Drinking The Seferian-Jenkins Kool-Aid

July 29th, 2014

NFL: 2014 NFLPA Rookie PremiereYes, Joe throws back shots of whiskey to dull the pain from the state of the Bucs’ offensive line. But Joe’s also celebrating early about rookie tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Premature exuberance is always a good thing to stay balanced.

This kid is a striking presence on the football field. He’s a defensive-end body with burst and speed and hops and hands, and he can block. [read more]

Email Clearwater Personal Injury Attorney Matt Dolman At Dolman Law Group

July 29th, 2014

The Tampa Bay personal injury attorneys at Dolman Law Group always churn out great information at DolmanLaw.com. Check out their blog to learn about personal injury claims, brain injury law, automobile and motorcycle accident claims, bad prescription drugs, assistance for the brain-injured, malpractice, and much more.

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Sapp Implies Old Bucs Had Bounty System

July 29th, 2014

Middle of the field challenge is greatest for Bucs, Sapp said.

Never at a loss for words. Warren Sapp was at Bucs practice over the weekend with NFL Network and, frankly, never stopped talking on and off the air. Joe suspects Sapp talks to himself, too.

During one Bucs segment for NFL Network, Sapp dove into the challenges of the Tampa-2 defense and explained how money can’t motivate like it used to. [read more]

Luke Stocker Knows He Is On Bubble

July 29th, 2014
Bucs TE Luke Stocker is aware he may be a victim of a numbers game.

Bucs TE Luke Stocker is aware he may be a victim of a numbers game.

It doesn’t take a calculus professor at Northwestern to figure out that fan favorite Luke Stocker’s chances of making the Bucs this season is poor. Now in his fourth season with the Bucs, the tight end from Tennessee has caught but 28 passes the past three years in an inconsistent and injury-plagued career.

The writing was on the wall for Stocker’s shelf life when the new Bucs regime signed a free agent tight end, drafted a tight end in the second round, and openly gushed over a rookie free agent wide receiver turned tight end who caught the Bucs if not the NFL by surprise. [read more]

Joe Joins Steve Duemig At 5 P.M. ON WDAE-AM 620/95.3 FM

July 29th, 2014

The fun returns!

Don’t miss the “JoeBucsFan Hour” today at 5 p.m., when Joe sits down with The Big Dog to dive into all the Bucs subjects of the day fresh off the training camp practice fields. Always a fun time!

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Tommy Streeter Continues Solid Play

July 29th, 2014
Bucs WR Tommy Streeter's play early in training camp has caught Lovie Smith's attention.

Bucs WR Tommy Streeter’s play early in training camp has caught Lovie Smith’s attention.

Joe, as always, is pestered on Twitter, “What player is impressive?” (through 3 1/2 practices). For Joe, the answer is clear. That guys is wide receiver Tommy Streeter.

While Bucs fans want Joe rave about Jeff Demps, that is just not the case. Yes, Demps is quick. Who didn’t know this? Has Demps made a couple of splash plays? Sure has. But he has also shown that ball security remains an issue for him. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

July 29th, 2014

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

Bucs news forthcoming.

All-SEC bust team. [TheBigLead]

So, pot makes you want to sleep on park benches? [Denver Post]

SiriusXM NFL Radio is celebrating its 10th birthday. Mazel tov! [AP]

Not THIS is an interesting marketing ploy for a watering hole (kinda NSFW). [TheLocal]

Gators fans: Shelley Meyer (Mrs. Urban) is reading what you are typing. [GatorSports]

Baseball insider says by Thursday, David Price will be wearing Dodger blue. [RaysIndex]

Video Look Back At Training Camp Practice No. 4

July 28th, 2014
Bucs RT Demar Dotson was styling Monday.

Bucs RT Demar Dotson was styling Monday.

Where should Joe start to discuss Monday’s afternoon practice in the broiling Florida sun for the Bucs, their fourth practice of training camp? There were a few notables.

Wide receiver Tommy Streeter continued to practice well. Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins really flashed some skills. And, speaking of skills, who knew big Double-D Demar Dotson could channel Beyonce while scoring a touchdown on a botched field goal attempt? [read more]

“Sunday’s Aren’t This Hard”

July 28th, 2014
Emerging Bucs wide receiver Tommy Streeter was taken down by cramps late in practice today.

Emerging Bucs wide receiver Tommy Streeter was taken down by cramps late in practice today.

Meredith hot

Just before Joe shot this picture, Jamon Meredith was asked teammates how much more time was left in practice. Joe saw several Bucs wilting after two hours in the afternoon swelter today.

Lovie Smith got his wish. His troops were in pads for the second consecutive afternoon and were forced to deal with elements that likely will face the team on opening day against the Panthers, and in Week 2 against the Rams. [read more]

Video Glimpses Of Bucs Training Camp

July 28th, 2014

Tedford rightThe Bucs were sweating big time in the glare of the west-central Florida July sun today to prep themselves for when the real hitting begins in September.

Below are video clips of Practice No. 4 of Bucs training camp 2014. [read more]

The Double-D Dance

July 28th, 2014
Bucs OT Demar Dotson showed his dance moves while scoring a touchdown after a botched snap on a field goal attempt.

Bucs OT Demar Dotson showed his dance moves while scoring a touchdown after a botched snap on a field goal attempt today.

Call it the Double-D Dance. And no, get your heads out of the gutter. This has nothing to do with bouncy, unwieldy objects in a clothing-optional establishment.

It was the Demar Dotson touchdown celebration. It was part-Beyonce, part Deion Sanders and all 6-9, 315 pounds of Bucs tackle Demar Dotson. [read more]

Filling The Void

July 28th, 2014
Bucs G Patrick Omameh trusts OL coach George Warhop to be able to solve the riddle of the Bucs starting guards.

Bucs G Patrick Omameh trusts OL coach George Warhop to be able to solve the riddle of the Bucs’ starting guards.

Just by reading comments on this here corner of the interwebs, Joe knows Bucs fans are staring at the ceiling deep into the night trying to figure out how the Bucs will replace departed left guard Carl Nicks.

One could argue the Bucs also had a hole at right guard after Davin Joseph departed. Consider one of the candidates to win a starting job, Patrick Omameh, not overly concerned. [read more]

Verner Banged Up; Dealing With Learning Curve

July 28th, 2014
No helmet and pads for Pro Bowl corner Alterraun Verner today, just a floppy hat.

No helmet and pads for Pro Bowl corner Alterraun Verner today, just a floppy hat.

A day off today for All-Pro cornerback Alterraun Verner is no big deal on the surface, but on a deeper level it’s not a good thing, given Verner’s learning curve.

Lovie Smith’s defense was foreign to Verner when he was signed as a big-money free agent in March.  [read more]

Super Bowl Lessons And Bling Of The Ring Timing

July 28th, 2014
Clinton McDonald

DT Clinton McDonald also graded himself, and today’s practice

Lovie Smith’s handpicked nose tackle, Clinton McDonald, has a shiny new Super Bowl ring, but the time isn’t right to share the “bling of the ring” with his teammates, McDonald said after practice today.

No, that won’t be good motivation yet. [read more]

Training Camp Notes & Observations — Day 4

July 28th, 2014

It was another day of training camp for your favorite team, and Joe’s got all the sights and sounds of practice. [read more]