Garrett Gilkey At Center Of Jameis Winston Pain

August 15th, 2015


Joe can’t sugarcoat this. Backup center Garrett Gilkey should not play center for the Buccaneers any longer.

It’s dangerous. As Roberto Duran eloquently said, “No Más.”

It’s no surprise that when Gilkey stepped aside in the second quarter for third-stringer Jeremiah Warren tonight, Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, settled into a rhythm against the Vikings. Before that, Jameis took two vicious hits directly related to bad snaps from Gilkey. (See the photo above).

With Warren under center, Jameis suddenly relaxed. Hell, Joe can’t blame the guy.

In comes Warren, and Jameis passes complete to Luke Stocker. Then a pass complete to Bobby Rainey, followed by a laser of an 18-yard pass complete to Louis Murphy. After a run, Jameis hits Murphy again.

Think that was a coincidence? No chance.

Gilkey was the notorious virgin center mistake last year. And the guy just has too many snapping issues. Joe’s seen it in practice this month.

Enough already. Experiment over. Let Gilkey stick to guard, or let him walk.

24 Responses to “Garrett Gilkey At Center Of Jameis Winston Pain”

  1. thunderchunkyPA Says:

    Joe, WHY does Lovie do this? He falls in love with guys like Gilkey, and Jenkins. Gilkey is not setting the world on fire, let Marpet play. Gilkey needs to go.

  2. Joe Says:

    Joe, WHY does Lovie do this? He falls in love with guys like Gilkey, and Jenkins. Gilkey is not setting the world on fire, let Marpet play. Gilkey needs to go.


  3. Rrsrq Says:

    I cannot watch this o-line if one started gets hurt, unless the waiver wire has some promise, hopefully Dotson is just a sprain

  4. Bob Bruner Says:

    That guy needs to go. That was painful to watch.

  5. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    thunderchunkyPA Says
    Joe, WHY does Lovie do this? He falls in love with guys like Gilkey, and Jenkins. Gilkey is not setting the world on fire, let Marpet play. Gilkey needs to go.

    Its preseason. He’s trying things out. Gilkey may not make the team at all. And, btw…LOVIE DOESN’T RUN THE OFFENSE!!!

    Joe, Evans had more issues last year than Gilkey.

  6. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    We need the big guy in free agency for the oline. Everyone knows the guy I’m talking about. It’s not a long leap.

  7. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Dotson is out for the season according to rumors.

  8. Ed Says:

    Lovie is just loyal to a fault. It really seems like he doesn’t want to step on Warthops toes or something, by telling him to stop/get rid of Gilkey.

    Its time to step up and be the damn Head Coach Lovie! Make some tough decisions, your career quite literally depends on it.

  9. Ed Says:

    Damn that sucks about Dotson, it was about to be a fairly tale, now it turns into horror story.

  10. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I’m going to have nightmares about Gilkey at center. There are just way too many issues to even consider him being a center at this point. I’d seriously feel better if we put Mike James at center over this guy. It’s beyond pathetic.

  11. Says:

    Thunderchunk is right. Lovie hangs on to his losers. Lovie would be a disaster in the stock market. You cant get emotionally involved with your picks. Lovie’s ego is out of control. Jenkins and especially Gilkey have to be reassigned, waived whatever, it is not working out, make the cut and get on with it.

  12. dmatt Says:

    Gilkey should’ve been gone last year. Y is he still playing center or on the team. The red flags r resurfacing…bad snaps, no run blocking, n dropped balls. Lovie favorites i.e., MJenkins, Gilkey,n LJohnson r back to their old tricks without the treats. I never get hyped about Bucs big plays against each other during practice. Gee…our defensive pass rush has been AWOL for some years. What happened to the hype regarding Jaqueis Smith n George Johnson? I know it’s only preseason, but so was last year.

  13. Owlykat Says:

    FIRE GILKEY now!!! WarFLOP should know better but he keeps trying to push his Brownie pet. Move Marpet to Center now and let EDS compete with Edwards for RG. I hated to see our best Tackle go down, but that is on WarFLOP too because Dotson should have been out of there since he is first string RT and the second string line was supposed to be in there. I said it was a mistake for Koetter to keep WarFLOP when Koetter was hired. He should know that error now. He should fire WarFLOP ASAP and make the OL decisions until a competent OL Coach is hired. Trade off Glennon for a veteran tackle now who can also play Guard while they have time to learn our offense. Koetter also made a mistake thinking Glennon could drive our team to a comeback win. He has only done that once in 19 Buc’s games and he lost the rest and gave up tons of half time leads doing so. Labato is better than Glennon the albatross.

  14. James Walker Says:

    Gilkey is fine as a rotational guard. Putting him at center is was probably just a test. We wont see it again.

  15. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    warflop is the worst and if lovie is going to be stubborn then there will be a new HC here next year after the 4-12 this year

  16. Lakeland Buc Says:

    Garret Gilkey is too tall to play center, let Warren be the backup center.

  17. Louis Friend Says:

    It sucks about Dotson. Now Warhop can blame that on bad O-line performance this season. This game didn’t confirm what we already knew – the Bucs have the worst O-line coach in the NFL.

  18. Bucs Scout 1493246788 and counting Says:

    Dotson isn’t a starting RT on 3/4 of NFL teams.

  19. Bucs Scout 1493246788 and counting Says:

    Gilkey may be the nicest guy in the world but he couldn’t be center on a bad CFL team. If versatility is his strong point and the reason he stays on this roster then the Bucs are screwed.

  20. Joe Says:

    Gilkey may be the nicest guy in the world but he couldn’t be center on a bad CFL team.

    The guy that cuts Joe’s lawn is a nice guy, too. Sure as hell wouldn’t hire him to block for any football team.

  21. Rob Says:

    In a previous life, I coached OLine at a very low HS level. I saw something from Garrett Gilkey I don’t think I ever saw from a JV player. On three out of four snaps, Gilkey:

    1. Snapped the ball over the QB’s head (QB took an unnecessary hit);

    (possession break)

    2. Solid snap;
    3. Snapped the ball early (QB took an unnecessary hit);
    4. Snapped the ball late (resulting in a false start penalty)

    I know I’m playing the part of Captain Obvious here, but a guy who can’t snap out of the shotgun and can’t remember the snap count really does’t need to be in the NFL AND protecting your franchise QB. Two of those hits could have SERIOUSLY hurt Jameis.

  22. LargoBuc Says:

    Please get Gilkey outa here. Je has no value on an NFL team. He sucks. Just looking at a picture of that sloppy, unskilled waste pf a roster spot makes me furious to the point where I wana just go up to Minnesota and slap the spit outa Lovie for putting that loser on a real NFL team when he barely deserves to be on the practice squad. Heck, let me get a couple snaps at center. If you get paid all that money and dont need any talent or skill I want in!

  23. BucTrooper Says:

    Who’s worse. Gilkey or Sean Mahan?

  24. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    I never want to see Gilkey snap the ball for an NFL team ever again. Well, except maybe for Atlanta! Lol