Jensen Explains Extra Flags

December 13th, 2018

Center Ryan Jensen was talking about his penalties today and it led Joe to a plausible theory for the resulting 100-plus yards lost to the Bucs offense.

One thing Jensen said about getting flagged so often was that he’s getting called this year for things that weren’t getting called last year by officials.

So why is that happening?

Perhaps it’s because the offensive linemen around Jensen aren’t playing very physical, relative to Jensen and other O-lines. So that might be making Jensen stand out to the zebras, therefore drawing an extra flag or two.

Fans have been harsh on Jensen for those 100-plus lost yards in penalties with personal fouls in the mix. But Joe just can’t wag a finger at the guy for the personal-foul flags. He’s playing through the whistle at all times and it’s a breath of fresh air. Plus, Joe hasn’t seen those seven yards a game really kill the Bucs.

Again, maybe Jensen has one or two fewer calls if the Bucs are known for being a smash-mouth, play-through-the-whistle team across their line.

27 Responses to “Jensen Explains Extra Flags”

  1. westernbuc Says:

    The penalties killed the Bucs against the Saints. Maybe firing Koetter will magically fixed these pro athletes

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Don’t mind penalties for aggressive play….lazy penalties like holding because you got beat are another matter.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    OK with penalties for aggressive play

  4. uckinator Says:

    Naw…Personal foul penalties, are for the most part, stupid penalties. Stupid penalties kill drives. Drives that stall, shift momentum to the other team. I get the “play to the whistle part,” but spearing, shoving and pushing after the whistle, clipping, and hitting a guy that’s out of bounds are stupid penalties.

  5. DB55 Says:


    Lack of discipline overall falls on the coach.

    Imma go out on a whim and say McIceCream has never had a 15 yard penalty.

  6. El Buco Realisto Says:

    Some watched his play from the year before and called it accordingly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its a “Realisto Repost”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Buc Realist Says:
    June 20th, 2018 at 12:08 pm
    Joe, keeps trying to say how great the Bucs O-line is every year!!!! But then every offseason, there is massive turnover on the Bucs O-line!!!!!!!!

    And from some of the highlights I saw of Jensen, the one thing I noticed, was how reckless his play was at times!!!!!! I don’t know how many penalties he got last year, But if he is wearing a Bucs uniform and plays like that, we will see many yellow flags being thrown!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. pelbuc Says:

    More excuses. This team leads the league in sorry excuses. Jensen may be nasty but he sucks. I’d rather have less attitude and more performance and discipline.

  8. westernbuc Says:

    DB55, GMC has had roughing penalties, he had one against Roethlisberger this season. This team overall is fairly disciplined, so one bad game isn’t enough to blame a coach

  9. unbelievable Says:

    DB55 you must have forgotten about the Pittsburg game this year 😂😂

  10. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    I think Jensen will be better when he is not having to cover for Benenoch’s suckiness.

  11. 813bucboi Says:


    i agree…..excuses excuses……


  12. Reach87 Says:

    The only time you should be “OK” with a penalty is if it’s result saves the team from disaster (trip a guy to stop the other team from recovering a fumble, OPI to prevent a pick/pick 6, etc. They will still happen, but shouldn’t be condoned IMO. Go Bucs!

  13. ManzielMadness Says:

    Lol Ryan Jensen is the last guy I’d cut right now on the OLine. They can start with Dotson, Benenoch, and D. Smith.

  14. DB55 Says:

    How could I forget! Smh

    I’m sorry Ben I’m so sorry are you okay? Do you need a hug? Here’s a hug, I love you buddy.

  15. Tackleblickwin Says:

    @ Tampabaybucfan and @ Tampa bay demon

    Lol…I feel the same way.

  16. donuts Says:


    Jensen is hot garbage and way way OVERPAID! With all his “playing through the whistle- a breath of fresh air to Joe” was paying off, we would have a much better RUN game.

    Its time to get rid of Warhop, Jensen, Smith, Dotson, Bennanoch, Cappa, and the rest of the garbage Licht brought to this club. This OL will be redone next year with a new coach and GM.

  17. El Buco Realisto Says:

    The “real” answers where out there from those within the know!!!!!!!!!!!!

    While the sheep and so-called fans were talking non-sense and was blinded by the smoke, The Buc Realist knew the truth!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG Its another “Realist Repost”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Buc Realist Says:
    June 1st, 2018 at 9:06 am
    One has to wonder, Even though the Bucs have the highest paid center in the league!! Is he the third best center in the division?????? When Atlanta has Alex Mack and New Orleans has Max Unger it is very easy to see the Bucs with the third best Center!!!!!

  18. Nprbuc Says:

    Most of the personal foul calls hurt the team and are easily preventable. Loosing your cool on a play hurts. Period! The foul that has hurt us repeatedly for absolutely NO reason, and usually away from the play is block in the back. Can’t the coaches teach these “ professional” players that if you can read the number or name on the BACK of a jersey, PUT YOUR HANDS IN YOUR FRIGGIN POCKETS! It’s not rocket science. How many good plays get called back for that stupidity? Total up that lost yardage over a year. It’s worse than a personal foul in my mind.

  19. Bucsfanman Says:

    I’d rather that than the incessant holding and false starts from Smith and Dotson.
    We NEED more fighters, are you kidding me. Our o-line is terrible! Protect your teammates Jensen. Punch ’em in the face!!!

  20. jjbucfan Says:

    donuts, the time to get rid of Warhop and Benenoch was last off season. Dotson and Smith needed to stay. Now hopefully the new coach can see that D Smith is a guard. When he said he couldn’t play guard that was only because he is in contract year and Tackle pays way more than guard. Selfish!! (Don’t really blame him though). He has now been exposed to everyone over at LT, except maybe Koetter and Warhop of course. Gonna get JW3 killed.

  21. ModHairKen Says:

    Jensen is the best Center this team has ever had. Period. All these fans whining about Jensen probably have a poster of Ian Beckles or Charles McRae in their man caves. Toughen up, cooters!

  22. Rod Munch Says:

    Jensen the angry ginger needs to tone down the fake tough guy act. It’s stupid to take penalties and he’s been doing it all year. If you want to be a tough guy then do so without getting flagged, to just say getting a flag is part of being a tough guy is to be not so smart tough guy.

    It’s boring hack stuff, literally no one in the NFL is scared of the guy, and that’s why the tough guy routine is stupid in the land of giants. If you want to get revenge on someone, gouge their eyes out in the pile when the refs don’t see it and goat them into reacting. But being the moron who takes the bait and responds and gets the flag – that doesn’t make you a badass, it makes you an idiot.

  23. John B Says:

    He’s the least of our issues on the Oline

  24. German Buc Says:

    Considering Ali is on this OLine, too – may we agree on second least, John B?

  25. Phil Says:

    Or maybe like always the officials seem to throw flags against the Bucs that other teams don’t get. The officials are biased against the Bucs and always have been.

  26. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ModHairKen Says:
    “Jensen is the best Center this team has ever had.”


    Don’t forget, Ken, about Tony Mayberry who went to multiple Pro Bowls as a Buccaneers C, and Jeff Christy, from our Super Bowl team. — But I definitely share your enthusiasm for Jensen’s nasty edge, and think he will be a much better performer when Benenoch is gone.

  27. Owlykat Says:

    I agree with Rod Munch. Jensen needs to smarten up and stop his penalties.