Chemistry = 30 Appetizers

November 20th, 2015
Ali Marpet

Ali Marpet

The Buccaneers shared some results from a private Twitter chat Doug Martin had with select fans this week.

Martin was asked about building team chemistry and he referenced that “dinners” are a big part of it.

That reminded Joe of a recent chat starting center Joe Hawley had on the Buccaneers Radio Network. Hawley explained that Martin, not Jameis Winston, is a regular at the O-line dinner on Thursday nights at various local establishments.

Hawley said Martin has had his eyes opened by the way the meals start. Hawley explained that the assembled group of nine or so decides on five or six appetizers that interest them — and then they proceed to order five or six of each.

Joe’s no math major, but that’s typically 30 appetizers kicking off the meal. And then it proceeds to dinner and dessert.

It’s no surprise that O-linemen eat like fiends, and Joe doesn’t know who throws back the most food, though rookie Ali Marpet has been called out on Twitter for his impressive mowing down of Chik-fil-A sandwiches on team flights.

9 Responses to “Chemistry = 30 Appetizers”

  1. Bucsfaninchina Says:

    o sweet

  2. Buccfan37 Says:

    Or you could just go to the buffet and watch big people overeat. Making me hungry. Damn, the Bulls jumped out on Cincinnati with half the 1st quarter gone. Go Bulls!

  3. Espo Says:

    I missed my calling in life.

  4. Sunny Says:

    Sounds like the BBQ meetings, Joe likes to make fun of

  5. Getaclue Says:

    Is marpet off the injury report?

  6. Buccfan37 Says:

    Bulls are Tampa stomping butt 51-3 at the half. WHAT!

  7. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’d bet everything that Shaun King would love to be a part of that feast!!!

    “Shaun King, one of two Buc Quarterbacks that lost a NFC Championship Game when his defense gave up 9 points.”

  8. Max Says:

    Why are you always using this picture Joe? Surely the man has played well enough to warrant a decent picture.

  9. Jim Palm Harbor Says:


    You stole my line. Totally agree the kid deserves a new head shot.