Doug Martin’s Last Stand?

October 25th, 2014
If Bucs RB Doug Martin plans on remaining as Bucs starter, he might want to have a good game Sunday.

If Doug Martin plans to remain a Bucs starter, then he might want to have a good game Sunday.

No one thinks more of Doug Martin than Joe. Good dude. What’s not to like about him? Well, that is, before this season.

Martin has been nothing like during his rookie season this year. He just isn’t getting the job done. This season isn’t Martin’s year, for whatever reason. [read more]

Bucs, McCoy Sign New Pact

October 25th, 2014
The Bucs and Gerald McCoy have agreed to a new contract.

The Bucs and Gerald McCoy have agreed to a new contract.

In the cat-and-mouse game between Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy to see who would sign first, it was the Bucs who blinked. Per various sources, McCoy and the Bucs agreed to terms on a new pact. [read more]

Glennon’s Glaring Goose Egg

October 25th, 2014

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“Mobile” or not, a quarterback must know how to read a defense and use his legs once in a while to pick up a few yards, either to move the chains or to keep a defense honest by taking what’s given.

Mike Glennon isn’t doing that. [read more]

Moving Mike Glennon

October 25th, 2014

mike glennon 0925The one thing you cannot call Bucs starting quarterback Mike Glennon is mobile. Oh, he’s not a total totem pole. He can move a little bit in the pocket.

But moving the pocket for Glennon? That’s different. But that is just what Emory Hunt of “Football Gameplan” suggests the Bucs should do. [read more]

“Hawk Radio” Highlights

October 25th, 2014

What’s more chill than Dashon “Hawk” Goldson sitting down with Ronnie Lane every Thursday evening on the Buccaneers Radio Network?

Joe knows of no more mellow vibe on the airwaves. It also can be revealing. [read more]

Lovie Rallying Around A “10-Game Tournament”

October 25th, 2014

raheemrockstarHere’s little known Bucs history for you. It was former Rays manager Joe Maddon who was the reason Raheem Morris went public with his famous “Race to 10″ slogan back in 2010.

Frankly, that mentality-before-reality approach worked for Raheem that season. [read more]

Vikings Prepped For Win

October 25th, 2014
A BSPN scribe believes the Bucs are just what Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater needs.

A BSPN scribe believes the Bucs are just what Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater needs.

Joe knows this will wake up Bucs fans this morning, if they haven’t yet had their morning ration of caffeine. It sure got Joe’s attention and it isn’t even 7 a.m.

A BSPN scribe who covers the Vikings, a cat by the name of Ben Goessling, typed a piece in which he states the Vikings will win Sunday by two scores, mostly because the Vikings are used to close games against far superior opponents. [read more]

Lavonte David And Teddy Bridgewater

October 24th, 2014
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Lavonte David and Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater were high school teammates.

Long before players come to the NFL, they were high school players (with rare exceptions). That includes Lavonte David and Teddy Bridgewater.

The outside linebacker and the rookie quarterback for the Vikings actually played high school football together down at Miami Northwestern. It was there, David said today, it was clear Bridgewater would play on football’s highest levels. [read more]

Laid Back Lovie

October 24th, 2014

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Joe always laughs when he reads fans all bent out of shape because Lovie Smith never gets bent out of shape.

It’s like some feel if a coach isn’t going all Jim Leavitt, acting like the madman he is, somehow a coach isn’t doing a good enough job.

Joe finds this all hogwash of the first order. It seems Vincent Jackson believes the same thing. [read more]

“Somebody Has To Look Good, Right?”

October 24th, 2014

mike glennon 0925Many Bucs fans are expecting a win Sunday, but few are expecting a great football game against the struggling Vikings.

Yes, both teams have issues. But what do the Bucs need to look good? [read more]

Brooks Says More Tedford Influence Could Come

October 24th, 2014

Tedford rightMr. Derrick Brooks mostly talked about Florida State football and other non-Bucs pigskin matters on his radio show this week.

But the Bucs icon also shared interesting bye-week thoughts. [read more]

Stat Geeks Unite!

October 24th, 2014

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The ESPN statistical gremlins are buzzing about data inside the horrid Vikings passing game, and the dreadful Buccaneers pass defense.

It’s a clash of the have-nots. [read more]

New Vikings Injury Should Help Sunday

October 24th, 2014

JoshRobinsIt’s about time those “Dunkaneers” get the ball aired out to them more often. Let these big-bodied Bucs go all Chocolate Thunder on the Vikings cornerbacks.

After all, the Bucs paid handsomely for Vincent Jackson, Mike Evans and Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and the Vikings have issues in their secondary. [read more]

Visit HillsboroughDefense.com

October 24th, 2014

Who’s your defensive coordinator?

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“Schoolin’ My Soldiers”

October 24th, 2014

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Too much has been made about how Leslie Frazier’s knowledge of some Vikings personnel might be able to help the Bucs. Rarely will something like that materialize into a true positive.

However, left tackle Anthony Collins’ intimate knowledge of the Mike Zimmer defense the Vikings employ, that’s more worthwhile. [read more]

Here Comes The Pass Rush

October 24th, 2014
Interestingly, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, who came from Cincinnati, dropped a lot of cash on DE Everson Griffen, in his first season as a full-time starter, rather than signing his former protege, Michael Johnson.

Interestingly, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, the former Cincinnati defensive coordinator, dropped a lot of cash on DE Everson Griffen, now in his first season as a full-time starter, rather than sign his former protege, Michael Johnson.

When Bucs fans decide to partially fill the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway Sunday, they should expect to see a pass rush. No, not from the Bucs! Just what have the Bucs done this year that you would actually expect them to harass Teddy Bridgewater, even with a porous offnesive line? [read more]