44 Odd Seconds

May 22nd, 2017

Running backs coach Tim Spencer speaks

Joe is sensing a trend at One Buc Palace, and Joe’s not sure whether it’s encouraging, alarming, exciting or all three. [read more]

The Money, The Will & The Drive

May 22nd, 2017

Tampa Bay’s only Pro Football Hall of Fame voter, Ira Kaufman, the most beloved and esteemed columnist in town, has hung his hat at JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters since July 2016. His columns pop here every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and his award winning podcasts fire Tuesdays and Thursdays.


While other teams try to address major holes, the Bucs continue to tie up loose ends.

That’s the best news of all for Buc fans parched after a nine-year playoff drought. And if the front office takes a breather this week while players gather for OTA sessions, who can blame a busy brain trust that ignores Vegas oddsmakers but hears the pleas of their stick carriers. [read more]

Ending The Drought

May 22nd, 2017

Forecasting end of playoff drought.

It’s been nearly 10-too-long years since the Bucs played a meaningful game in January, a playoff game.

Since, Tampa Bay is now on its fourth coach. [read more]

Fearful Of Fitzpatrick

May 22nd, 2017

Be wary.

As Joe wrote Friday, Joe’s happy the Bucs landed NFL vagabond quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to back up America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston. [read more]

PODCAST: Concerns In The Backfield

May 22nd, 2017

Are you a Stick Carrier? Well, you should be if you love the Bucs. A great start is listening to Bucs Uncensored and host Justin Pawlowski, “The Commish.” He’s the former voice on the Buccaneers Radio Network, an ex-college football player and a lifelong Bucs fan. Justin’s new podcasts post here Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays. Hear your Bucs take (if it makes the cut). Just email a 90-second-or-less audio blast to [email protected] Listen above or subscribe on iTunes right here, or at Podbean.com. **CAUTION: R-RATED language!** Justin’s work is NOT influenced by JoeBucsFan.com. Joe just thinks it’s great, great fun and very special.


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Jags: Verner Out Of Shape

May 22nd, 2017

Still unemployed.

Cornerback Alterraun Verner will go down as one of the great Bucs mysteries. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe

May 22nd, 2017

Calvin Johnson thinks he’s been dissed by the Lions. [PFT] [read more]

Bucs Primed To Save A Roster Spot

May 21st, 2017

Potential Savior

UPDATED 1:29 p.m. – In part, Joe believes Ryan Fitzpatrick signing a one-year, $3-million-plus-incentives contract with Tampa Bay on Friday was about saving a treasured roster spot. [read more]

Tailgate, Vacation With Journey RV Rental

May 21st, 2017

Joe is so PUMPED to present a proud new sponsor, Journey RV Rental.

What an amazing way to vacation and to tailgate at Bucs games — home and away!

Joe has seen their RVs, spent time at their local headquarters and is very impressed. Visit JourneyRVRental.com now and call ASAP.

Jameis The Receiver

May 21st, 2017

Skies for a catch.

Hey, if winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter wants to get funky with a play or two, perhaps he could bring in Ryan Fitzpatrick for a red zone snap and have America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, as a slot receiver? [read more]

Time To Be Great

May 21st, 2017

Bucs OC not satisfied.

For two seasons, Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans was good but showed flaws. [read more]

Ryan Russell On The Brain

May 21st, 2017

It was kind of like “Marsha, Marsha, Marsha” at One Buc Palace last week. [read more]

Did Jackson Answer Monken?

May 21st, 2017

Cryptic social media post.

Last week Bucs offensive coordinator Todd Monken made some headlines when he needled DeSean Jackson’s big new contract with the Bucs and said now Jackson has to earn it. [read more]

Jameis Goes Camping

May 20th, 2017

Jameis watches his football camp just before he speaks to the youngsters this morning.

Nothing like entertainment and football rolled into one on an otherwise quiet Saturday morning. [read more]