Ali Marpet Names Top “Tightass” Buccaneer And The Most Focused

June 4th, 2023

Ali Marpet shares.

Ira Kaufman Podcast listeners got these nuggets several days ago, but hey, of the many tens of thousands of readers here every week, not everyone has time to fire up The Sage of Tampa Bay Sports.

So retired Bucs guard Ali Marpet jumped on The Beer Money podcast earlier this year and was asked to give a “tightass award” to a Buccaneers player during his tenure. The goal was for Marpet to name the player who frowned on certain kinds of fun and was a policeman in the locker room.

Marpet thought about his answer and settled on himself as the top tightass on the team. He said a factor was him being players union representative for years, and Marpet said he sort of felt obligated to be that guy policing other players and killing actions that crossed a line.

But what struck Joe was the example Marpet gave of something he would say that made him a tightass: “We shouldn’t be doing that, Jameis,” Marpet said.

Man, of all the examples and names Marpet could have given …

Marpet also was asked to name the most composed and locked in Buccaneer no matter the game situation. Surprisingly, Marpet did not name Tom Brady.

He went with former Bucs defefensive tackle and future Hall of Fame player Ndamukong Suh.

“Lowkey he had a fire and I was going to say ‘asshole’ about him,” Marpet said. “But I think that was always consistent. He had a consistent asshole about him.”

So there it is: a little bit of Bucs history from one of the great Tampa Bay offensive lineman of all-time.

16 Responses to “Ali Marpet Names Top “Tightass” Buccaneer And The Most Focused”

  1. Chris l Says:

    Are we surprised him saying Jameis? But sure let’s keep calling him America’s quarterback. He sucks

  2. Austin Says:

    Miss him alot, was an absolute rock, class act dude

  3. unbelievable Says:


    Agree Austin, he was a solid dude.

  4. AtlBuc Says:

    Marpet: “Jameis, you shouldn’t be groping Uber drivers” Jameis: “Aw man, you’re no fun. You’re such a tightass!”

  5. BigMacAttack Says:

    “Jameis, stop drinking out of the toilet.”

  6. CleanHouse Says:

    licht got rid of the wrong guys and we lost
    Suh played in the Super Bowl

  7. Fred McNeil Says:

    MarpetId a great dude. He was a great guard.

  8. Fred McNeil Says:

    Maybe Jaymiss thought he could just grab a fistfull like Trump?.

  9. Hodad Says:

    I assume he means A hole in a good way.

  10. David Says:

    “Man, of all the examples and names Marpet could have given …”

    You didn’t say what the example was

  11. TampaBayRudy Says:

    “Jameis, maybe we shouldn’t put those crab legs down our pants (or the Uber driver’s, for that matter), but INTO the shopping cart”……..🚔🚨👮‍♂️

  12. Lakeland Steve Says:

    Jameis is a child

  13. Dooley Says:

    “We shouldn’t be doing that, Jameis”

    how many fans yelled this at the TV every time Winston threw 1 of the 88 INTs he threw in his time as our QB?

  14. Stanglassman Says:

    People here seems to be defining Tight*ss to fit whatever narrative they want to believe.
    : a rigidly straitlaced, conventional, or inhibited person.

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  16. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    By the time that marpet got really good, he quit. At 29 I believe.
    Too bad for the Bucs. Then the bucs don’t sign Suh.
    Bad things were foreshadowed as that tandem loss was just too much to overcome…