Another Call For McCown Return

October 30th, 2014

McCownGlennonAnother former Tampa Bay Buccaneer sees the Bucs aching for offense and believes Josh McCown is worth starting again.

Joe can’t believe the cries for McCown. They are illogical. [read more]

What Do You Think?

October 30th, 2014

THE OPTIMIST: Finished Product Is Coming

October 30th, 2014

In these unsettled times of devastating Bucs losses, constant change and growing pains, Joe thought it would be wise to bring back THE OPTIMIST.

THE OPTIMIST is Nick Houllis, a Bucs fan and an accomplished writer whose steadfast allegiance to the Buccaneers goes back to the 1970s. Houllis is the founder, creator and guru of BucStop.com, a place Joe goes to get lost in time via Houllis’ stunning video collection.

THE OPTIMIST will shine that positive light in your eyes. Some will love it. Some won’t. … Of course, THE OPTIMIST’s opinions are his alone and are not influenced by Joe. [read more]

Bucs Must Stop The Kruger Slash

October 30th, 2014

Much like the Vikings’ Everson Griffen, the Browns have their own dangerous, late-blooming pass rusher, former Super Bowl hero Paul Kruger.

Kruger, a 3-4 rush linebacker, ripped off three sacks against the Raiders on Sunday (none against Donald Penn). [read more]

Email Clearwater Personal Injury Attorney Matt Dolman At Dolman Law Group

October 30th, 2014

The Tampa Bay personal injury attorneys at Dolman Law Group always churn out great information at DolmanLaw.com. Check out their blog to learn about personal injury claims, brain injury law, automobile and motorcycle accident claims, bad prescription drugs, assistance for the brain-injured, malpractice, and much more.

That’s right. Real talk from real attorneys. You can even email your legal questions NOW to Matt Dolman, [email protected]. Dolman Law Group serves clients throughout Florida and the Tampa area from offices in Clearwater and Bradenton.

Lovie Roasted With His Own Words

October 30th, 2014

lovie 1029Lovie Smith was given the business this morning by Tampa Bay Times writers Rick Stroud and Tom Jones for what they believe were contradictions in the head coach’s comments yesterday. [read more]

Derrick Brooks Challenges Bucs

October 30th, 2014

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Bucs icon Derrick Brooks knows his beloved Bucs are at a critical point in their season.

Things could go in either direction. [read more]

Dunkaneers Dead?

October 30th, 2014
Bucs WR Mike Evans seemed to imply the "Dunkaneers" offense left with former offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford.

Mike Evans seemed to imply the “Dunkaneers” offense left with former offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford.

Remember how we heard all about the “Dunkaneers?” You know, the new brand of offensive football with the Jeff Tedford-led Bucs offense?

You remember, don’t you? Where quarterback Josh McCown heaves the ball deep and lets the taller than tall Tampa Bay receivers (Vincent Jackson, Mike Evans and Austin Seferian-Jenkins) just go up and get it; sky over cornerbacks for those long passes? [read more]

Barron Was “Shocked,” Down On Lovie’s System

October 30th, 2014

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Pretty telling stuff was revealed when the St. Louis media dove into their end of the Mark Barron trade to the Rams.

The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety, along with Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, had plenty to say. [read more]

Free Agent Repercussions

October 30th, 2014

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When Team Glazer hired Lovie Smith in January, ending a months-long courtship, one concession Lovie must have had from Team Glazer was an allowance and freedom to spend big time on free agents.

While we are not quite at the halfway point of the 2014 season — the Cleveland game this Sunday will be game No. 8 — thus far the Bucs’ new free agents haven’t exactly been lottery winners. Let’s take a quick look: [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

October 30th, 2014

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

Bucs news forthcoming.

RGIII to start Sunday. [NFL]

Medical pot dilemma: finding legal seeds. [Denver Post]

Bill Belicheat lusts over Peyton Manning. [BSPN]

Dan Marino is Ryan Tannehill’s personal quarterback coach. [CBS Sports]

Assault on the Charlie Crist record gets national attention. [Washington Post]

May have been the best trophy presentation at the World Series last night. [TheBigLead]

FSU football team decided to troll the internet and march past a crab shack. [Deadspin]

Jameis Watch: Showtime Tomorrow In Primetime

October 29th, 2014

JameisWith Tampa Bay having the worst record in the NFC and the NFL’s 32nd-ranked defense (yards allowed and points allowed), Joe’s already devoting attention to the NFL Draft.

And that brings Joe to the young coveted quarterback prize as the Bucs try to build a Super Bowl contender. Welcome to another edition of Jameis Watch. [read more]

Lovie Playing With Words

October 29th, 2014
Bucs coach Lovie Smith sends mixed messages about former S Mark Barron.

Lovie Smith sends mixed messages about former safety Mark Barron.

Yesterday, Bucs general manager Jason Licht found a sap suitor to take safety Mark Barron and his contract off the Bucs’ hands.

Today, Bucs coach Lovie Smith raved about Barron as a player, but then sent mixed messages when he stated the trade was made to improve the team today, not down the road. [read more]

Steady Improvement For Will Gholston

October 29th, 2014
(Photo courtesy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

(Photo courtesy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

If you can stomach watching the Bucs-Viking game again, you’ll see splash plays by starting left defensive end Will Gholston.

Yes, Gholston has been starting since Week 2 and has been way too quiet, but he is heating up. [read more]

More Wounded Buccaneers

October 29th, 2014
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Michael Johnson has a new issue

It’s not just an ankle issue any longer for struggling defensive end Michael Johnson.

Lovie Smith revealed that Johnson has a new ailment and was limited in practice today. [read more]

Hang On To The Ball!

October 29th, 2014

Fumbles like this cannot happen against Cleveland as the Browns have turned turnovers into points lately against garbage teams.

Usually, the Browns are in the basement of the NFL, a laughing stock for years. A punching bag.

This year under first-year coach Mike Pettine, the Browns are winning and bring a 4-3 record into Sunday’s game when the Bucs travel to cold Cleveland. [read more]