Jameis Watch: Derrick Brooks And Baseball

December 18th, 2014

Florida State icon and Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks serves up a strong opinion

Crab-legs-stealing, BB-gun-shooting, obscenity-hollering, Heisman-Trophy-winning, national champion James Winston, the pride of Florida State University, continues to look like a much better quarterback prospect than Mike Glennon and Josh McCown.

It’s Joe’s daily nugget on the Jameis Watch, celebrating the best quarterback to wear No. 5 ever in the state of Florida. [read more]

Stud LT “Looks A Lot Like” Dotson

December 18th, 2014

Lovie weighed in today

The fact Lovie Smith is giving right tackle Demar Dotson a test drive at left tackle is a sure sign that Dotson, to some degree, is returning as a starter next year.

The Bucs’ play at offensive line has been lousy this season. And while Dotson won’t quite get people to forget Dan Dierdorf, he’s been the best player on the line. [read more]

EDS’s Heart Not In Green Bay

December 18th, 2014

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One linchpin of the Bucs’ offensive overhaul this offseason was the signing of former Packers center Evan Dietrich-Smith.

While EDS isn’t an awful center, one could argue he wasn’t an upgrade from Jeremy Zuttah, and the Packers haven’t exactly fallen apart having replaced him with a rookie from Ohio State, Corey Linsley. [read more]

One Last Test For Da’Quan Bowers?

December 18th, 2014
Bucs DL Da'Quan Bowers has two more games left in his Bucs contract. Will there be more?

Da’Quan Bowers has two games remaining on his Bucs contract.

Since the day Da’Quan Bowers was drafted in 2011, Bucs fans have been waiting for him to burst out with the talents he showcased as a premier college defensive end.

Now on his third coaching staff and second general manager, Bowers has only flashed a stray play here or there, nothing close to his potential when he came out of Clemson. [read more]

Visit HillsboroughDefense.com

December 18th, 2014

Who’s your defensive coordinator?

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Exam For Pass Defense

December 18th, 2014
The last time the Bucs faced the Packers, Buc s CB Myron Lewis found out the hard way that Packers WR Jordy Nelson is among the NFL elite.

The last time the Bucs faced the Packers, Bucs CB Myron Lewis found out the hard way that Packers WR Jordy Nelson is among the NFL elite.

In the past month, the secondary of the Bucs has been rather decent. No, really.

In the past four games, the Bucs have given up an average of 215 passing yards a game. Now granted, the Bucs faced questionable quarterbacks in bratty Jay Cutler (who has since been benched) and puking Andy Dalton and backup Derek Anderson. [read more]

Quiet Key To “Woodshed” Beating By Packers

December 18th, 2014

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Leave it to a former Buccaneers quarterback to make a great point backing up his assertion that Tampa Bay is in for a painful “old fashioned woodshed” beating at the hands of the Packers on Sunday. [read more]

T.J. Clemmings In Round 2

December 18th, 2014

NCAA Football: Pittsburgh at Florida InternationalNothing like a seven-round mock draft to get the juices of hope flowing on a Thursday afternoon — when your beloved team is 2-12 a week before Christmas. [read more]

Will Lovie Open Floodgates?

December 18th, 2014
Do signs point to the Bucs trying to win a shootout with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers?

Do signs point to the Bucs trying to win a shootout with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers?

Joe has already brought word how in games after Aaron Rodgers and the Packers lose, Rodgers plays simply lights out football.

What did the Packers do last week? They lost at Buffalo. Gulp. [read more]

Discover Dolman Law Group

December 18th, 2014

Discover the Dolman Law Difference. Get answers. Get help.

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“Can We Win With These Players?”

December 18th, 2014

BuccaneersOlineSane and sober Bucs fans realize Tampa Bay is more than a season away from a legitimate run at a Super Bowl.

A case could even be made that this year’s Bucs have taken a full step backwards. Last year, at least, the Bucs had more wins and were developing a young quarterback. [read more]

Celebrating Stocker

December 18th, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

(Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Surprises of this Buccaneers season include Luke Stocker making the roster, Luke Stocker staying healthy, and Luke Stocker becoming one of the most versatile guys in the offense. [read more]

The Silliness Of The Close-Games Argument

December 18th, 2014

LovieRefereeLast year, the Bucs (4-12) lost three close games to winning football teams, the Saints, Cardinals and Seahawks, by a combined eight points.

This season, Tampa Bay (2-12) has lost just one close game to a winning football team: the Cincinnati Bengals. [read more]

Josh McCown’s Looming Pay Cut

December 18th, 2014

McCownlaughWhat’s Josh McCown worth to the Buccaneers?

Oh, stop. Be nice.

McCown is slated to earn $5.25 million next season, per Rotoworld.com, roughly nine times the salary of Mike Glennon. [read more]

Lovie Likes Glennon On Roster

December 18th, 2014
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Bucs QB Mike Glennon discusses his mystery status.

Yesterday seemed to be Mike Glennon Day at One Buc Palace.

The affable and polite Bucs quarterback of the past and quarterback of the future but not quarterback of the present was available to speak with the local pen and mic club. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

December 18th, 2014

hooters 1215.1218Start your day with the Morning Cup of Joe from HootersCalendar.com. And don’t forget to visit HootersCalendar.com for the 2014 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

Bo Pelini, as expected, exited Nebraska gracefully, calling his athletic director various forms of female genitalia on his way out the door. Class act. [Omaha]

The Jimmy Clausen era begins in Chicago. [NFL]

Jim Harbaugh and Michigan dancing? [BSPN]

The most popular websites since 1996. [Washington Post]

We hardly knew ye, Wil Myers. [RaysIndex]

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