Championship Sunday, Open Thread

January 20th, 2019

Most of you will watch the biggest games of the season, and a small handful of you like to talk about them during the action.

Feel to do it here in the comments section below. Great teams, great players, four ex-Bucs, ancient quarterbacks, young quarterbacks — there’s much to debate.

Have fun! Play Nice!

C.J. Mosely Versus Kwon Alexander

January 20th, 2019

Bucs GM Jason Licht

After Dirk Koetter was launched for being bad at his job, general manager Jason Licht talked about a no-ego approach to hiring the next Buccaneers head coach. [read more]

Fantastic Food & The Title Games At Abe’s Place

January 20th, 2019

Where will you watch today’s games? You absolutely surround yourself with A+ fresh food and a renowned draft and craft beer selection at Abe’s Place in Clearwater. The menu is superior!  And it’s always Happy Hour at Abe’s. How great is that!!!

Abe’s has great WiFi. See you there!


Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

Joe’s friends at Bill Currie Ford mean business, just north of the stadium on Dale Mabry Highway and home of the nationwide lifetime warranty on new and used vehicles.

Finding A Running Game

January 20th, 2019

A lot to prove.

The Bucs’ running game in the post-Chucky era has been pretty lousy. [read more]

Four Ex-Bucs & A Costly Draft Miss On Display In The AFC-NFC Championship Games

January 20th, 2019

And people wonder why Joe has chronic indigestion, sleep disorders and 24 broken TV remote control devices in 11 years. [read more]

“He Pretty Much Laid Down On This Team”

January 20th, 2019

Keeping DeSean Jackson.

In the mind of a former Bucs player, the Bucs are better off holding their noses and finding a way to keep malcontent wide receiver DeSean Jackson than to toss him away. [read more]

“Let’s Roll Together”

January 20th, 2019

Fixing Jameis.

New Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians has been on a massive sell job since being named as the 12th Bucs coach telling anyone and everyone America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, is his horse to lead the Bucs. No ifs, ands or buts. [read more]

Byron Leftwich: Bruce Arians Cussed Me Out To Get To Ben Roethlisberger

January 19th, 2019

New Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich says being a quarterback guru is a lot about the QB-coach relationship and understanding, plus effective and sometimes unique communication.

Leftwich’s chatter on that subject was one of the more interesting aspects of his introductory news conference yesterday. [read more]

“DeSean. Is. Gone!”

January 19th, 2019

Harsh words for America.

It sure smells like Bucs malcontent wide receiver DeSean Jackson has his agent working overtime. [read more]

The Bucs And Mark Ingram

January 19th, 2019

Everything about the Bruce Arians regime screams “win immediately” and “get the most out of Jameis Winston in a hurry.”

That will require a running back. [read more]

“He’s A Playmaker”

January 19th, 2019

Bold words from new OC.

Man, the new Bucs coaching staff is really going out of its way to get their message across to anyone who will listen. [read more]

The DeSean Jackson Mystery

January 19th, 2019

Something doesn’t add up here. [read more]

Fix The Offense

January 19th, 2019


With one eye on the Buccaneer roster and the other on the remaining NFL playoff field, Bruce Arians is formulating his 2019 game plan. [read more]

Cam Brate Had Hip Surgery

January 19th, 2019

Return unknown.

You can put the trade rumors to bed. [read more]

Derrick Brooks Talks Championship Sunday

January 18th, 2019

Why is Ira wearing a No. 4 Bucs jersey? TAMPA TWO marches toward the Super Bowl, and in this episode Bucs legend Derrick Brooks and Ira Kaufman dive into Sunday’s games.

TAMPA TWO is presented by Caldeco Air Conditioning & Heating. via The Identity Tampa Bay and

“I Know What He’s Thinking”

January 18th, 2019

New Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich talks playcalling and his future

Former Bucs QB Byron Leftwich will now call plays for what Tampa Bay GM Jason Licht calls one the great offenses in NFL history.

Leftwich has a half season of experience at the craft, plus preseason games. [read more]

A Toronto Postmortem, Second-Half Questions, Positive Trends, Fatigue & More; It’s The JoeBoltsFan Podcast

January 18th, 2019

A break at the right time… That’s what the upcoming week and a half off is for the Bolts. They’re not leaking oil, but a little bit of fatigue is showing as they pick up four of eight points this past week. Tom Lang talks players trending up and down, a Toronto post mortem, what level of concern there should be moving into the second half of the season and more! As always, The JoeBoltsFan Podcast is brought to you by the fine folks at Bill Currie Ford!

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“Jameis — It’s Jameis”

January 18th, 2019

Bucs OC Byron Leftwich.

If the crowd that cannot wait to run America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, out of town is not yet satisfied that he is the starting quarterback after the staunch defense of new Bucs coach Bucco Bruce Arians, new offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich put the issue to bed. [read more]

How Safe Is Donovan Smith?

January 18th, 2019

Future with Bucs?

A lot of Bucs fans are willing to turn the page on left tackle Donovan Smith. Finding a replacement may not be as easy (or as cheap) as Bucs fans want to think. [read more]