3-4 Experience, Excitement For Carl Nassib

February 24th, 2019

A big favorite among members of the Jason Licht administration, and among those who hate loafing on the football field, is Bucs DE Carl Nassib.

He produced. He played hard. He seemed to learn in a hurry. What more could one want in a 6-7, 275-pound defensive end who just turned 26 years old?

Nassib fielded questions from Alex Marvez and Zig Fracassi on SiriusXM NFL Radio yesterday and he talked a bit about his versatility. Yeah, he thrived as a pure 4-3 left defensive end, but Nassib said he can do it all and would benefit from his experience in a 3-4 defense as a rookie with the Browns — if the Bucs and new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles move in that direction.

“I’m excited for Todd Bowles to teach me new things I haven’t had the experience of doing. I think we’re going to come out attack, attack, attack, and it’s going to be great,” Nassib said.

It’s worth noting that Nassib referenced the “attack” philosophy. He did say he spoke briefly to Arians and Bowles after they were hired, and he said his time in Tampa has been a perfect fit.

As for Nassib’s role, as Joe explained last week, look for the Tampa Bay brass to fully embrace Nassib and what he could mean for the organization.

29 Responses to “3-4 Experience, Excitement For Carl Nassib”

  1. BucEmUp 7 Says:

    Thisndude and jpp are going to ball out. Spence is going to be our von miller tight coverage in the secondary will show the FAKE FANS what real coaching will do for a team loaded with misused talent

  2. Not there yet Says:

    Love what he’s done in just one year but I liked Tom coughlin approach when with the giants and he kept going after guys who can get to the quarterback. Wish we could spend more up front so we can save money on the back end. I say we need to go line heavy because every year multiple starts are hurt up front especially JPP and McCoy which comes with age also. Hope we don’t pretend like those two guys can’t get hurt and ignore their positions in the draft

  3. AlteredEgo Says:

    You either have the knack and passion to rush the passer or you don’t…Nassib does !

  4. BucfaninMi Says:

    Right on BucEmUp 7

  5. AlteredEgo Says:

    Clelin Ferrell …..would be the sack artist for us then….of course if they don’t take Dwayne Haskins @ 5….which is the correct bold selection….

  6. Bojim Says:

    Carl should have a good year and if Spence can break out we will do well up front. Let’s fix the back end now.

  7. Trench War Says:

    His intangibles at this moment should have made McCoy a salary cap casualty. McCoy’s replacement is already here, and it’s much easier to find a big bodied gap filler at nose tackle than finding a 3tech.

  8. Easy Says:

    Love the motor on this guy. Hard working, blue collar busts his a$$ on every play.

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    One of the brighter spots in Licht’s accomplishments………we need to find a couple more.

    Is there any word or news on Beckwith?……has anyone spoken to him about his ankle? Having a healthy Beckwith will be very important to us going forward.

  10. AfrikaThaRapper Says:

    Great. I hope that he flourishes in Todd Bowles’ defense. Take us back to when this team had a respectable defense and offenses that they had no chance against us. Go Bucs.

  11. AfrikaThaRapper Says:

    *knew that

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Chalk one up for Licht…….a very good (cheap) talent…….we need about 10-15 more like him.

  13. Bucs Guy Says:

    Looking for more hungry guys? I think the Bucs should look to bring in a few guys from the AAF. You know these guys are hungry for another shot at the NFL. Maybe a RB, a WR, or a LB. Looking for depth, not a superstar necessarily. Not too sure about any OL or DL.

  14. DooshLaRue Says:

    Love this guy.

  15. Buccaneerscotty Says:

    Lock him up now!!!!! Please…

  16. RustyRhinos Says:

    A great young vet pick up, who is showing that he can play in the NFL. I love his go and get it, keep after it, and he keeps bringing it play after play. Has played well in both 4-3 3-4 defenses. Excited to see him play this season.

  17. Pryda30.... sec 147 Says:

    10-6 at least

  18. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    Buccaneerscotty Says:
    Lock him up now!!!!! Please…

    Yup. Can be had at reasonable price, so if he plateaus, he is still good value in a rotation.

  19. John B Says:

    Dreaming of a blitz pass rush of JPP, Nassib, David and Spence with Vea/GMCeating up the center and both guards- talk about speed to attack with –

    How none of the D coaches ever put that group together is beyond comprehension

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  21. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Love having Nassib on this football team. He is fun to watch and he produces.

    The picture JOE used for this article…. think this guy is focused?
    Love the intensity. We need ALOT more of it.

  22. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Ah, here we go again.

    Every off season fans set aside history to embrace Spence…ignoring that he is a complete bust.

    Even Bowles won’t be able to save that guy. Why? Because Spence has made a career out of NOT PLAYING.

    Some of these guys have to go to make room for upgrades, and Spence is o e hundred percent expendable. I feel for him, I really do, but at this point he’s like Samuel Jackson in Unbreakable. Any move he makes results in an injury.

    Spence should retire and move on with his life.

    As to Carl Nassib, he is the reason taking a DE with the first pick is less important. If we were staying with 4-3 full time, I would say go Defensive Line, but in 3-4 aren’t LBs more important? I’m asking because I’m no expert.

    I’m just trying to get a handle on the mindset of Arians and Bowles, rather than make assumptions based on my own wishes.

  23. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Personally, I think if there is a first round worthy RB, the Bucs will target him. Or right tackle, depending on who the Bucs re-sign.

  24. TOM Says:

    Nassib is the real deal. Plus perfect size & weight. With Kwon & Beckwith possibly leaving that would make LB a priority in the draft along with OL & CB. Of course depending on FA.

  25. Brandon Says:

    Loved him coming out of Penn St a few years back. Really impressed at the Senior Bowl in one on ones and drills. He really likes football. He’s got a fantastic frame, good playing strength and decent burst. I liked him to JJ Watt-lite….the way he came on in the middle of the season… sometn

  26. Brandon Says:

    something like 6.5 sacks in an 8 game stretch, told me that he was really getting it. Don’t forget, it took him until his 5th season in college to really stand out. This will be his 4th season as a pro and he might be ready to explode. I just hope the new defense is truly an attacking one and doesn’t handcuff him in more of a 2 gap role.

  27. marcell Says:

    Met this Nassib fellow yesterday in Los Angeles. Very polite and respectful guy and I saw the focus you all have been mentioning here. Based on what I observed he seems like a solid talent, smart guy. I will be watching the Bucs more closely for sure

  28. jjbucfan Says:

    MOTOR, MOTOR, MOTOR!! Need guys like this on our team! Bonzai is smoking crack, RB or RT with first rounder? Has to be LT or LB or Corner with our first. but who knows, Licht might look at our deepest position (like TE and draft one instead of a future Pro Bowl RB or maybe he will pick another run stopping NT, after signing 4 D lineman in FA, instead of one of the best Safety prospects to come around in years).

  29. Owlykat Says:

    I would like to see Nassib as an outside LB in a 3-4 along with Spence on the other end and two big LBs inside. I hope Beckwith can be one of those along with Kevin Minter who already knows Bowles Defense and is 6.0’ and 248 lbs. If Beckwith is back we don’t have to take White.