Knowledge Lover

May 16th, 2016

Kevin Pamphile was a steady shadow for Logan Mankins during last year’s training camp.

Yes, third-year offensive lineman Kevin Pamphile is training hard at center. He talked to Joe about that last week.

So what’s it mean to Pamphile to play every position on the O-line?

Pamphile is all pumped up by his versatility and how he’s grown as a football player. For Pamphile, it’s not just about collecting a paycheck because he’s proving so versatile, he likes his exploding football mind.

“It allows you to really understand the concept of the offense,” Pamphile said of playing several positions. “And then knowing every little thing about the positions, from tackle, to guard and center, and center is the most important position out of every one of them.”

Pamphile went on to say it’s a “it’s a great feeling” to know he can help the team in so many ways and that he’s a burgeoning commodity. Remember, Pamphile also lined up as a tight end several times last year in “heavy” or “jumbo” sets. He even yearns to catch a pass.

Jason Licht did a darn good job snatching Pamphile in the fifth-round two years ago. It’ll be intriguing to see what the Bucs have in the Pamphile clone drafted in this year’s fifth round, Caleb Benenoch out of UCLA.

17 Responses to “Knowledge Lover”

  1. tmaxcon Says:

    One of the two Benenoch or Pamphile needs to step up and secure the RT position. Dotson is average at best and not getting any younger and Gos is better suited for a mentorship role not a starters role. Dotson’s a good story but he’s simply just not that good.

  2. 813bucboi Says:

    just put the best 5 olinemen on the field….GO BUCS!!!

  3. The bucfan 88 Says:

    Wow this is great we got comp and depth at line things are looking up

  4. Tom Edrington Says:

    Wait a second there bucfan 88, shouldn’t we see if we can get everyone through summer camp and preseason without any serious injuries before we get all jazzed up on how much better everything is? A long way to go, no one ever made the playoffs in May or June.

  5. The bucfan 88 Says:

    True I’u fill ya but I’m going on faith

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    Tom…88 and I can get jazzed up if we want to.

  7. Buc since '74 Says:

    That’s right! You go 87 and 88… or 89 – whatever it takes!

  8. Kevin Says:

    Licht is saving this team….

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    With players like Pamphile….and hopefully Benenoch it’s getting tougher & tougher to make this team….

  10. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    “…and center is the most important position out of every one of them” – Pamphile

    I said this many time in the past. Tampa has traditionally struggled with centers, so the fact that we got a good young one last year means a lot.

  11. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    tmaxcon Says
    “Dotson is average at best and not getting any younger…”

    That’s why I wanted us to draft a RT…but I suppose it will have to wait a year. Hoping a young guy steps up.

  12. BigHogHaynes Says:

    If Pamphile is going hard at center, fells me their ok with Gos or Doston at Right Tackle But I say it gonna be hard to keep Benenoch on the bench!!

  13. Tom Edrington Says:

    By all means guys, get really jazzed up, as jazzed up as you want, just don’t want you to be disappointed later if Mr. Murphy shows up sometime this summer.

  14. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    If the O-line can make the same progression this off/pre-season as it did last year, we should have a championship caliber running game. Mankins impressed me with the effort he played with knowing that he didn’t want to be in Tampa. But the young, versitle talent we’ve acquired is very exciting. Easy to forget those free agents whiffs from a couple years ago.

  15. old buc fan Says:

    Actually would be nice if Mr Murphy DID show up this year

  16. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:


    Dotson is a very solid player that was the best offensive linemen we had just 2 years ago. Nothing has changed since then besides him getting injured. He is the best tackle we have on this roster and will provide mentorship to the young “up and comers”. He can be a “better than average” starter who can hold the fort down until Benenoch can progress & develop into the full time starter in a couple years. He will do just fine until then.

  17. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    I’m very excited about Benenoch’s potential and future here in Tampa. We got a steal in the 5th rnd imo. If he would of stuck around another year In college he was projected to be a 2nd round pick the following year. This guy has the talent to be more than just a solid starter in this league. I think he will take over the reigns at RT in 2 years or so when big Dot is gone. Because of all the talent & depth we have on the line we can afford to take our time and let him develop instead of having to rush him into a more prominent role.