“Let Him Taste A Little Astroturf!”

January 19th, 2021


The cool thing about offensive linemen is they are like you and Joe.

These dudes love to eat, hang out and drink beers and bourbon, enjoy dropping massive hunks of meat on a grill, shoot things in the timber and love to watch fellow offensive linemen get nasty.

NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger, a former Colts offensive lineman, showed a clip of Ryan Jensen putting on a clinic in how to follow through on your block.

In trying to protect Antonio Brown on a pass play to the right flat, the Bucs center went mano y mano against slimy Saints linebacker Alex Anzalone. Jensen not only took Anzalone out of the play, Jensen parked Analone’s rear end well out of bounds.

And Baldinger lit up in delight.

“This is what playoff football is supposed to look like,” Baldinger said. “Finish the block. Throw him into the Saints’ bench. Drill him! Let him taste a little Astroturf!”

While this looked cool as hell, it is a good thing there wasn’t a flag-happy ref nearby. There is a fine line between good, physical player and losing your head.

The slimy Saints were cheap-shotting and trying to provoke the Bucs all night. Joe noticed Jensen more than once about to rip off a slimy Saints defender’s head. It’s good to have an enforcer like Jensen.

33 Responses to ““Let Him Taste A Little Astroturf!””

  1. Bird Says:

    Just watched the replay. Man they called eVerything on us. One sided calls. Barret and jpp should have gotten sacks but got tackled to ground. No calls
    Yet they called penalty on wirfs that was questionable.

  2. Blackmagic00 Says:

    There was one more at about the 5 yl where he put that dude on the ground. Loved it!

  3. Bird Says:

    Anyone seen mike johnson?

    Anyone seen clean house ?


    They are in hiding. Must suck being wrong all the time.

  4. Bellingham Bucs Fan Says:


  5. adam from ny Says:

    i saw this play a few times…

    loved it…

    now noticing cam jordan came to the rescue…

    wish i coulda saw the next few seconds…

    too lazy to go back to the tape, but i wonder if jordan got dirty

  6. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You have to have some Big Uglies with more Heart than Sense sometimes.
    I am not a Big Ugly but I have always had more Heart than Sense.
    Hasn’t always served my well in certain situations but in “Life” it is how I am who I am.

  7. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Hey Bird………I just bought a half gallon of Milk that had both their pictures on it with a little puppy on a leash.

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    Baldinger has a ton of excellent videos on his timeline from the game, you should go check them all out, they’re absolutely worth watching.

  9. August 1976 Buc Says:

    There was one play where the running back was going down but Jensen was in front still blocking and driving his man 7-10 yards down the field. I like it, block that sucker into the 5th row of the stands baby. That’s winning football. Jensen has really cleaned up his act, not all those dumb penalties, and is just playing good old fashioned hard nosed football. GO BUCS!!!!

  10. atlBucs Says:

    I saw this play when it happened and the ref didn’t flag Jensen because 47 pulled Jensen down on top of him.

  11. Stanglassman Says:

    Bird- I totally agree about the officials. They did everything they could to keep the Saints in the game. I don’t see how any of their fans can cry about this one. I’m sure some will find a way.
    I don’t know about clean house and the other but I’m here and I thought and still believe letting Jameis go was a bit short sited. I never doubted Brady. After it happened I’m on board cause I’m a Bucs fan first and foremost.

    Love Baldy’s videos he does an excellent job.

  12. mg Says:

    What a stud, Jensen and his attitude is what wins championships. Go Bucs.

  13. Buc4evr Says:

    Jensen was a beast. The Saints got away with a lot of pass interference and holding while the Bucs got flagged for even minor infractions and non penalties. Hope the Bucs front office has a discussion with the NFL this week. No way was Wirfs holding and I forget who the CB was, but he touched the WR’s helmet and got flagged. Refs really had it in for the Bucs and ignored some blatant penalties by the Saints.

  14. Jmarkbuc Says:

    The one near the goal line is sooo much better, he puts Anzalone on his back… slimy Saints teammates came running to make sure he was ok😂😂

  15. pewter941 Says:

    Bullying the Bullies

  16. teacherman777 Says:

    Nice defenses dont win.

    Gangster Warrior defenses win.

    We got in their heads.

    We bullied them like they used to bully us.

  17. Lord Corn Says:

    The refs def weren’t on our side. That’s what made Tom Brady’s high five to the ref moment so hilarious lol

  18. Brevard Buc Says:

    Love it. Whoop that ASS!

  19. pewterpirate99 Says:

    Well Big Red Ryan was nominated for the “Angry Runs”, today they called it “Angry Round” as in playoff round, segment on NFL Networks Good Morning Football today, along with defensive beast/MVP my dog Devin White. But it was unanimous around the table…….Devin White won it!

  20. NashvilleBuc Says:

    I watched Jensen videos for an hour yesterday. He is a grade A Mauler.

  21. D-Rome Says:

    “Take that to Green Bay!”

    Damn right, Baldy.

  22. 2021 Year of the GOAT Says:


  23. Brevard Buc Says:

    Take the time to watch Baldies timeline posts on the Bucs.

    Made my day! Great team effort!

    Sign Gronk for another year. At $10mil his blocking and receiving are worth every penny.

    He shut Jordan out several times. No help.

    Gronk Island!!

  24. 813bucboi Says:

    love it!!!!

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  25. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Did Jordan play Sunday???? I didn’t see him all night. Not only did Jensen destroy the Saints defense he also acted as the level headed enforcer. Earlier in the season he would of been the second man instigator now he breaks things up and cools his teammates down. Another sign of leadership. How about Brady going after Saints Def lineman?

  26. stpetebucsfan Says:

    And remember all the grief Licht got for spending so much on a relatively nameless center?

    I think we know his name now. He was in Anzalone’s head all night and I saw the red beast walk away from Anzalone two different times. It’s one of the major improvement’s in Jensens game. He’s learn when to hold em and when to fold em. He’s improved dramatically at picking his spots.

    This OL is finally getting it’s props…D Smith.. resurrecting his rep..Ali well established…Cappa decent when healthy and the best OL of all is a ROOKIE!
    Wirfs is just getting started.

    This OL may make Brady want to play 2-3 more years!

  27. DBS Says:

    Bird. Clean House was on here I think it was Sunday night after the game when the same question was asked. Explained himself in detail and being a fan. He is not hiding anywhere. So yes I have seen him.

  28. Billy Bob Bubba Says:

    I have to disagree with the author of this article. Take another look at this play from the reverse angle shown on network tv. You will be able to see Alex Anzalone grab Jensen helmet and pulls Jensen through the sideline. This should be a personal fowl against Anzalone

  29. orlbucfan Says:

    Aints cheat all the time. We Buc diehards know it. That is why it was great seeing them and their zebra buds get their respective azzes kicked. Green Bay is not known for cheating. They are famous for being an excellent sports competitor. Looking forward to this one, fer sure!

  30. DBS Says:

    Bird go back and see where he answered you under Searching For Michael Thomas. He is not hiding.

  31. Fernando Says:

    We took it right to them

  32. Perimeter Blocker Says:

    I thought Cameron Jordan said “they were in our heads…” lol

  33. Pewter Power Says:

    So really all we needed was someone to piss the o line off for them to play like this? Will someone in Green Bay please give us bulletin board material beside no one expecting us to win because it’s cold