“I Want To Punch Somebody In The Mouth”

September 16th, 2016


Just call defensive end Robert Ayers “Ghostbuster.”

Who is the ghost, you ask? That would be former Bucs defensive end Michael “Ghost” Johnson, the man who stole about $16 million from Team Glazer and embarrassed himself and Bucs fans during his one season in Tampa.

Johnson was so inept, such a waste. His agent even said he wanted to be somewhere else and wasn’t a great pass rusher before the Bucs threw truckloads of cash at him.

Speaking on the Buccaneers Radio Network last night, new big money free agent Robert Ayers talked about hearing the ghosts of free agents past.

Ayers has a message for them, and he felt it was delivered, in part, by his clean, edge-rush sack early in the first quarter against the Falcons.

“Because you come as a free agent, you know, people want to know what you can do. I hear all the talk of past free agents, and this, that and the other, and people want to ask me about it,” Ayers said. “You know, I don’t necessarily worry about that. But in the back of my mind I’m definitely thinking, ‘Look it. I want to punch somebody in the mouth and let them know Robert Ayers is for real.’ And you know that’s the message I want them to see. I want them to see my energy. I want them to see who I am. Win, lose or draw, I want to be the guy who’s out there playing fast trying to do a lot of damage to the other team. That’s my mindset. … I definitely wanted to come out here and set a tone to the fans and the NFC South.”



18 Responses to ““I Want To Punch Somebody In The Mouth””

  1. SB with Jameis Says:

    Your last sentence was spot on Joe 🙂

  2. VaBuc Says:

    What the doctor ordered

  3. cometowin2 Says:

    I hope he is trying to groom Noah Spence every day to be his eventual replacement. Thank you Mr. Ayres for being just what we needed.

  4. cometowin2 Says:


  5. Jerry G Says:

    Now we just need McCoy to be nasty like Ayers along with spence lvd and i think kwon is already getting their.kwon and ayers seem to be bipolar when it comes to game day.content and serene during the week and a head hunter on game day.THATS IT!The Bucs will be know as the Head Hunters of the South!not that they play dirty but NASTY!

  6. Cannon Says:

    I like this guy.

  7. DislocatedBucsFan Says:

    B-E-A utiful

  8. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    I like this guy.

  9. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:


    I swear I didn’t even see your comment when I wrote that! LOL

  10. Big Marlon B Says:

    I have to admit, I wasn’t a huge fan of this signing at first. I didn’t hate it, but I was lukewarm. After hearing more about what a bad ass he is and the kind of Personality he has, I love it. This is exactly the kind of attitude and nastiness the defense, and the team overall, needed. That kind of stuff can be as contagious as MRSA.

  11. Waterboy Says:

    Exactly what Big Marlon B said.
    I really like the attitude this guy brings. I think it’s starting to rub off on some of the other defensive players.

  12. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    I hope this guy, and this team, can keep this chip on their shoulder all season long.

  13. Matt melnick Says:

    I think im going to buy me a Robert Ayers jersey. Love his attitude and what a perfect name Robert (The Ghostbuster ) Ayers..Actually I should customize a jersey with his number and then Ghostbuster the name on it. Only the joe’s and all of us readers will know what it was meant for.lol

  14. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    whats sleazy bankrobber sweezys nickname now….good for licht hitting on one free agent in 2 years and not adressing the pitiful safety play and i believe dj swearinger is starting for arizona cardinals but couldnt play for lovie yet we have the 2 worst safeties in th nfl starting here…licht get that fixed and bucs in playoffs in 2017

  15. DB55 Says:

    Oh, you think darkness is your ally. But you merely adopted the dark; I was born in it, moulded by it. I didn’t see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but BLINDING! The shadows betray you, because they belong to me!

  16. bculaw Says:

    Too early to tell if he can have the same impact on the defense’s culture as hardy Nickerson had when he signed (a tall order, for sure), but he has a lot of the same nastiness possessed by the “Hardware man.”

  17. Pickgrin Says:

    Love the ‘tude. Hope Ayers can stay healthy. He’s going to be a huge help to this team. Nice signing Jason Licht. Didn’t break the bank to bring him in either.

  18. KingBuc17 Says:

    This was a steal for this team in FA..I heard the Patriots wanted him…whew….. great job Jason L. this is exactly the type of (on the field) mean player to marry in the middle with McCoy. Plus when he moves outside reminds me of Reggie White with that Bull rush….if he doesn’t get ten this year, were not letting him off the leash. I think we get 4 plus sacks this week and steal one from the cards….

    Go Bucs 29-17