Arians Says Ryan Jensen Is A Marked Man — By Officials

October 14th, 2020

The NFL zebras might not like today’s critique of their work by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ head coach.

The Bucs lead the NFL in penalties. They had that distinction last year, as well.

Bucco Bruce Arians was asked today during a news conference with Joe and other media about whether a team can build a reputation among officials and thereby get more flags.

“I don’t think a team’s reputations [can lead to more penalties], but players’ reputations [can],” Arians said. “I think officials come into the game with guys marked, and if it’s close, they call it on them.

“I look at Demar Dotson last year; he got holding penalties that were not holding penalties because he was a marked guy. You know, so I think the same thing with Ryan Jensen. I think he’s a marked guy. So with his hustle and effort – he plays to the whistle. I think people are marked. I don’t know about teams.”

Joe followed up to ask whether a player, from Arians’ experience, can lose his mark over time.

“It probably takes a year or two (Laughs),” Arians said. “But once the officials have it in their mind they have it in their mind.”

This has been a topic of discussion recently on the prestigious Ira Kaufman Podcast (next episode tomorrow afternoon). Joe has expressed concern that Carlton “Flags” Davis has built a reputation for being too handsy and Mike Evans’ push-off ways aren’t being tolerated this season like they have been in the past.

Hopefully, a real-live home crowd and cleaner football will cut the Bucs’ flags on Sunday. (Yeah, Joe realizes the Den of Depression will be littered with Packers fans.)

22 Responses to “Arians Says Ryan Jensen Is A Marked Man — By Officials”

  1. SmoothBayRider Says:

    Mike Evans seems to have lost his mark on OPI . He used to get flagged for just looking at the CB wrong .

  2. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    BA is nuts. He thinks that by saying what he got in his grumpy mind, is true fact. The truth is that by giving this comments he hurts the team.
    Not only he is not coaching/or can’t coach….he is BS-ing around like a mad mam.
    Titan coach last night: won the game. When BA did win a game for bucs??? NEVER

    BA = Lovie S. 2.o

  3. Defense Rules Says:

    Marked man? Not understanding that one.

    Jensen has THREE penalties this year in 5 games: Holding, illegal block above the waist & unnecessary roughness (35 yds total). He had only 3 total penalties in 2019: 2 holding & 1 false start for a total of 25 yds.

    Ryan had a ton of penalties in 2018, his first year with us … 11 to be precise: 5 holding, 2 false start, plus 4 unnecessary roughness, for total of 120 yds. Not good. Strange that he only 11 penalties total in his 2015-2017 stint with Baltimore prior to that.

    So looks to me like he had ONE really bad year (2018, his first one with us), but hasn’t done all that bad since then. Particularly for someone who’s as aggressive as Jensen is. Personally I hope he stays that way.

  4. SOEbuc Says:

    The question was “are the Bucs teams penalty marked?” He said players are marked. Jensen plays hot which is good but needs to cut the stupid PF BS. He doesn’t mention Smith being marked cus he knows his fat ass is jumping and holding every game.

  5. SOEbuc Says:

    Godwin practice news Joe?????????????

  6. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Stupidity is not a virtue. Enter Mike Evans and less frequently, Ryan Jensen. It’s a kids game, but these guys need to act like grown men. Too often they don’t.

    It’s a cool thing perhaps when your starting Center has a tough guy reputation. But show it in fair play, not outside of play.

    What both have in common is their behavior was a symptom of bigger lack of execution by their teams that resulted in the team’s two losses. Right now, many of the Power Rankings have the Bucs well outside of making the playoffs. That are not right now a very good team.

    He11, the Bucs apparently can’t even sell 20% capacity right now (sure, for various reasons, but nonetheless…). Just got my second notice in two days reminding me I still have an opportunity to get tickets for Sunday’s game.

    Go Bucs! If they don’t show up Sunday, they could be headed for a .500 season, no doubt.

  7. El Buco Realisto Says:

    Some tried to warn the sheep years ago!!!!!!! And for being a top paid center, he is most likely the 5th and at best the 4th best center in the division!!!!!!!!! Some even say that he is the second best center on the roster (he just could not play guard as well as someone else)!!!!!!!!!

    Let the record state!!!!!!!! Once again, The Buc Realist drops the truth!!!!!!! Some will get mad, But it is the same as getting mad at the thermometer when it tells you that it is hot during the summer!!!!! IT just is!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    So time for the much requested!!!!!! “Realist 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Steven007 Says:

    Roy, we got the notice too because we weren’t offered more than two games initially and this was not one of them. Now when we looked they don’t have a large enough block to accommodate our group of six which is actually 10. Just clusters of four in the uppers where I don’t prefer to sit. And singles in the lower bowl. Did add on Saints game though! Looking forward to that one.

  9. Bucsfanman Says:

    Anybody that says they don’t like the way Jensen plays needs to switch sports to curling or something! He is the least of our worries.
    Overall, the penalties are overwhelming.
    Let me pose this question since Realist(o) loves to wax poetic about our coaches:
    Would you rather have passive, SOFT and hesitant play like the years before BA?
    Or, do you actually enjoy the sport of football and the overall aggressiveness this team plays with?
    Why do you think Realist(o) has such a fascination with sheep?! It’s his safe space, soft and cuddly!
    Realist(o) would still have “press box Smitty” and his soft-azz defenses running 10 yards deep away from everything!
    I know what I like. And, I’ll take a few aggressive penalties for it.
    Now, the pre-snap crap has to stop.

  10. BucEmUp Says:

    The NFL is “Sporting Entertainment” We the fans tune in and pay to be “entertained”. It doesn’t have to be honest, it doesn’t have to be true. Winners and losers are often pre determined and there is nothing illegal about it. Much like Politics, the majority of people believe what they see to be true. Refs know it, players know it, owners know it…coaches. They may not know the verdict before the game starts, but they know it can or cannot be a factor. That will deflate a teams momentum in a flash. Because you know that nobody regulates the officials. Out there, they are god.

  11. Mirrormirroronthewall Says:

    Sounds like more excuses for Brady to me.

  12. Darin Says:

    Of course he is marked. Jensen knows it so he shouldnt be doing that post whistle BS. He toes that fine line and that’s a dangerous place. Cmon Ryan stop at the whistle and you’ll still be our favorite center!! Realist, we thought we told you to get outa here and play with your sheepies!

  13. SmoothBayRider Says:

    Mirror Mirror , who in the fook are you and where did you come from ?

  14. Lamarcus Says:

    And should be. Jensen plays like a psycho and Riod Rage animal. He needs to calm down

  15. Boston Boy Says:

    B.A. is losing traction coach wise. He won’t come down on the players for stupid penalties. He won’t come down on the coaches for bad coaching that lead to the stupid penalties. Even worse he’s not holding himself accountable. This could go from bad to worse VERY QUICKLY after a loss to Green Bay.

  16. 941Boltfan Says:

    In the Immortal words of a guy who is about to likely serve us up some cheese whip. “R-E-L-A-X” by Aaron Rodgers to the local media, (probably national too) and critics

  17. Pewter Power Says:

    I don’t get it. Are players being called for penalties and the coaching staff looks at it and says that’s not a penalty in our eyes so keep on doing what your doing. Arians is the shady McCoy of coaches, he’s clearly lost a step and his coaching edge. He doesn’t seem like the same guy from Amazon’s All or nothing series at all.

  18. orlbucfan Says:

    The entire Bucs team has been marked by the zebs for decades. If BA hasn’t figured that out by now, his brain has fossilized.

  19. El Buco Realisto Is a Dicko and NDogTurd is a Crybaby and TheBucsAnus and LovesJameisTighties are Trolls Says:

    ElBucoDicko, thanks for coming out of hibernation with your sheep to remind us how much of an idiot you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Jeff Says:

    Jensen is soooooooo STUPID! If there was no NFL he’d be in a construction crew somewhere screwing things up there.

  21. gp Says:

    orlbucfan Says:
    October 14th, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    The entire Bucs team has been marked by the zebs for decades. If BA hasn’t figured that out by now, his brain has fossilized.


    Rare indeed is the game where we get balanced calls from the refs. And the games where we got an advantage? Those could be counted on one hand with fingers left over. That’s looking all the way back to our first game in ’76

    The main reason that while I am a diehard Bucs fan, I am NO fan of the NFL!

  22. Red86 Says:

    The issue isn’t the amount of penalties. It’s when it happens matters most. Many good long drives were shutdown because these dumb penalties. Jensen is constantly killing drive with penalties after the whistle. When majority of the players are heading toward a huddle, he still doing dumb stuff to get penalized. That’s not whistle to whistle. That just straight up selfish, lacking awareness, and dumb. Not like a running back or receiver is going to get 5 extra yards from that extra crap when the play is long over. He should focus only on showing his will during the play.

    The whole team need to cut the penalties. We had the Bears beat. We did it to ourselves with mental breakdowns. We aren’t going anywhere if this keeps on going.