Ali Marpet Wants 60 Minutes

September 7th, 2015

Marpet2A lot of hopes rest on the Bucs’ hulking rookie right guard from Division III Hobart College.

Ali Marpet had many struggles and lots of success in preseason and training camp. But the rookie didn’t get to showcase his full game.

You see, Marpet is more manbeast athlete than technician at this point. Joe talked to Marpet about finally getting a chance to play 60 minutes on Sunday against the Titans, and the rookie Marpet can’t wait to use his strength and young body up to grind down the Titans.

“Going into a full game is a different mentality than the preseason,” Marpet said. “I think that we will be able to wear people down. I believe I can do it late in a game. As our coach says, football is a game of attrition, so that’s sort of our mindset.”

Those sacks Marpet allowed and his rough moments? All part of learning, Marpet said. He’s also very proud of how the Bucs showed they can pound the rock.

“We know we can run the ball. We should be able to run the ball,” Marpet said. “I’m confident in my abilities. I know I’m a good football player.”

29 Responses to “Ali Marpet Wants 60 Minutes”

  1. Buc1987 Says:

    Me Mongo. I know football.

  2. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    PatrickinVA talked about changing the culture.

    I LOVE this team! These rookies are bring some real ‘tude. Yeah I know it may be awhile before it shows up in the W column but I love wearing them down.

    I love the confidence. And it’s not just JW…Mongo and Kwon bring just as much.

  3. John McKillop Says:

    Given time to develop this kid can and will be a stud. He will improve every week.

  4. Buc1987 Says:

    SPBF…let’s hope they push eachother.

  5. Jolly Bucs Fan Says:

    Man I feel like we got our best draft in YEARS. Ali and Kwon will be beasts. D Smith seems like he will be a capable starter, and of course Jaboo. even if the WRs and FB picks were fails, getting 4 starters, if not 4 potential stars is an amazing draft

  6. Bucnut2 Says:

    I love this guy. He’s my favorite pick of this draft!

  7. Tom Edrington Says:

    Talks a good game, let’s see if his butt can cash the checks his mouth is writing.

  8. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    87 Yes let’s hope they push each other. I’m very hopeful that Kwon will be to our D what JW is to our O.

    That’s three very exciting rookies. Who were we excited about last year. ME had a great season after that…….We weren’t even excited going into the year and Joe and many here were so peoed that we didn’t use that ME pick on Johnny Football or Teddy Bridgewater. There really is every reason to be excited about this team even if we do only win six this year.


    Talks a good game, let’s see if his butt can cash the checks his mouth is writing.

    Logical point for sure. I’m not totally nuckin futs it just seems that way. 🙂

    BTW when I was in the Army we had a different way of saying that..
    Don’t let your alligator jaws overload your hummingbird asss. LOL

  9. Buccfan37 Says:

    You convinced me Ali with those positive words. The Bucs will be running for positive yards.

  10. Buccfan37 Says:

    Gee, I wish I was back in the army, the army is the place for me. Not!

  11. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    “Candygram for Mongo”

  12. buc4life1979 Says:

    Buc1987 summed up the article in it’s entireity in his opening comments…Well said bro lol.

  13. DefenseRules Says:

    Ali reminds me in several ways of Mike Alstott. Don’t need to do a whole bunch of dancing … just bring it on. Games are won in the trenches.

  14. Howard Cosell Says:

    Lol, you ankle-biters are way off base.
    Marpet is extremely smart in addition to being physically gifted.
    Epic hire by Licht.

  15. mac Says:

    The talking ends and the playing starts in a few days… We will see what Hobart is made off real soon… I am skeptical of a Div 3 athlete making the jump to starting in the NFL this quick… It’s not impossible but highly improbable…

  16. Jbeachbuc Says:

    I look for a ground and pound all day grinder from Dirk.
    If the D can come up huge w couple of turnovers, well then I’ll like our chances.

  17. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    But I bet you have some great memories from the Army. I would not want to return to the Army and besides I’m waaay too old.

    But I have great memories and made some buds along the way. I even loved basic because our company commander wanted to win the PE awards. Our platoon was loaded with athletes…we loved it all..except for latrine duty and KP.

    And overseas…too many memories..Thailand..Vietnam…The Army literally showed me the world!

  18. Carl's Toe Says:

    He did one hand push ups at the combine and Licht gets a boner! Get ready for Ali shuffle false starts!

  19. Buc1987 Says:

    Licht wasn’t the only GM that got a boner over Mongo at the combine.

  20. Warren Says:

    Not sure where the Mongo stuff comes from but have you guys ever heard this dude speak? Sounds mature and intelligent. So different nickname…how about some suggestions?

  21. Warren Says:

    First Marpet interview I found on YouTube:

  22. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    A valid point but I think the comparison came from his resemblance to Alex Karras and the hope that he is truly a beast.

    BTW Alex Karras was also a very smart dude besides being scary on the football field.

  23. Buccfan37 Says:

    I liked the youtube Marpet video, I’ll call him the Buttermilk Biscuit.

  24. Warren Says:

    Lol St Pete. I only know the guy from acting so can’t say whether the Alex Karras comparisons are accurate but will take your word for it. Webster was a great show from my childhood though.

    Per Wikipedia his nickname was “The Mad Duck”….um I hope we can do better than that!

  25. JameisBucsfan Says:

    Buttermilk Biscuit for the win

  26. 911bucs Says:


    How about “me not Mongo”

  27. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Warren the name Mongo comes from the movie Blazing Saddles. Mongo was a huge and strong character but on the mentally challenged side of things. That picture of Ali is reminiscent of the character Mongo hence the nickname. By no means is Ali’s intelligence in question. That picture is just too funny not to call him Mongo!

  28. lovinthecrablegs Says:

    i will just call him ali, and if I ever meet him it will be Mr Marpet!!!

  29. Warren Says:

    @David thanks for the further explanation. Guess it would have been easy enough to google! Never saw Blazing Saddles but after watching this clip: I just might be onboard with Mongo! Lol