Dotson Details A Changed Mankins

August 3rd, 2015

Mankins training campLet’s add this up. Former superstar left guard Logan Mankins reported to the Bucs revitalized in April with “six-pack abs” (perhaps he gave up grilled meat?) and was called the “father of the locker room” by Tampa Bay management last week.

Then, Mankins talked yesterday about his revived motivation. [read more]

Bucs Practice Closed To Public

August 3rd, 2015

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The Bucs have just announced that today’s practice at 2:30 p.m., which was open to the public, is now closed to the public, so the Bucs mobile app alert that Joe received stated.

The practice was closed because of the downpours in Tampa that have left roads dicey and unsafe for traveling.

The next Bucs practice open to the public is Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Dive Into The All New Message Boards

Friday, July 31st, 2015

just-joe-300x265It’s here. The message boards are open for business.

Oh, what fun lies ahead.

Remember, you must register to comment. And Joe’s giving away all kinds of great prizes this month to be drawn at random, including game tickets and jerseys.

Click on Joe or the link above. And yes, if you’re banned from commenting here, then you’ll be banned there, too.

“If You Don’t Understand Where You Can Get Beat, Then You’re Beat.”

August 3rd, 2015
Ronde Barber opens up to Joe about the Bucs' defense.

Ronde Barber, and Bucs middle linebacker Bruce Carter, open up to Joe about the Tampa Bay defense.

When Joe thinks of the glory days Bucs defense, Joe thinks of the talent, precision and relentless hunger.

One thing Ronde Barber thinks about is how well the legendary unit understood its weaknesses. [read more]

Door Opening For Bowers?

August 3rd, 2015
Can DT Da'Quan Bowers take advantage of a roster opening in his last gasp as an NFL player?

Can Da’Quan Bowers take advantage of a roster opening in his last gasp as an NFL player?

Joe and the rest of Bucs fandom learned the awful news that good guy and defensive tackle Akeem Spence is out for “months” due to back surgery following an offseason weightlifting mishap. [read more]

“I Want To See Him Tell Evan Smith To Shut Up”

August 3rd, 2015
Seems Bucs OC Dirk Koetter is irritated with C Evan Smith, too.

Seems offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is irritated by Evan Smith, too.

It seems like the lone Buccaneer who refuses to call “America’s Quarterback,” Jameis Winston, by his first name must be awfully mouthy in the huddle. [read more]

“We Have Full Faith In Lovie”

August 3rd, 2015
Faith in Lovie.

Faith in Lovie Smith.

Joe has maintained that the moment Bucs coach Lovie Smith announced that “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, was the starter for the 2015 season, that barring some unforeseen catastrophe, Lovie cemented his return for the 2016 season if not beyond. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From

August 3rd, 2015

hooters 2015.0803Start 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.

WFLA-TV meteorologist goes all creamsicle to celebrate the opening of Bucs training camp. [Twitter]

In case you missed it over the weekend, very sad news: Rowdy Roddy Piper died. [TMZ]

Dez Bryant freaks out at Cowboys camp. [TheBigLead]

Ghost Johnson suffers knee injury. How can a ghost get hurt? [NFL]

Rays are so desperate for hitting, they call up a dude who was hitting .261 in Triple-A. [RaysIndex]


Video: Jameis Shows His Command, Control

August 2nd, 2015

JameisthinkHey, when it’s a rookie quarterback in a padless, Day 2 training camp practice, there’s only so much that can be gleaned.

So Joe must look for subtleties. [read more]

Garrett Gilkey Is Your No. 1 Right Guard

August 2nd, 2015

GilkeyJoe can’t shake that annoying Emergency Broadcast System tone pulsing through his head right now. For now, on August 2, Garrett Gilkey is the Buccaneers’ first-team right guard. [read more]

Akeem Spence Out For “Months”

August 2nd, 2015
Bucs DT Akeem Spence is out for some time after back surgery.

Bucs DT Akeem Spence is out for some time after back surgery.

The Bucs have taken a nasty hit to their defensive tackle depth.

It was learned today that third-year pro Akeem Spence will miss a good chunk of the season due to a non-football-related back injury. [read more]

Day 2 — Training Camp Notes & Observations

August 2nd, 2015


It’s Joe’s world famous practice notes and observations, as Joe takes you right on the field. Enjoy! [read more]

Pillow Talk

August 2nd, 2015
Bucs WR Kenny Bell discusses what his roommate, "America's Quaeterback," Janeis Winston, mumbles about as he dozes off at night.

Bucs WR Kenny Bell discusses what his roommate, “America’s Quarterback,” Janeis Winston, whispers about as he dozes off at night.

Want to know the intimate details of the private life of “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston?

Well, Joe has the goods straight from his roommate, fellow rookie and wide receiver Kenny Bell. [read more]

Video: Mankins Talks About His 2015 Motivation

August 2nd, 2015

mankinspracticeSome might say Logan Mankins needed an attitude change after having the nerve to blame, in part, the offensive line’s troubles last year on the lack of a proper barbecue venue.

That said, and Joe’s said it a lot, Mankins is a changed man and talked about that today at One Buc Palace. [read more]

Frustrated Over Losing Ways

August 2nd, 2015


Bucs fans far too often than not wanted to — or did — wing beer bottles at TVs all across the Tampa Bay area on football Sundays. galled that their beloved Bucs have become such a doormat for the NFL in recent years. [read more]

“A Growing Year”

August 2nd, 2015


After a 2-14 season with the Bucs finishing dead last and winning the Chase for Jameis, many Bucs fans believe it is time to rebuild.

But the word “rebuild” is not in the vernacular of Bucs co-chairman Bryan Glazer. [read more]

Glazer: Indoor Facility Is Coming

August 2nd, 2015
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Indoor facility is on its way, says Bucs co-chairman Bryan Glazer.

What Bucs fans have been clamoring for a whole 30 days or so is on its way.

And that news is coming straight from the top, from none other than Bucs co-chairman Bryan Glazer. [read more]

Lansanah Still Flying

August 2nd, 2015
OLB Danny Lansanah continues to look strong in underwear football.

OLB Danny Lansanah continues to look strong in underwear football.

Danny Lansanah is one of the coolest stories on the Bucs. From UFL refugee to being signed by former Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik, Lansanah has found himself as an NFL starting linebacker. [read more]

Jameis And Virtual Reality

August 2nd, 2015

virtual realityRecently, a lot was made of the fact the Bucs went out and got a virtual reality system to aid in the development of “America’s Quarterback,” Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston. [read more]

Training Camp Video: Bad Snap, Take 2

August 2nd, 2015


Of course, there surely are Zapruder film lunatics who will dissect the exclusive practice video below from last night’s downpour at the University of South Florida. [read more]