Pewter Report debuted a new season-long weekend feature last season called Fifth Down that showcased some of the Bucs’ players each week to reveal what they are like off of the football field. We decided to bring it back and this week in The Fifth Down we spoke with with center Ali Marpet.

This feature is brought to you each week by Ford’s Garage.

Bucs DT Gerald MCoy - Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

Bucs DT Gerald McCoy – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

Question: Who has been the toughest player you’ve faced in the NFL or college?
“I’m going to have to go with Gerald McCoy. Their different, but I’m going to have to split it, it’s between him and Aaron Donald. Those are the two guys that come to mind for me. For me It’s their get off. it’s impressive. Aaron Donald, it’s the variety of his moves and what he can give you as a threat.”


Question: If stranded on a deserted island with a teammate, who would it be?
“Jameis. Spirits will always be high (laughing). Provisions may be low, we might not have any food or shelter, but spirits will always be high.”

Question: What is the worst song that you could possibly get stuck in your head?
“It’s the 1-877-Kars-4-kids. [Singing] 1-877-Kars-4-Kids- K-A-R-S, kars for kids.”

Question: Who is your celebrity crush?

Answer: “Scarlett Johansson. She seems cool and she’s a great actress.”

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Question: Which deceased person would you like to bring back to have dinner with?

“Bob Marley. I’d like to pick his brain and I like his vibe.”

Ford’s Garage is a Prime Burger and Craft Beer restaurant. Not only do they have Black Angus but Kobe Beef and Bison. The unique design and vibe is that of a 1920’s service station. Our authentic Ford Model T’s are suspended over the bars and outside the restaurants.  Happy Hour is from 11-7 Monday-Friday, and they offer a premium well pour that is $4.00 all day, everyday. Their premium well consist of Stoli, Bacardi, Tanqueray, Jim Beam and Cuervo.

Ford’s Garage is growing in Florida with 2 restaurants currently in Brandon and Wesley Chapel. The WestChase/Citrus Park area location opened in August and Countryside is scheduled to open in November. Lakeland is projected to open the 1st of January and St.Pete in February of 2018.

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About the Author: Mark Cook

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at
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3 years ago

Most annoying song… He nailed it.