Hallway Hollering

May 18th, 2017

Lavonte David said new, big-money defensive tackle Chris Baker is “sparking up the locker room?”

But who is sparking up Baker?

Baker told the Pat & Aaron show on WDAE-AM 620 recently that he’s been busy bonding with teammates and they already are understanding that he’s a prankster and a guy who likes to joke around.

Man, thank goodness, Bakers is a long-time friend of “naturally pissed off” defensive end Robert Ayers; the two were rookies together in Denver. Joe can only imagine the potential clash of those veterans if they didn’t understand each other at the outset.

While Baker is providing energy, he said he’s getting energy from America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, who commands Baker’s attention.

“Jameis Winston always holler at me every time he sees me in the hallways. He says, “Hey, Chris Baker!” the free agent from the Redskins  shouted in his best Jameis impression.

Joe wonders if Jameis is subtly sending a message to Baker. Sort of, “I love you, but I’m watching you at all times, newcomer.”

As Joe has written previously, there appears to be — in May — fantastic chemistry on this 2017 Bucs team, a special blend.

13 Responses to “Hallway Hollering”

  1. JayBucBoi Says:

    Hey, Hard Knocks! Y’all kats get ready!
    Jameis is about to send a message to the world next!!

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    And during training camp, Jameis will most likely be watching Baker a lot closer when the 1’s tee off against the 1’s. Can just imagine GMC, Baker, Gholston & Ayers going against our own OLine. Iron sharpens iron.

  3. Eric Says:

    Dude’s already becoming a fan favorite.

  4. Casual Observer Says:

    Your comment about team chemistry is interesting. Hard (if not impossible) to measure, but probably more important than most realize. And it looks like the mix of talented personalities is superb. Unsure if the front office planned this (maybe to some degree) developing good chemistry but it definitely bodes well for the season.

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

    I just can’t wait see him dance. Its swagged out but at the same time sooooo funny.

  6. shouldhavedraftedefiert Says:

    Was watching the Vernon Hargraves miked up and they in the huddle telling each other they love each other… tight group and I’m sure you’re right… JW is keeping an eye on him. He knows how important chemistry is.

  7. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Can’t remember the last time I was this confident going into a new Bucs season? Bring on “Hard Knocks”!

  8. tmaxcon Says:

    Finally some energy, passion and leadership on defense. The team has been void of energy, passion and leadership on defense for nearly a decade.

  9. bucs_365 Says:


  10. Bucsfanman Says:

    Amen tmax! I’m proud of you bro!

  11. shouldhavedraftedeifert Says:

    @Bucs_365 DOH!

  12. Stephen Says:

    Winston isn’t keeping an eye on Baker, what’s with all this ridiculous straw grasping when it comes to pushing completely made up narratives. Seriously what type of idiot looks at Baker/Ayers and thinks “gee Baker is a prankster but Ayers seems to be a really angry dude, I wonder if this will have a negative efect on team chemistry??” In the future could we please get Bucs news w/o that kind of retarded conjecturing?

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    Stephen…not here. You could always look elsewhere.