“Play Violent!”

May 8th, 2016

Bucs rookie DE Noah Spence

The Bucs are molding the mind of second-round pick Noah Spence. He’s the defensive end they hope exorcises the ghosts of Simeon Rice and Michael Bennett.

At rookie minicamp practice, freelance Bucs beat writer Jenna Laine took the Vine video of Spence below going through a pass rush drill.

Per Laine, Spence gets an earful from new Bucs defensive line coach Jay Hayes, who spent the last 13 years with the Bengals. “Play violent!” was the charge of the moment.

Joe hopes Spence can channel the violent style that made him a second-round pick. Plain and simple, Spence is seen as a pass rush specialist who can beat 1-on-1 blocking often enough to cash a big NFL check. Bucs fans can dream.

59 Responses to ““Play Violent!””

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    Pablo agrees….”jugar con la violencia” Pablo hopes Noah Spence becomes Pablo’s third favorite Buc behind Hamus & Roberto”

  2. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Semion Rice, the very best pass rush specialist in Bucs History who could also play the run pretty good! M Bennett, very good against the run and could rush the passer from the inside at tackle or from the outside at D end, that said, there’s a lot of work to do Mr. Spence!

  3. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Semion Rice, the very best pass rush specialist in Bucs History who could also play the run pretty good! M Bennett, very good against the run and could rush the passer from the inside at tackle or from the outside at D end, that said, there’s a lot of work to do Mr. Spence!y

  4. BigMacAttack Says:

    We want your very best every time your on the field. Leave everything you have on the field.

  5. Buc1987 Says:

    Play violent?

    GMC : “What’s that?”

  6. DB55 Says:

    I just wanted to wish GMC a Happy Mother’s Day. #benice

  7. Buccfan37 Says:

    I thought it was happy mother in law day. Let me go out and pick some sandspurs to send her.

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Gerald just reach down to help them up, grab their hand and then let go dropping them to the ground. Then say psych.

    Naaaaaaaaaaaah never going to happen. Just once would be nice though.

  9. Supersam Says:

    You tube is riddled with Bucs highlight films. One thing I’ve noticed on almost all of them, not one play with Gerald McCoy in it. David, Alexander, Martin, Winston, Jackson, Evans and Sims hell even Conte was on there!! Not one Gerald McCoy play. He just isn’t a play maker. Solid, but boring. Just kind of does his job. Nothing that screams “elite”.

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

    Get’em Spawn..

  11. carload Says:

    Gmac is always trying to move 600lbs of man meat around, kinda hard to make a splash when that’s happening. I think Jaques Smith might be primed to have a good year.

  12. DavidBigBucFan Says:

    NosBos didn’t understand the Spawn reference before but now looking at his puc I do. Does look like him. What a kawinkadink maybe he can get that as a true nickname when a becomes an NFL beast!

  13. unbelievable Says:

    If Jac Smith stays healthy he’ll put up double digit sacks. He’s been on pace to do so, but hasn’t played a full season yet.

    If Spawn puts up 6+ sacks as a rookie I’ll be happy.

  14. BigHogHaynes Says:

    On this day and since his rookie year GMC has been the BUCS very best D-lineman!

  15. unbelievable Says:

    Sack leaders for the 2016 Tampa Bay Buccaneers:

    J. Smith – 12
    R. Ayers – 8
    G. McCoy – 8
    N. Spence – 6
    W. Gholston – 4
    H. Jones – 4
    L. David – 4
    A. Spence – 3
    K. Alexander – 3
    V. Hargreaves – 1

    Go get em boys!

  16. unbelievable Says:

    That’s right, 53 sacks for the defense. I’m feeling delusionally optimistic today fellas!

  17. BuccaneerBonzai Says:


    Equals 26.6 sacks over the last three years.

    Those are pretty good sack numbers.

    No, I’m not talking about Michael Bennett, who had 9 sacks his last year here (before that, he had 4 sacks)…and topped has 25 sacks over the last three years.

    I’m talking about Gerald McCoy, who you people make fun of and want gone. You all would kill to have Bennett back, yet you have a DT with better numbers and you keep putting him down.

    McCoy has the BEST sack numbers with the Bucs over the last decade, regardless of his “nice” attitude. It doesn’t effect his game at all.

    He would have gotten 15 sacks by now if the rest of the defensive line was put together right. That’s not his fault at all.

    So get off your high horses.

  18. CrustyCrab Says:

    What do you think about Richie Incognito making the 100 players. I think his peers see a really good football player even after the drama. That goes to show the players knew more about that situation than the media did.

  19. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    Clinton McDonald 2
    Alteron Verner 1
    Chris Conte 1

    Total 57

  20. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    “Equals 26.5 sacks” I meant. My brain said the right number, by hands typed something else.

  21. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    J. Smith – 7
    R. Ayers – 3
    G. McCoy – 10
    N. Spence – 5
    W. Gholston – 6
    H. Jones – 0
    L. David – 3
    A. Spence – 2
    K. Alexander – 5
    V. Hargreaves – 0

    41 sacks total

  22. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    A. Spence is a backup…I don’t see him getting 3 sacks.

    V. Hargreaves will be focusing on the pass. While I think he’ll get 5+ picks, I don’t see him getting any sacks this year.

    R. Ayers was a veteran free agent. I’ll believe he’ll get 5+ sacks when I see it with Licht’s record.

    J. Smith get 12 sacks???? That’s just not going to happen. Not this year.

  23. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Smith does have the “potential” to be our Michael Bennett though. Maybe 7 is not enough. But 12 is certainly too high. let’s change it to 9 sacks…this year.

  24. RobertG Says:

    If you go to you tube and search buccaneers Gerald McCoy, there are tons of highlight videos. Guess SuperSam isn’t so super with the search on you tube!

  25. R.O. Says:

    Sacks are nice.. But its about consistent pressure. Pressure causes check downs, incompletes and interceptions.

  26. MadMax Says:

    There you are Mr. Spence….keep working! Stay on that field, stay in the weight room, stay in the locker room, stay in the film room. Im VERY proud of you 🙂

  27. Tiny Tim Says:

    @ buc bozai

    There is more to football than sacks. I bet bennett has 3-4 more times the hit on the qb than mccoy etc. You can’t just look at sacks and say that tells the whole story.

  28. MadMax Says:

    In case anyone hasnt seen it


  29. unbelievable Says:

    @RO, agree completely about pressure! But people love sacks so I thought I’d throw up some wishful numbers.

    @Bonzai, I think you are under estimating J. Smith’s ability, if he can stay healthy.

    In 2014, he had 6.5 sacks in 8 starts.
    In 2015, he had 7 sacks in 11 starts but I believe he was injured and left 2 of those games, so really it’s 7 sacks in 9 games.

    So, IF he can play all 16 games, he should be a double digit guy.

  30. unbelievable Says:

    cool video Max, thanks. I’m not expecting much from him as a rookie, just hopeful. But by year 2 or 3, he should be a monster. Get em Spawn!

  31. This Guy Right Here Says:

    “If you go to you tube and search buccaneers Gerald McCoy, there are tons of highlight videos. Guess SuperSam isn’t so super with the search on you tube!”

    Especially this where Sheesh McCoy is mic’d up, tells his D to ‘relax’, ‘calm down’. Settin the soft tone since Week 1. What a Boss! Sheesh!!!


  32. RobertG Says:

    Gerald Mccoy averages around 9 sacks a year for the last 3 years. I’d say that pretty good for a DT who has had no help in those years. Imagine what he could do with legitimate help at end!! Love good old boring solid GMC is just waiting to show you what elite is!

  33. Buc1987 Says:

    BigHogHaynes Says:
    May 8th, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    “On this day and since his rookie year GMC has been the BUCS very best D-lineman!”

    Not saying all that much buddy…

  34. Tiny Tim Says:

    @ robert g

    Elite is great with or without help. Just take sapp before rice. Ahanotu was garbage 6th round pick before sapp. Then sapp turned him into a double digit sack guy. When ahanotu went to buffalo, he sucked. Brad culpepper never had 3 sacks i believe before sapp. Once he lined up next to sapp he started getting 8-9 sacks a season. Then he moved on to chicago and sucked. The same can be said of marcus jones. Its easy to say mccoy has no help, but i ask who has mccoy elevated? Elite players dont cry for help, they elevate.

  35. Tiny Tim Says:

    Culpepper never had more than 3.5 sacks ……

  36. OneBuc55 Says:

    I’m cheering for Noah; I have a good feeling about him…ask Donavan Smith if Spence can rush the passer…With good coaching this kid can be a star…

  37. Buc1987 Says:

    Off topic. My mom was telling me about this undrafted rookie for the Bucs, Peyton Barber. Said he came out of college early, because his mother was homeless.

    Dayum. How do you not pull for this kid?

  38. Buc1987 Says:

    Tiny Tim…you sir just summed it up perfectly.

    I want to see someone debate what you just said.

    Come on Bonzai …go for it.

  39. Buc1987 Says:

    Come to think of it. I wonder if Hayes will tell McCoy to knock that helping hand crap off. The Bengals defense whenever I watched them seemed pretty damned “violent” to me. Sometimes overly violent and I have no problem with that at all. Flags be damned is what I’ve been saying since these “rule changes”.

  40. SteveTheBuc92 Says:

    Buc1987 lmao got em I like GMC to but, yes I wish he would play more nasty (obviously like Sapp did).

  41. SB with Jameis Says:

    Awesome, the Sports Science vid of Spence. Hope this kid has his head screwed on straight. No denying his physical talent.
    And you GMC haters crack me up. Every NFL player votes him in the top 50 players every year. Every NFL analyst votes him in the top 25 every year and Spreadsheeters vote him in the top 15 every year. There are 1,696 players in the NFL that vote and who knows how many analysts and spreadsheeters but I am SURE that 5 or 10 disgruntled Bucs ‘fans’ are more correct. SMDH

  42. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    My thoughts on Noah Spence (2015)

    January 12th, 2015 at 9:29 pm
    • (OLB) Noah Spence Ohio State (6-3/252) -Interesting Strong Side backer w/ pass rush skills. Needs to keep nose clean…literally</em

  43. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    My thoughts on Noah Spence (2015)

    January 12th, 2015 at 9:29 pm
    • (OLB) Noah Spence Ohio State (6-3/252) -Interesting Strong Side backer w/ pass rush skills. Needs to keep nose clean…literally

  44. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Brad Culpepper had a 6 sack, 8 sack and 9.5 sack seasons next to Sapp. I loved Culpepper!

  45. Kevin Says:

    Aside from players, hayes koetter, and licht are the BEST things that could have possibly happened to this team. Coaching means soooo much and its largely overlooked by many. Ive been saying for years the talent on the team.is not as lacking as it seems. This is why I am willing to put money on bucs games this season and moving forward. We have a rock solid foundation and yhings will only get better. Sure there will be bad games and bad moments in games but overall this is the staff that is going to make the Bucs winners again. I am happy to be a Tampa fan in the NFL once again!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  46. Buc1987 Says:

    SB with Jameis …perhaps McCoy sticks out on a crappy defensive line.

    Is that why he gets all these accolades you think so highly of?

    I don’t know.

    I’m no GMC hater.

    Sh!t stirrer, yes.

  47. Tiny Tim Says:

    @ SB with Jameis

    I never said GMC was not a good player. I just said he is not elite. If you think that there are 100 elite players in the NFL then I have land in b#tt F&ck Iowa I would love to sell you. Jarvis landry made the top 100. I do not think there is anyone putting him in the same breath as Julio Jones, Antonio Brown, or Dez Bryant. Outside of the falcons game when Mccoy hugged Matt Ryan’s foot this past year, tell me the game changing play McCoy made. I will settle for the memorable play he made. With elite players you can go down an extensive list. Yes, McCoy gets sacks here and there but non are memorable or game changing. Oh yes, there is a difference between good and elite. Let me know when you understand the difference.

  48. SB with Jameis Says:

    Tiny Tim…….Thank You for your opinion. However your opinion is not one that is a highly sought after and ‘paid’ opinion cause maybe you make Ice Makers or something so nobody will give you a wooden nickle for your opinion regarding GMC. I build Homes so nobody gives a rat’s a$$ about mine either. My point was EVERYone who gets paid to either (read carefully now) Play against him or Evaluate him thinks he is Elite.
    I’m sure that you are in the wrong profession though Right?
    Let me know when you understand what a Professional is and not a fanatic.

  49. James Walker Says:

    Hope he stays clean, loves football, and sells tons of jerseys because he earns our respect.

  50. Tiny Tim Says:

    @ sb winston

    You have no idea what I do for a living. The fact you think you do is because you think there are 50 elite players in the nfl which further lets me know you are clueless. Did we ever argue about sapp, ray lewis, jerry rice, deion sanders, derrick thomas, deacon jones, ronnie lott, walter payton, barry sanders etc….Again, being good and being elite is not the same. Do you actually think Houston fans debate about Watt or the fans of pittsburg argued about mean joe? I’m sorry if you think so. Good night to you and yours

  51. Tiny Tim Says:

    @ sb with jameis^^^^^^

  52. Tiny Tim Says:

    One last thought….who did john randle play with? He had over 130 sacks as a DT. He is the definition of elite. Stop grading gmc on a curve.

  53. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Tiny Tim

    Have U forgot about….

    DE – Chris Doleman
    8-time Pro Bowler & 2-time First-Team All-Pro
    Inducted into Hall of Fame in 2012, finalist in 2011
    Career Sacks: 150.5

    DT – Henry Thomas
    2-time Pro Bowler
    Career Sacks: 93.5

    *Honorable Mention – Al Noga

    Note: Later when Henry Thomas departed – Randle played alongside NT Jerry Ball

  54. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    At one point or another – Randle played with several Pro Bowlers

    *At every level

    • Mike Merriweather | 3-time Pro Bowler
    • Jack Del Rio | 1-time Pro Bowler

    Defensive Backs
    • Carl Lee | 3-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro
    • Audray McMillian | 1-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro
    • Todd Scott | 1-time Pro Bowler
    • Joey Browner | 6-time Pro Bowler & 3-time First-Team All-Pro

  55. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    Get em_SB_with_Jameis!!

    “Tiny Terd” just loves to aggravate everyone more than he likes to debate topics it seems…

  56. Buc1987 Says:

    Who here (that’s still left here) as BUCS fans and not “paid” professionals thinks McCoy falls into the “elite” category?

    Not me.

  57. Tiny Tim Says:


    We have already established you are an arm chair clueless idiot and two faced. Remember you wrote you agree with every move licht has made but it the same thread you blasted him for his draft picks. Your opinion is nothing.

    @ luvmy

    The same can be said of McCoy who has played with lvd, revis, dashon goldston, talib etc…

  58. Tiny Tim Says:

    @ luvmy

    He also played along side bennett a pro bowler yet McCoy’s game has remained the same which is a sack here and there with no game changing plays period. Oh, he had the play against the falcons when he hugged ryan’s foot.

  59. BigHogHaynes Says:

    @ Buc1987: GMC is not Sapp, GMC is not Superman, at least 25 other teams in this league that would take him and if he were a free agent this year there would be a 12 team bidding war for his services, he’s our best D-lineman, hate him if you want, keep wishing he had a nasty attitude, just don’t say things to make people believe he’s not an elite player, I believe he is elite!