The Draft — Not QBs — Is A Gamble

April 25th, 2015
No logical reason to be scared.

Illogical fear is running wild

Joe’s head is about to explode from things being written in recent days. It boils down to there is way too much time between the NFL Scouting Combine and the draft. [read more]

Mark Dominik Ranked No. 5

April 25th, 2015

Joe never understood the vile hatred too many had for former Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik. Yes, it took him a while to learn the NFL ropes, but once he did he was just fine.

Sadly, he was Pearl Harbored when leaky, sleepy quarterback Josh Freeman went mental. [read more]

“This Is What America’s Made Of”

April 24th, 2015

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Subway sandwich makers will give hotties extra roast beef and free chips just because. [read more]

11 Things You Can Do At Joe’s Draft Party At Pete & Shorty’s

April 24th, 2015
Meet for Bucs DE Steve White

Meet former Bucs DE Steve White

1. Watch the entire NFL Draft comfortably, inside or outside (covered) on huge screens with audio.
2. Pretend the Bud Light girls think you’re the man.
3. Meet and chat with glory days Bucs defensive end Steve White. The man was an intern D-line coach with the Bucs last year.
4. Win great prizes. “The Jameis” jersey will be given away, among other stuff.
5. Get hooked on Shorty Burgers (Joe’s favorite), the Pork Tenderloin sandwich, the slow-roasted Pork Shank, Mom’s Meatloaf, amazing appetizers & more.
6. Park easily.
7. Savor cocktails, beers and friendly food service.
8. Enjoy easy bathroom access if the Bucs trade down and you become ill.
9. Be surrounded by Bucs fans.
10. Support local businesses, Pete & Shorty’s and
11. Score a reserved seat.

“Too Much Laissez-Faire Attitude”

April 24th, 2015

JameisJoe might have to scream at former Bucs rockstar general manager Mark Dominik for this one.

Yes, Dominik has been in Marcus Mariota’s corner for months. No problem there. But now Dominik is taking shots at Jameis Winston. [read more]

Shaun King: It’s Jameis

April 24th, 2015

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Every time Mike Mayock says something outrageous about Jameis Winston, every time someone mentions Winston’s name in the same sentence as “Publix,” nervous Bucs fans who have been pining for a franchise quarterback freak out thinking the end is near. [read more]

“You Gotta Get Those Nasty Linemen”

April 24th, 2015


So how down on the Bucs offensive line is former Tampa Bay tight end Anthony Becht? He’s talking about a fifth-round pick stepping in and possibly starting at center or guard. [read more]

Will Jameis Winston Get Greg Hardy Treatment?

April 24th, 2015

jameis winston 1225What’s fair and just is not the NFL’s top concern. [read more]

Don’t Sleep On Donovan Smith

April 24th, 2015
The Bucs have spoken with Penn State OT Donovan Smith "many times."

The Bucs have spoken with Penn State OT Donovan Smith “many times.”

Back at the NFL Scouting Combine, Joe talked to Penn State left tackle Donovan Smith and shared that Tampa Bay already talked to Smith several times.

Since then, Smith, a true manbeast at 6-6, 338 pounds, climbed draft boards and is looking like a second-round pick. [read more]

Building The Offensive Line

April 24th, 2015

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If one suggested the Bucs had the worst offensive line in the NFL last year, Joe wouldn’t argue. The lone decent guy was right tackle Demar Dotson, who led the NFL in penalties at the position. [read more]

“Could Have Been 40″ Interceptions

April 24th, 2015

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In recent weeks, NFL Network’s top draft guru, Mike Mayock, has really turned on Jameis Winston. Not sure what got into Mayock but it is getting comical.

Joe gets why Mayock had a bug up his rear end about Winston for the longest time, and it is a fair issue — Winston’s behavior off the field. Again, that is fair. [read more]

Looking At The Slot

April 24th, 2015
The Bucs would certainly be wise to upgrade the slot WR position next week from Robert Herron.

The Bucs would certainly be wise to upgrade the slot receiver position from Robert Herron.

The Bucs have one of the best, if not the best, one-two punches in the NFL at wide receiver in Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson. After that, the wide receiver group drops off the cliff when your No. 3 is Louis Murphy. [read more]

Reserved Draft Party Seating Available Now!

April 24th, 2015

Everyone is welcome at Joe’s draft party at Pete & Shorty’s in Clearwater, but there have been requests for reserved seating. So Joe’s making a limited number of tables available now.

Here’s the deal: Your paid reservation for four, for example, gets you a guaranteed table (before 7:45 p.m.) and four $10 gift certificates to Pete & Shorty’s. So you’re really not paying anything, just buying gift certificates you’ll use anyway.

Buy now, and you’ll get email confirmation and separate details via email within 12 hours. The Bud Light girls, Joe and former Bucs DE Steve White look forward to seeing you there.

Draft Party Reserved Seats – Pete & Shorty’s Clearwater, 4/30/15


Morning Cup Of Joe From

April 24th, 2015

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Start your day with the Morning Cup of Joe from And don’t forget to visit for the 2015 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

Obama trolls the Patriots. [NFL]

Eagles claim Tim Tebow has improved by not playing football. [BSPN]

Dolphins lineman A.J. Francis moonlights as an Uber driver. [MyFoxNY]

Andre Johnson said Andrew Luck may be best QB to throw him the ball. [CBS Sports]

Rays’ bullpen will cost someone a job. [RaysIndex]


Best Since Andrew Luck

April 23rd, 2015

Jameis WinstonSo what kind of prospect is Jameis Winston when compared not just to Marcus Mariota, but all quarterbacks drafted in the first round since 2011?

One of the NFL’s top analysts took on this subject. [read more]

Trey Flowers In Round 3?

April 23rd, 2015


Former Tampa Bay tight end and current ESPN college football analyst Anthony Becht has been diving into game film and is all pumped up about an SEC pass rusher he thinks the Bucs could use immediately. [read more]

No Edge Pressure?

April 23rd, 2015
Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman will not play for the Bucs simply because he cannot defend the pass.

Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman will not play for the Bucs simply because he cannot defend the pass.

Often, Joe places more credibility on former NFL players evaluating talent versus guys who were/are just suits.

But as Joe learns more and more, being able to play football and being able to judge football talent are two very different things. [read more]