“Hobart D-III, Bro”

January 6th, 2016
"It's alright if you are misguided, Ali. I've got your back, bro."

“It’s OK if you are misguided, Ali. I’ve got your back, bro.”

Not sure if anyone knew this, but Monday, after all Buccaneers cleaned out their lockers (some, Lovie Smith stated, would be for the last time), America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, decided to host a Rookie Night Out.

Well, video has surfaced from left tackle Donovan Smith of an exchange during the dinner where fellow offensive lineman Ali Marpet discussed how his alma mater, Hobart College, would fare against Florida State.

Of course Jameis, who guided Florida State to a national championship his freshman year, has some thoughts about Marpet’s words.

18 Responses to ““Hobart D-III, Bro””

  1. lurker Says:

    That was awesome! I

  2. Espo Says:

    I wonder how much Marpet and D Smith’s bills amounted to.

  3. Walter Says:

    Haha I love this. Marpet is a monster

  4. M.Stevbobucfan Says:

    Now I see clearly why the Bucs drafted Winston. ..seem that he not only play hard and play to win but also he seem to be growing as a leader for this team.

  5. thunderchunkyPA Says:

    Licht sure knows talent when he sees it. I hope he continues the home run drafting and has a good free agent class this year. Jamies is a difference maker, and that is something this team has never had at the QB spot, and something the Bucs have not had since the prime days of Brooks, Lynch, Sapp, Alstott and company.

  6. tdtb2015 Says:

    @thunder- i’m with you

    Licht drafted 2 Lions at QB with Jameis for the offense and Alexander for the defense.

    Is it draft day yet??????

  7. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    You Lovie haters are funny. You want to blame him for all the bad things on this defense but refuse to give him any credit for the good. Don’t you know Lichts job is to draft the players the coach wants or is willing to accept??? It was Lovie who wanted Jameis from the start. Licht just got on board with it. He did what no other Bucs coach was able to accomplish. …….draft a franchise qb. Sure 2014 was one of the most painful tortures to suffer thru but It had to be a plan that the Glazers were down with because Lovie is still here even after the horrendous season last year and the monumental collapse of this season. You all think he had nothing to do with Jameis maturation as a man? Koetter nor Licht would have been able to connect with Jameis the way Lovie did.

    I know you all will get your panties in a bunch with that because you are a sensitive lot and love to show your caddy ways but until you get with the program and accept that as long as the Fameis keeps maturing as a man and a qb AND the Bucs keep getting better, Lovie won’t go anywhere. Your entire life on this site will be to whine, moan, gripe and complain like the little old women that you are and men cannit stand women who do that!!! You all might as well go be fans of other teams. It would sure improve this site a WHOLE LOT!!!!

  8. godzilla13 Says:

    When most of us think of the Rookie Night Out we think of Jameis Winston, Donovan Smith, Ali Marpet, Kwon Alexander and Kenny Bell. We forget about the UDFA rookies in Adam Humphries, Donteea Dye, Jude Adjei-Barimah and Josh Keyes. No other NFL team had as many rookies on the field at the same time. i wonder who would win between Hobart and Heidelberg?

  9. Trubucfan22 Says:

    That made me laugh. Thanks joe.

  10. Trubucfan22 Says:


  11. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    i wonder who would win between Hobart and Heidelberg?

    Actually it would probably be a pretty good game…this year however I would have given the edge to Hobart but who really knows.

    As to the topic of this thread. We’ve had plenty of threads where we lament the “culture” of the Bucs for their entire history minus the short period of that SB Group and the 79 team.

    Well here is the thread to help ease the pain of those threads. Clearly #3 is the real deal…he’ll improve his accuracy in the off season…but it’s so much more than his play. He WILL change the culture if he stays healthy and out of trouble
    The kid is a natural leader as has been said a gazillion times already…just by 87 alone…LOL…but how he has handled this team off the field and is there ANY doubt that it’s now HIS team…not GMC’s and not Lovies or Lichts…has been nothing short of remarkable.

    And what a great intuitive move by #3 to have the rookies meet after the year to continue their bonding. They were not the problem. It was a couple of 2nd year players with the worst attitudes and some senior vets who could have shown a little more as well.

    Keeping the rookies together and united will help #3 avoid picking up whatever crud…not just MRSA..has infected this freaking locker room…long before Lovie ever got here.

  12. BigMacAttack Says:

    I love Jameis. He is such a breath of fresh air in a stale organization. Marpet is a beast.

  13. ColoradoBuc Says:

    DavidbigBucsFan – I’m not sure why you are bringing up Lovie haters when no one before your post said anything about Lovie. In any case, this is revisionist history: “It was Lovie who wanted Jameis from the start. Licht just got on board with it.”

    It went down the opposite way: Licht fell in love with Jameis early on (late 2014), but Lovie was initially hesitant. Eventually, Lovie came around and was willing to draft Jameis.

  14. No better way to say it Says:

    Hobart would have at least a chance against this years FSU team. Outside of Dalvin Cook they were pretty bad offensively.

  15. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Well Colorado I did because the people refuse to give Lovie any credit for Jameis period. They want to give Licht all credit but Lovie all blame and that’s what I saw up here. It’s not like they do when Lovie has nothing to do with a blog then they bring him up just to spew their hatred of him.

    As to your other point neither of of us were behind closed doors so unless I’m wrong I don’t recall any story saying that Lovie was hesitant about drafting Jameis all I remember is Licht disd his due diligence on the young man. Plus the fact Lovie kept McClown playing when Glennon gave us a better chance to win THEN in the last game when it looked like we would win he pulled our best offensive players. The GM has no say so of personnel on the field during the game. Like I said it’s the GMs job to get the players the coach wants

  16. Joe Says:


    Not sure of the timeline when Lovie gave his blessing to draft Jameis but the simple fact remains if Lovie didn’t want him, Jameis wouldn’t be here.

  17. Keir Says:

    To DavidbigBucsFan

    I agree with you 100%! Joe is not a fan of Lovie, so the stories will skew toward the negative. Do I think they need to win 8 games next year? Yes, and I believe Lovie and Jameis can make that happen.

  18. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Exactly Joe and that’s what people say about the free agents he picked but he didn’t draft anyone??? Like Licht says it’s his job to please his coach. If Lovie doesn’t want a player here you can bet your bottom dollar they won’t.

    Keir like StPete said in another article he has to win 10 games to keep his job it’s as simple as that. We endured 2014 to get our franchise qb and still endured even more watching the musical chairs on defense he played all year long and the monumental collapse to end the year. Gruden got canned after he was headed to the playoffs and he helped win a Super Bowl! I’m not an apologist but he is a much better coach than Raheem & Schiano combined.

    No matter what people say about Tampa 2 it got us a ring so Lovie has to make it work. He needs 3 new DEs and 3 new CBs between draft and free agency and he needs to be tougher on the players AND coaches to get these penalties in check. I wonder how many games we lost because they wiped out a big play or touch down