady, this is about the millions you’re stealing from Tampa Bay.

  31. Joe Says:

    @jo-mama – Joe will repeat. Joe simply asked Mankins how well he thinks he’s playing this season. That’s a very reasonable and straight-forward question.

    Mankins might have given himself a letter grade, for example. He might have talked specifics about himself in the run game or passing game. He might have said he feels great and is improving as he gets more comfortable in the offense. Mankins could have given many answers. He chose not to answer.

  32. Buc1987ForJameis Says:

    I saw no problem with the question at all.

  33. Arealbucsfan Says:

    I dont see a problem with the question @Joe. I guess others are i little too sensitive

  34. Fort Myers Dave Says:

    I agree, the question was fair. Looks like Joe just hit a nerve with Mr Mankins when he inquired about a self assessment of Mr Mankins’ play as a Buc. Dude is under-performing and he knows it, otherwise we would have at least heard an answer from him.

  35. Max Says:

    Seriously tame question.

    This guy appears to be more of a whiny baby than the “tough rancher” guy everyone said he was or whatever.

    Waste of money just like Johnson and Collins.