“The Thing Is, Cap, It’s Important To Him”

November 7th, 2019

It’s no coincidence that the Buccaneers’ offensive line revived in Seattle with the return of right guard Alex Cappa to the starting lineup.

With all of Coach Arians ‘ talk (silly talk?) about how travel has taken a deep toll on the team, it sure is interesting how the biggest beasts in the trenches didn’t seem tired at all.

Anyway, Joe is celebrating all things Cappa today. Last week, Joe listened to Bucs offensive line overseer and assistant head coach Harold Goodwin break down each of his starting O-linemen. During that chat, Cappa was the only guy Goodwin referred to as being a deep lover of football.

Enter Ali Marpet. He was on Buccaneers Radio two days ago and shared a similar sentiment.

“The thing is, Cap, it’s important to him and he wants it, to play at a very high level,” Marpet said. “He listens to coaching. He tries to get better every day.”

Again, both Goodwin and Marpet stressed Cappa’s attachment to the game when speaking of him. That, too, is no coincidence, and it’s great to see. The dude not only played through a broken arm this season, he returned three weeks later without missing a beat.

Cappa is taking the massive second-year leap that most good players do. The pride of Division-II Humboldt State, a late third-round pick, is warming Joe’s football heart.

Just imagine if the Bucs could find an electric running back and an angry right tackle in Rounds 2 and 3 of the draft next year.

25 Responses to ““The Thing Is, Cap, It’s Important To Him””

  1. 813bucboi Says:

    just imagine if cappa was blocking for a QB that wasnt a bust….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    tmaxcon Says:
    November 7th, 2019 at 9:17 am

    improvement is for tee ball players not professional athletes…. even if they improve their ceilings are so low it won’t matter. this is a high school roster attempting to play a mans game…

    Just wanted you to know what this imbecile thinks about players improving….

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:


    Why do I get moderated every time I respond to t……x.? Do you do this to others?

  4. Combs813 Says:

    I am buying a Cappa Jersey

  5. 813bucboi Says:


    it happens to me when i respond to @realist….

    not sure what the deal is….

    GO BUCS!!!!

  6. Eric Says:

    Sour Trash-iota fan just won’t let Winston narrative go great read on Cap now get some more guys that care about football not just happy living the NFL life style!

  7. Stanglassman Says:

    Eric- I was thinking the same thing. It’s a shame.

  8. Robert Says:

    the o line should just fall over one play and get JW bumrushed…….say their arm slipped and all……

  9. Buccfan37 Says:

    All I got is bust em Cappa, hippie pride.

  10. SOEbuc Says:


    Maybe If we can ever get cool jerseys.

  11. Brandon Says:

    I think certain words are flagged for review, obviously curse words, but also words spurting out by morons are flagged as well. So if your post contains the name of a moron, your post will be flagged for review… just a guess.

  12. SOEbuc Says:

    QB in the first. Trade back into the second for a RT and OLB and send JPP and Shaq packing. Like Cappa, I can see man monster Anthony Nelson developing in a 3-4 with more reps and a good OLB.

  13. Iamabuc Says:

    I’m starting to believe, Joe is T-Maxcon..and pretty sure I’m right…smdh

  14. Hodad Says:

    One out of 53.

  15. BigHog Says:

    ^^^say it ain’t so!!!

  16. Steven007 Says:

    Tbbf, roll with trollmax. It’s more accurate and it rolls off the tongue better. And less bleachy aftertaste.

  17. Tim Says:

    We need a LT in round 1 if we keep JW
    or a LT in round 2 if we draft a QB

    DS, needs to go to the right side.

  18. stpetebucsfan Says:


    I’ve had every post moderated for the past five months. It’s never been related to a single response according to Joe.

    Others like D.R. and you have griped and Joe has responded that he wish he knew what was dumping us all into moderation because of extra work for him. I believe Joe.


    Followup question. Since you always clear my posts in reasonable time except for game threads…no biggie…I’m wondering if I changed my name if that would free me or is it my IP address condemning me?

  19. pick6 Says:

    if that’s a pic from this season, he still has quite a bit of opportunity to transform his body and get stronger & leaner. you’d expect that lack of definition on a Ryan Jensen body type, on Cappa it looks like sub-optimal conditioning

    on another note, it would be very buccaneer-esque to kick him out to RT next offseason now that he appears to be on track to become a competent RG.

  20. pick6 Says:

    also….bucs need to find 2 quality tackles over the next 1 or 2 offseasons. Donovan’s money is guaranteed next year, but if they’re paying that dude $14 million in 2021 it’s a(nother) failure of team building

  21. cgmaster27 Says:

    @813 if only jameis could play defensive back for the smallest, slowest, softest db in the nfl. Your pal Hargreaves.

  22. firethecannons Says:

    players like Cappa and shaq barret have been a real plus–about time Bucs get a good turn here. We would be spending a 1st round or close on a right guard next draft–instead just a right tackle, shaq barret sack leader is hiuge–worth 2 first round picks! awesome

  23. TOM Says:

    Its funny how a lot of fans were really down on Cappa last year. Wanting to run him out of town when he supposedly couldn’t beat out Bennoch. What a difference a year makes.

  24. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Cappa was considered a bust last year by Joe because he couldn’t beat out Benenoch .
    Now the Secondary is a bust because they are struggling…
    same B.S.

  25. MadMax Says:

    Im with you on RT and RB, either order according to who is there Joe.

    So what are you hoping for with the first? QB or CB? Okudah sure looks like a top 10 CB. Or Delpit if we go Safety.