“I Have My Own Evaluation”

November 15th, 2017

Ali Marpet talks grading

Joe runs no-snooze coverage of the Buccaneers here at JoeBucsFan.com. There are no off days, but few readers consume everything Joe types, especially on a college football Saturday.

Joe shared an intriguing statement by head coach Dirk Koetter this past Saturday: Ali Marpet is the team’s highest graded player on offense.

If you missed it, read it. Koetter said add up the coaches’ film grades given to players and Marpet is tops among the report cards.

Joe asked Marpet about that today in the locker room. Marpet said, “that’s very nice but I have my own evaluation. There are things I’m doing well, sure, but I don’t just rely on the grades we get after each game.”

Overall, Marpet was saying he’s got his own set of standards and he’s got to play better.

Joe detected a bit of an edge among the offensive linemen today. Yes, Joe’s time around them is limited and this is just an insightful hunch. But Joe thinks the O-line is angrier than usual about the consistent failures in the running game, and they’re well aware the defensive line just posted a near perfect game and is getting all the love this week.

16 Responses to ““I Have My Own Evaluation””

  1. InJameisWeTrust Says:

    We’ve had very poor play at guard this year. And the usually off/on play of Donovan Smith. But Ali has played very well especially considering the move to center

  2. AlteredEgo Says:

    so no ukulele until the off season ….

  3. Bradentonbuc Says:

    I agree @InJameis. It seems, in particular, Sweezy leaves a lot to be desired in his pass blocking. I think in run blocking he has done adequate, but not relative to how much he is being paid. Although I think Marpet can be a great Center, his most blatant faults haven’t shown themselves the past few games. I can’t recall but I believe it’s been a few weeks since Marpet has had a bad snap. Definitely can’t expect a first time center at the professional level to just start playing perfect football.
    With that said, I did read that article you referenced Joe and was surprised to hear that from coach Koetter. There must be a higher level of grading that we as fans just can’t see without knowing the play call because at times I’ve wondered what is going on in the center of our line, sans the past few games I’ve thought our tackles have been serviceable all year. D Smith is definitely rearing his ugly side as of late and Big Dot seems to always get a penalty at the worst time but with our interior linemen, something has been off all year. I hope I can chalk it up to a) a first time center, b) a guard coming off back surgery and hadn’t played a snap in a year and c) this weird rotation we have a left guard with pamphile and Evan ‘famous’ Smith.

  4. unbelievable Says:

    The o-line is mad about the failures in the run game?

    But why? I thought it was all on the running backs.

  5. Broy34isExcitedForGruden+Jameis Says:

    Yeah unbelievable didn’t you know it was Doug martins fault. He lost his burst. You can tell when he’s hit immediately. He needs to be faster in receiving his handoff. Inexcusable

  6. Lamarcus Says:

    Dm is garbage. Joe was right. Drink it in man

  7. 813bucboi Says:

    what’s up with benenoch?….is he another player struggling to develop under dirk?…..or is he trash?….GO BUCS!!!

  8. Lamarcus Says:

    No another player struggling under dirk 813

  9. JimmyJack Says:

    Whatever……..Moving Marpet to C has been a disaster IMO. Our rushing attack was poor last year but at least they had a few games where they matched up well and were able to run effectively.

    Now this year we can’t do anything running the ball. Martin should get some blame but the move of Marpet has to be a big reason why our blocks aren’t paving anything.

    WE GOT A Young line that should be building chemistry and getting better with age. Don’t understand why they mess with that. Marpet wasn’t even ready to play C and botched a lot of snaps in the first 6 games. Dirk acts like it’s part of the process but having trouble snappi g he ball is not something teams with playoff aspirations struggle with. It was a step backwards and a misevaluation………..Next to to you wanna change somebody’s position either have them ready or have a good backup plans……..or do it on a bad team not expecting to win.

  10. Ryan K Says:

    Marpet is a beast..
    I hope we lock him up for the remainder of his career.
    Good guy and player.. will only get better.. usually healthy.. plays hard..team player..
    Met some of his family at the Minnesota game, very classy people.

  11. America's QB Says:

    And just maybe they feel a little responsible for 2 of their 3 qbs being injured this season on THEIR watch???!!!

  12. Kobe Faker Says:

    Believe it or not, Kobe reads the bible and pray for our Bucs every sunday

    I believe we have a reverse Sampson situation here with Ali Marpet…

    Off with the weave and back to a crewcut little Arnie buzz

  13. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Next season Marpet stayes at center (to begin his 6 year All/Pro run) put D SMITH @ LG…PANPHILL @ RT…SWEEZY @ RG and draft a PLUG & PLAY LT! In other words CONTINUE TO BUILD A WALL! ….but not in Mexico!!!

  14. BigMacAttack Says:

    I had a good comment called but I got a false start, followed up with a holding penalty. Now I’m ready to make a bad snap.

  15. BigMacAttack Says:

    Put Ali back at guard and enough with the experiments.

  16. teacherman777 Says:


    You are an idiot.

    Ali is Jewish, just like Samson and Jesus (Yehoshua).

    The evil Roman empire said no one fought harder than the Jewish warriors protecting the Temple in Jerusalem.

    Ali Marpet is the son of hippies.

    His mother started a museum dedicated to the study of Motherhood in Society.

    I love the Marpets! Great people!

    Keep the long hair. Dont listen to morons like “Kobe Faker.”

    Go Bucs!