Gross-Matos Incomparable

February 28th, 2020

Penn State DE Yetur Gross-Matos.

Joe is a big fan of Penn State defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos. If you don’t know his backstory, Google his parents. You can’t help but root for the guy.

But Joe is a knuckle-dragging football fan. Joe doesn’t give a damn about touchy-feely stories about some dude whose mother cleans up the puke from New Orleans’ bars so her son can have a tooth protector. Who cares?

Just tackle.

Just block.

Just run the ball (effectively).

Just throw touchdowns.

Just pick off passes.

And most important: Entertain Joe!

Leave your tearjerker stories to the spring break chicks who just finished their third Vodka Collins of the morning!

Back to Gross-Matos:

If you watched Penn State games or if you watch tape of Penn State games, Gross-Matos reminds Joe of a young Jason Pierre-Paul. Why? Well first, Gross-Matos is built like JPP: Long and lanky.

But also like JPP, Gross-Matos seemingly is in the frame of your TV all the time. The guy is a ballhawk. And a helluva pass rusher.

Joe asked Gross-Matos yesterday morning, when he took to a podium at the combine at the Indiana Convention Center in frosty downtown Indianapolis, if NFL people compare him to anyone. Gross-Matos said no, and added he’s not comfortable comparing himself to anyone.

He noted that while at Penn State, his defensive line coach Sean Spencer, who is now with the New York Giants, told Gross-Matos that he had a work ethic “all his own.”

Thatwork ethic allow people to reach their own conclusions as to who he is, Gross-Matos said.

And Gross-Matos believes he is his own man.

24 Responses to “Gross-Matos Incomparable”

  1. Larry Says:

    No matter how many good players you have on defense, you can’t win many ball games by throwing 30 interceptions and 9 fumbles. We need a better QB!!!

  2. ManzielMadness Says:

    Would be happy with him in either a trade down or if he falls to us in the 2nd. Could definitely fill the Carl Nassib role for us.

  3. ManzielMadness Says:

    Not sure I’m ready to replace him with JPP (yet).

  4. pryda...sec 147 Says:

    Jameis played with a broken finger and a torn meniscus gtfo

  5. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    A.J. Epenesa (Career ) IOWA
    • Games: 37 ←
    • Solo Tackles: 61
    • Assisted tackles: 40
    • Total Tackles: 101
    • Tackles For A Loss:
    • Sacks: 26.5 ←
    • Forced Fumbles: 9 ←
    • Passes Defended: 7←


    Yetur Gross-Matos (Career ) PENN ST.
    • Games: 34
    • Solo Tackles: 64
    • Assisted tackles: 47
    • Total Tackles: 111
    • Tackles For A Loss: 36.5
    • Sacks: 18.5
    • Forced Fumbles: 2
    • Passes Defended: 0

  6. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    A.J. Epenesa – Torpedoes Saquon Barkley

  7. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    A.J. Epenesa (Career ) IOWA
    • Tackles For A Loss: 35

  8. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Potential Great Young Defensive Front
    • SDE – A.J. Epenesa – Age 21 years || Height: 6’ 6″|| Weight: 280 lb
    • NT – Vita Vea – Age 25 years || Height: 6’ 5″|| Weight: 346 lb
    • RUSH – Anthony Nelson – Age 22 years || Height: 6’ 7″|| Weight: 271 lb
    • RUSH – Carl Nassib – Age 26 years || Height: 6’ 7″|| Weight: 245 lb
    • SAM – Shaquil Barrett – Age 27 years || Height: 6’ 3″|| Weight: 249 lb

    We Must Re-sign Ndamukong Suh though!!!

  9. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    **Potentially Great Young Defensive Front

  10. Todd Says:

    All I can say is that watching that film makes me miss football season terribly. Damn I hate this time of year.

    Bring it.

  11. Show me the TDs Says:

    Pryda…for 5 years??? YOU gtfo.

  12. Chris l Says:

    Agree on the players but I could give a damn about entertainment. I want a winner. Don’t tell me you’d prefer to have jameis Winston roller coaster than if we had a guy who won us a super bowl.

  13. Pa Privateer Says:

    I would love Gross-Matos.

    He is an unbelievable player in the same mold as Godwin.

    Gross-Matos will be there with our pick, Espeneza will go too high.

  14. Robert Says:

    I like the way this guy thinks. and we need depth at DE

  15. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Joe, you’re such a sentimental, sensitive guy, in touch with his emotional feminine side……….LOL

  16. lowercaseg Says:

    Didnt he just get caught in a hazing scandal? He put his nutsack on new recruits faces or something?

  17. Swampbuc Says:

    Let’s fall in love with every rookie. Why not. I’ll trust the Licht Arians team to know what’s best for the Bucs.

  18. Brandon Says:

    Since when is Nassib 245? Yikes, is he going to be our small forward?

    If Gross-Matos is still there in round 2 I can see the team pulling the trigger. They’ve had great success with Penn St. athletes lately. Not sure it’s luck as much as it is that they are fundamentally sound and very dedicated to their profession.

    The guy does have nice length but also has a thicker lower body than I expected. He looks to glide when he moves and did a nice job changing direction and staying with Kentucky’s Lynn Bowden on one play. It would be interesting to see what he runs. JPP was only 4.78 coming out of college. He uses his hands well and even though he was schemed free quite often in the highlight video, he did a great job stunting and beating his guy one-on-one as well. Again, this guy is a projected late first rounder…. if he runs great maybe he moves up. But if he falls, he would be nice value in round 2.

  19. Cgmaster27 Says:

    I love how jameis lives in the heads of people like larry rent free. My goodness you anti jameis crowd couldnt be more annoying right now.

  20. Ship Thief Says:

    I saw that as well…

  21. Pit of Misery Says:

    Joe: great post and story

  22. TOM Says:

    You know whats annoying this Winsome crap day in and day out.

  23. Joe Says:

    You know whats annoying this Winsome crap day in and day out.

    You can thank Licht and Arians for that. Both could have put an end to all speculation last week. Instead they stoked the fires.

    No bigger decision looms for this franchise.

    Joe’s not about to ignore it.

  24. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    I like this guy a lot better than the LSU pass rusher on the previous page. This guy has excellent quickness, which serves him well on stunts. The best part, though, is his handwork. You don’t see many college guys using their hands this well. Most of those highlights were won with his hands.