Ryan Jensen Possesses The “Ability To Be A Pr!ck”

September 3rd, 2022

What the Bucs will miss.

Joe is beginning to understand why Pat McAfee hired his old teammate and fellow native of “the ‘Burgh” to be a weekly guest on McAfee’s YouTube/SiriusXM show.

That would be former Bucs offensive lineman and assistant offensive line coach A.Q. Shipley. Joe may want to see if Shipley will write a column for Joe with the eloquence Joe heard from Shipley breaking down why he thinks Bucs center Ryan Jensen is the best in the game.

Over at Brandon Thorn’s site “Trench Warfare,” Thorn typed why Jensen is the 17th-best lineman in the game. Not center, not offensive lineman, but all linemen on both sides of the ball.

And Shipley said in the embedded audio that one attribute sets Jensen apart is Jensen’s “ability to be a pr!ck.”

Shipley told Thorn the reason Jensen is the best center is because he has crazy athletic ability, his stamina combined with super strength and topped off with being a pr!ck.

“I was blown away,” Shipley said of how Jensen grew as a center when Shipley was reunited with Jensen as a member of the Bucs. Shipley first met Jensen when the two were teammates in Baltimore in 2013, Jensen’s rookie season.

Jensen trains in his home state of Colorado, Shipley noted, and doing that in the thin air helped Jensen develop an extreme level of stamina that Shipley says few centers possess.

“He is freakishly big for a center,” Shipley said. “He has the strength that most guys have at guard… and then you mix in his athletic ability” and you have the complete package at center.

“You don’t see the combination of both the stamina and the strength. He’s not satisfied until he has a guy on the ground. You take all of those attributes and you have the best center in the NFL.”

Oh yeah, and being a knob on the field of play is icing on the cake.

The Bucs will miss Jensen’s leadership and tone-setting. Joe just hopes Jensen is a regular at practices and games to keep his offensive line teammates on their toes.

Here is hoping somehow Jensen can return to the field sometime in the playoffs.

34 Responses to “Ryan Jensen Possesses The “Ability To Be A Pr!ck””

  1. Chris Tucker@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    One reason Ryan Jensen can be a Prick, is he is an honest to goodness bad azz.
    Ryan comes from a family of Martial Artists, and has been active in Martial Arts since he was a child.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    And also, water is wet.

  3. Long John Says:

    In all fairness we should conferr with Dr. booger and cut that time in half.

  4. BigMacAttack Says:

    If you told me he was an Hells Angel, I’d probably believe you. Old school baddazzz from head to toe. The guy that says go back and get 6 or 7 of your buddies and then we’ll fight 😂

  5. Coburn Says:

    Definitely gets in his opponents heads. He doesn’t just have the know how and ability in the physical game, he plays the mental game as well, which can make the extra difference

  6. Buc king Says:

    I’m not counting him out all.season till I get an actual breakdown on his injury.
    I’ve heard nothing far I’m concerned he could be back in 4 weeks.

  7. Buc king Says:

    Trade for andrew Norwell Washington gaurd..great pass protector..
    Give them a 2nd round pick..ask them to eat his cap this year.

    Jensen comes back healthy we have a beast oline.

  8. Defense Rules Says:

    Ryan Jensen has always reminded me more of a well-trained pitbull; fiercely loyal … don’t mess with his team (and especially his QB). No question in my mind that the ‘Bucs are really going to miss Jensen’s leadership and tone-setting’ just like you said Joe.

  9. steele Says:

    Jensen is the team’s enforcer. Every team needs a bunch of them.

    So far, this is exactly what Bob Hainsey is not. Hainsey is a nice guy, and it shows in his play. Smooth, technical, finesse, working on the template, but not a tone setting street fighter and loses many exchanges. Sure, he is “trying” to bring a Jensen-like toughness into his own game, but if you’re “trying”, then it isn’t second nature to you.

  10. Capt.Tim Says:

    A devastating loss.
    I wish him a full and rapid recovery

  11. geno711 Says:

    Buc King

    So, after your comment on Andrew Norwell I read the PFF article on guards from three months ago and PFF’s thought that he is better as a pass protector than a run blocker. Saw he had 9 penalties and gave up 3 sacks last year.

    Do you have any other source? I can’t imagine you watched him play even 100 snaps in his NFL career.

    Because this feels a little bit like you are playing Madden.

  12. Oddball Says:

    I4 traffic is enables the ability to be a prick in just about anyone.

  13. Oddball Says:

    “is”? not sure how my phone dropped that one in there.

  14. lambeau Says:

    AQ is also very high on Hainsey–who, all agree, is quite a prick himself.
    I suspect he is aware of the tone he is obligated to continue setting.
    And he has great coaches.

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Some kid in grade school probably told Jensen “I’d rather be dead than red” and that started him off….

    Chalk up another great Oline move by Licht…….

  16. SufferingSince76 Says:

    He’s our prick and we swing him proudly!

  17. Georger Says:

    The Bucs will be fine. There is a reason that Jensen was place on IR with a designation to return. He will be back. When he comes back they will just move Hainsey to LG. Presto a solid OL

  18. lambeau Says:

    It’s odd that Jensen’s surgery has not been reported.
    If he didn’t need it, he might be back after Thanksgiving.

  19. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Brady loves that about him but the sweatie arse, not so much.

  20. BucsNoles Says:

    The only weakness in his game might be his tendency to snap a couple of bad balls a game.
    Wishing Jensen a speedy recovery

  21. Anonymous Says:

    Bucs need to sign two offensive lineman with NFL experience. Very weak at left guard and center

    Until then I guess instead of running up the middle in first down , Leftwich will have to run up the right side

  22. Bubby Says:

    Love me some Jensen! Go Bucs!!

  23. ocala Says:

    I can’t wait to see him in his return to the Bucs starting lineup on November 27th against the Browns.

  24. PassingThru Says:


    The snaps are sometimes wild, I’ve always thought it was due to Jensen focusing on the inevitable combat after the snap.

    He’s cut down on the unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.

    I cannot wait to see Jensen’s sweaty ass back at Center.

  25. Bucsfanfrom76 Says:

    Ocala.. I call your nov27th and raise you to NOV 6th against the Rams…He wants BLOOD!!!

  26. Mark A Swygert Says:

    One of the best FA signings by Licht. He knows a good o-lineman when he sees one.

  27. Mr. Editor Says:

    Goedeke might be in the same mold, and I would love to see him and Jensen play on the line at the same time. They would play to the very last sound of the whistle. Alas, maybe next year?

  28. George Says:

    Bucs will suck until they sign two experienced offensive lineman . Need a left guard and a center .

    We are taking Tom Brady in prime form and Licht is doing nothing .

  29. Trey Long Says:

    Wirfs said he keeps an eye on Jensen who manages to bump all the defensive linemen on the way back to the huddle. He’s awesome.

  30. Bucanero Says:

    Many regular and casual readers of this site are as able as Ryan on this category…

  31. lambeau Says:

    Bert Breer says the Bucs are hoping for the playoffs for Jensen.
    I’m guessing it’s a non-severe ACL/MCL and it could possibly be earlier.

  32. dbbuc711 Says:

    More than just the ability to but I would say also the desire plus he enjoys it

  33. JeffreyLane77 Says:

    Its possible the team hasn’t given a timeline for return or specifics on the injury because Jensen and the team doctors may not agree on the path forward. The team doctors could be pushing for surgery. Jensen might be taking the rehab wait and see approach. Could explain why the team has been avoiding specifics about the injury.

  34. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Our Oline is not as bad as people seem to think. One. Game. That’s all it will take for them to get their feet under them.

    Jason’s specialty is offensive line. He knows what he’s doing. And that first game will result in Tommy snapping them into shape.