Ryan Jensen About To Take His “Leash Off”

August 7th, 2018

Ryan Jensen wants fans to pay attention

The question had to be asked of the Buccaneers’ very expensive new center.

This summer, Joe hasn’t seen Ryan Jensen look like the nasty animal enforcer he was portrayed to be upon arrival from Baltimore. So Joe asked Jensen today whether he’s been acting like a reasonable teammate and saving his renowned viciousness for the preseason opener on Thursday night in Miami.

Bucs fans will like his answer.

“Definitely. It kind of takes the leash off a little bit and I can go out and play the game that I play,” Jensen said.

“It’s a great opportunity to, you know, go show all the Bucs fans who haven’t maybe seen me play show them how I play the game.”

That’s music to the ears of Tampa Bay fans who are aching for a new attitude on the offensive line. After all, that is one big reason why Jensen was made the highest paid center in the NFL in March — to rub off on his teammates and bring a physicality the Bucs were lacking.

20 Responses to “Ryan Jensen About To Take His “Leash Off””

  1. unbelievable Says:

    Love the attitude, now let’s see the on-field results.

    But I’ll ask the same question I’ve been asking all offseason, who the h3ll is playing RG and RT for us?

    You kind of need more than 3 OL to play football, unfortunately…

  2. Dooshlarue Says:

    Ewww, a big sweaty ginger rubbing off on his teammates.
    That’s nasty.

  3. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    unbelievable right on licht asleep at the wheel another offseason, it seems to me from being on this message board and having some knowledgeable football IQ that licht has been way off in building a winning football team from the lack of defensive backfield in the past, 4 years on non addressing of the DL to passing on RBs, to the K, hauling in TEs, and now the obvious lack of a competent NFL ready right side of the offense

  4. Pistol Pete Says:

    I have been slammed & basically absent from the boards this summer…but how is Marpet doing with the transition to LG?
    Sorry if this has been asked and answered. Pistol
    Marpet looks strong as hell and fantastic. –Joe

  5. GhostofSchiano Says:

    Pistol Pete Says:

    August 7th, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    I have been slammed & basically absent from the boards this summer…but how is Marpet doing with the transition to LG?
    Sorry if this has been asked and answered. Pistol
    Marpet looks strong as hell and fantastic. –Joe

    So mostly it will be “Sweep Left” “Rocket Left” “Blast left” basically run, run, run to the left side. Sort of like Fitz and Jameis will do when the right side (Insert names here) are swung wide open (like gates do) and the defense is in pursuit and our QB is running for his life.

  6. The Buc Realist Says:

    After some of the tape, that I watched, he was very aggressive after the whistle!!!! I don’t know if he got away with it in Baltimore, But if he was wearing a Bucs Jersey, some yellow flags would be flying!!!!!!

  7. SOEbuc Says:


    If they’re gonna be running everything to the left than maybe Koetters dumb ass will start throwing screens and short PA passes to the right that have been non existent in previous play books.

  8. Godeep66 Says:

    I hope like he!! His attitude rubs off on the entire OLine. Much needed.

  9. Bad Eric Says:

    Maybe putting Marpet at RG until we get healthy and then put him back at LG. By doing that we wont be so weak on the right and add a little more balance to the line. Evan Smith can hold down the LG until we get our starters back.

  10. Doctor Stroud Says:

    I like his attitude. Just stay healthy! Doctor’s orders!

  11. Stanglassman Says:

    Regarding right side, I keep hearing good things about Cappa and Garner in camp. Did something happen to our starters Caleb and Dot that they won’t be ready for week one? If not we should be fine once the season starts my concern is getting through the preseason healthy at Qb. Someone has got to play behind the 2 & 3 and we can’t afford anyone of them getting injured.

  12. Bucsfanman Says:

    unbelievable- It’s the great offseason mystery!!! RT, RG Cappa? Benenoch? Dotson? Cue the Twilight Zone music!

  13. Wausa Says:

    I do worry about the right tackle position if Dotson can’t get healthy

  14. ndog Says:

    I swear you guys on this board seem to think that we should have all pros at each and every position on the team. It is simple, Dotson graded out very well when healthy last year and Beneoch is a draft pick that we have been developing. This year we drafted Cappa as a backup to both of those positions in case either one gets hurt or is not playing well. No team and I mean no team has a starter quality backup at each and every position on the field. And guess what if we would have drafted a guard or RT higher in the draft you same goof balls would be crying about our lack of depth at Corner Back. It is never-ending whining from you guys. Look at the roster turnover over the past 4-5 years and you will see why we are not the best team in the league. Also ask your self this, how many of those horrible draft picks from our previous GM are doing anything in the league now? Bowers, Clayborn, Banks, Steven Means, Mike James, Doug Martin, Ahmad Black, Anthony Gaitor, etc….

  15. Tony LA Says:


    I was serious, though, when I said the Bucs needed another good interior lineman and a swing tackle for depth – real depth not camp fodder.

    Licht took his foot off the gas just a bit too soon in fixing the trenches. We are already hearing the Bucs are “in trouble” for week 1 of the preseason.

    Can we really expect not to have these injuries during the season as well?

    Overstock the pantry and you never run out of food.


  16. gp Says:

    Next man up!
    Just do your job!

  17. Wausa Says:

    Tony LA
    has been consistent in his analysis.

    I am with him, but the Bucs desperately needed to draft a running back and multiple corners.

    No games have been played yet, but the Bucs 2018 draft does seem promising and if it pans out the way we hope then the Bucs can focus on getting two offensive linemen in the first two days of the draft next year.

  18. Dapostman Says:

    Should have took a chance on La’el Collins in 2015 7th round instead of that FB Joey Iosefa. These are the kind of guys you take a shot at. Even if Collins says I’m not playing in Tampa so what. Maybe he changes his mind maybe he doesn’t. Water under the bridge now. When 1st or 2nd round talent is available in round 7 you take a shot.

  19. TDTB Says:

    Dapostman is exactly right. Should have traded down again instead of Hargreaves as well.

  20. pick6 Says:

    show us don’t tell us. looking forward to watching jensen thursday