Al Michaels Talks To Joe

February 1st, 2015
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Al Michaels calls tonight’s Super Bowl

Among the heavy hitters Joe spoke with in his days in Phoenix lsst week was arguably the greatest broadcaster walking the face of the earth. That would be Al Michaels.

What hasn’t this guy called?

From the “Miracle on Ice” to World Series to college football and the NFL, Michaels’ resume is astounding. He could make a broadcast of a guy mowing his backyard sound exciting. [read more]

Countdown: Top-30 Buccaneers Mysteries Of 2014 — No. 30

February 1st, 2015
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There goes Jorvorskie Lane

In many ways, Tampa Bay’s 2014 season was more bizarre than the MRSA-infected, quarterback-gone-mental, Fire-Schiano-billboards campaign of 2013.

There were plenty of real Bucs mysteries last year, and Joe’s revisiting the most interesting of the bunch over the next 30 days. [read more]

“You Could Say It’s A Few Plays Here Or There, But It’s Not.”

February 1st, 2015
Tony Romo isn't a Lovie Smith kind of guy

Tony Romo isn’t a Lovie Smith kind of guy

With two games remaining in the 2014 season, Lovie Smith made his famous proclamation, “True football fans can see we’re on the verge.”

He might have been the most confident 2-14 coach in history. (You can read the full quote via the link above). [read more]

Blame The Offensive Line

February 1st, 2015

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The Bucs had a rotten time, for the most part, running the ball last year.

Yeah, Doug Martin was hurt early — so he told Joe after the season. And Bobby Rainey was benched, with some claiming he put the ball on the ground too much, despite not fumbling fumbled since September. [read more]

New JoeBucsFan Feature Kicks Off Tomorrow

January 31st, 2015

joe_mug_shotThe great popularity of Joe’s summer countdown feature, Worst Buccaneers Of The Past 10 Years, has spawned a new offseason examination that kicks off tomorrow before the Super Bowl. [read more]

Barbecues Won’t Affect Super Bowl Or Bucs

January 31st, 2015
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During the Super Bowl Media Day frenzy, Joe talked to Patriots guard Dan Connelly about Logan Mankins’ famous barbecues.

On radio, Joe has talked extensively about the nonsense of the Logan Mankins barbecue chatter but has yet to detail it here.

It was so infuriating that Joe couldn’t write about it without feeling the onset of a seizure. [read more]

Joe’s Favorite Appetizer

January 31st, 2015

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“You Need To Move On”

January 31st, 2015
Is Lovie listening?

Is Lovie listening?

Truly fantastic interview here that Bucs fans — new and old — will want to see. [read more]

Injuries Killed 2010 Class

January 31st, 2015
Former Bucs DT Brian Price never recovered fully from a freak injury early in his rookie year.

Former Bucs DT Brian Price never recovered fully from a freak injury early in his rookie year.

It is often said, and Joe agrees, that it takes three seasons to fairly assess whether a draft class was any good.

However, in this microwave, DVR-rewind, drive-through age we live in, few want to wait three weeks much less three years for anything. [read more]

Jameis Watch: Brooks On Board

January 31st, 2015
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Derrick Brooks is putting on the pressure

Crab-legs-stealing, BB-gun-shooting, obscenity-hollering, Heisman-Trophy-winning, former national champion Jameis Winston, the pride of Florida State University, continues to look like a much better quarterback prospect than Mike Glennon and Josh McCown.

It’s Joe’s daily nugget on the Jameis Watch, celebrating the best quarterback to wear No. 5 ever in the state of Florida. [read more]

“It Meant A Lot”

January 30th, 2015
LeGarrette Blount talks to Joe at Super Bowl Media Day

LeGarrette Blount talks to Joe at Super Bowl Media Day

LeGarrette Blount is a superstar these days, far removed from the days of Commander Schiano not knowing how to use him.

Now he’s the big, nasty, sometimes misbehaving running back on the AFC Champs playing for a Hall of Fame head coach. [read more]

“Whether You Intend To Or Not …”

January 30th, 2015

Mike BajakianSo how will new Tampa Bay quarterbacks coach Mike Bajakian drill and guide the mind and body of Jameis Winston a shiny new Buccaneers rookie quarterback?

Joe’s got some insight. [read more]

“A Complete Jerk”

January 30th, 2015
Rodney Harrison of NBC Sports invoked the notorious Ryan Leaf in discussing the Bucs need to draft a quarterback.

Rodney Harrison of NBC Sports invoked the notorious Ryan Leaf in discussing the Bucs

Yes, Joe brought you the explosive words from Phoenix for Dashon Goldson, delivered by former Chargers and Patriots safety Rodney Harrison. It was blunt and it was passionate and it was not pretty.

But it wasn’t just Goldson that had Harrison’s attention. [read more]

Trading Down

January 30th, 2015
Eagles strongman Chip Kelly would have to trade away his team to get the No. 1 pick from the Bucs.

Eagles strongman Chip Kelly would have to trade away his team to get the No. 1 pick from the Bucs.

A segment of misguided Bucs fans really believes the Bucs should trade down in the draft. Really, it’s true.

For reasons Joe cannot grasp, the team is in position to rid itself of the ball and chain that has kept this franchise in the lower reaches for far too many years, and address its most important and glaring need. [read more]

Thanking Arroyo And Slapping McCown

January 30th, 2015

lovie smith 0511It’s good to be bad sometimes, notes a former Buccaneers quarterback, who says Marcus Arroyo cost the team three or four wins. [read more]

Steve Mariucci Talks To Joe

January 30th, 2015

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Man, yesterday was a zoo at radio row at the Super Bowl. And Joe learned something: Handlers of every two-bit celebrity (not to mention the real celebrities) DO NOT like reporters.

These suits have no use for reporters. The hired guns treated Joe and others like mosquitoes, swatting at them and shoveling their clients from radio table to radio table. A reporter wanting questions just screws up everything for them. [read more]

Davin Joseph Questions Dotson Relocation

January 30th, 2015

demar dotson 1216Demar Dotson has been an almost average right tackle on an underperforming offensive line for two consecutive seasons.

And now your Tampa Bay Buccaneers want him to shift to left tackle — as he approaches his 30th birthday. [read more]