Joe Talks Inside The Defensive Change, Koetter Decisions, O-Line Effort, Kwon Future, Enjoying Victory & More

October 22nd, 2018

Bucs fans heads are spinning between huge changes and a freakish victory. Joe dives in to try and make sense of it all. Monday Morning Joe is presented by Bill Currie Ford, home of the nationwide lifetime warranty, and Discount Garage Doors, Inc., home of the same-day free service call/diagnosis.

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Time To Call Chucky

October 22nd, 2018

“I’m [email protected]#$ing stocking up for the draft, man. Jason Licht isn’t sh!t compared to me in the draft war room!”

Wonder if Chucky would do a favor for an old friend, the Bucs? [read more]

McCoy Not Expected Back In Cincinnati

October 22nd, 2018

Joe heard the chatter from the ultimate Buccaneers insider yesterday. [read more]

Officially An ACL Tear For Kwon, Says ESPN

October 22nd, 2018

Joe wrote about this yesterday, but now there’s an official element to it. Adam Schefter of ESPN is Twittering today that Kwon Alexander tore his ACL in the Browns game.

It was his left knee.

Joe wrote more about the ramifications here, contract and otherwise.

“We Made Up Our Mind”

October 22nd, 2018

Ira talked defense after the game with Mark Duffner, Lavonte David, Noah Spence and M.J. Stewart


When Tampa Bay players return to practice Wednesday, one particular ditty should be blaring from those loudspeakers at One Buc Place.

The year was 1968 and the group was Archie Bell & the Drells. The song that went to No. 1 on the charts that spring was “Tighten Up.” Check it out on YouTube. [read more]

Ask Derrick Brooks & Ira Kaufman

October 22nd, 2018

Taping TOMORROW! Enter your Bucs question IN THE FORM below for Derrick Brooks and Ira Kaufman, hosts of the new TAMPA TWO show right here twice a week and at The Identity Tampa Bay. (Yes, that Derrick Brooks!) Or send your Bucs question to The Identity on Twitter, @TheIdentityTB.

Jameis Was “Dumb”

October 22nd, 2018

Scolded by national scribe.

People in the NFL who know America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, rave about his football smarts. Even Bucs coach Dirk Koetter beats the drum for Jameis’ IQ. [read more]

Playoffs In Range

October 22nd, 2018

“Hurry back, big fella.”

The Eagles and Cowboys? They have records worse than the Bucs’. [read more]

Duffner’s Background Showed

October 22nd, 2018

Saved the season?

Jenna Laine of ESPN has the money information. [read more]

History Made Sunday

October 22nd, 2018

Boots into the record books.

As horrible as that game was yesterday — neither team deserved to win it was so sloppy — few who left the Den of Depression giddy with the win likely knew it was a record-setting day. [read more]

66 Dropbacks!

October 22nd, 2018

“Monk, let Jameis sleep in today.”

In a game in which they were winning or tied for the majority of play against a Browns team that was terrible against the run before they arrived in Tampa, your beloved Buccaneers dropped back to pass 66 times and handed off just 22 times. [read more]

The Morning After

October 22nd, 2018

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So what do these numbers represent? [read more]

“I’ve Been On Both Sides”

October 22nd, 2018

Devastating, heartbreaking losses are nothing new to Lavonte David.

Opening day 2013, anyone? [read more]

Bucs Fans Struggling With Reaction To Wins

October 22nd, 2018

The Bucs won yesterday! They’re 3-3 and in the hunt! But a lot of fans aren’t acting like it. Justin “The Commish” Pawlowski dives into that phenomenon and has plenty of wild Bucs takes to share. What’s a Monday without Bucs Uncensored! Be a part the podcast. Just email a 90-second-or-less audio blast to [email protected] Listen or subscribe along with many thousands of Bucs fans on iTunes right here, or at Justin’s work is not influenced by Joe just thinks it’s very, very special. **CAUTION: some R-RATED language!** 

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Morning Cup Of Joe

October 22nd, 2018

Welcome to your Morning Cup of Joe, an eye-opener to help Joe’s readers ease into their busy workday with a few football links, wacky news and a pleasant distraction. [read more]

Jameis-Fitzpatrick In Rare Interception Air

October 22nd, 2018

Thirty years ago, the bumbling 1988 Buccaneers threw 36 interceptions, 35 by their franchise quarterback, Vinny Testaverde, and one by Joe Ferguson. [read more]

DeSean Jackson Says “Pray For” Kwon Alexander

October 21st, 2018

Joe already has written about the bad news surrounding Kwon Alexander’s injured knee, but it appears the worst possible football situation has been confirmed. [read more]

Ira Kaufman’s 10 Takeaways From Bucs-Browns

October 21st, 2018


It wasn’t pretty and it took almost four hours, but the Bucs survived. Heck, they might have salvaged their season in the process. [read more]

Anatomy Of A Goal Line Stand

October 21st, 2018

Big play after coming off the street

Joe has gone to the tape and watched it over and over and over. [read more]