Aug 28, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Logan Mankins (70) watches from the sidelines during the first half against the Washington Redskins at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Buccaneers Rumors: Logan Mankins says his game is on the decline

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers acquired Logan Mankins from the New England Patriots this week and filled a major hole on the roster as a result. But the Bucs aren’t hearing everything they want to hear out of their new offensive lineman, as he has some not so positive things to say about where he’s at in his career at the moment.

According to, Mankins isn’t all that certain he’s going to be effective for the Buccaneers — or at least as effective as he used to be for New England.

“I might be in a little decline. I don’t know. How many guys that have played 150 games are still on the upswing? I’ve played a lot of games, a lot of snaps. But I feel like I still have something to give this game and give to this team. I’ll try my hardest for them. If it’s not good enough, it’s not. If it is, it is.”

He’s got a good point, but it’s one that really doesn’t seem to be bothering him too much or confirm that he’s going to be no good rather it’s just a true statement. Mankins isn’t the player he used to be, but it’s a testament to how good he actually is that he’s still levels above other, younger players despite the wear and tear on his body and game.

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