No “Brother-In-Law” Snaps

July 27th, 2021

A man who suited up for 11 training camps made a point today about what can and cannot happen as the Bucs practice through late July and August.

Yes, Joe’s talking about former Bucs guard Ian Beckles (1990-1996), who is heard preaching weekdays on WDAE Radio.

A notorious Bucs critic, Beckles became a true believer last year and seems to love all things Bucs nowadays. Don’t we all? Beckles said he even likes what he’s hearing, including Tristan Wirfs talking today about a universal desire among players to get immediately back to work after their Super Bowl ring ceremony on Thursday night.

That sent Beckles into a rant about not playing nice in training camp and working to beat the snot out of your teammate is the only true way to greatness. “No brother-in-law” plays, Beckles said, referring to when opposing linemen in practice agree to go easy on each other and just make it look good for coaches.

Joe loved the adjective because it finally it was the perfect description for what Joe saw in 2014, when Bucs left tackle Anthony Collins and edge rusher Michael “Ghost” Johnson often squared off to a training camp stalemate.

Both had played for the Bengals the previous season — and then proceeded to play the Bucs for tens of millions.

It’s a safe bet that Bucco Bruce Arians, when the pads come on for the Bucs next week, will be on the lookout for “brother-in-law” snaps as he pushes to battle potential complacency among his troops.

As for Wirfs, this time last year he was learning from beatings by Shaq Barrett and Jason Pierre-Paul. Joe has no doubt that Wirfs is salivating for a chance to lock them down.

As it should be.

11 Responses to “No “Brother-In-Law” Snaps”

  1. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    I don’t remember ever being so excited about an upcoming season. HIGH expectations!!!

    LFG!! Go Bucs!!

  2. JA Says:

    There’s some fine line walking for NFL coaches this time of year. Never is the damned if you do—damned if you don’t scenario more prominent.
    If multiple players suffer season ending injuries during camp, coaches are deemed as too militaristic. If coaches go easy they are heaped a ton of blame for running sissy camps after a couple of early season losses.
    Then there is the holdout who finally comes to terms and makes a mid season appearance with no camp and plays well.
    It’s finger crossing time folks. Most all serious training camp injuries are heartbreaking for the player, coaches and fans.

  3. SB~LV Says:

    John Lynch “brother in law football “

  4. Bird Says:


    😂. Yup john was nice enough to knock his brother in law out cold

  5. Dyno-White ! # 45 Says:

    John Lynch made the greatest brother-in-law joke in NFL history. Who remembers that

  6. Razor Ramone Says:

    Lynch knocked his brother in law flat OUT!

  7. Dyno-White ! # 45 Says:

    Here’s the cleaned up newspaper story:

    Playing at Chicago in 1997 four days before Thanksgiving, Bears tight end John Allred caught a pass in the right flat, turned upfield and was knocked unconscious from a blow by Lynch.

    Allred, by the way, is Lynch’s brother-in-law. Lynch is married to Allred’s sister, Linda, who was watching the game at Soldier Field with members of both families.

    I said, ‘John, dude, you just knocked out your brother-in-law,’ ” linebacker Derrick Brooks said. ” ‘Look at him. He’s out cold!’ He said,

    “Brad Culpepper said, ‘Not only did he knock him out, later on he’s sleeping with his sister.’ That cracked everyone up, even the Bears.

  8. Dbbuc712 Says:

    Unless of course you happen to be John Lynch’s brother-in-law

  9. Pickgrin Says:

    “Collins and Johnson”

    Uggh – Both those guys flat out SUCKED – and fleeced the Glazers for a combined $25M for one horrible year’s worth of “service”.

    Makes sense that so many were down on Licht in the beginning… but both those player signings had Lovie’s paw prints all over them. As did the signing of career backup McClown who was instantly handed the starting job prior to even putting on a Bucs jersey….. Also Chris Conte…. Alterraun Verner…..

    No wonder that 2014 team’s record was 2-14.

    Man. watching every game that year was hard to stomach…..

    Thanks for the bad trip style flashback with that reference Joe….

  10. Bucyou Says:

    Lynch also said, ‘I hope he’s OK. I don’t want to have to support him the rest of his life’.

  11. Crickett Baker Says:

    I can’t stop smiling. I love it when these historic stories come out..