Jeremiah George And Major Wright Are Cut

August 28th, 2016
Gone

Gone

Training camp started off crappy for veteran safety Major Wright, and now he’s gone. [read more]

Storm Departing

August 28th, 2016
Reportedly cut.

Reportedly cut.

So the Bucs have to get down to 75 players on the roster, per league mandate, by 4 p.m. tomorrow. Some cuts are filtering out on social media. [read more]

A Koetter Love Call For Johnthan Banks

August 28th, 2016
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Catches the eye — and mouth — of Dirk Koetter

Will the Bucs carry six cornerbacks? [read more]

Donovan Smith And “Enough Was Enough”

August 28th, 2016

DonovanSmith2016For some reason, the spreadsheeter crowd and former Bucs rockstar general manager Mark Dominik have little faith in Bucs left tackle Donovan Smith.

Joe just doesn’t get it. [read more]

Pulling For A.J. Francis

August 28th, 2016
Pulling for the defensive tackle on the bubble.

Defensive tackle on the bubble.

In the coming days, a lot of guys worthy of NFL work will be looking for work.

A combination of deep rosters at their respective positions and/or bloated salaries will get them cut. [read more]

No Trade Market For Glennon

August 28th, 2016
Minimal trade value now.

Cowboys calling?

It was as predictable as the sun setting in the west. [read more]

Get Your Butt Over To BalzerFootball.com

August 28th, 2016

Remember to visit the new BalzerFootball.com. It’s a little brother site of JoeBucsFan.com manned by esteemed Pro Football Hall of Fame selector and voter Howard Balzer, a veteran of all forms of media and a regular voice heard on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

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Koetter Says He Likes It “Clean”

August 27th, 2016
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New era

In today’s state of the Buccaneers address at One Buc Palace, Dirk Koetter said for the “first time since I’ve been here,” he saw the Bucs play a “clean game.” [read more]

Phil Simms Shares Private Chat With Dirk Koetter

August 27th, 2016
Phil Simms weighs in

Phil Simms weighs in

After 14 seasons as an NFL quarterback, and decades as a broadcaster, Phil Simms thought he had seen it all in the NFL. [read more]

Meet Vincent Jackson, Martin Gramatica, Ian Beckles & Joe

August 27th, 2016

VincentJacksonHead over to Cask Social in South Tampa tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a great meal and great company.

Former Bucs guard Ian Beckles is hosting his 102.5 FM, The Bone, radio show from Cask Social, Vincent Jackson’s restaurant. V-Jax, Joe and Martin Gramatica will be special guests.

Fun times ahead.

Backup Night For Alterraun Verner

August 27th, 2016
Inexpensive Johnthan Banks, or very expensive Alterraun Verner?

Decent chance Johnthan Banks and Alterraun Verner won’t be teammates next week.

On Thursday, Joe outraged many Bucs fans writing that Alterraun Verner’s career as a Buccaneer was fading fast and things might be setting up for Verner to get released — or be squeezed into a restructured contract. [read more]

Jameis Helped Aguayo

August 27th, 2016
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Had pep talk with his kicker.

Naturally, being the leader of the Bucs, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, couldn’t just stand by while his friend and teammate Roberto Aguayo mentally melted down over his recent kicking woes. [read more]

Big-Gain Offense

August 27th, 2016
Humming offense.

Humming offense.

Yes, there was a lot to like about the offense of the Bucs last night. [read more]

Get Off The Field

August 27th, 2016
Winning on third down.

Winning on third down.

What a difference a year makes. [read more]

Sacks, Sacks And More Sacks

August 27th, 2016

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No matter when it is or how it comes, an eight-sack game is extraordinarily impressive.

And go figure, the Bucs’ most productive edge rusher over the past two seasons led the way Friday night against the bumbling Browns. [read more]

Ira’s Top 10 Takeaways Out Of Buccaneers-Browns

August 27th, 2016

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The keen eyes of eye-RAH! Kaufman, Tampa Bay’s only voter for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, were wrapped around Friday night’s Bucs-Browns game. Here Ira shares his top-10 takeaways. [read more]