“Slam” And “Seal”

September 15th, 2015

ali marpet 0612As Joe tries to transport from planet gloom and doom, Joe is aided by a film look at rookie right guard Ali Marpet.

Joe wrote previously that Marpet, especially for being a rookie out of Division III, came out of his first NFL game with solid grades.

On Buccaneers.com, coaches’ film Xs and Os were laid out beautifully by former Bucs tight end Anthony Becht. Here’s the link:

You can see Marpet “slam” a manbeast defensive tackle, actually move the guy, and then rub off to the second level and steamroll a linebacker.

Fun stuff.

Becht also breaks down the first touchdown by America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston. Watch the play through. You’ll see center Evan Smith buy Jameis enough time by blocking two guys at once.

18 Responses to ““Slam” And “Seal””

  1. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Everyone but me said the pick was a wasted pick. I had him on my wishlist as people may recall. When he was picked, I tried to tell people it was a very good pick.

    I still think he’ll play center at some point this season UNLESS a backup steps up. I just don’t thing Evans will last.

  2. Bucco Brice Says:

    SO EXCITED FOR 2016 > MARPET, EVANS, ASJ, KWON, DAVID, *NEW COACH…Building a Dynasty…”simple as that”..

  3. The Buc Realist Says:

    @Bucco Brice

    you forgot the new #1 overall draft pick for the 2016 draft!!!!

  4. Buc1987 Says:

    Yes Realist but I think the new coach might trade down. They need to keep building up that o-line imo. I know, I know everyone wants that DE, I do too.

  5. Bucco Brice Says:

    @The Buc Realist
    …Oh, yes sorry…BOSA..and D.MARTIN too…”simple as that”…

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    Realist…Over 4th of July I told my older brother an FSU alum and Pat’s fan. I got 3 words for you. “We got Jameis”.

    His reply : “that’s nice who are you guys picking with your first overall pick next year?”

    My reply : “We’re not going to be picking first overall, we’ll be picking around 4 or 5 in the next draft.”

    Now I’m not so sure, my brother might be right. “Well see.”

    Typical Buc fans 2 favorite words. We’ll and see.

  7. Ray Rice Says:


    I disagree. I too was one who said Big Brother Ali was going to be a stud right after he was drafted. I got bashed by some people too.

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Ray…I loved the pick of Marpet right after the draft, but Bonzai wanted him before the draft even started is what he’s trying to say. Atleast that’s what he told me awhile back anyways.

  9. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I love Ali as much as the next guy and his desire to be a road grader who wears guys down and then cleans their clock is admirable.

    Doug Martin has returned to form. We can actually run the ball.

    But its’ the freaking NFL…unless somebody changes JW’s habit of starting late and spotting the team a TD or two our running game will be irrelevant.

    Hard to run effectively enough to overcome 21-0 first quarter leads. And given #3’s history of doing this…and the same history from the slow starting Bucs I’m struggling to keep up the optimism.

    N.O. has some issues as well. I get it…just ONE game…but you couldn’t have written a worse script for that game.

  10. DB55 Says:

    Lovie Smith = Rooney Rule

  11. Ray Rice Says:


    Oh $hit my bad man. Last Sunday’s A$$ whooping still has me all FUKD up you know!

  12. tdtb2015 Says:

    I loved that pass!!!!! Good job Jimmy!

  13. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    No offense Bonzai but nobody gives a shit if some poster on a blog predicted that a late 2nd round pick would be a success. Just sayin.

  14. MadMax Says:


  15. MadMax Says:

    The earliest post I can find because the archive only searches for the name “Marpet” in stories the Joe’s have published here….if only there was a way to search the comments from before the draft….lol its all good:

    MadMax Says:
    May 1st, 2015 at 9:46 pm
    Getting Marpet was HUGE! We needed him….and Ive been all over drafting him and was the first here to talk about him.

    Trust me, he’s a major upgrade to our O line.

    Man Im happy with these first 3 picks!

  16. Pick6 Says:

    go figure, the only remotely positive scrap of information from sunday’s game was on buccaneers.com

    i’m a season ticket holder in the club section and after every game i get an email from the bucs in all caps inviting me to re-watch that week’s game on NFL Replay. ummmmmm…..you might want to stop sending us fans those emails for a year or two unless you are trying to reinforce the team’s on-the-field efforts to make loyal fans question their life decisions.

  17. MadMax Says:

    Was posting this in the 2nd round open thread after we picked D. Smith:

    MadMax Says:
    May 1st, 2015 at 7:26 pm
    Now for Ali Marpet or Nate Orchard!

    And right below that comment is Bonzai:

    BuccaneerBonzai Says:
    May 1st, 2015 at 8:15 pm
    Marpet at center would be okay, but if the 2nd round pick is any cluse, they might be going after multi-role guys. If that is the case, it could be Mitch Morse. He plays both Guard and Center.

    Eric Kendriks…if he is there still…wow. Kendriks is going to be very, very good.

    Imagine if Fisher falls that far. We’d get two tackles. That would be a major haul.

  18. MadMax Says:

    Man, just going back and reading that 2nd round open thread after the Marpet pick is something…..so many were questioning picking him, and I freaked out with a “F yeah”! haha, Luv was saying, “got your man MadMax!”