Davin Joseph Catches Donald Penn’s Eye

August 24th, 2013

Yes, it has been a rough week for Bucs fans. With the MRSA scare and the bad news about Carl Nicks that accompanied it, following a lackluster effort in New England, Joe can understand why Bucs fans heads are pounding this sunny Saturday morning.

Thus, Joe will try to cheer them up.

There is a chance, though Joe wouldn’t put much cash on it, that Bucs guard Davin Joseph could log a play or two tonight in South Florida when the Bucs face Miami. Joseph practiced all week and while it may be premature to put a guy in a preseason game after just a handful or practices, Donald Penn said he saw all he needed to see from his teammate to believe Joseph is ready to roll.

“He’s had a great week of practice,” Penn said. “I think he’s kind of underestimating where he’s at right now, because he really did great this week in practice. He really looked good.”

Joseph at least practicing with the first team, and practicing well, bodes well for when the Bucs travel to Gotham to face the Jets to open the season.

So there you have it Bucs fans, a bit more sunshine in your otherwise gloomy Bucs morning.

27 Responses to “Davin Joseph Catches Donald Penn’s Eye”

  1. stevek Says:

    Money on the O-Line, Draft picks on the D-Line.

    These two groups could have a lot to be excited and worried about.

    I hope we come out and dismantle the Dolphins in the #1’s vs the #1’s.

  2. PRBucFan Says:

    Thanks for the news Joe(s)

    I think there’s plenty more to be excited about than there is to be gloomy about though personally.

    Today is game day!!!!!!!!

  3. Couch Fan Says:

    Does anyone know if Revis has been practicing all week? Maybe I’m wrong but I dont think I’ve read or heard anything else about him since the first time he got in full team drills at the beginning of the week.

    Good to hear Joseph is looking good. Hopefully protection will be much better. Last weeks 1st string offense put me in a bad mood all week long. Lol, they looked that bad.

  4. RBellBuc Says:

    No gloom here. I’m only sad that we will begin the season without our full compliment of pro bowl lineman. I was excited to see Nicks and Joseph together for the first time. I’m wondering if it will ever be realized. Let’s face it Nicks is a road grader and will be missed. The best o-line would have given Freeman time to hit the open receivers. Let’s hope someone steps up and plays to Nicks level. Anyway, there’s a lot to be excited about, and like PRBucFan said, “Today is game day!!!!!!!!” Go Bucs!! Squish the Fish!!!

  5. Buc1987 Says:

    Even if the 1st team underperforms in the 1st half. It still will meaning NOTHING to me. Just like the Pats 1st team against the Lions underperforming meant nothing. I’m sure it will mean a whole lot to the negative crowd. Schiano :“We were committed to sticking to the plan” If they come out and want to run vanilla again. It’s fine by me, because there is a plan for these pre-season games. Whether they look sloppy or not has no baring on what they are going to look like in the regular season. I think Schiano is a secretive guy. I think he hates pre-season games, and exposing what his team is going to look like when it really counts. That’s why I expect more vanilla tonight. No worries here Joe.

    On a side note. I’m a big fan of Wendy’s. Although I really don’t like their chicken sandwiches. Their fries are always soggy. Their burgers have too much grease, and the lettuce is always wilted. Their baked potatoes are always dried out. Their service sucks. The floors are always dirty. By the time I can get to my frosty it’s melted, but hey I’m a big fan of Wendy’s.

  6. stevek Says:


    The 1st stringers need to STEP UP BIG TIME today.

    I want to see the O-Line give Freeman time, and then see Freeman look GOOD.

    If we come out lackluster, again, then we may be in for a Pat Kirwan 6-10 year.

    We should be strongly concerned about the performance of our 1st stringers. Freeman needs to outshine Tannehill, it should just be expected at this point in their careers.

    Our pass rush needs to wake up.

    Sustain drives on offense, and pressure the Miami QB. Two things I am looking for from our 1st stringers.

  7. jcorr Says:

    Joe how bout revis his he playing?

  8. stevek Says:

    LOL @ Buc 1987,

    I hope the game tonight isn’t like stomaching soggy fries and melted ice cream.

    We need to look good.

    “The plan” needs to be whip some Dolphin Heineken.

  9. RBellBuc Says:

    ^^^^ I second all of that!

  10. PRBucFan Says:

    The soggier the better 😉

  11. chef paul Says:

    I still think we need to cool our expectations for tonight. We play these fools for real this year. That said, it would be nice if Freeman was accurate, the o line looked like it knows how to block and Daquan has some energy. I see that, no matter bad the game looks, I’ll be happy.

  12. Fritz50 Says:

    I’d sure love seeing the Ditch Carp get beaten badly, by 1’s, 2’s, 3’s , and whoever else goes out there. You can guess as to what my true feelings about that team are.

  13. Couch Fan Says:

    Exactly. I dont expect to see much but how about advancement of the football and possibly a TD or 2 to at least give us something positive to talk about.

  14. PRBucFan Says:

    Not asking for perfection, just solid execution.

  15. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    Joe, thanks for cheering up the troops.

    Got lost on that Wendy’s rant.

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    SeanyMac…your right I don’t get it either. Go Bucs!

  17. chef paul Says:

    That would be nice. Maybe come out and tear into them on the first drive like the pats did to us. Then just [email protected] off the rest of the game. Throwing sliders all day like Joe likes to put it.

  18. stevek Says:

    I wonder how Freeman will start out?

    Will Glennon show improvement this week, and will Glennon have the opportunity to back up what he said, “I know the playbook”. I hope Sully throws some extravagent packages out there for Glennon, and we get to see how far he has come along.

    Tampa Bay has never had a “Franchise QB”. We have had a SB winning QB, and a lot of guys with the physical talent to do great things, but we have never had a real life franchise QB.

    I hope Josh Freeman comes out swining tonight, and looks like the franchise QB he was on his way to becoming for 6 games lat year and in 2010. I also want to see Glennon do well, and look like a guy who can take us to that level.

    Bottom line, we need a franchise QB in Tampa. It doesn’t matter “who”, but we need to find that guy.

  19. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ Couch Fan

    per one of our local newspapers, Revis has been practicing for I think 4 straight practices now, the most he’s ever done since being injured. very encouraging news.

  20. Andrew 1 Says:

    @ Couch Fan

    from TBO

    “Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Darrelle Revis moved into what — for him, at least — was uncharted territory Thursday, when he was full go at practice for the fourth straight day.”

    “That’s the longest stretch we’ve went with him,” Bucs coach Greg Schiano said of Revis, who continues to work his way back from a 2012 season-ending left knee injury.”

  21. stevek Says:

    I am not too concerned with seeing Revis out there tonight. Admittedly, it would be nice to see our 16m per CB out there shutting it down. But, Revis is a proven commodity and I would prefer him to be 100% full bore when the meaningful football starts.

    I want to see our TEs K, SLB, pass rush and QB play… Those are all of our question marks.

  22. RBellBuc Says:

    I agree stevek

  23. Buc1987 Says:

    “SLB, pass rush and QB play”

    Me too SteveK, me too.

  24. Couch Fan Says:

    @Andrew 1

    Thanks for that. Indeed very encouraging. I dont expect to see him at all until week 1. But good to know he’s full go in practice now on a regular basis.

  25. chef paul Says:


    I agree what u say about revis. I think we’re starting to grow impatient and can’t friggin wait to see this guy play. I keep thinking to myself “cool down, your patience will be rewarded.”

  26. stevek Says:

    Chef Paul,

    Exactly. It is not a question on whether or not Revis “can he play?” The only question is the health of the knee.

    Go ahead and play him if he is ready, but we are not worried about Revis’ ability.

    We need to see the ability from other facets of our team: pass rush, other DBs, QB play, O-Line play…. etc. We have bigger questions on those areas, “can they play, are they healthy?”

  27. Joe Says:

    Joe how bout revis his he playing?

    Schiano was non-committal this week about Revis playing. Suggested it was up to Revis.