Strong Pass Rush Reviews For Logan Hall

August 18th, 2022

Logan Hall takes a break in Tennessee.

Last week, listeners of the Ira Kaufman Podcast heard Ira say those in the walls of One Buc Palace love the progression and power of rookie defensive lineman Logan Hall.

Now a new source is saying the same thing with authority and publicly.

That’s head coach Todd Bowles.

Joe asked Bowles today after practice in Tennessee about Hall’s progress. The report was strong.

“He’s learning the system. He does a good job. He’s still learning the run a little bit and some of the things we like to do technique-wise, but his pass rushing is outstanding,” Bowles said. “And we really like that in him, but we’re bringing him along slow.”

The adjective “outstanding” for Hall’s rush should make every Bucs fan pay attention. That’s a big word from Bowles after Hall being in pads only a dozen times or so and the high standard at One Buc Palace.

Joe hasn’t noticed Hall lining up outside as a rusher. Maybe once or twice. It’s all inside for now.

Bucs coaches are obviously seeing enough of a push in the practice film to be that enthusiastic. And Joe has heard praise of Hall for his moves and attitude.

As the first pick of Round 2 in the draft, the bar is high for Hall. But he’ll get there if he prove to be an effective rotational pass rusher this season.

Joe’s not worried about Hall developing against the run. He has the size and power and, as Gerald McCoy says, you can find a run stuffer at Walmart.

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14 Responses to “Strong Pass Rush Reviews For Logan Hall”

  1. Dooley Says:

    Logan Hall needs to leave that spin move on the R&D floor until he can put more explosivity and twitch behind it. I can’t really be mad though, he did it about 4 yards deep in the Dolphins’ backfield this past Saturday. Looked good on some plays, and had a few snaps he looked like a rookie in his first NFL game action.

  2. D-Rok Says:

    Great to hear, and glad to get some good news. With all the injuries and a missing GOAT, I’m feeling a little woozy. LOL

  3. Biff Barker Says:

    I was waiting for Bowles to comment on the progress of JTS.

    The lack of updates is telling.

  4. AlabamaBucsFan Says:

    Hope to hear one day Hall in the “Pro Football Hall of fame”

  5. Alvafan Says:

    Not from what he’s shown so far. Bowles thinks everybody’s great at something. We have Hall cause JL got cute on draft day.

  6. geno711 Says:

    You should not write a positive article on Hall. It appears that over half the Bucs fans on this site are waiting for him to fail for some reason so they can clamor again for Suh.

    And I appreciate you mentioning that all his lining up has been on the inside as the Bucs said when they initially drafted him.

    The crowd suggesting that they were replacing JPP with him is getting very stale.

  7. SB~LV Says:

    Good news!
    However he is still a raw rookie
    This time next year we could really have something on our hands!

  8. steele Says:

    Take any quote about a younger player from Bowles or anyone on the staff, it’s the same non-info. Learning, progressing, great, wonderful.

    All fine and good if this were a normal team with a multi-year development time frame. But if this is it, the final TB12 all-in season, starting raw “still learning” guys is a major risk.

    Hall has been largely invisible so far, even against scrubs.

    I’ll say it along with others: Suh. Trey Flowers. Etc.

  9. Goatfarmer Says:

    Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.

    Has Hall made a tackle in the joint practices? Because he had none in the game against the Dolphins.

    Maybe have him gain 50 pounds and put him at offensive line. At this rate we’ll be calling Caleb Benenoch and some retired stiff to run block and protect Hanoi Tom.

  10. geno711 Says:


    Are you at the practices like Joe?

    Suggesting that Hall has been largely invisible so far, even against scrubs is against what Joe, Jason, and Todd have been saying.

    If you have an inside source let us all know. By the way, Hall barely played any snaps last week but was in on the tackle on the 2nd play of scrimmage last week against Miami. Maybe you were not watching him stop Sony Michel for a one-yard gain.

  11. Defense Rules Says:

    Joe…’Joe hasn’t noticed Hall lining up outside as a rusher. Maybe once or twice. It’s all inside for now.’

    Thanks for adding that in today’s notes Joe. Sounds to me like Todd Bowles is letting him focus on one part of his game. I think that’s a good approach to take with rookies. Since young guys like Hall & JTS are our future, I would hope that all Bucs’ fans are rooting for them to excel.

    Still, this is a very unique year. We shot our wad to accumulate as much talent as humanly possible (well, as much as we could and still not get fined under salary CAP guidelines). We’re all-in this year, and it’s likely to be our last chance for several years to sniff the Super Bowl. Our Achilles Heel will likely be injuries, just like it was last season. Like all teams, solid experienced DEPTH is the critical factor IMO to minimize the impact of injuries. Still have a hunch that the Bucs will add at least a couple veteran DEPTH pieces before we get too far along OLine & DLine come to mind).

  12. SOEbuc Says:

    A very rare word from Bowles who always pressing every player (even Brady) can get better.

  13. Capt.Tim Says:

    Great to hear!
    Most Head Coaches talk horribly about their top draft pick!

  14. sasquatch Says:

    Biff Barker Says:
    August 18th, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    I was waiting for Bowles to comment on the progress of JTS.

    The lack of updates is telling.

    Not really. All the reports coming out of TC have been positive on JTS. Maybe Bowles hasn’t been asked directly about JTS.

    But nice try with attempting to bury the guy. Haters gonna hate.