Ryan Clark: It Is Up To The Offensive Line

January 15th, 2021


So here we are. Another week, another playoff game, another test for the Bucs’ offensive line.

And in the mind of a former Super Bowl champion, the game within the game is the line’s ability to block.

Retired NFL cornerback Ryan Clark of BSPN took to the airwaves of “Stay in Bed,” seen on BSPN, and said he believes if the Bucs don’t give park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking Bucs quarterback Tom Brady time to throw, then you may as well throw in the towel as the Saints will rout the Bucs.

“Can you block and protect Tom Brady?” Clark asked. “The two games against the New Orleans Saints was the most he was pressured all year. And you know when Tom Brady is under pressure, he goes from the goat to Demi Moore doing pottery and he will see ghosts.

“If you protect Tom Brady, you give your team a chance to win Tampa Bay. If you don’t, you will be at home [next week].”

(Clarification: Joe could not tell whether Clark said “ghosts” or “goats” with his Demi Moore reference. So Joe did a Google search with “Demi Moore pottery” and kept coming up with screengrabs of her movie “Ghost,” which Joe has never seen. So Joe assumes here Clark said “ghosts.”)

(Clarification II: The last movie Joe can recall seeing Demi Moore star in was “A Few Good Men.” Joe’s not a movie guy but is confident Ira, a proud movie guy, could rattle off all her flicks.)

Well, Joe looked up quarterbacks and pressures of Washington and New Orleans, and the production from each team was shockingly almost identical.

So in Joe’s mind, if the Bucs can block Washington, they should take care of New Orleans. That would likely mean often holding foot-rubbing, car-littering Bucs tight end Rob Gronkowski back to block.

28 Responses to “Ryan Clark: It Is Up To The Offensive Line”

  1. VABucsfan Says:

    Wow, thank you captain obvious!! Top of the line analysis right there!

  2. Mitch Says:

    As someone whose seen the movie I don’t think that was a great comparison.


  3. John F Ensch Says:

    The Bucs will be beat easily by the Saints just like the last two times these two teams played each other. “BEAT DOWN COMING”! hide th D-line, beat down coming hide the D-line”!

  4. BuucccNASTY Says:

    John you dont know spit

  5. Bucsfanman Says:

    Mitch- I agree, strange analogy!

  6. Steven007 Says:

    Nasty, just another troll. He has no commenting history.

  7. Mitch Says:

    I want all the Saints fans and media (especially Kay Adams, Shannon Sharpe, & Nick Wright) to get as hyped as possible. It will be that much sweeter when the Bucs beat them. This game is going to be like when Montana and the chiefs beat Warren Moon and the oilers on their way to the AFC championship.

  8. Joe Says:

    especially Kay Adams

    Joe cannot explain in public what he would like Kay Adams to do. Can assure you it has little to do with football.

  9. Roy T. Buford Says:

    Joe says “So here we are. Another week, another playoff game, another test for the Bucs’ offensive line.”

    Ah, so routine, those playoffs. Let’s hope you can write this often.

    I’d already said, think it was Sunday here, that they use what they did to stave off WAS against the the next opponents, be it NO or LAR. Stinney is my only worry, the only unknown quantity. Hope he is his own little Brady.

    They can do this!

  10. BillyBucFan Says:

    Overconfident fan.
    Just like the team.

    If there is a BEATDOWN, it will be the chokeartists NO who get devastated in the playoffs yet again.

    Oh and enjoy the 100 million over the cap next year.

  11. Roy T. Buford Says:

    “Joe cannot explain in public what he would like Kay Adams to do. Can assure you it has little to do with football.”

    Not funny, not cool. Just plain disrespectful. No wonder you supported Winston for so long. Low budget, Joe.

  12. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Joe, wouldn’t mind spinning clay with Kay like Patrick Swazey did with Demi. Obvious analogy, oline protects Brady, Brady completes passes. They don’t, no cigar.

  13. PSL Bob Says:

    Really? Unless Brady can be protected, he won’t be able to complete passes. Can’t that be said about most pocket-passing QBs. Unless you’re a Patrick Mahommes or Lamar Jackson, you need protection for the passing game to work. Maybe that’s why teams try to build good, strong O-lines.

  14. Show Me the TDs Says:

    Check out Demi Moore in “About Last Night”. Thank me later…

  15. PA Bucs fan Says:

    Clark is a troll himself , can’t say I’ve ever heard him say anything that an actual football fan would sit and think “wow true so wise”

  16. TampaTown Says:

    This from the guy who has every episode of the Three Stooges memorized, but hasn’t seen Ghost. And wants to dream about Kay Adams and her ball handling skills.

  17. SB Says:

    You should really watch the movie Joe. Damn good flick

  18. SB Says:

    Oh, and I am commenting from my phone now fuel filters came to mind you coming to my phone. They just have some kind of problem with my Internet provider I guess. Hey, saves you time doesn’t it😂

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

    Jeeeeeesh I hate auto correct on a phone. I have the I 11 too and it still sucks for auto correct. It was supposed to read “since your filters don’t mind me commenting from my phone”

  20. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Joe, have Kay hold a football as a prop as you do whatever it is you want to do! Perhaps a little buck naked tackle football as foreplay?

  21. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Show Me The Td’s are you making a Mr. Skin reference?

  22. Infomeplease Says:

    The O Line has been playing really well!! If Stinnie can have a decent game there is hope!!! Have Gronk helping out Smith some and things will be interesting!!!

    GO BUCKS!!

  23. 813bucboi Says:

    no surprise…lol…

    GO BUCS!!!!

  24. Mikadeemas Says:

    Dang son! That movie thing was funny as hell! Not a movie guy either. Hey fellas, GO BUCS!!!!!

  25. Onehorse Says:

    Ok, so everybody is an armchair coach and knows exactly what needs to be done and how the game will turn out. So, here’s my offering. Yes, of course the O-line needs to step, as does everyone, but here’s the key to beating the Saints. Stuff their ground game. Whatever it takes shut down Kamara and Hill. Force this game to be a Brady vs Brees game, which is what everyone is talking about anyway. Brees has been fading in recent weeks while Brady is stepping up his game to his usual playoff winning form which he does so well. Bucs 34, Saints 30.

  26. stpetebucsfan Says:

    While the Oline will clearly be critical there are ways to slow the rush down.

    Everybody said Brady couldn’t in play Arian’s offense. The GOAT has made those folks look foolish. Now it’s time to see if BA can coach TB12’s offense.

    We should hit lots of quick passes and swing passes to Fournette. If the game is called properly Brady shouldn’t need that much time to get rid of the ball.

  27. alton green Says:

    I know this has been said so much that it’s about the same as a cliche but this game will depend on who wins the line of scrimmage on both sides. Now having said that, the only thing we can do is pray for our secondary. That’s the only thing that will help them! I’m sure most of you will agree that, after 17 frickn games, Todd Bowles damn sure won’t. In my opinion, this should be his chance for redemption. Not holding my breath. If an owner and coach watch our games and STILL hire him. Look out Detroit here comes your replacement on Thanksgiving

  28. Scooter Says:

    How about only retired NFL coaches and players in the broadcast booth. The beauracrats who never had their fingers in the dirt and constantly bombard us with inane statistics we can do without.