It’s the offseason and Bucs news can be a bit slow this time of year. But we’ve unearthed this gem from Ryan Jensen taking part in the OL Mastermind class a couple of years ago. The tweet about Jensen from Duke Manyweather comes from 2019, but it’s still relevant today and sheds some light on the mentality the Pro Bowler plays with.

“I play a little bit like a psycho,” Jensen said. “It’s just the way I’ve always played the game.”

Jensen said his “nasty, finishing” style of play began in college at Northern Colorado, back when he was an undersized left tackle.

“If you put your will on somebody and decide how they’re going to play the game, it changes them,” Jensen said.

The 30-year old Jensen re-signed with Tampa Bay this offseason. He signed a three-year, $39 million deal with the Bucs, making him the highest-paid center in the NFL.

In the video, Jensen recalls playing against Carolina and hitting a player under the chin on a stunt. When the Panthers called the same stunt later in the game, the looping defensive lineman backed away from Jensen instead.

Watch the entire Jensen clip right here. Notice that current Bucs right guard Shaq Mason was seated behind Jensen years ago during this class.

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Scott Reynolds is in his 27th year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds spent six years giving back to the community as the defensive coordinator/defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: [email protected]
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matador
matador
1 month ago

I can’t remember who said this about him but he should have “I’ll Hit You Last” on his jersey instead of his name!

drdneast
drdneast
1 month ago

Great ‘stache on Brate. He looks likehe could easily sport a handlebar which are classics.

fredster
fredster
1 month ago

I love Jensen. When he first came here he was getting too many penalties though. He’s not only cleaned that up but also gets under guys skins and makes them draw penalties now which is funny as well as good for the Bucs. Lol.

surferdudes
surferdudes
1 month ago

Now help turn Goedeke into a glass eating pyscho next to you, and we’ll be all set. Marpet was a great guard don’t get me wrong, but I don’t think he had the crazy nasty in him like Jensen, and Goedeke do. We’ll see, be fun seeing who finishes his man last.

scubog
scubog
1 month ago

When Tristin Wirfs went down last season, and only a few minutes later Ryan Jensen looked like he too was going to be out, the crowd knew the the magnitude of losing those two pillars of the offensive line. How inspiring it was to us in the stands to see Big Red suck it up and return to the field. So glad he returned.