The Bucs & Mike Pouncey

March 15th, 2018

Last night, per several reports, the Buccaneers were courting and interviewing Ravens free agent center Ryan Jensen.

So it’s fair to assume Jason Licht wants to beef up the gut of his offensive line.

Well, if they’re serious about that (and who knows with the Bucs), then there’s a new man on the market, three-time Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey. At 28 years old, Pouncey is healthy. The 2011 Dolphins first-round pick wouldn’t take a pay cut, per multiple reports out of South Florida, so he was launched.

The former Florida Gator and Lakeland star might be interested in staying in Florida.

Joe can’t claim to know what Pouncey’s film looks like, but Joe does see irritated Dolphins fans on Twitter this afternoon. Shouldn’t the Bucs at least make a few phone calls? Again, they seem to want to improve at center, and perhaps chatter with Pouncey could help force a good deal with Jensen.

96 Responses to “The Bucs & Mike Pouncey”

  1. stevek Says:

    No to a trade, yes to a visit if/when he is cut.

    If we can’t trade for Quinn, Bennett, Peters, or Talib, then why in the hell trade for Pouncey?

    Maybe a late 6th or 7th, but that’s it!

  2. Todd Says:

    Give up guys Bucs are not going to sign any good players 6-10 here we come

  3. BucTrooper Says:

    Make him Center, move Ali back to G.

    Wait… that would involve Licht doing something… never mind.

  4. derrickbrooksforGM Says:

    Good lord NFL has gone to crap as far as quality of players. This guy should never play another snap. NFL full of thugs.

  5. stevek Says:

    Any word on the NFL investigation into Jameis?

    These lack of moves makes it smell like he will be suspended, and we are in the tank this year.

  6. AlteredEgo Says:

    He is a bit Arron Hernandez thuggish in the head….but a decent on the field player…if I recall his twin brother is the better player

  7. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Todd Says:

    Give up guys Bucs are not going to sign any good players 6-10 here we come

    I’m thinking more like 4-12.

    I think we play the NFC north this year and the NFC west.

    Going to be a very long year. It’s a Buc’s life.

  8. JAB83 Says:

    Been wanting this guy for the longest.

    He is your future Center!!!

    Bet on it.

  9. Shayne Says:

    He graded out as the 34th out of 38 centers that qualifed according to PFF and he had the most penalties of any centers last year, NO THANKS.. Jensen would be much better, I’m okay with him being more expensive bthen Pouncey.

  10. SOEbuc Says:


    Are you crazy?! Of course there is no word about the Jameis investigation. Goodell is waiting a week before OTAs to start the investigation and suspending him the day before they begin. Duhhh.


  11. SOEbuc Says:

    Thuggish player?? Weren’t you all praising the name of Aqib Talib less than a week ago??? And I’d rather have Pouncy on our Oline than Talib at CB.

  12. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I don’t see it happening, not with the level of commitment they’ve made to Marpet at Center.

    But it would be a great thing to do. I would back it 100%. Mike Pouncey has some health concerns over the years, but he’s been a great player…and he made it the whole season last year.

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    PFF is probably the worst source possible. Their stats are very subjective.

  14. AlteredEgo Says:

    Talib…I think I’m the only one to use thuggish on this thread….and I never wanted Talib back….you all

  15. Pickgrin Says:

    Jensen (who plays guard as well)is the Oline upgrade we need to hope for.

  16. Bucsfanman Says:

    @Altered- We want him to play football not babysit your children. Besides, we already have DJax on the roster who is “thuggish”! SMH! C’mon man!

  17. Bradinator Says:

    3 time Pro-bowler, wouldn’t hurt to talk to him. See what the price is, since he wouldn’t take a pay cut. Could be prohibitive.

  18. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Simeon Rice wants to come back…

  19. KYBUCFAN Says:


    Love your site man but i closed 7 of the same ads on your page and still couldn’t get the background music to stop. Excessive to say the least!!!

  20. Phillip Says:

    Committed so much to Marpet being at center when the Bucs have been hosting Jensen for the past 1.5 days? Seriously?

  21. Patrickbucs Says:

    He has a degenerative hip and can’t practice half the time, why would we want that? Some people are so enamored with names, there is a reason lots of these guys aren’t resigned by their own teams.

  22. AlteredEgo Says:

    Ever get the feeling the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a
    reality show for the rest of the NFL ?

  23. Evolvingbucfan Says:

    Hmmm maybe they are worried Jensen will stay in Indy?

  24. K_Bassuka Says:

    No and no, people here in South Florida are crazy and confuse him for his pro-bowl twin. He gets hurt too much and when he’s healthy he gets beat a lot.

  25. AlteredEgo Says:

    yep ^^^ K-Bass
    BFM…DJax is a thug
    Pouncey is a wannabe

  26. canadabucsfan Says:

    wow…. Suh to meet with the Saints today. WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

  27. AlteredEgo Says:

    canadabucsfan Says:
    March 15th, 2018 at 1:14 pm
    wow…. Suh to meet with the Saints today. WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

    Sean Payton is not done poking Koetter in the chest…….

  28. Bossmode Says:

    It doesn’t matter you have to be a back up to play for the bucs

  29. canadabucsfan Says:

    true Ego….. man what a sad week it has been.

  30. DB55 Says:

    Thugs need not apply. Can’t you see licht is changing the culture? Bucs will be the only team in the nfl with an all white dline. Lolololol. Yes that is funny, this ain’t hockey. Give it another decade and you’ll loss hockey too just like tennis and golf.

    No thugs please. Weeza christian nation downs yonder.

  31. ndog Says:

    Josh Sitton gone just signed with the Dolphins!!!! It is getting awfully thin out there for our Bucs. Wow just wow.

  32. LakeLand Says:

    Mike Pouncey is from Lakeland, but he’s not the player that he use to be. I think all of the injuries has affected his body and his play.

  33. spicoli0525 Says:


  34. ndog Says:

    Sheldon Richardson to Vikings!!!!! Another one gone!

  35. Bucco bruce Says:

    Come home my Lakeland Dreadnaught.lakelaaaaaand!!!!! Beef up the old line buy drafting Quenton Nelson grab a running back in the second round or DeMarco Murray actually both. Tampaaaa

  36. tmaxcon Says:


    one of those thugs carried your hero to a super bowl title.

  37. spicoli0525 Says:

    ndog, it’s getting really thin out there now…

  38. ndog Says:

    In all seriousness if we don’t make any more signings how are we even going to field a competitive team to get back to 5 wins? Right now we have no starting caliber LG, RG, RB, DT, RE, LE, or SS. There is no way any GM finds quality starters for all of those positions in one draft. NO WAY!!!

  39. Blake_Bucsfan Says:


    Funny how the cap doesn’t prevent the Vikings, a stacked playoff team with a superb defense, from bringing in legitimate players.

    Meanwhile we’re chasing after nobodies and letting legit players we should actually be signing, Jensen, walk out the door to interview with other teams.

  40. AlteredEgo Says:

    tmaxcon Says:
    March 15th, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    one of those thugs carried your hero to a super bowl title.

    #55 was not a thug….either was #63 or the vast majority of black players if color is where DB55 wants to take this….thug behavior should be shunned as it is anti social …a often illegal and mostly amoral …it ain’t a color thing…it is a behavioral thing

  41. DB55 Says:

    4 white boys on the dline, can’t wait to see this…..

  42. AlteredEgo Says:

    DB55 why the racist edge ?

  43. Bossmode Says:

    Whats the culture in Tampa beside a losing culture?

  44. SteveK Says:

    Damn the Buccaneers are doing their best to tank next year. That can be the only conclusion.

  45. Cover Deuce Says:

    Isn’t it funny how the same types of people who will go out of their way to bash Gerald McCoy for being too nice will go equally as far out of their way to label guys like Pouncey thugs? How about this: neither man is guilty of anything but being their own man, which some of y’all can’t seem to handle for whatever reason. Both are good football players who I’d love to have on my team.

  46. DB55 Says:

    Imma racist didn’t you know? Not really I just hate southern conservatives they get on my nerves with their higher than thou morality yet behind closed doors they’re a bunch or adulterers, pedos and drug addicts, white collar criminals and rap ists. But they are quick to judge others like Jameis who was cleared of all accusations and he a Christian too but he’s not like a real southern Christian I guess idk.

  47. Lord Cornelius Says:

    Supposedly Sheldon Richardson wants $15 mill and turned down $11 mill from Seattle…

    This guy had 1 sack / 1 PD / 2 tackles for loss in 15 games with only 27 tackles.

    He’s a big name because of his draft status and his first 2 years in the league but seems like a guy chasing a paycheck at this point…

    No thank you.

  48. DB55 Says:

    I’m in moderation too much truff

  49. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Altered, maybe BigHog hacked his username?

  50. NFLNut Says:


    You constantly asking about the “Jameis investigation” is really weird … give it a rest. I doubt there even is an investigation as the one and only eye witness corroborated Jameis side and the accuser has no proof and no witnesses and therefore nothing … “investigating” the issue would be like investigating whether or not there is a dinosaur in an invisible section of the Congo … no proof, no witness, no case …

  51. mark2001 Says:

    Poor Joe…he is looking for the bright “needle in the haystack”, but all we end up with is more Glazer crap. Keep trying Joe…eventually we have to sign more than a kicker and former rotational low round draft picks…won’t we?

  52. SCBucsFan Says:

    NFLNut I know that dinosaur is there.

  53. NFLNut Says:


    I believe we have approximately $18,000,000 left to spend … I’d use all of it on Ryan Jensen and EJ Gaines but I could also see Tre Boston + Kony Ealy + Morris Claiborne making a lot of sense, or even the Honey Badger + Pouncey working … there are still a lot of quality free agents out there … heck Vaccaro apparently has drawn ZERO INTEREST around the league and he could be a huge upgrade at the SS position for us.

    I still think it would have been smart for Licht to extend Marpet on a “C” salary and Donovan Smith BEFORE Nate Solder broke the bank … and I’d like to see Kwon extended soon as well.


  54. NFLNut Says:


    Mokele-Mbembe and cryptozoology as a whole are both fascinating indeed … and there’s a lot more “proof” that dinosaurs live in the Congo than there is that Jameis did anything worthy of a suspension …

  55. SteveK Says:

    Nfl nut,

    Dude, Jameis is our most important player. His playing status remains unknown and that is scary.

    I’m asking in regard to understand why we are doing nothing in FA in terms of impact players.

    I’m passionate as hell about the Buccaneers and care deeply as to where or not our franchise QB will be suspended. As if he were, it would torpedo our season and help explain why we didn’t sign any FAs.

    Hard to give such a major issue a rest. Glad you can turn a blind eye, but then again you’ve said it yourself you only follow star QBs and not so much the team. I’m the opposite. I want the Buccaneers to win every damn game, and an important piece to our pursuit to victory is Jameis Winston.

    If Jameis is suspended then if he were to get in trluble again he would be out for a full year. If suspended we need a new QB. Baker Mayfield on line one.

  56. Joeypoppems Says:

    What a waste it would be to give up on the Marpet transition after 1 season.

    Jensen has guard flexibility, idk if Pouncey does.

  57. SteveK Says:

    Nfl nut,

    How did Carolina have their GM’s today investigation finished in weeks. We are on four months.

    I hope we don’t get all the way to openwork big day and the get sh!t like that dropped on us. Not fair to the fans, team, etc.

    Why can’t it be all sorted out by the draft? Ideally sorted out before FA started yesterday. FAs look at Tampa and see question marks. Hard to recruit a guy to sign on the dotted line when there are unknowns.

  58. DB55 Says:

    I’m pretty sure nflnut is a lady and a celebrity, amirite? I know I am.

  59. Lucious Selmon Says:

    derrickbrooksforGM Said:
    Good lord NFL has gone to crap as far as quality of players. This guy should never play another snap. NFL full of thugs.

    This is Incognito’s bully side kick. Hahahahaha
    Doesn’t know when rookie hazing is supposed to stop. Winner fosho!

  60. Not there yet Says:

    Your an offensive head coach and you can even convince a lineman to come play in your statement, they wouldn’t even bother to visit last year. No wonder sweezy was given all that money to rehab his back. Just as sorry as he can be. This won’t be a contender until they get a coach who knows what that looks like and how to bring it to life.

  61. DB55 Says:


    I thought you were gonna chill about the Uber thing? Let it go, well talk about it if and when it happens.

  62. Bobby M. Says:

    Obviously folks dont see how loaded this roster is due to savy GM work by Licht….We’re very close…..#ToRebuilding

  63. Lucious Selmon Says:

    AlteredEgo Said:
    He is a bit Arron Hernandez thuggish in the head…

    Does he have a boyfriend running around wearing his watch??


  64. Lucious Selmon Says:

    SOEbuc Said:
    Thuggish player?? Weren’t you all praising the name of Aqib Talib less than a week ago???

    Talib is a man, and doesn’t blame “society” for his problems. He took ownership of them, and has shown contrition. He GREW UP.

  65. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    DB55, don’t you mean that you hate “white” southern conservatives. If I said that I hate inner city gangsters, you wouldn’t you correct me and say that I just hate the “black” inner city gangsters if I had just made a black QB joke like you made the white line joke.

  66. Lucious Selmon Says:

    “Sean Payton is not done poking Koetter in the chest…….”

    Oh holy mother help me stop laughing!!

  67. Capt.Tim Says:

    Guess the Bucs are emulating the Patriots.
    Intelligent players have won them more rings than anyone else!

    Licht isnt trying to upgrade the O line. He is happy with Sweezy and Pamphile.
    He is trying to Replace Marpet at center- because Marpet has been moved again.

    To Kicker

  68. Lucious Selmon Says:

    DB55 Said:
    Imma racist didn’t you know?

    Yes, DB. Yes we do. Maybe you should get out, meet some people. Expand your horizons.

  69. Capt.Tim Says:

    DB55 Says:
    March 15th, 2018 at 1:21 pm
    Thugs need not apply. Can’t you see licht is changing the culture? Bucs will be the only team in the nfl with an all white dline. Lolololol. Yes that is funny, this ain’t hockey. Give it another decade and you’ll loss hockey too just like tennis and golf.

    Lose Hockey and Golf to who?
    You mean those dang Europeans and Soviet bloc guys!!
    I agree!!
    So many of them in Basketball and Boxing, that they dont even look like” American” games anymore.
    Same with South and Central Americans taking over Baseball!!

    If they start Playing Football- thats it!
    Because, After all, what do we have but sports!

    Hope they dont start running Track!

  70. SCBucsFan Says:

    Wow I came to the board expecting more trashing of Licht and arrived at a civil rights debate

  71. NFLNut Says:



    Again, your continual focus on the Jameis investigation is weird … I can see asking some questions in a thread dedicated to that topic, but you mention it in thread after thread after thread … you sound like a stalker or someone with serious issues … chill out.

    As for the Carolina GM … because THAT needed a legit investigation! Jameis’ accuser is just whistling in the wind with no proof and the only eye witness saying she’s lying … it doesn’t even merit a real investigation.

    Also, while you’re right that I follow the careers of QB’s and am not really a fan of “teams” but players, if I had to pick a favorite team at the moment, it would be the Bucs as Jameis is the QB I enjoy watching more than any other QB and the young QB I believe has the best shot at the HOF by the time all is said and done. I’ll tell you right now though that Sam Darnold will give him a run for his money though in regards to me having fun watching a QB play … it’s no wonder I refer to Darnold as “White Jameis” as the two are extremely similar in the way they play.

    However, don’t get it twisted … just because I follow players more than teams doesn’t mean I only research players or focus all my time on players … I understand the salary cap, team needs and the like very well.

    I just think your continual focus on the Jameis thing is weird … it’s a non-issue, I doubt there even is a real “investigation” as what in the world is there to even investigate … a person made a mere accusation that can not be verified in any way and was not even serious enough for that accuser to even file a report with the police over … and the one and only eye witness says the accuser is lying … I honestly think the NFL thinks, “this is stupid, but we can’t have bad optics, so let’s say we’re investigating”.

    AND, you do know how to google … you can go just google “Jameis + uber” and know what the latest news is anytime you want … constantly bringing this up on Joe’s forums is just very weird and creepy … give it a rest.


  72. NFLNut Says:



    Please don’t reveal my identity … I like my anonymity.

    Now, as to your white D-Line comments that everyone seems to be posting about, I might as well chime in … firstly I do not find it racist to say there are differences in the races as there are and it’s just a fact. It’s a fact that blacks “on average” are more athletic than whites, that Asians “on average” have a higher aptitude for mathematics than blacks, that Native Americans on average have a higher IQ than African Americans, that Jews “on average” have a higher IQ than all other races, that whites “on average” are taller than Asians, etc., etc., etc … none of that is racist, it’s just fact.

    So, I have no problem with DB55 laughing at an all-white D-Line as he obviously believes that blacks are more athletic than whites which isn’t “wrong”. HOWEVER, I would point out that the D-Line is not the same as a wr corps or a db corps … JJ Watt is the most dominant D-Line player of his generation and he’s a white dude and there are many other examples of white D-Line dudes that have been extremely good players all throughout history, especially at the DT position … again, the D-Line isn’t the same thing as a rb, wr or db corps.

    Just my two cents.


  73. darin Says:

    No to pouncey. Lakeland kid, dont think running with his boys will help his play. Yes to Jensen and Sitton. Last thing we need is another guy who plays guard and center who the bucs wana move back and forth. Cmon put guys in their spots and maul em. Geez these coaches drive me nuts.

  74. 813bucboi Says:

    pounce to thuggish….lol…..I haven’t heard of him or his brother getting into any kind of trouble since they’ve been in the nfl……

    nice guys come in last……

    no urgency….no excuse

    #NOEXCUSESIN2018!!!!!….GO BUCS!!!!!

  75. AlteredEgo Says:

    NFLNut….”thuggery”comment was not about race… is about anti social behavior…

  76. DB55 Says:

    Awww are you snowflakes triggered? Look in the mirror.

  77. DB55 Says:


    No doubt. JJ, Jared Allen, Howie’s long, mark gastino. Give me that line but Allen, uerine and McCoy. That’s just a joke.

  78. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    DB55, apparently you think all white people are racist. I really don’t have a problem with your original comment. I kind of found it pretty funny. If you want the racism in this country to end than why make racist comments towards whites? Maybe I’m missing something and I’m sure you’ll tell me I am. I just don’t get it.

  79. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    DB55, I really don’t get Lichts moves. I agree with you, I don’t think our line got any better. I guess with Baker leaving it can’t be worse, but who’s going to rush the passer? Licht dropped the ball by not drafting any DEs for years. Teams with strong Dlines and good QB play win the Super Bowl. I’m still strongly in Winston’s camp, but our line is bottom 5.

  80. Capt.Tim Says:

    Isnt JJ Watt, until injury, the Best DE n the league?

    Db55’s inferiority complex runs deep
    Usually the case with most racist.

    NFLnut- but would you say that the Patriots dominate because they are a more intelligent Team?

  81. NFLNut Says:

    Capt Tim,

    YES, I would agree that the Pats dominate due to their organizational intelligence … they have never been the most “talented” team and Brady isn’t one of the 100 most talented QBs that have ever played, but he’s insanely smart on that field.

  82. DB55 Says:


    Reading comprehension is usually an issue with most inbred rednecks

  83. DB55 Says:


    I’m more Malcolm x than MLK. I especially love taking chit to rednecks face to face cuz they’re so dumb. It’s fun for me. They want to say something rac it’s but won’t bc I’m standing there. I talk mad ish in public never once has some clown stepped to me. Patiently awaiting the day.

  84. DB55 Says:

    I hate everyone equally until they show their intelligence then I show my love.

  85. Sydney Says:

    Racist Punk Coward ——–> DB55 Says:

  86. derrickbrooksforGM Says:

    Lucious Selmon Says:
    March 15th, 2018 at 2:16 pm
    derrickbrooksforGM Said:
    Good lord NFL has gone to crap as far as quality of players. This guy should never play another snap. NFL full of thugs.

    This is Incognito’s bully side kick. Hahahahaha
    Doesn’t know when rookie hazing is supposed to stop. Winner fosh

    ^^^THANK YOU! Please post more! Show these drooling slack jaws what intelligence looks like!

  87. Capt.Tim Says:

    You blend right in.
    Angry entitlement

    Better to cry for what you havent earned, than to earn it

    Hmmm, like respect- for instance

  88. derrickbrooksforGM Says:

    DB55 Says:
    March 15th, 2018 at 3:45 pm
    Awww are you snowflakes triggered? Look in the mirror.

    ^^^DB55 out here triggering people, surprise sur-fraking-prise. LMAO

    I dislike the liberal holier than thou BS. The term thug isn’t racist until liberals said it was so. When I say thug I mean piece of crap human being that’s a bully, who supported a murderer. If you read Poucey’s taunts of asians, tell me he’s not faking racist piece of crap ta boot. Dood is a straight up scum bag.

  89. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    DB55, just don’t alienate all whites when you’re only talking about a few. All races need to do this.

  90. John meeks Says:

    DB55,sometimes when someone is as ignorant as you are,it’s best just to keep your mouth shut so it will not be so really made a “dumbass”out of yourself today so I doubt you will get any credibility on this site the future, just stay quiet and you might slide by without everyone thinking “what a dumbass”.

  91. Capt.Tim Says:

    DB55 Says:
    March 15th, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    I’m more Malcolm x than MLK.

    Nope. Neither one. They fought for civil rights
    You cowardly insult white people, hiding behing a Screen name.

    No respect there. You WISH you were like MLK, whos message was love.

  92. Lucious Selmon Says:

    DB55 Said:
    I’m more Malcolm x than MLK.

    You should research Malcolm X’s real history–not the pop-degenerate-culture version. Find out what changed inside him after he visited Mecca, and how his message changed upon his return. Find out why they really executed him.

    Hint: He became more MLK. Food for though.

    Bless you, Brother.

  93. Jasonbucs666 Says:

    Call him then sign him

  94. John meeks Says:

    DB55 hasn’t ever stepped to a man talking racist remarks that he post on here,he never stepped to a redneck with racist remarks do we know this?cause he is still able to post his ignorant statements!the old saying is the guy that just runs his mouth like db55 ,you don’t need to be concerned with.the quiet guy,be concerned about!what a idiot this clown is!

  95. The Anomaly Says:

    Jensen left without a contract? LOL.

    Licht is GARBAGE! Wow. I can’t say it enough…CANCELLED SEASON TIX because ownership is UK trash. 4 club tix. Do the math.

  96. Capt.Tim Says:

    The Anomaly.
    The right decision. I let mine go two seasons ago.

    Unfortunately, it really doesnt matter. The Glazers would be getting rich off The TV contract- even if the Ray Jay set empty

    Which explains why the arent worried about being competative.

    Mark Cuban predicted the NFL was in for a huge drop in viewership, both live at broadcast.
    His quote was”pigs get fed, hogs get slaughtered!”
    Wise man. Think he’s right about this one