Monday Evening? Still No Answers.

November 19th, 2019

Ryan Jensen speaks

Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen was talking last night. And he sounded like a man searching for answers.

Who could blame Jensen? Bucs fans are searching, too.

Bucco Bruce Arians is also on the lookout. After the blowout loss to the Saints on Sunday, Arians lamented that the Bucs practice well and consistently but that doesn’t translate to games. He even quipped it could be a sports psychology kind of matter.

Jensen was asked about that Monday evening on Buccaneers Radio, and Jensen shared his confusion.

“It’s noticeable, obviously. You know, we go through practice and see looks in practice that we see in the game. and we nail it in practice but we don’t nail it in a game,” Jensen said. “That’s something as a team we’re trying to figure out why. You know, there are so many nuances in the game. It’s like why can’t we take what we’re doing in practice, looking these same exact looks and then going and executing like we did in practice in a game. You know, that’s something we’re trying to work on and figure out.”

Yes, the Bucs have grand problems, and the NFL’s biggest coaching staff and intelligent, veteran players like Jensen don’t have answers.

That doesn’t bode well as the Bucs prepare to face a hot division rival in a cauldron of a stadium.

39 Responses to “Monday Evening? Still No Answers.”

  1. Jean Lafitte Says:

    It’s the QB dummy

  2. Colonel Angus Says:

    Problem is the Bucs practice against the Bucs.

  3. Lamarcus Says:

    How about just playing ball. Arians is right. It is coming down to just common sense and skill and we can’t figure it out. It’s the players . They are trash

  4. WeeManOfScots Says:

    Exactly right Jean!!! And they all know it..

  5. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    O line “nails it” in practice because they’re playing against a crappy defense in practice.

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Well, if we are not playing to win but playing for the draft…..let’s just hope our ineptitude continues…… #betterdraftpick

  7. Tom S. Says:

    Hey remember when Jason Licht made Ryan Jensen the highest paid Center in professional football less than 2 years ago by handing him over 10 million a year?

    Good times.

  8. The Buc Realist Says:


    If you hire a contractor to build a house and it fall down every year, and he tries to fix it every year, At what point do you stop going back to the same guy???????????

    2019 revealed answers to the sheep, that the “real” fans knew and told you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    Tampabaybucfan Says:
    November 19th, 2019 at 11:19 am
    Well, if we are not playing to win but playing for the draft…..let’s just hope our ineptitude continues…… #betterdraftpick

    Unfortunately you forget who will be picking these draft picks. It hasn’t been good the last 5 years to say the least.

  10. 813bucboi Says:

    every defense looks good vs JW….even ours…lol…

    JW looks great when he’s not pressured….just like every other QB that faces our defense…

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  11. 813bucboi Says:

    not a peep from realist after the W vs ARZ……

    now he’s a motor mouth……

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  12. unbelievable Says:


    that is rhealist’s entire schtick. He disappears when we win, and only shows up after losses.

    Pretty pathetic for someone who who claims to be a “fan”.

  13. 813bucboi Says:


    i’ll give realist credit….

    he was right about licht….

    but so was everyone else…lol…a blind man could see licht is trash….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  14. Buccfan37 Says:

    Den of depression here we come again to claim our rightful spot as the pathetic cellar dweller bumbling Bucs

  15. SmittyToiletBowles Says:

    Slow decision making by the qb and players who arent smart enough. If thats not it they should just throw in the towel and go to 31 teams. Also Jensen if you played against the bucs defense on game day you’d nail em then too

  16. Jim Says:

    Ira had the answer last year, but no one listened: Draft a QB

  17. JimmyJack Says:

    Joe major credit to you. You sure are dedicated to sift through that interview to find something noteworthy.

    I listened to about two minutes and leaped up to turn off that fluff piece. I could care less how long the freaking guys hair is or what his favorite dish is for Thanksgivings or the name of his puppy.

    And let me guess. There was no question why this guy can’t be trusted to do the most fundamental thing that n the game. Snap the dam ball!!!!

    Dangit man.

    GO BUCS!

  18. ClodHopper Says:

    Mitch Trubisky says the same thing: It worked against the Bucs defense. Why not anyone else?

    Real head scratcher here

  19. ClodHopper Says:

    And Danny Dimes

  20. 2020 What is the bucs future plan? Says:

    WE NEED:

    1. NEW QB
    2.NEW GM


  21. Bculaw Says:

    It’s coaching. Does this look like a well coached team on Sunday? If it doesn’t, then it’s not. We assume that it’s an issue of talent because we got a new coaching staff that’s yielding the same results, but I see ABSOLUTELY no evidence to indicate that this staff is an improvement over the last one.

    Yes, BA is a 2-time coach of the year, but I’m far from convinced we got THAT BA. As best as I can tell, he’s a figure head with a DC that can’t figure out how to put his young players in position to succeed, and an OC that is learning on the job and suffering from significant growing pains.

    The good teams don’t have those problems.

  22. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    Seriously. Did anyone really truly believe any coach could turn this team around in less than a season after ten years of losing?

    People always want change when things don’t go perfectly right away.

    I’m all in favor of #ShowMeDon’tTellMe, but that doesn’t mean you give up. Coming into every season people are warned to temper their expectations…better to be pleasantly surprised than unpleasantly disappointed. But people always assume all is going to be perfect, and when it isn’t, those same people are the ones whining all season.

    Never buy the hype, but always be loyal to the team.

    Personally, there are moments I ask myself why I torture myself watching the games…but I’m a second generation fan of the Bucs, dedicated because my late father was, and giving up on the team is like giving up on him. It was a bond we shared before he died.

    So no matter how ugly it gets, I’m here to stay. Whining over things doesn’t change anything but my blood pressure.

  23. #1bucfan Says:

    @bonzai well said

  24. TOM Says:

    The Glazer’s should sell the team. They are in way over there heads. I don’t think they have any clue or care whats going on. Licht sold them a bill of goods which even got him an extension. BA also sold them a bill of goods, saying he was not going to be calling the plays that he was going to let an intern BL do it. And again Glazer’s bought into it. What great football minds they are.

  25. Buccernutter Says:

    Nice post bonzai. Wish most of us shared your perception.

    Unfortunately, this fan base thinks it takes less than a year to be a winning team and a loss to a great saints team is a catastrophe.

    Next season is the real test. Jameis is getting tagged or a smaller contract.

  26. buc15 Says:

    Buccaneer Bonzai is correct. We need to give Arians a little time to get this dumpster fire team & culture changed. If that involves going a different direction at QB so be it but he does deserve more than 10 games to do it

  27. Bobby M. Says:

    It’s called PRESSURE….everyone is feeling it and the measurement of success lies mostly in Winston’s development….that’s not happening. With every missed assignment, bad route, drop….the spotlight gets brighter because Winston by himself can implode even if everyone plays perfect. But no player is perfect and the game is filled with constant randomness….that’s the importance of a high level of efficiency from the QB…which is simply not in Winston’s DNA. My impression is everyone is playing to not screw up out of fear they’ll be the reason Winston screwed up. It’s a very bad dynamic for a team and staff. Your highest paid player might possibly be your biggest hurdle yet because of his position and draft selection the blame gets shifted to the others…..and they are feeling it with each loss mounting week after week.

  28. sbucs Says:

    Anyone ever noticed that the bucs practice during the week against the bucs?
    If you practice against the best players in the league during the week (Patriots, Saints, Ravens, etc.) you play better on Sunday against the other team. Note its been like the for at least the last 90 games…Jason Light 30-60….

  29. Show me the TDs Says:

    This team is not athetically gifted. There will be nuanced differences at game speed. This team cannot adjust to the differences. It’s like taking a test and the questions cover the same material, but aren’t word for word from the study text.

  30. Petty Officer Buc Says:

    “Still no answers”

    I’m guessing the Ryan Jensen asks himself every single day is why he didn’t sign with the Colts in the 2018 offseason? He could be playing next to Quenton Nelson and that line could elevate his career to be a Pro Bowl center.

  31. NPRSageBoy Says:

    Dirty Birds 30, Tampa Bay Yucks 17

    JayMiss gets beyond the Century Mark in Turnovers.

    BA spews more BS about not blaming JayMiss

    Enough is enough.

    Peace, out

  32. Defense Rules Says:

    Bucs have LOTS of good players, just not ENOUGH of them. Weak links get weeded out of the wildebeest herd very quickly by the lions, who subsequently have them for lunch. Pretty much what happens to us game-after-game. The opposition doesn’t attack your strengths, he attacks your weaknesses. Welcome back to the NFL Bruce.

    Our OLine is NOT a strength; it’s a weakness (don’t overthink it Jensen). Our Secondary right now is NOT a strength; it’s a weakness. Anyone want to guess which position groups the Falcons will target this coming Sunday?

    Oh and Bruce, a hint: Playing Edwards at nickel while sitting Dean & Smith was dumber than dirt. YOU created another liability for the Saints to exploit.

  33. stpetebucsfan Says:

    If a team practices well…even down to getting the right looks…good preparation…but then fail on game day there are several possibilities.

    Including bad play calling…failure to match the other team’s intensity…last Sunday was soooo ugly the first half.

    And there is another possibility…practice well…do things right…but line up against a far better team…a team with far better talent. That’s what last Sunday looked like.

  34. bojim Says:

    Kinda like golf. Your practice swings are great but your game swings suck.

  35. Capt. Tim Says:

    Instead of having to give the “Public relations” safe answers,
    Wouldnt it be great to hear what they REALLY think.

    “Practice goes good. Then the game starts, and Jameis forgets which uniform to throw to!” Lol

  36. NOLES Says:

    Another Free agent miss by Licht… way too many…

    As Parcels said if the Chef gets to pick the groceries he should too…

    Licht’s picks and moves are so bad… I wonder if any coach can cook with this roster… HIGHLY UNLIKELY…. the INGREDIENTS SUCK!

  37. Clw JB Says:

    Kind of telling to me

    None of them know what the F they are doing

    Week 11, we are 3-7 heading on the road to a team that has whooped the Saints and Panthers in the past two weeks

    What idiot on the planet thinks we have a chance this week

    Not I sir – time to tank for a top 5 pick, this team is pathetically bad, much like the last two versions under DK

    What have the 25 assistants brought to the team, ZERO

    Its a Bucs life for sure

  38. The Ghost of Leeman Bennett Says:

    Problem is, if we have the same GM, we will likely screw up the pick, yet again.

  39. whaaatttsss uuuup Says: