Alex Cappa Lives

November 25th, 2018

He’s alive!

Bucs fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht did not draft a ghost in the third round this spring.

It was getting to the point that Bucs fans thought Licht had drafted the NFL version of Sidd Finch. They heard about this violent offensive linemen from the deep woods of northern California. But for all Bucs fans knew, Alex Cappa was a Yeti (not the beer cooler).

Cappa had yet to dress for an NFL game. He was always inactive. Bucs fans watching Caleb Benenoch do his turnstile routine each and every week grew more frustrated by the day that Cappa couldn’t dress and they blamed Licht.

Today, for the first time since he was drafted, Cappa broke a sweat on the field on a Sunday. He was active and played for a while at right guard.

At times Cappa looked like a guy playing his first game. Other times, Cappa played the part of the violent blocker he was rumored to be.

The good thing is Cappa, though it took him until after Thanksgiving to dress and play for the Bucs, didn’t embarrass himself.

21 Responses to “Alex Cappa Lives”

  1. thunderchunkyPA Says:

    Let him start the rest of this season. #77 is TERRIBLE. Let him develop, let him learn.

  2. JimmyJack Says:

    Need better coaching to get a hand on these lineman. Not one offensive lineman has met expectations under Dirk.

    He inherited a good line and it gotten worse and worse.

  3. Pryda Says:

    Keep on grinding young ones good things will come.

  4. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Liedtke got on the field as well.

  5. thunderchunkyPA Says:

    Liedtke did a damn good job. Play him more too, let these young guys get the playing time.

  6. MadMax Says:

    Agreed, keep playing the young guys….next year they’ll be ready and we can cut slag if need be.

  7. SOEbuc Says:

    Very pleased to hear this. Love to see him play somewhat well the rest of the year and then go work hard to develop his game in the offseason. Not having to draft an early round RG or pay one would be great.

  8. Mike10 Says:

    There is absolutely no reason I would continue to start, let alone play Caleb Benenoch.

  9. SOEbuc Says:

    “Love to see him play somewhat well the rest of the year”

    Or very well.

  10. Bucsgranny Says:

    I must have not watched the same game as you joe, he was a swinging saloon door as you always like to say. There was 3 plays in a row where he didnt touch a single person (as a guard!!!!). Theres a reason our offense stalled when he got in, as soon as he was benched we were better off

  11. Rojas Says:

    DJax just confirmed on IG, that he’s mad at his touches.. replied to a comment that said he would be better utilized in ATL or New Orleans, he said “ I know smh.” Such a diva..

  12. uckinator Says:

    Rojas – Trade him to Atlanta for a 2. He’s a one trick pony. Fine if he’s wide open. Very poor when he has to fight for the ball. Automatic interception on anything not perfectly thrown.

  13. Rojas Says:

    I’ll trade him to Atlanta for a 4th. The team won today, and instead of celebrating with the team he ran to the locker room like a cry baby. All he cares about is his stats.. he’s a me first player. We need to get rid of this cancer.

  14. Season Is Over Says:

    Total success. Full-time starter.

  15. Gino Says:

    I just love the Sidd Finch reference 😂

  16. Knoxville Bucs Fan Says:

    Good to see Cappa out there today. Thought coach said ROJO was healthy and could possibly go. Buc website said he was inactive due to injury. One would think as the season is winding down they’d put the kid out there and give him a chance to do something and make it a little easier on the next coach so he can see what he has in this kid. How the hell could he get hurt between Friday night (when DK said he was healthy) and Sunday when the inactives was announced?

  17. SOEbuc Says:

    Koetter doesn’t want to give any of these no show rookies a chance to prepare because he knows he’s burnt toast at the end of the year and is gonna try to find work somewhere else. Not putting the right guys in at the right time. Classic Koetter move.

  18. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Joe, how about doing an article about Jordon Whitehead – 11 tackles and 2 of the 6 total pass defense last night. I don’ think any player other than Jordon had more than 6 tackles. In fact, it was not only Cappa, but all the buc’s rookies did well today. Vita had his second sack and 3 tackles for loss. I believe that is half of the TFLs from last night.

  19. Buchead5588 Says:

    I was impressed with Cappa an with Wester wester looked real solid yesterday

  20. Cobraboy Says:

    The best way to describe Cappa’s first game is a “turnstile mauler.”

    He looked like a confused rookie at times. But he also looked like a pure beast at times, pushing guys around like they were toys.

    The boy may have a future. He’s Yeti ugly, but plays that way.

    I’d play him the rest of the season. He could be the answer at RG when he “gets it.” Or even RT in the future.

  21. Cobraboy Says:

    Sidd Finch. Well played, Joes.