“Hot And Cold” Logan Hall Needs The Weight Room

January 11th, 2023

Tough talk on the Bucs’ opening pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Rookie defensive tackle Logan Hall, the No. 33 overall pick in the draft, didn’t look good against the run on Sunday when the Buccaneers emptied their bench against a Falcons team giving its all.

To Joe’s surprise, head coach/defensive playcaller Todd Bowles went there on the Buccaneers Radio Network and noted that Hall needs to get stronger.

Bowles praised the entire D-line as solid, except Hall.

“Logan was hot and cold as far as [run defense],” Bowles said. “When he gets in the weight room and gets some more strength next year, I think he’s trending in the right direction and he’s going to really help us. He’s going to turn out to be pretty good. Everybody else was solid [Sunday]. Everybody else down there was solid for the most part in the first group and then the backups came in. Again, we got out of our gaps a few plays and it cost us.”

At 22 years old, Hall certainly should be expected to add more man weight and strength in the offseason. Sunday was his greatest workload of the season by far, 47 snaps. His previous high was 38 in Week 5 and his playing time tailed off significantly from there.

After hearing Bowles, now it makes more sense why Hall hasn’t been seeing more of the field, as rookies typically do late in a season.

46 Responses to ““Hot And Cold” Logan Hall Needs The Weight Room”

  1. SB~LV Says:

    Yeah, typical of many rookies, a offseason of diet and weight training and he’ll be better prepared to compete next year, same with just about every rookie other than OL , those beasts usually come into the league with size and strength, just behind in the pro tricks and techniques

  2. Goatfarmer Says:

    Toad — what about your offense? You scored 17 points. That’s not going to cut it. Zero in the second half. If your backups are that bad, why are they that bad? Because without BA, none of your staff has any direction that way. You think they’re going to understand the Marble-mouthed Moron? He probably doesn’t even know what time it is.

  3. SunnyD Says:

    Bucs have done a pretty good job developing DL talent over the last decade.

    Gholston and Anthony Nelson seemed like nobodys early in their careers and they’ve become impactful.

    Barrett and Nassib were relative nobodies before the Bucs signed them the first time around.

    A few busts in there, like Noah and Akeem Spence, but I’m pretty optimistic JTS and Hall will continue to improve.

  4. Craig Says:

    There is also the rookie wall from playing more games than ever before.

    A big shock to many top college guys is that they are no longer bigger or faster than anyone else. It always takes a couple of years for D linemen to bloom. Look at how Anthony Nelson blossomed this season, he looked horrid as a rookie too.

  5. Goatfarmer Says:

    You probably wouldn’t have wanted to order him to be on a strength building program this season. That would have required you to actually, you know, communicate. Talk to the player. Make sure he understands what he is supposed to do. Instead of “nothing needs to be said.”

    This moron makes me so mad I need to start drinking again.

  6. Joe Says:

    Bucs have done a pretty good job developing DL talent over the last decade.

    Eh. Pretty good job developing backups, maybe. Outside of Shaq (who they picked up off the sidewalk), when is the last time the Bucs developed a good pass rusher (meaning a guy who can consistently get a minimum of eight sacks a year)?

    You could make an argument the Bucs haven’t developed a (good) pass rusher since Lee Roy Selmon.

    Actually Gerald McCoy was pretty good, to be fair.

  7. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Time for Licht to stop being cute and outside the box with these crappy picks, and all american safety from UGA was there and then Licht goes this route after the bucs just lost a premier player in Whitehead.

  8. OrlandoBucFan Says:

    I believe Cappa was in a similar situation where he needed time to develop. I would expect a big improvement in years 2 and 3.

  9. WillieG Says:

    Hall’s biggest contribution this season was taking out Jensen. How many wins did that cost the Bucs? 2-4 would be my guess.

  10. J Ghotier Says:

    Thanks for not giving Hall a Hall Pass. Accountability displayed publicly under the new Coaching regime led by Bowles is refreshing…even if very few and far in between.

  11. sasquatch Says:

    Goatfarmer Says:
    January 11th, 2023 at 11:02 am

    You probably wouldn’t have wanted to order him to be on a strength building program this season.

    To be fair, putting on muscle during a season doesn’t really happen. The training mostly revolves around recovery and rehab, from what I understand. Putting on muscle isn’t realistic until offseason when that can become the sole focus.

  12. sasquatch Says:

    Second guessing draft picks because they aren’t immediately productive is r3tarded.

  13. Jack Clark Says:

    We’re gonna need our strongest men on the field to stop the Cowboys run game because victory is guaranteed if we can make them one dimensional

  14. bucsfaninOregon Says:

    Logan Who? Your top picks are expected to contribute. All the rookies all over the place this year and we pick some guy that has to “grow up”. That’s for the late rounds and 33rd in the draft. My guess was “Noah and Akeem” had better rookie years than this guy. Why should we expect a better outcome?

  15. 1Gr8Buc Says:


    Again talking out of your ass lol. No NFL player is on a “strength building program” during a season. Get a damn clue. You’re complaining about a team full of back ups against another teams starters not scoring. They are backups for a reason you simpleton. No team in this league has pro bowlers and future hall of famers filling up the back end of their roster.

    It’s hard for me to believe someone is as stupid as you so I guess I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt that you are a troll.

  16. sasquatch Says:

    Jack Clark Says:
    January 11th, 2023 at 11:28 am

    We’re gonna need our strongest men on the field to stop the Cowboys run game because victory is guaranteed if we can make them one dimensional

    Victory guaranteed?

    Are you kidding?

    Have you watched the Bucs this year? Defense hasn’t been the issue. We can make teams one-dimensional, but that guarantees nothing if the offense can’t score. This is an awful team.

  17. Dooley Says:

    Dude is buried behind Vea, Hicks, Nacho, & Gholston. Idk about “rookie wall” but it’s much different approach than what the staff took with JTS last season and the volume of snaps he played as a year 1 player. Hall will be fine, but Jake Camarda is going to also be going through the offseason workout regiment as well and could probably backup as a safety next season on top of being the Uncle Rico of punts

  18. Jack Clark Says:

    sasquatch Says:
    January 11th, 2023 at 11:30 am
    Victory guaranteed? Are you kidding? Have you watched the Bucs this year?

    Yes, I watched the Bucs beat the Cowboys this year 19-3 by shutting down their run. Did you?

  19. SOEbuc Says:


    I friggin love how you totally got the down low on communication in the locker room. You need to start a blog bcuz your words are legit as Jenna Laine.

  20. SKBucsFan Says:

    Hall isn’t heavy enough to play the middle (a la VV). Nor is he creative enough to play edge. Hopefully they pic a spot for him and develop the size or technique required. He is a very good athlete and can improve.

  21. sasquatch Says:

    Jack Clark Says:
    January 11th, 2023 at 11:37 am

    Yes, I watched the Bucs beat the Cowboys this year 19-3 by shutting down their run. Did you?

    And you think that game matters now? Based on their overall play this year, I wouldn’t take the Bucs in this game. CAN we win? Sure we can. We might. But saying “guaranteed” is a stretch if YOU have watched this team this year.

  22. firethecannons Says:

    Only way we stand a chance is if offense comes alive and defense comes alive otherwise we are one and done and thinking draft and waving bye to Tom Brady and his team of players that are only there for him.

  23. Goatfarmer Says:

    Sasquatch – yeah, you’re right. I’m just so sick of Toad’s flaccid coaching, it makes everything else that much more intolerable. Regardless, anyone watching knows that the Bucs have struggled with “communication” and blown assignments all throughout Blowes’ tenure. It’s over-documented. Fully expect the O-Line to whiff many key blocking assignments, and definitely expect a few Cowboys WRs and TEs running wide ass open in the secondary because everyone thought it was someone else’s job to cover those guys.

  24. Jonny Says:

    Joe, I think Bucs found a true gem in Michael Bennett from the scrap heap and developed him to be a menace. He was never a high sack totals guy, which is why when adamant Schiano regime let him walk, he only managed a mediocre prove it deal with the Seahawks, who realized his full value and made him their mainstay for the dominant defenses they fielded for 4 years. Outside of that, you are right, Bucs don’t have a history of success in developing pass rushers. The current regime has not displayed that ability yet. We just happened to luck into Shaq Barrett the same way Hawks lucked into Bennett.

    I don’t have much confidence in Logan Hall developing into anything more than a Anthony Nelson type at best by the time his contract ends. Our standards are pretty low, I can see some fans considering that type of productivity to be a win.

  25. Bucamania Says:

    WillieG Says:
    January 11th, 2023 at 11:19 am

    Hall’s biggest contribution this season was taking out Jensen. How many wins did that cost the Bucs? 2-4 would be my guess.


    OUCH. Sad but true.

  26. NJbucs23 Says:

    2023 draft class needs a whole offseason in the weight room. Take 4-6 weeks off. Then hit the weight room hard in March- April.

  27. NJbucs23 Says:

    2022*class I mean

  28. EEK Says:

    Hopefully we won’t need him to play — he got B team time and the B team played like a B team
    Brutal second half against Atlanta

  29. Redeemer Says:

    Hitting the weights usually requires hitting something else. Maybe Hall hasn’t figured that out yet. IMO they’re all doing something. Not being judgemental, I’m just not naive. You still have to put the work in.

  30. ClwJB Says:

    He gets to high off the snap and loses leverage immediately – not an inside DT at the NFL level, period.

    He is a will gholston replacement at best if he gains another 20-30lbs of muscle – never play him at 1 or 3 tech except on 3rd and long

  31. DrunkinYbor Says:

    Gholaton is a favorite for BUCS fans who pay attention. If you were relieved he resigned then I’m talking about you. Great depth player and can be very very good in spurts.

  32. Can’t wate to Suc Says:

    Boy needs som bistuts an graby an som raw stake wit sum gumpowda on it.

  33. Goatfarmer Says:

    Well, given the fact that Blowes decided not to continue the multiple field practice regimen, the backup are standing around scratching their asses watching other guys playing, while no one is communicating to them, so that definitely helps.

  34. A40train Says:

    He is a bust.

  35. sasquatch Says:

    A40train Says:
    January 11th, 2023 at 2:33 pm

    He is a bust.

    This is asinine. One year in and he’s a bust? Okay, right, because good defensive lineman always succeed in their first year in the NFL? Intolerant fans as armchair draft critics are the worst.

  36. David Says:


    Just ignore those idiots. Every player drafted needs to be a pro bowler immediately or they call them a bust… We all know it takes 3 to 4 years to figure out if someone’s a bust.
    Some of them say that about every single rookie just so they can say “look at me, I was right’” in a few years when one or two of them are an actual bust.
    I think they actually root for their failure more than they root for these kids straight out of college to succeed. It’s pathetic.

  37. SlyPirate Says:

    “We got out of our gaps on a FEW PLAYS.”

    Redefining my understanding of “a few.”

  38. Bucsfan13 Says:

    Another Licht bust. This guy has regressed all season, and he’s responsible for Jensen’s injury in training camp. He tried to play tough guy and didn’t follow camp etiquette rules. I still won’t forgive him for that play.

  39. Tony Says:

    Time to bring in Antonio as the new OC or GM.😀

  40. Goatfarmer Says:

    Under Todd Blowes, a lot of players not named Antoine look like busts because they don’t know what they’re doing. They think they know and then BAM missed gap, stonewalled pass rush, failure to drop in coverage, Blowes has them making the same mistakes over and over. Indication that they don’t correct their mistakes in practice because no one is telling them to.


  41. FortMyersDave Says:

    BucsFan13 is right. This dude rolled up Jensen which torpedoed the season for the most part, especially with Byron unable or unwilling to adjust to reworking his offensive scheme. Hall has regressed this season and was exposed in the ATL game. Look a guy who is a pseudo #1 pick has to contribute in some fashion. What has this dude done besides taking Jensen out for the season??????

  42. Rod Munch Says:

    Rookie defensive lineman rarely do much their rookie years, that’s very very well known, in particular when they’re undersized and coming from a program where they’re playing a lot of low level talent. This coming offseason will be huge for him, and next year when is when you start to really judge if he’s any good or not.

  43. adam from ny Says:

    this dude logan hall needs to man up and get all frothy at the mouth…

    it’s playoff time…

    make your mark young man

  44. Bucs56 Says:

    Hall was a project. Only had 1 sack going into his senior year . Played in a lower conference at Houston and had a huge jump just with competition. Played DT but projected more as a 3-4 end in the NFL. This was a high upside pick that wasn’t a fit anywhere on the line to take big minutes. I am not sure his frame is ever going to be a 3 down interior lineman. I didn’t think it was the right pick in win now mode.

  45. Brandon Says:


    Akeem Spence was a bust? Wasn’t he a 4th round draft pick that started many games for us and other teams in the league? He’s a 4th round success story.


    Bite your tongue? The only homegrown pass rusher we’ve had is Lee Roy Selmon? Is Warren Sapp chopped liver? No, Vea is no pass rush dynamo but he has developed into an excellent and valuable player.

  46. Joe Says:

    The only homegrown pass rusher we’ve had is Lee Roy Selmon? Is Warren Sapp chopped liver?

    Warren Sapp was a tackle. Joe’s referring to an edge rusher.