Tristan Wirfs Talks Cameron Jordan Struggles

July 5th, 2023

Tristan Wirfs

The pain in Tristan Wirfs’ voice was evident.

He hates talking about great play from Saints edge rusher Cameron Jordan, but Wirfs is a class act and is willing to give Jordan credit.

Visiting the Vikes Verified podcast recently, Wirfs was asked to name the top-five edge rushers he’s seen. In no particular order, Wirfs went with Khalil Mack, Bucs sacks king Shaq Barrett, Micah Parsons, Von Miller and Jordan.

Shaq got love for his array of moves combined with quickness, and Wirfs called Miller “a disgusting pass rusher” because of his dangerous arsenal.

But Jordan got the big love for how he is “running through your face” delivering “collision after collision” with rare size at the edge rusher position. Wirfs said he’s “real sore” after a Saints game but not after others.

“Even though he was just talking sh*t about me,” Wirfs said he will still man up and praise Jordan for his play.

This year, Wirfs, at left tackle, will see a lot less of Jordan, who hopefully has slowed down a notch at 33 years old.

Joe still can’t believe why the Bucs passed on drafting Jordan in 2011, when they were desperate for an edge rusher. As then-Bucs general manager Mark Dominik explained, it was because Jordan talked too much.

New Bucs right tackle Luke Goedeke will get his first taste of Jordan in Week 4 in New Orleans.

16 Responses to “Tristan Wirfs Talks Cameron Jordan Struggles”

  1. shankasorous Says:

    Wow, Joe is on a roll, almost a dozen articles in a row not about Moxie Mayfield.

  2. SteveK Says:

    Thank you, Joe. It pains me in my voice to talk about not drafting Jordan in preference of Clayborn. I used to clamor that a sect of JBFers could call the shots -and do better than Dom- this move, along with others like a Michael Bennett, are down right preposterous acts of extreme idiocy. Thank the lord for Licht and his team of football folks.

  3. BuxfaninTX Says:

    And yet this blog still references Mark Dominick as a “rock star”…

  4. Oddball Says:

    Lord I hate Jordan.

    So, have Ko do a Playoff Lenny ( ie. Micah Pasons) on CJ.

    Watch what happens after that…

  5. Oddball Says:

    BTW, if your are ever feeling down go back a watch that clip of the LF “block” on Parsons. Guarantee you’ll feel better after that.

    Dr. Oddball

  6. Brandon Says:


    I fell in love with Jordan at the Senior Bowl that year he played. Him, JJ Watt, and Ryan Kerrigan were super impressive. Clayborn was invited, accepted, pulled out last second. Probably a good move by him because he would’ve been exposed along side talented guys. Jordan was clearly a more productive college player, he tested far better, and unlike Clayborn, he wasn’t chicken to compete. I hoped like HEMIGLOBIN that we would pick him but Dominik continued his awful drafting and made another huge mistake. He’s no Rock Star. He’s a pop tart.

  7. garro Says:

    Goedeke has been working out and will be ready for Jordan!
    Lets see how much smack he talks after Goedeke pancakes him a few times.

    Go Bucs!

  8. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    The Cameron Jordan draft miss by the Bucs was a classic example of why the Bucs were such a bad team then.
    The Bucs simply didn’t know how to evaluate nfl talent correctly then.
    For the organization’s sake, this poster hopes the talent evaluation processors on the Bucs have improved big time since those days. Especially this year as the Bucs roster turnover has been in full swing.
    Because as we all know, garbage in garbage out.

  9. Bring back the lawn chairs Says:

    Remembering Leonard fournette clearly had a foot injury (Lis franc) last year that surely affected his performance in 2022, it occurred to me the Bucs May have goofed bigtime releasing the 28 year old running back stud while clearly in his prime age wise, reminding this poster of one lagarette Blount that turned into a total wrecking ball once released by the Bucs back in the day too.
    Either this teams talent evaluation processors know something we do not, or history may be repeating in front of our eyes again…
    Which is a penchant of keeping the bad players and discarding the good ones.
    Like I’ve said;’ a team must work hard to become a bad team’.
    It’s a complete organizational effort.

  10. Joker's Paradigm Says:

    @Lawn Chairs…I believe it was more of a salary cap decision. I’m sure if they could afford him, they would have kept Leonard. Hard decisions had to be made.

  11. teacherman777 Says:

    Cam Jordana voice is so funny.

    It sounds weak and nerdy.

    Go listen to him.

    His voice does not match his body at all!

    It’s hilarious!

  12. kyle Says:

    stevek^^^ amen brother

  13. Buc50 Says:

    The look on my face when I read Dom’s comment. No one talks more than Sapp but he produced.

  14. unbelievable Says:

    I mean to be fair to Dominik… Jordan never does STFU, so he was right about that.

    But obviously that’s a TERRIBLE reason to not draft someone that talented. A move that still haunts us to this day…

  15. BucsBeBack (Artist formally known as: BringBucsBack) Says:

    Dom’s reason for not drafting Cam is even worse than drafting JoFree because “he looked great in the pre-game warm-up”!?

    For what it is worth, I seem to remember an SI article who’s writer stated that in his opinion, Clayborn was the toughest DE in that draft. Maybe Dom had an SI subscription?

  16. de bucs fan Says:

    “Joe still can’t believe why the Bucs passed on drafting Jordan in 2011, when they were desperate for an edge rusher. As then-Bucs general manager Mark Dominik explained, it was because Jordan talked too much.”

    soooo much insight into the failure of that era Buccaneers. Brutal pick. Between passing on Cam Jordon and Picking Mark Barron over nearly anyone else will be sadtimes forever.