Even though Noah Spence continues to impress teammates and coaches with his athleticism and skills, he also seems to be a hot topic of debate with fans who believe that his past issues could return to haunt him. He would like people not to judge him based on his past and have faith that that life is behind him now.
“You can’t just keep judging a person off of who they were. That was a couple of years back. I feel like I’m a changed person, more mature. I feel like I’ve turned over a new leaf.”
“He brings an excitement and a talent not many guys possess. He brings the kind of X factor to what we have going on.”
Robert Ayers, who recently compared him to Von Miller, stated that he’s learning from Noah Spence and that the sky’s the limit for the rookie.
“I wouldn’t call him my protege, I’m learning from him, a lot of natural things you just can’t teach. The kid has a lot of ability, man. He’s willing to learn. He’s making mistakes, just like all of us are, but he has the want-to. I feel like the sky’s the limit.”
Spence is excited to bring what he can to the Tampa defense and will give everything he has to make plays in order to help the team’s defense wreak havoc on opposing offenses.
“This whole experience has been a blessing. I feel like we’re clicking together, but they’ve been mostly pulling me along, teaching me this game.”