“I See A Guy That’s Polished”

May 24th, 2016
High praise from a Bucs icon

High praise from a Bucs icon

We already learned from Ronde Barber that he’s a trusted comrade in the Buccaneers’ front office, one with extreme access and a little influence.

Therefore, Barber’s recent breakdown of second-round pick Noah Spence is especially noteworthy.

Barber sees a rookie very ready to make an impact, Atlanta-ready, as Lovie Smith might say.

“He’s got a motor. He’s got a big motor. And he’s got established skills already,” Barber said of Spence on WDAE-AM 620. “There are good athletes who play the position, and there’s guys who understand the position and play with technique — and have a first move and then a second move, and a tertiary move, and play off things. He has that already. I actually saw some of his Ohio State film, too, from three seasons ago, before he transferred; and he was really, really good.

“You worry about the off-field concernrs, or whatever, things that he’s supposedly absolved himself of, which we can hope for as Bucs fans. But I see a guy that’s polished.

“He’s ready to come in now and play. And you don’t always get that from rookie D-ends. I mean, we’ve had our share come through the doors here in Tampa and really not pan out. Just based on his film … to me he looks like he can do it, like he’s the kind of guy who can come in and play right away.”

Man, that’s got to get Bucs fans fired up, even if general manager Jason Licht says Spence likely isn’t ready to be more than a part-time player.

27 Responses to ““I See A Guy That’s Polished””

  1. Bucsfaninchina Says:

    Shoulda woulda coulda been a top 10 pick. Get ready Bucs fans, here is the terror off the edge we have been waiting for for so so long.

  2. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Like said before he’s a technician. They usually are ahead of the curve… Go get’em Spawn.

  3. DB55 Says:

    I see kalial Mack n Vonn Miller when I see Spence. #Spawn

  4. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    It just boggles my mind folks can’t see how bad we are about to be. We got them “dudes” on this roster now man. Wit a G code coaching staff to match man. Maxie and Hayes seem so no none-since when they talk.

  5. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    I see kalial Mack n Vonn Miller when I see Spence. #Spawn

    I hear U – He reminds me more of Robert Quinn/Elvis Dumervil

    This kid has tremendous get off and bend#beast

  6. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    I can’t wait to hear about Noah Spence vs Donovan Smith in practice


    On GP – I’m gonna give Noah Spence the edge

  7. DB55 Says:


    I love how quiet he is, like he’s super pissed and is about to make somebody pay for the total lack of respect. Real recognize real and I see a real g right there. He’s just staying under the radar right now. Can’t wait to see him play.

  8. DB55 Says:

    I’ll take my boi DSmith76, I got five on it.

  9. Dave Says:

    Yup! That’s what I was saying a week or so ago.
    He just has that motor and speed. Those two things scream major production. He just looks natural.
    The fact that they say he also has a few moves already is awesome.

  10. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Real Sh!t – I peeped that too.
    Real cocky about it – like U don’t know – hold up.. let me show U.
    I noticed that when he was manhandling a few tackles at the Senior Bowl.

    Real talk I know a lot folks – wanna bark about his play against the run.
    Let me tell yah – he’s way more polished then Jacquies Smith.

  11. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    I’ll take my boi DSmith76, I got five on it.

    Ok Dubbs up

    Though Donovan has cleaned up his game some
    Let me give U a bar – of what he did against him in 2013

    #8 Noah Spence, DE, Ohio State vs Penn State ’13

  12. Lunchbox Says:

    Tertiary move huh? On another site they would say Tiki would be flabbergasted by that word, but I digress. It’s good to hear comments like this from Ronde. He seems to be no b.s. in his assessments. Hopefully Spence can the productive rookie that most rookie DE’s aren’t.

  13. Phil Says:

    Can’t wait for football to start.

  14. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    I guess I missed the christening of the Spawn nickname. What’s up with that?

  15. DB55 Says:

    Oh good lawd im gonna pretend I didn’t see that! Smith couldn’t keep up W spence but he owned Bosa.

  16. Pickgrin Says:

    Thanks for the link LUV. That was a good game that Spence had against Penn State. I like how they lined him up on alternating sides so often. Keeps the Olinemen guessing.

  17. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Eric75 he just looks like Spawn to me. I said it one day and been rollin wit it ever since bro. I think some of my bros fund of it as well.

  18. Cobraboy Says:

    I’m sure Noah Spence would agree with me in saying:

    GO!!!! BOLTS!!!!!!!

    Finish the Pens in 6 at home!

  19. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    U Welcome Bruddah – It also keeps a high motor guy like Spence – engaged

  20. Erik w/ Clean Athletics 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs Fans' Says:

    Spawn is a perfect name. It just feels right.

    This dude is the Real Deal.

    I predict we (as a whole defense) break the franchise sack record this year.

    And we’re winning the Superbowl this year as well. (If u didn’t already know how I felt about that)

  21. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Erik I’m wit you bro its time to start believing. Superbowl win or bust next season. D@$! 2017.

  22. MadMax Says:

    Oh Im fired up alright!!! Cant wait to see what we have in Spence and VH. Excited about our other guys too….and Vitale is my wildcard. I want to see that guy be a bruiser.

    Like Ive said, Im taming things. Rookies all around including the HC (but I still have confidence in him).

    Im actually glad we have a tough schedule. Its time to get down and dirty and what better way to grow and learn than to be up against great competition. 2017 and 2018 are the seasons Im seeing us breaking out. Just let them go through their paces and develop chemistry this year.

  23. DB55 Says:


    Joe asked DSmith about playing against Spence. He turned red and was embarrassed. Said Spence had a good game. Ever seen a brother turn pink? Lol

  24. Erik w/ Clean Athletics 'The Kwon Alexander of Bucs Fans' Says:

    I have the same feeling right now as I did during the offseason when Gruden was hired and we won the Superbowl his 1st year as coach.

    Yep. It’s time to start believing, Bucs fans. Our potential for greatness is virtually unlimited at this point.

    Buccaneers Dynasty starts in 2016.

  25. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    LMFAO – I just seen the interview. Never seen a brotha turn coat – so quick

  26. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    -Bucky Brooks on Noah Spence

    “Down at the senior bowl this guy was untouchable. No one could lay a hand on him because he’s got every move u want. If this guy can keep his nose clean he’s gonna dominate.”

  27. BucP Says:

    I’m predicting he comes out like Jefferson in Fast Times at Ridgemont High after his car got trashed.