“Somebody Had Urinated In My Baseball Glove”

July 4th, 2015

GilkeyBest known by Bucs fans for being a virgin center, understandably ill-suited to start a game, Garrett Gilkey is known nationally for another reason.

A couple of years ago, ESPN.com told Gilkey’s tale of being victimized throughout childhood by bullies. And more has been written about his subsequent journey and charitable efforts.

Casey Phillips of Buccaneers.com explored this topic with Gilkey for the new video feature below.

Joe found it compelling, especially on Independence Day. Freedom in the United States takes on very different meanings.

21 Responses to ““Somebody Had Urinated In My Baseball Glove””

  1. Bill in Valrico Says:

    This is the best possible thing the Bucs PR folks could have done. I tip my hat to Garrett. May I make a suggestion? Why don’t we all shut up about Gilkey and let the young man play some ball?

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Sort of makes you wanna’ root for the guy…….NAH!!!

    If Gilkey is still on the active roster on 9/13, the Bucs will not have used their waiver wire to advantage….sorry Garrett…

  3. Buc-A-New Says:

    Happy Fourth everyone!!!
    Hey Pablo, I will be down at the lake again, if you want to come have a cold one. I know it is not Cinco de Mayo but ………..

  4. The Real Malloy Says:

    People need to back off of Gilkey. He’s a beast….and had NEVER played center. Not his fault these morons decided to start him at a position he’s never played. He belongs at RG….as a serviceable backup. This guy is better than Cousins, give him a break.

  5. salish_seamonster Says:

    People bashed him like he was a piece of garbage. He’s still a young guy, a small school prospect that could develop into a decent lineman. He’s on the roster, which means they must see something in him. Notice how they didn’t bother to resign Cousins.

  6. Pickgrin Says:

    Watching this video does cause me to want to root for Gilkey to improve and do well. Good job by the Bucs PR dept.

    He’s got some serious improving to do though if he wants to play in the NFL from what we saw on the field last year. Good luck Garrett. Keep working. Obviously he is doing somethings right and is on the right track or the coaches would not have kept him around.

  7. bucsbedabest Says:

    I feel for Gilkey being diagnosed with Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome and the story about bullying. As a Buccaneer fan and wanting nothing but the best to protect our new star QB, I have a difficult time getting behind a Division II, Chadron State College, seventh round draft pick, who was picked up off waivers from George Warhop’s former team. Gilkey started one game at center and played 145 snaps as a back-up guard. In just 214 snaps Gilkey amassed 2 sacks, 3 QB hits and 7 QB hurries. Gilkey also had a staggering nine penalties and the “never to be forgotten” bowling ball snap from center. If he played the entire season at the same level he could have produced 9 sacks, 14 QB hits and 32 QB hurries. Unacceptable results. At the end of the day a player does not get many opportunities in the NFL and Garrett did not take advantage of the 214 snaps he had last year. I agree there has to be a better prospect on the waiver wire.

  8. Danati74 Says:

    Lets see…in one hand I got part of the solution, and in the other hand I got part of the problem. I turn one hand over and with the other hand I wave bye bye to Gilkey.

  9. Danati74 Says:

    As I urinate on the floor.

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Buc-A-New

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo appreciates the invite for cervezas but Pablo has been invited “down by the lake” before….Pablo is weary of this….Pablo has concerns about 44s on 4th…with so many fireworks…Pablo is conscerned about 44s and Pablo’s ass. Pablo knows Buc-A-New would do Pablo no harm…but it’s his mountain buddies that concern Pablo.
    Pablo will stick to Pasco County…..muchas gracias!!

  11. BucTrooper Says:

    Is it possible we can track down the bully and offer him a contract?

  12. Owlykat Says:

    Mumpet had not played Center either before the Senior Bowl and he is from a Division 3 School too. The difference is he knocked it out of the park and played well against star players from Division 1. So no I have no compassion for WorFLOP not getting rid of his incompetent Buddy. The Bucs have made a big mistake in not getting rid of both of them. Gilkey is miserable to watch at any position.

  13. Capt.Tim Says:

    Morons here bitching again, without any clue of what they bitching about
    I doubt some of you could identify a RG from a LT.
    Gulley had been a bright spot on the line, until idiotically played out of position.

    To compare starting at a position you have never played, against NFL players- under live fire-

    To playing against college kids, in a “showcase” bowl- where their main goal is not to get hurt-
    Is just an example of being utterly clueless!

    Yes, they lined Marpet up at Center, against a college kid with Talent, to see if he had the mobility, agility, quickness to play the position
    That lil test certainly doesn’t mean Marpet is ready to start at center on week one.
    All it meant, was that Marpet possessed the skill to be TAUGHT how to play center
    Huge difference in what they did( inexplicably) to Gilkey.
    I believe he will make the team again, and develop into a good guard.

    despite the protest of the Zombies

  14. gokeie@yahoo.com Says:

    this dude is awesome… He may be the missing link

  15. gtampa Says:

    nooo… I want to think, Joe pissed in your glove after you !@#$ the the bed last year, but Lubby set the man for a fall with the center gig for sure.

  16. LakelandBuc Says:

    I actually like Garrett Gilkey as a player,I believe the Bucs are playing him out of position.He is a tackle playing center and guard. He’s 6’6 320 are those the measurements of a center/guard/ no they are the measurements of a tackle and he played tackle in college.

  17. Capt.Tim Says:

    Lakelandbuc- good point. I watched him. He’s got quick feet, and very good slide. There are guards that size in the NFL- but Gillkey looks better in space, than as a mauler.

    All that’s based on limited observations, but O-line is something I focus on.
    Maybe if we had a better O-line coach. Warhol is the weak link of an otherwise impressive coaching staff.
    But that just figured, doesn’t it.?
    Typical Tampa. Draft and sign good skills- who never have time to do anything, because the line and line coach stinks

  18. Capt.Tim Says:

    Warhop- damn phone.
    It’s amazing that this team is repeating 40 years of history.
    We have sucked badly for the majority of our 40 year history. All for the same reason. We have had great backs. We have had numerous QBs, that struggled here, and won SuperBowls elsewhere.

    What we have NEVER had, Is a great O-line.
    The hated Cowboys Just showed you the way to do it! Build a great line, and everybody looks good!

    But we continue to hire incompetent O-line coaches, and bad linemen.
    Wonder what the excuse will be this season ?

  19. Buc1987 Says:

    I’ve never bashed Gilkey. Not once.

  20. Capt.Tim Says:

    Good. Guy is young, looked good at guard , and plays hard.
    Is he gonna be a great player? Who knows.
    But he hasn’t been bad so far( except for the center fiasco)
    Not as if we don’t need talented O-line- both starting and for depth

  21. Buc1987 Says:

    “Pablo will stick to Pasco County…..muchas gracias!!”

    Pablo perhaps you should try North Carolina. For they will hire in that state. There’s about 15 different job opportunities that americans are doing in the state of Florida that ONLY mexicans are doing in North Carolina. Sometimes Buc1987 wonders what jobs are still left for americans in North Carolina since he left that 3rd world country.