It didn’t take long for Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie Calijah Kancey to start talking trash on new division rival Bryce Young.
Another Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft class is in the books, and it feels like another winner for Jason Licht and the front office.
We heard all offseason how the Bucs were going to target one of the top offensive tackles in the draft, but that ended up not happening. Instead Tampa Bay zigged when everyone expected them to zag and grabbed one of the top-rated defensive prospects in Pitt’s Calijah Kancey.
Even Kancey was surprised by the pick, which was another ringing endorsement for the front office and how well they played the draft process. There was expected to be a run on the top tackles before the Bucs went on the clock, but the fact that it happened and the front office had a plan to walk away from the first day with a top ranked player was a phenomenal master stroke.
Things got even better once Kancey started making his first remarks as a member of the team. He made his an appearance on The Ronnie and TKras Show on 95.3 WDAE this weekend, and ensured it was a memorable one.
Buccaneers rookie Calijah Kancey is already trask talking Bryce Young
While talking about the incoming draft class, host Tom Krasniqi asked Kancey how he felt about seeing No. 1 overall pick Bryce Young twice a year in Carolina.
The rookie quickly corrected Krasniqi.
“I’m sorry Tom, but Bryce Young has to see me two times a year,” Kancey said with the kind of swagger you found feel oozing through the phone line.
Let’s absolutely go.
To add to that, Kancey also mentioned that his five year plan for his rookie contract involves continuing the winning tradition the Bucs have and to bring a Super Bowl back to Tampa Bay in the near future.
Kancey is already bought in on every single level, and that rules.
He’s only been here for a handful of days, but that’s the sort of thing that will win over Bucs fans everywhere. The NFC South isn’t exactly a world-beating division, but the rivalries here mean a lot to fans who have to see each other twice a year.
Young might take a bit to develop, but there’s a chance we end the season and he’s the best quarterback in the division. Kancey, however, could end up being one of the best defensive players to come out of this draft class and will only benefit from playing next to Vita Vea on the Bucs line.
It’s early, but the battles between Kancey chasing Young twice a year should be fun. The fact that Kancey is already licking his chops to get after his new foe is just incredible stuff to for fans to get hyped about.