“The Passion He Plays With Is Second To None”

December 4th, 2015

Logan Mankins has a gushing fan that might surprise you

A prime member of the new breed of Buccaneers was caught bowing to the old guard yesterday.

Pressed to name his favorite Buccaneer, Mike Evans picked a name.

Specifying that it was his “on-the-field” favorite, Evans turned to the offensive line.

“Logan Mankins, because I respect him so much. I love the passion he plays with, and he’s so tough, man,” Evans told the Buccaneers Radio Network. “He always looks out for his guys. If somebody cheap shots Jameis, or anybody else on our team, he’s going after him. He’s going after him. The passion he plays with is second to none. He’s just a great guy to be around, as well.”

Joe thinks it’s pretty cool that a young wide receiver playing and training alongside Vincent Jackson and America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, chose to call out his left guard.

Joe truly has been impressed by Mankins’ turnaround this season at 33 years old. It’s been mental as well as physical. And he sure has rubbed off on the impressionable young linemen around him.

8 Responses to ““The Passion He Plays With Is Second To None””

  1. Newbucsfan2 Says:

    He always seems to be the first one to get in someone’s face when JW is targeted. He sets the tone for the younger guys which is awesome. He’s fierce and protective of his teammates. I love that about him! I want our OL to be feared and respected and especially to know we will come after you if you F with our QB. I don’t mind an occasional unsportsmanlike flag if necessary to prove our point. Only tolerable occasional flag my book.

  2. John McKillop Says:

    Agreed @Newbucsfan2, I think way too many people on here were to quick to write Logan Mankins off. You can’t have to many veterans like him on your roster to show the young guys the way, i.e. how to be a professional, and more importantly how to be a good teammate.

  3. Sick of Lovie Says:


    I like it too but you just have to be mindful of the down and distance when deciding to go after a guy that just put a nasty hit on #3. You know, like, dow by 4 on 3rd and goal in the 4th quarter would be a bad time for a 15 yard penalty. Like the toughness he and all our players bring but think back on all the games we lost and then think of all the drive killing penalties we put on ourselves. Seriously, 15 yards the other way hurts and is hard to recover from even for a beast like Winston.

  4. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Logan Mankins is also a smart man. He’s made millions so the $$$ at this point are not that critical. He wants to be part of something special.

    He had his run with the Pats but talk about a tiny fish in a big pond. He was just an interchangeable part in a well oiled machine.

    Now in Tampa Logan has a chance to be part of something really special…the group that turns the Bucs around. If he can squeeze a year and especially if he could get a 2nd year and go in 2017 he could be around to see the Bucs reach the promised land.

    Given what Mankins went through last year how special would that be!!!!

  5. godzilla13 Says:

    I really like the way Mankins and “Brawley” Hawley play the game. The first man in to clean the pile up and give a shove to the opponents defensive linemen is Hawley. Mankins is always right there in the wings just in case. Can’t wait to see Marpet back in action. There is no way to quantify how much leadership and knowledge Mankins brings to this team. I hope he is able to play another year, possibly two to be there when this team makes their Super Bowl run.

  6. BoltIsle Says:

    Jameis just being Jameis. Making those around him better.

    Passion can be infectious.

  7. ChessMaster Says:

    Being uprooted right after camp makes for a rough transition. Hopefully he has a year or two left in the tank.

  8. The Rockstar Says:

    Evans needs to start being impressed by a player who catches ball.