“Ryan Jensen Is Still Infusing His Pr!ckness”

October 4th, 2023

Still involved.

Really cool insight into offensive line play, team building and how the Bucs have rebuilt the line from none other than the architect himself.

It was delivered by Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht recently during a sitdown with “Good Morning Football” co-host Peter Schrager.

First a bit of background: It was two weeks ago Joe noticed injured center Ryan Jensen in the Bucs’ locker room playing chess with a teammate. Joe found it interesting that Jensen, out for the year with a destroyed knee and in the final year of his contract with the Bucs, was hanging around.

Joe thought Jensen might instead be out hunting. He’s a huge outdoorsman and has a pad out in the woods and mountains of Colorado. Jensen also co-owns of a home construction business that builds homes in Florida and Colorado.

Instead, he’s hanging out at One Buc Palace… playing chess? Licht told Schrager that Jensen has sort of become an assistant offensive line coach, regularly attending meetings.

There, he has sort of taken Luke Goedeke and Cody Mauch under his wing and is also being a tutor of sorts for the entire line.

Licht then had an interesting take on what a good offensive line does for the entire roster.

“I’m very happy with our offensive line right now,” Licht said of the rebuilt unit on Schrager’s podcast, The Season. “If that O-line room is good and cohesive and loose and having a good time, then the whole organization seems to be running well.

“It’s awesome to have Ryan in there because he is rubbing off. He understands you have to have a tone-setter. Everybody thrives off of that.”

Licht said Goedeke and Mauch are heeding Jensen’s words on how to be an ornery, nasty offensive lineman without crossing the line into a dirty player who draws flags.

“Ryan Jensen is still infusing his pr!ckness into the offensive line,” Licht said with an ear-to-ear smile on his face.

The offensive line has certainly been an exciting surprise. Currently, the Bucs are averaging a sack allowed a game. That’s second-best in the NFL.

Goedeke and Mauch are raw. Mauch, of course, is a rookie second-round pick. And basically, so too is Goedeke at right tackle. He only played one game there with the Bucs before this season.

So with the right side of the line still green and learning, that says a helluva lot about how the Bucs have rebuilt this front line. Position coaches Joe Gilbert and Harold Goodwin to offensive coordinator Dave Canales and coach Todd Bowles all the way up to Licht deserve a ton of credit.

And apparently, Jensen is part of that group, too.

23 Responses to ““Ryan Jensen Is Still Infusing His Pr!ckness””

  1. Leopold Stotch Says:

    This is wonderful to hear. This may end up being a situation like the old center BA brought from AZ who helped trained Hainsey… His name escapes me at this point. Anyway… He was basically hired on or unofficially hired as a coach. Perhaps Licht, could hire Jensen as a coach, after this year, if he retires. That’d be really cool.

  2. Hodad Says:

    Look up team player in the dictionary, and there’s a picture of Jensen.

  3. Fishhawkbuc Says:

    Tony Robbins would have been cheaper

  4. DI Says:

    @Leopold Stotch

    AQ Shipley, I believe you’re talking about

  5. garro Says:

    “Ryan Jensen is still infusing his pr!ckness into the offensive line,” Licht said with an ear-to-ear smile on his face.”

    Lichts grin just got transfered to this fans face through the interweb half way around the world!

    Saw a bit of Jensen from Mauch after a play Sunday. Add Goedeke’s Pancake on Warner and…yeah!
    I think that may be the best sentence you have put up here since you announced the Brady signing.

    Jensen can replace BA as an advisor to Licht if he is indeed done as a player. LOL That would be a cool pair to see on game day. Don’t ya think Joe?

    Go Bucs!

  6. Leopold Stotch Says:

    DI: YES! That is him. Thank you

  7. BucU Says:

    If u watch the Baker to Devin Thompkins TD again you will see Luke completely dominate Cam Jordan on that snap. It took like 5 seconds for Baker to find Devin and during that long drawn out play waiting for someone to break free Luke was on an island all alone blocking Cam and he completely overwhelmed him. He couldn’t get by Luke and that saved a big TD to put the game away. Big big play.

  8. ModHairKen Says:

    Can he help Hainsey? Please?

  9. SlyPirate Says:

    I’m so impressed with Goedeke. He’s putting out amazing tape. I expect Baldy to release highlights soon. Goe had the nastiness. He needed to learn control. That took Jensen a few seasons. Good tutoring.

  10. Wild Bill Says:

    Jensen is a great example of team spirit and bonding. Those of us who have played sports into middle age know what it’s like. And going for some pitchers of beer after competing together builds friendships for life. Going to work the next day with a bit of a hangover was a small price to pay.

  11. orlbucfan Says:

    This team has got a bond among players that is tight. Jensen may very well sign on as an asst. coach here once his career ends.

  12. '79 Defense Says:

    It really doesn’t surprise me at all that Jensen is hanging around at One Buc. It would surprise me much more if he wasn’t. He loves the game and his team.

  13. D-Rok Says:

    Why, I do declare, I am pleasantly surprised (shocked?) at how well this line is playing these first few games. Of course the Eagles game…but it’s the Eagles.

    Let’s hope this learning and confidence continues so the line can demonstrate continuity and cohesiveness against the beastly likes of the 49ers D-line, and again against the Eagles should these 2 teams face off again this year.

    Very pleasantly surprised!

    Go Bucs ! ! !

  14. Pewter Power Says:

    Unfortunately Hainsey wasn’t mentioned at all In this article. If we see it then they have to know he’s the weak link

  15. Buccos Says:

    The OL was the best unit on our SB team as well. It all starts up front and JL is the master of drafting these guys. He rarely, if ever whiffs when drafting OL

  16. RumDude Says:

    I’m happy with this O-line, but would love it we picked up Sedrick Van Pran, a big center out of GA in this year’s draft. Our O-line would be set for awhile.

  17. fred Says:

    Man I Love Redman He’s a good dude

  18. Christopher Schiefen Says:

    It’s kinda weird you have access to the locker room but missed the quote Jensen said he was gonna be around all year.

  19. Bucs Guy Says:

    Sounds good, but still not convinced. I’ll believe it when are an average running team (#16) and see us running through holes regularly on the right side.

    What’s needed on the O-Line – First rd Bowers-TE from UGA if available when we pick, 2nd rd Van Pran-C from UGA. Both are considered the best at their position in the 2024 draft. Also need a nasty G in FA.

  20. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I think maybe he sees some of himself in Cody Mauch.

    It’s important to not that Jensen took time to earn a starting role. He didn’t start out great.

    I think fans tend to discount player development…even though we see examples of it all over this team.

  21. RGA Says:

    Would have been nice if Jenson would have gone the way of surgery to repair his damaged knee like most due instead of stem cell therapy.

  22. Rob Says:

    So glad to see Jensen participating with this team. I’d still like to see the Buc draft an elite LT or RT (whoever is better) and slide Goedeke inside to RG and move Mauch over to LG. I still think teams will figure out that Goedeke has small arms and isn’t elite enough to play RT. They will figure out a way to expose him down the road. Mauch is more natural on the left side and would make a great LG. He needs to add some weight and man strength in an NFL weightroom.

  23. Mike Johnson Says:

    i forgot all about this guy. He’s been injured for quite a while. Starting to think he is the 2nd coming of a guy we use to keep on the payroll named Sweeney. Remember him?