“I’m Going To Be That Guy”

May 5th, 2021

The Bucs sure drafted a rookies class with at lot of swagger, confidence and bluster.

Heck, first-round pick Joe Tryon already predicted another Super Bowl win on national radio.

In Round 5, the Bucs grabbed Auburn linebacker K.J. Britt. Injuries held him to two games last season, and he was no superstar prospect, but general manager talked about how anyone at Auburn will tell your Britt was “the man,” and he was heralded as a team captain and leader.

Reading Britt quotes at Al.com, he certainly believes he’s the man.

On his Senior Bowl showing:

“I believe I could put my abilities and my talents on showcase against some of the best talent and some of the best ability that you’re going to see,” Britt said. “Then just coming out and being as rusty as I was and still being one of the best down there, I think that speaks a lot the type of player I am.”

On what he’ll bring to the Bucs:

“I do have a resume,” Britt said. “I’ve led on and off the field. I have many examples. I have many people who can back up my story. I’m just going to tell you right now – every person I meet, I’m going to have a strong relationship with. That’s going to help me with my leadership. I’m going to be the model type of leader I can be – do everything right, be on time, treat people right, knows the ins and outs of everything I have to know. I’m going to be that guy.”

Britt sounds a lot like Devin White. If he can ball, then the Bucs might have found their next special teams captain.

38 Responses to ““I’m Going To Be That Guy””

  1. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Awesome. Love his enthusiasm, which increases his chances of sticking with the team.

  2. Medicated Pete Says:

    Nah, the Bucs chose to draft back-ups & projects instead of guys who can play now. #FireLicht

  3. SOEbuc Says:

    I love the intensity and leadership role but he sounds like he’s being sweat down in an interrogation room lol. That’s just funny to me.

  4. TampaTown Says:

    Maybe Medicated Pete is NDog since Dingleberry says he’s not

  5. Casual Observer Says:

    Your comparison with White is intriguing. They are exactly the same height and weight. Don’t know about speed. But Britt has an ideal role model. That would be something if he can come close to White’s skills. A chance, at least.

  6. Mike C Says:

    Yeah, fire the superbowl gm who was the first since 1979 to keep a team completely (+1) intact…. Brilliant idea SMH.

  7. Timbo Slice Says:

    I’ll wait til I see these draft picks on the field before jumping to conclusions but at first glance I’m less than impressed with this draft haul.

    That being said, I was also very down on SMB but the dude showed up when it counted. Here’s to another fun, interesting year.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Britt essentially replaces Jack Cichy……a talented LB who simply couldn’t stay healthy…
    I believe he was a very good pick…..I listened to his interview where he said he’d let his playing talk for him and he just “wants to tackle somebody, anybody.”

    Our other LB/S Mr. Irrelevant, Grant Stuard “tackles like a rattlesnake” you gotta’ love it!!!

  9. Buc Unto Death Says:

    Thought I’d seen the dumbest comment ever. The comes Medicated Pete.

    Perhaps you should try a different medication.

    Medicated Pete Says:
    May 5th, 2021 at 11:44 am
    Nah, the Bucs chose to draft back-ups & projects instead of guys who can play now. #FireLicht

  10. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Hoping K.J. Britt is good enough to replace Lavonte David when he retires.

  11. DingleBerry Says:

    KJ Britt like Devin White? Say what now? No.

    The main attribute that Devin White possesses, outside of his electrifying personality and energy, is his ridiculous speed. He is one of the most sudden 240 pound men you’ll ever see. Evidenced by his 4.42 40.

    KJ Britt weighs 5 pounds less than Devin and ran a 4.75. Britt seems like he has a great attitude and mentality for the game, but he is slow and stiff as a board on film. He’ll be fine on special teams but if he ever sees the field on defense and it isn’t an obvious runing down, we’re in trouble.

    I couldn’t complain too much about this pick because its a 5th rounder, but selecting him did not add any kind of speed to our special teams unit.

  12. DingleBerry Says:

    But yeah if anyone can say “Fire Licht” in the offseason after we just won the Super Bowl, you need help.

    I may not agree with every pick the guy makes, but Jason Licht is 100% unquestionably one the best general managers in the league right now.

  13. Cobraboy Says:

    Britt is faster than 4.75. He pulled up on his pro day 40. He is supposed to be a 4.6 guy which is respectable for an ILB.

  14. DingleBerry Says:


    Thanks for the info, that’s the first I heard about that. But according to the sight that I saw that confirmed what you said about his hamstring said he was projected to run 4.64. Which is better, but still quite slow. And Britt does not appear fast on film. He does appear to be motivated and violent which is perfect for special teams.

  15. windbaggery Says:

    Definitely sounds like a special teams firestarter. And maybe, if his estimation of himself is accurate, he can be a capable backup and future starter. Who knows?

  16. DingleBerry Says:

    Another reason why I’m not sweating the Britt pick is because we have the 2 best off ball linebackers in the league that never come off the field.

    One of my favorite parts about this team is the relationship between #45 and #54. Absolute loved White getting on his soapbox after the boat parade saying how much he needs Lavonte and that they make each other great. So many good mic’d up moments between them too. Them dudes are always competing and talking noise to with each other about who is gonna make the next big play.

    Almost reminds me of how Legolas and Gimli competed to see who could get the most kills in them Lord of the rings movies lmao. Makes me want to watch the Super 55 champions documentary again.

    Go Bucs.

  17. Buc4evr Says:

    There’s sprinting speed and football speed, so I don’t really put too much credence in saying Britt is two 10ths of a second slow. It’s about taking the right angles, shedding blockers, tackling and power if you are playing ILB. I trust the Bucs on this pick.

  18. Bird Says:

    One thing is very clear

    Pete is unmedicated

    Pretty sure its tmax under new name
    More his style

  19. Bird Says:

    And should be medicated

  20. I CARE NOW Says:


    I will say it for everyone one here. I appreciate how you have corrected your takes on here to appear less like a troll.

    I now think you are just a supper passionate fan of this team.

    Just remember, your opinion is just that. Please keep the bottom line positive because as the 12th man. Thats our job.

    Take it or leave it but we the fans have to be on board just like the players. We cant be causing trouble. 🙂

  21. BA4President Says:

    @medicated pete makes about as much sense as the real Medicated Pete (look it up). Or maybe that’s the point. If so, then I’m fine with that.

  22. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Big talker who hasn’t shown it on the field?

  23. Joe in Michigan Says:

    DingleBerry: “4.64 is slow for a linebacker”

    Lavonte David ran a 4.65 at the Combine. Instincts are more important than 40 times.

  24. Mitch Says:

    @Joe in Michigan was that his slowest attempt? Not like it’s a huge differece but officially Lavonte ran a 4.57, and he has still played much faster than that on the field during his career.

  25. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    If he’s a talker and backs it up on the field…good for him. If he’s a talker and doesn’t back it up on the field…he’s a fool.

  26. DoooshLaRue Says:

    From Britt’s quotes above I’m positive that LVD and DW will learn how to master the English language if they listen to him!

  27. catcard202 Says:

    Britt is a 2 down run stuffing thumper & confident open field tackler…Just the kind of heat seeking missile needed on coverage teams.

    With a little seasoning & instruction, his coverage skills can improve enough to be a very serviceable BU ILB until David moves on. (= as good a BU ILB as Kevin Minter currently is)

  28. Cainishere Says:

    Hey I like it that rookies talk up their game before they hit the field. Why talk after you’ve done the task. Talk before so it means something.

  29. DingleBerry Says:

    Just re watched the Super Bowl 55 Champions video and that thing always makes me smile like a little kid.

    Favorite moment.

    Devin White to Kacy Rodgers: “We good coach. We ballers. We ballers. This is what we do.”

    Kacy Rodgers: “Oh I know that, keep it up.”

    Pure gold. Also love when JPP starts yelling “Dont just throw the ball nah! Don’t just throw the ball! Don’t just throw the ball!” at Mahommes like he’s a little kid or something.

  30. DingleBerry Says:

    And Lavonte actually ran a 4.57 40 but that had to be some kind of aberration because Lavonte is much, much faster than that on film. And I’m pretty sure I’ve seen practice footage of him beating Devin White in a foot race.

    Britt does not appear to be fast on film, and his hips are also pretty stiff. But that’s ok because we didn’t pick him to replace Lavonte David, we picked him to play special teams.

  31. SB Says:

    It doesn’t matter one bit how you run in your underwear.
    It matters how fast you run in pads!

  32. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Maybe the 4.65 was Lavonte David’s slowest 40 time at the Combine. It’s what I remember seeing in the Pro Football Weekly Draft magazine, and that’s also what what Wikipedia has him at. I also see the 4.57 number on the net, and David plays faster than both those times, which was my point.

  33. DingleBerry Says:


    That’s definitely true. Jerry Rice was never a great sprinter but he ran away from fast dudes on the field.

    But that doesn’t change the fact that Britt is slow and stiff on film.

  34. Buczilla Says:

    Sounds like a keeper. Can the season hurry up and start already?!?

  35. Stanglassman Says:

    I think fans are going to be pleasantly surprised by a healthy Brit in training camp. I’m glad he pulled up and only posted a 4.76 40 time cause healthy it would have been 4.6. Virtually the same as David’s 4.57. Britt would have also been a day two pick for some other team. Brit stands a good chance to be LVD’s replacement. At worst he will be your 4th ILB and star special team player. A Great pick.

  36. Merlin Says:

    40 times are mostly irrelevant unless you are a corner. How many times a season is a linebacker going to make a play 40 yards from where he started? Never. He needs to be able to cover 10 yards instantly and he does that by reacting faster than everyone else not by running faster

  37. DingleBerry Says:

    40 times aren’t the end all be all, a player that looks slow on tape but runs a good 40 doesn’t erase the fact that they still look slow on tape. The same goes for a player that runs a bad 40 but looks fast on tape.

    But a player that looks slow on tape and runs a bad 40, well that there tells you the guy is probably pretty slow. And while reaction time and instincts can certainly help, they can’t cover up completely for a players limitations.

    I tried to explain that to people years ago after Riley Bullough became a household name for Bucs fans after hard knocks. I tried to tell people he flat out did not have the speed required to play linebacker in the pros.

    People got mad, called me a troll, told me I didn’t know what I was talking about and yada yada yada. I didn’t have anything against him as a person, just knew he could never be a starter in the NFL with his physical limitations.

    Speed absolutely has a major impact on the game, and you can’t teach it. Like I said earlier it’s one of the main reasons why Devin White is so special. Britt will likely be relegated to playing on surefire run downs and special teams because he lacks it.

  38. 813bucboi Says:

    kj britt is a very good player….he can blitz right up the middle similar to DW….the kid will develop into our next MLB…LVD will retire a BUC and DW will slide over to his spot…

    GO BUCS!!!!