A Buccaneer’s “Sixth-Man” Mentality

September 7th, 2016

One Buccaneer wants to be like Kevin McHale

There’s a Buccaneer who says he has no real problem coming off the bench — even though he’s started a whole lot of games and been wildly effective.

Joe’s talking about defensive end Jacquies Smith.

Smith has 13 1/2 sacks over 18 starts during the last two Bucs seasons. He’s the Bucs’ resident edge-rusher-in-chief. But it’s expected that Will Gholston and Robert Ayers will start at defensive end.

Smith said today that he’s looking at it as he’s the “sixth man,” just like in the NBA. “I’ll just kind of take that role right now. Obviously, whatever opportunity you get you just got to capitalize out there and be effective, man. And I think I’ll be able to do that.”

The Bucs plan to rotate eight defensive lineman in a huge way. Just look at what Dirk Koetter told Joe at the NFL Owners meetings this year.

Joe is confident Smith will get all kinds of playing time. Simply put, the guy makes plays. He gets results. And until the Bucs find another guy to get seven sacks a year in limited time, and be pretty solid in run defense, Smith is going to get plenty of work.

35 Responses to “A Buccaneer’s “Sixth-Man” Mentality”

  1. Bucfan76 Says:

    Speaking for Pablo (I’ll do my best)

    “Pablo likes Haquis Smith and Howard Hones. The way Pablo figures it as long as Hay Hays in in charge of the Dline the Bucs are mucho mejor (look it up).”

  2. DB55 Says:

    Hey James Harden went from 6th man to THE MAN. It’s all about attitude and performance.

    It’s only funny when TBBF does it. I just racist when anyone else tries it. Lol

  3. D-Rome Says:

    Can someone….ANYONE…explain “Pablo” for me? I don’t get it.

  4. Bucfan76 Says:


    Like I said, I’ll do my best……FYI, how do you know that I’m not TBBF?

  5. Bucfan76 Says:

    @ D-Rome

    Pablo was a poster on JBF a couple of years ago. I think Pablo left when Josh Freeman left….anyway, he hasn’t returned. Pablo always spoke in the third person and was quite naturally funny.
    TBBF decided to speak for Pablo to continue his legacy.

  6. BennyBucs Says:

    ^^^ That is simply hilarious

  7. HIRE JIMBO Says:

    Lol I thought it was just his Hispanic alter ego. LOL

  8. Bucfan76 Says:

    Speaking for Pablo (I’ll do my best)

    Hire Himbo…….

    “No, Pablo has a huge ego and even larger super-ego….but no alter-ego.”

  9. Pickgrin Says:

    Jac Smith will get a lot of snaps and have a big year. Unless he gets hurt again in which case he won’t…

    The trifecta of pass rushing specialists in Jac, Smith, Noah Spence and HoJo is gonna do some damage this year.

    “Everybody Eats!”….

  10. orlbucfan Says:

    Bring back TBBF!! I remember that Pablo, @76. That’s when I registered on this site. TBBF is a female; Educated Buc Female Fans Rule, right Joe? 🙂

    Go MIGHTY BUCS on 9/11 in Hotlanta!!

  11. Bucfan76 Says:


    TBBF is gender-neutral like many JBF anonymous posters. According to Pablo, TBBF smokes expensive cigars and drinks single malt like other rich Republicans…..now, that could be a cigar-smoking female…..who knows?

  12. DB55 Says:

    TBBF didn’t get banned that was TampaBucFan right? Please lawd jeezus don’t let TBBF be banned.

  13. BucInJax Says:

    We know its not TBBF speaking for Pablo since there have been no mention of elongated arc, table dancing, or roofs in Pasco county.

  14. Dave Pear Says:

    TBBF is in the Big House.
    On Joe’s double secret probation.
    Never question Joe’s integrity.

  15. unbelievable Says:

    Ruh-roh, what happened to TBBF (And more importantly, the speaker for Pablo) ??

  16. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    BucInJax Says:
    September 7th, 2016 at 3:15 pm
    We know its not TBBF speaking for Pablo since there have been no mention of elongated arc, table dancing, or roofs in Pasco county.

    Speaking for Pablo (I’ll do my best)

    “Being in the cooler with TBBF has been a traumatic experience for Pablo. Pablo thought the cooler would be nice after a long hot day on Pasco County roofs…..but the cooler is not good for Pablo’s elongated arc. Pablo remembers those days coming out of a cold swimming pool….Pablo had hardly any arc at all.”

  17. Dave Pear Says:

    Luckily it seems Bucfan76 is able to channel Pablo through some magical hocus pocus voodoo who do stuff.

  18. Dave Pear Says:

    TBBF is back?
    It’s a miracle!

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

    We are about to lead the league in sacks and QB pressures.

  20. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ Dave Pear

    No, TBBF is not back….but Buc76 is a big fan of Pablo and can try to speak for Pablo until TBBF returns.

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

    Two things on the decline in this league. O line play and elite QB play. How y’all can’t see we about to dominate for 15 years is beyond me.

  22. Dave Pear Says:

    UH…TBBF look who you are posting under.
    Looks like TBBF to me.

  23. Dave Pear Says:

    Did you break out of the Joint?

  24. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Dave Pear

    Surprise……I’m actually am about halfway back…..thanks to Bucfan76 for speaking for Pablo in my absence.

  25. Dave Pear Says:

    Welcome back TBBF.

  26. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Jack smith isn’t a starter because the game starts wih a first down. Jack is an excellent pass rusher at times. But will Gholston is an excellent run stopper at times. So you start gholston and bring in jack on passing downs. It’s a good rotation and will hopefully keep everyone fresh and playing explosive football for 4 quarters.

  27. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Thanks for the words of support…I’m sure that helped……my IP address is still blocked, hopefully that will be released shortly.

  28. tmaxcon Says:

    Welcome Back TBBF…

  29. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Thanks Tmaxcon…

  30. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    I join with the rest TBBF. Glad to have you back!

  31. Buccfan37 Says:

    I musta missed it, I didn’t know you had left TBBF.

  32. Capt.Tim Says:

    Welcome back TBBF
    We’ve all missed you, and Pablo too!

  33. orlbucfan Says:

    Tbbf: welcome (halfway back :-)). FWIW, orlbucfan is gender neutral, too. I’m still a female. Proud of it, too. 🙂

    **Go Mighty Bucs on 9/11!!! **

  34. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    Thanks for the welcome back….if it helps even though I remain gender-neutral…..I like women….especially females that are proud Buc Fans!!!

  35. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    Welcome back brotha