“You Got A Good One Coach, I’m Telling You.”

April 30th, 2023

Bucs third-round pick YaYa Diaby.

Sacks arouse Joe in the way some football fans love a punishing first-down run on 3rd-and-4 or a deep-shot completion from their team’s own end zone.

More sacks equals more wins most of the time.

And to get sacks you need to make shrewd moves, like when general manager Jason Licht traded a third-round pick to the Giants for Jason Pierre-Paul and invested in little known Shaq Barrett on a one-year contract. Sheer brilliance from the front office.

Another way to get sacks is to draft stud edge rushers. Licht has yet to strike gold there, but there’s fresh hope in the selection Friday of YaYa Diaby, a third-round edge rusher out of the University of Louisville.

The Bucs record their initial phone calls to draft picks and make them available to fans. Joe heard Diaby’s call and Joe loved the confidence oozing from Diaby, who sounded close to becoming overwhelmed with emotion.

Licht handed the phone to Todd Bowles, who Diaby thanked and told Bowles, ‘You got a good one, Coach, I’m telling you.”

Joe can’t remember ever hearing a draft pick drop a sincere confidence line like that on an emotional draft call.

Confidence and one-liners do not drop quarterbacks, but Joe loves the attitude of the rookie, who stands 6-4, 270 pounds and has all the athleticism necessary to be great.

40 Responses to ““You Got A Good One Coach, I’m Telling You.””

  1. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    Is he going to wear Zero for the Bucs?

  2. SB~LV Says:

    Love the young hungry blood on the D side !
    Let it be a reminder to someone that thinks his game is perfect… say what is the compensation pick if DW signs with another team next year?

  3. Robert Says:

    Spent the draft on D when we have no QB, bad OL, old number 1WR and no real number 3WR. Godwin can’t be Superman. This year will be ugly. Might have to watch my wife’s jets even though I hate AR…
    At least the will be competitive.

  4. Robert Says:

    Actually, Lovie should wear the zero. Ooops meant bowls

  5. ModHairKen Says:

    Good to see. Somebody needs to come in with some bravado.

    The Bucs have a cancer at MLB that they need to excise. Pouting about money publicly is something that will infect others.

  6. MadMax Says:

    Our new JPP….love the pick after watching his tape…

    and dont be surprised to see Mauch in some TE scenarios too….

  7. Buc1987 Says:

    Yes but what about his arms?

    Are they too short?

  8. HC Grover Says:

    Get Yer YaYas out!

  9. Pryda … sec147 Says:

    Really love us grabbing all these young athletes shoot someone has to develop

  10. Crazyhorse54 Says:

    Buc1987, there is a sale at Walmart featuring arm extensions. That should take care of it.

  11. SB~LV Says:

    Lol… it’s not like all of a sudden he has to start playing with shorter arms… 🙄🥹🤣🙃

  12. teacherman777 Says:

    82 inch wingspan.

    4.51 at the combine in the 40 yard dash.

    Started as a zero start recruit out of high school.

    He evolves every year.

    He is exactly what we need at OLB.

    And add Jose Ramirez?

    And Kancey?


    I love building an 8 man defensive line rotation.

    1. Vita Vea
    2. Kancey
    3. JTS
    4. Shaq Barrett
    5. Logan Hall
    6. Diaby
    7. Anthony Nelson
    8. Senat (former 3rd round pick mind you)
    9. Cam Gill
    10. O’Connor
    11. Jose Ramirez

    This is the deepest defensive line I have ever seen for the Bucs

  13. DoooshLaRue Says:


    Please put your device down and go back to kicking your poodle and mentally tormenting your boyfriend’s children.

  14. Lt. Dan Says:

    “Joe can’t remember ever hearing a draft pick drop a sincere confidence line like that on an emotional draft call.”

    Lt Dan can remember Thomas Brady telling Mr. Kraft that he (Brady) was one of the best picks he (Kraft) ever made. But maybe Dan is older than Joe.?

  15. Redeemer Says:

    I wanted a reciever too, but after the top three were gone, the class dried up. Bowles was definitely involved in this draft to a large degree. Wouldn’t be surprised if his voice was second only to lichts. I am a fan of what they did, but nobody really knows. If they’re telling you that, they’re lying. You need three years to properly evaluate any draft. How many “A grade drafts” have resulted in horror. I’d bet a ton.

  16. So there's Hope Says:

    Doolahrue take it easy,take it easy LoL… Too funny

  17. Who Says Says Can't Say Says:

    Optimism springs eternal in April for football fans.

  18. firethecannons Says:

    Young JPP, looks like him and has that confidence that is limitless, he was rocked up at the combine and has wingspan that looks almost freakish, I mean his arms are so long looking. He has the tools but do the Bucs have the coaches? I have more confidence in this rook then JTS who reminds me of Noah Spence.

  19. Robert Says:

    Doosh likes it hard I hear

  20. LakelandSteve Says:

    Joe, this might be the all time name draft. We got your YaYa’s sacking the QB and some Courvoisier Cognac chasing running backs down in the backfield.

  21. Rod Munch Says:

    I liked the pick, a seasoned college guy with great production and great workout numbers. His only knock is that he’s considered undersized, but not by much.

    For the most part I really liked this draft, and I completely approve of getting these undersized, but quick and fast guys. Regardless of people talking about the run, the NFL is still a passing league and will be one for the foreseeable future. So being undersized isn’t as important as being quick and fast and able to cover a lot of ground in a hurry.

  22. Brandon Says:

    6’4 270? The dude has been a Buc for a day and has already grown an inch and gained seven pounds? Impressive.

  23. Brandon Says:

    Munch… dude isn’t undersized for an edge. He weighs more than all edge guys we have.

  24. JBBucs_06 Says:

    This season is to see what we have and build for future seasons. Fine w/ the pick and hopefully he plays well and becomes a force. As for the others, let’s see who can play and who can’t so when we get a QB that can perform well, we’ll be ready.

  25. HC Grover Says:

    Out with Plan 9. In with Plan 6.

  26. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    Robert sucks.

  27. Delusional Intelligence Says:

    If you are going to continue with these tirades on the Bucs not drafting and developing pass rushers.

    Could you please site an example of a team & or coach that has consistently developed MULTIPLE pass rushers to YOUR satisfaction? I think a point of reference is important.

    Otherwise it sounds like complaining for the sake of complaining.

  28. David Says:

    This kid looks like he should’ve been a first round pick. His build, his measurable‘s, the constant improvement, his film….

    They got a speedy receiver,
    another solid TE,
    a versatile OL,
    a fast linebacker,
    a fast relentless DE,
    a quick, twitchy, disruptive DT,
    a fast DB…

    On the surface, it looks like a great draft. They went after the trenches and speed.

    For those like Robert complaining because they need a QB… Next year is the year to get the QB. This year was the year to get young, get faster, build in the trenches, free up the cap. Obviously Mayfield and Trask are not the answer.

  29. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    It’s about time this team got a four leaf clover come draft time. Jeeesh!

  30. Destinjohnny Says:

    So if u bought the team were interviewing a gm and he told u after 10 drafts I will not have gotten u one pass rusher…..
    What would u say?
    Asking for a friend

  31. Rob Says:

    Goodness gracious-for the record, I am ROB and not Debbie downer Robert. I love how fans list the holes we have each season and can’t believe we didn’t “fill” them which must mean we’re doomed. They fail to recognize the strengths. We came in with more holes than some teams this season so there’s only so many picks to fill the need. And I think Licht addressed those needs with potential starting players for years to come. We’re not winning a SB this year…so build the foundation (trenches) and get setup for another run at playmakers next season thru the draft/FA. We lured Brady here because the roster was ready to make a run….we can do it again. We have pro bowlers/all pros throughout this roster in Vita, Evans, Godwin, L David, D White (my prediction is he will play lights out on his contract year), Wirfs (soon to be highest paid OL in the league), Winfield, Jensen, both our starting CBs. Seattle with Canales has had a history of turning nobody RBs into studs so I’m glad we didn’t draft one.

    This team is loaded with talent and while none of these picks were very sexy…they absolutely added to helping build a total and complete roster that’s going to compete this year.

  32. steele Says:

    ‘You got a good one, Coach, I’m telling you.”

    He hasn’t played a snap and he’s declaring himself good? How is this a good thing? What is it with this entire generation swagging and bragging without even earning any of it?

    Kid, practice, make the team, learn. Open mouth after you prove something.

  33. Geno711 Says:

    teacherman777 Says:
    April 30th, 2023 at 1:12 pm

    Greg Gaines as well

  34. Destinjohnny Says:

    We also have you would have to say the worst offensive line in for all
    Except for right tackle

  35. Capt.Tim Says:

    My favorite pick by the Bucs.
    Will help in a position of need

  36. Fred McNeil Says:

    I’m pretty sure both lines will me better this year. Yaya seems promising. That sixth round kid sounds promising. Kancy looks good. Even Gains seems at least adequate.

  37. Fred McNeil Says:

    I hope Shaq’s gonna be ok. I don’t mean football wise. People tend to beat themselves up when such unfathomable tragedy strikes.
    I’m praying for ya brother.

  38. Rod Munch Says:

    Brandon Says:
    April 30th, 2023 at 3:50 pm
    Munch… dude isn’t undersized for an edge


    Size (NFL Combine):
    Height: 6′ 3”
    Weight: 263 lbs

    It depends on where he plays, if he’s standing up or on the end of the line. But him being undersized is on most of his draft profiles, likely because they’re profiling him as 4-3 DE – and it seems very likely Licht has been drafting guys for the next coach, who I guess will run a 4-3.

  39. Joshua porter Says:

    The bucs are in nickel (as most teams are) most of the time which usually is a 4 – 3 so great pick. Really hope.we hit on at least a couple of these guys .

  40. DJB Says:

    It has been a while since I’ve seen so much enthusiasm for our draft picks. Very few naysayers, not just on JBF, but on other Buc outlets as well. Lots of speed and tenacity in this group. Even the CB we picked has a shot at a roster spot, he has a chance to be an improvement over SMB, who did not have makeup speed.