Bruce Arians Shares His Speech To Refs About Ryan Jensen

May 21st, 2021

It sounds like years down the line, when Bucco Bruce Arians is sitting on a lake boat drinking Manhattans with Tom Moore, center Ryan Jensen will be talked about as one of Arians’ all-time favorites.

Arians talked about Jensen on the Green Light podcast recently and used the same tonal reverence as when he shared a Larry Fitzgerald story.

Jensen, of course, is well known for playing harder than most offensive linemen.

”I love the way Ryan plays, man,” Arians said. ”You know he’s one of those marked guys, and every referee crew comes up and they’ve got somebody they’re marked. Whether it be a guy that rushes the passer all the time or takes a shot here or there, [Ndamukong] Suh was that way for a long time. And I always tell the refs, ‘Hey, dude, [Jensen is] going to play to the whistle. If he does something extra-curricular, warn him or penalize him. But he’s going to play to the whistle, all right. If you don’t like finishing people off, then you shouldn’t be in the business.”’

At 29 years old and in a contract year, it’s a huge 2021 season ahead for Jensen.

In 2018, Jensen was not the player the Bucs thought they purchased for top dollar. But in the past two years they got their big-money’s worth.

Joe can only assume Jensen will continue his violent play, which has been working very well. He’s for more durable than the last expensive, four-year-starter center the Bucs purchased. That would be ”Saltines and anchovies” Jeff Faine.

(Yeah, that Saltines and anchovies story put Joe on Faine’s sh*t list.)

21 Responses to “Bruce Arians Shares His Speech To Refs About Ryan Jensen”

  1. Bird Says:

    Oline goes as he goes. Gives them some nastiness

  2. DrunkInYbor Says:

    JeFf Faine didn’t he gone from the Saints? I never liked the guy he was all about his interests outside of football instead of dominating on the field.

  3. DoooshLaRue Says:

    You certainly took him to task 10 years ago Joe.
    Sounds like he’s a big ol bitch to me.

  4. DrunkInYbor Says:

    Carl Nicks also I believe that’s his name came from the Saints and was a injury prone no show most of the time. I always felt like we were taking the Saints good players already on a steep decline and we’re not worth what they got.

  5. Aceofaerospace Says:

    I love Ryan Jensen in the most manly, un-gay way possible. I hope he plays to break the bank this year. Would love to lock him up long term.

  6. Swampbuc Says:

    He stopped with the stupid penalties and now I wouldn’t want anyone else snapping the ball and leading the OL.

  7. Medicated Pete Says:

    I listened to WAY more nat’l radio shows after the Superbowl than usual & people were amazed by Jensen’s play. He was a huge part of everything.

  8. Miller5252 Says:

    The interview tells you what they think of Jensen and if they want him back or not. Only way it’s a not is if he wants too much money. Even then, if Brady says “keep him”, I’m sure they pay him. Also, I would think the salary cap takes a huge jump this year and Godwin and others get paid!!

    Where’s the one Joe Bucs commenter that always does the grrrrr I’m mean comment, haha. Old school coach likes the old school grrrr I’m mean play. So do I, one of my favorites.

  9. BucEmUp Says:

    I want Jensen here for years to.come I dont care the cost….dude is an animal and Baltimore was stupid to.not pay that man

  10. Buczilla Says:

    Wow, I never realized that Faine was such a douchebag.

  11. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I got to meet Carl Nicks when we cleaned his roof so he could put his home on the market.
    He actually felt bad things did not work out for him here in Tampa.

    I agree with the poster who said that Ryan Jensen provides our Line with some attitude.

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Surprised with all the contract extensions that Jensen wasn’t one of them this year.

  13. Trey Long Says:

    Tristan wirfs said one o
    f his jobs was to find Jensen after every play
    And keep him out of trouble. He said sometimes Jensen has a way of bumping into every defensive lineman on the way back to the huddle lol!

  14. Fred Orlando Says:

    I only very vaguely remember Jeff faine.
    He must not have made much of an impression on me at all.
    I dearly recall Carl Nick’s and Bloundt, tho.
    Two real bruisers.

    Didn’t Nick’s lose a toe to that MSRP breakout?

    Heck, they just scared me to death here at Advent Hospital in Orlando about a similar antibiotic resistant staph infection in my pacemaker.
    They took it out Thursday; Friday morning they gave me terrible news about something like MRSP in my chest. Friday afternoon they take me off drip antibiotics and give me pill versions instead and tell me they’re confident I’ll be fine and can go home. Waiting for discharge now and feel great except soreness where the pacemaker used to be.

  15. The Deflator Says:

    Aceofaerospace, I’m actually kind of concerned that you felt the need to specify that your love for Jensen is “un-gay”.

  16. Swampbuc Says:

    Deflator — that and the “being locked up with him” thing.

  17. Duane Says:

    Jensen plays with a needed edge on offense. When you play with an edge on a losing team you get targeted and flagged. I appreciated this guy’s work since he became a Buc. He snaps the ball, cleans up plays, and gets into the heads of defenders. Such a stacked roster where we have to take a minute to recognize the necessary contributions of the guys that do the dirty work. I think Jensen is the guy on offense and Gholston is the guy on defense.

  18. Brent M Clark Says:

    Big Red get’s in your head then your dead…. That is all…

  19. Jeff Says:

    If you don’t like finishing people off, then you shouldn’t be in the business.”’ Stormy Daniels, 2016.

  20. Swampbuc Says:

    Jeff – ROTFLMAO!!

  21. Ben Says:

    Extend him ASAP