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 for 2017 and this week in The Fifth Down we spoke with with backup quarterback Ryan Griffin.

The Fifth Down is sponsored by Ford’s Garage.

Question: Who is the toughest player you’ve faced in the NFL or college?
Answer: “Toughest opponent, okay … I’m going to go back to college and say Charles Sims. I think he set the record for yards in a game against us one year. So it’s pretty hard as an offense to keep up with him and Case Keenum at the same time.”

Question: If stranded on a deserted island, who would it be with?

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

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

Answer: “I’m picking Gerald McCoy, because I would turn into a cannibal and he’s got some delicious calves. I feel like his calves would be very tasty, like a turkey leg.”

Question: Who is your celebrity crush?
Answer: “Margot Robbie. She’s just a very, uh, intelligent person.”

Question: What deceased celebrity would you like to bring back for one night to have dinner with?

Answer: “I would have to go with Abraham Lincoln or George Washington. See where the country’s at, see what everyone was up to. Let’s go with George Washington, and really find out what it’s like to be the first president. I feel like we don’t really know and then I could write a book.”

Question: What is the worst possible song to get stuck in your head?
Answer: “Mims, This is Why I’m Hot.”

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 also now open with Lakeland 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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