Schedule Release Low On Graham Barton’s Totem Pole Of Priorities

May 15th, 2024

Football first.

Earlier this week, Joe was irritated as hell.

Joe was reading snobs on Twitter sneering about the NFL schedule leaks/planned partial releases of the 2024 schedule and mocking mudeater NFL fans who are excited to finally be able to plan their lives for the fall.

Talk about peak elitism! Who the hell are they? Fans aren’t allowed to get stoked about how the NFL is one step closer to the season? Fans are allowed to plan trips to road games? Fans aren’t allowed to start blocking off weekends for home games?

Joe really wanted to tell these pompous asses to eff off.

Well, one guy not worked up about tonight’s schedule release is Bucs first-round pick, center (?) Graham Barton. Oh, he’s not doing it for snobbish, elitism reasons (though Joe could see how a Dukie could be that way).

You see, Barton knows all those fans who will pay good money to watch the Bucs expect him to have his head in the game. So Barton believes doing the little things now, the right things, learning the playbook and how to play on the NFL level should take up most of his time rather than worrying about the Bucs’ schedule.

Barton explained while appearing on “Total Access” last night on NFL Network.

“Trying to… get acclimated with this team and kind of worry about our playbook and this culture and our locker room,” Barton explained what he is currently focused on. “Get acclimated into that and just to get to know the guys and start to build some camaraderie.”

The schedule will be on Barton’s radar once training camp nears, he explained.

“I’m just excited to have this opportunity to be with the Buccaneers,” Barton said. “Every Sunday, we will be playing a world-class opponent.”

Barton did confess he’s sort of excited to “take a glimpse” at who the Bucs will play. Maybe he’s unaware the Bucs already know who and where they will play. It’s just the blank page of when that remains.

Still, Joe loves this attitude. Soon Barton will know when the Bucs play their 2024 opponents. But will he be on the field when that happens? If he doesn’t put in the work and attention to detail now, he may not.

14 Responses to “Schedule Release Low On Graham Barton’s Totem Pole Of Priorities”

  1. Bojim Says:

    I though draft night was a JL victory. TB too. 🙂

  2. A Bucs Fan Says:

    You know I like this kid but during interviews he really needs to find a different filler word or embrace silent pauses. It’s starting to become distracting.

  3. JimBobBuc Says:

    I’m hoping that Graham is hanging with Tristian to learn quickly and play hard. Can Opeta can share his experiences from being in the great Eagles OL? I hope Joe can meet with Opeta to get a feel for the Eagles OL culture and work habits.

  4. FlyBuc Says:

    32 “You Knows” in a 2 min interview is you know kind of annoying you know. You would think a Dukie would have better conversation skills. I sure hope he grows out of that.

  5. stpetebucfan Says:

    He simply needs to work with someone to eliminate overuse of the same cliche.

    It can be more difficult than you think once it’s entrenched. When I was a morning DJ I noticed I was saying..”OK” over and over again…OK?

    I literally had to put a post it note over the microphone key that had a big OK on it to break the habit. Barton will have to stand in front of a mirror, or perhaps with friends and family and practice speaking without ever saying “you know”.

  6. KABucs Says:

    For a Gen-Zer, just happy he’s not saying “like” every 8 to 10 words. “You know” seems to be a pretty common conversational crutch for many people. I’ve run across a couple people that use “you know” way way too often. It’s hard to ignore after the first 10 times. I know a guy that says it so fast and so often it comes off sounding like “yee-oh”… sort of squeezing it in there so you don’t notice . LOL If I fall back on anything, it’s probably using “umm” between phrases too much… like, you know, not much better.

  7. Tim Says:

    Not everybody gets stoked by ther schedule release. Some fans get excited like that for the draft, which you seem to like to get snobbish about kinda like this. Is it not ok for fans to get excited for the draft? Even icf that’s through mock drafts? I guess following your thinking this would be the part where I tell you to eff off.

  8. DoooshLaRue Says:

    I wish he’d work in more “know what I’m saying(s)” and “at the end of the day(s)”

  9. Crickett Baker Says:

    DANG I wish he would learn to stop saying “you know”. I counted 23 times in those 2 minutes and I may have missed some. I can hardly pay attention to what he is saying but I guess it’s ok since I know it all already, according to him.

  10. D-Rok Says:

    I think NFL players should be exposed to at least SOME Toastmaster training. (It’s a club to foster better public speaking).

  11. heyjude Says:

    Loving this kid already! Such a great draft pick we got. He is human and I bet he is somewhat nervous being interviewed as a NFL player now. He is a newbie that is concentrating on learning the playbook, being acclimated to the team, locker room, et al. All great things to hear from our new Buc.

  12. 1sparkybuc Says:

    He wasn’t drafted to be eloquent in his interviews. I don’t care if he failed HS English classes, or gets tongue tied in front of a a microphone or camera. He needs to know blocking schemes. He was drafted for his skills and abilities on the football field. I am confident that Licht was focused on that when he turned in the pick, you know?

  13. heyjude Says:

    I can see endorsements for commercials coming soon for Graham with him saying “you know” and that would be awesome!

  14. Proudbucsfan Says:

    It doesn’t matter how he speaks he can say I am mongo 100 times as long as he pancakes DTs


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