“Unapplied knowledge is a waste” – JoeBucsFan.com

“Unapplied knowledge is a waste”

August 7, 2022

Bucs 10th-year defensive lineman Will Gholston chats with JoeBucsFan.com columnist Ira Kaufman after practice.

Buccaneers rookie defensive tackle/end Logan Hall is a very lucky young man.

Many Bucs have his back and one is 10th year DL veteran Will Gholston, one of the classiest guys at One Buc Palace.

Gholston knows the life of a rookie defensive lineman is very different now than when he arrived in Tampa after the 2013 NFL Draft. Young pass throwers and trench warriors now have “caliber vets championship” and an excellent “guardianship” of so many players around them.

Gholston told Joe it’s a habit and an honor to teach young players.

“I have always been told: ‘Unapplied knowledge is a waste.’ So for me to have all this knowledge and experience and not be able to teach it to someone else or apply it on the pitch is a waste of time,” Gholston said.

The approach must be direct but dignified, Gholston said, so that the message is taken the right way.

“Respect him as a man and a player and know he knows what he knows, but be humble enough to say, ‘I think if you try to change it that way, I think it will work’ “, said Gholston.

As for Gholston the player, he’s excited about the Bucs’ busy schedule and he’s excited about the front-7 despite the absence of Ndamukong Suh and Jason Pierre-Paul. Gholston said their replacements have the “same mentality”, so things don’t look much different.

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