Bucs React To Mike Evans’ TMZ Video

August 23rd, 2014
Bucs react to the Mike Evans video.

“Matter closed,” says Bucs coach Lovie Smith.

Yesterday, TMZ.com unearthed a video of Bucs rookie wide receiver Mike Evans getting into a hassle outside a Miami night club. The site incorrectly reported the date of the incident to be last Saturday.

In fact, the Bucs hosted Miami in a preseaosn game last Saturday, a game in which Evans played in (remember the near-touchdown?). Then, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times confirmed with Evans’ agent that the incident took place in March, some six weeks before Evans was drafted by the Bucs. [read more]

Speed Kills

August 22nd, 2014
Bucs MLB Mason Foster talks about the main trait of the 2014 Bucs.

Bucs MLB Mason Foster talks about the main trait of the 2014 Bucs.

Consider Mason Foster a survivor. The Bucs’ middle linebacker was overwhelmed as a rookie, thrown into the fire with no help on either side of him and playing a new position. It showed.

Foster survived the Raheem Morris mess and improve greatly under then-commander Greg Schiano. With his third coach in four years, Lovie Smith, the new Bucs leader thought so much of him he handed him the playcalling duties. [read more]

Mike Evans Involved In Nightclub Hassle

August 22nd, 2014
Video surfaces of Bucs WR Mike Evans in a March incident outside a nightclub.

Video surfaces of Bucs WR Mike Evans in a hassle outside a nightclub.

[UPDATEPer Greg Auman ot the Tampa Bay Times, this incident happened in March. The TMZ story incorrectly dates the incident Saturday night in Miami. The Bucs played the Dolphins Saturday night in Tampa.]

Video has surfaced of Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans getting into a throwdown outside a Miami nightclub in March. The incident happened before he was drafted.

Evans is seen arguing with a group of people outside a nightclub when chaos erupts. The video, obtained by TMZ.com, shows Evans jumping over a car and swinging. It looked more like a baseball “brawl” than anything else. There is more shoving and yelling than punches landed.

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Mike Evans: Touchdown Maker

August 22nd, 2014

Evans2Former NFL scout and NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah has crafted his list of NFL offensive rookie of the year candidates.

It’s a good list for Bucs fans because Mike Evans made the cut, but it’s also bad for two reasons. [read more]

Email Clearwater Personal Injury Attorney Matt Dolman At Dolman Law Group

August 22nd, 2014

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That’s right. Real talk from real attorneys. You can even email your legal questions NOW to Matt Dolman, [email protected]. Dolman Law Group serves clients throughout Florida and the Tampa area from offices in Clearwater and Bradenton.

Boom Or Bust: Doug Martin

August 22nd, 2014
Boom or bust for Bucs RB Doug Martin in 2014?

Boom or bust for Doug Martin in 2014?

Right now the Bucs are starting to look like a waiting room at a hospital emergency room with all their injuries. And the team hasn’t even played its third preseason game.

Just in the backfield is scary enough. Charles Sims is out at least 12 weeks after ankle surgery. Mike James has a bum shoulder and won’t play tomorrow night. That’s two key players the Bucs had high hopes for in the running game (and passing game for Sims). [read more]

ASJ Not Worried About Playing Time

August 22nd, 2014
"Playing time will come." Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.

“Playing time will come.” Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.

While Bucs fans are understandably excited and giddy for the play of their rookie tight end, the monster that is Austin Seferian-Jenkins, right now he is not the No. 1 tight end. Read what you wish into it, but fan favorite Luke Stocker started last week.

As a pass-catcher, ASJ is an absolute freaking mismatch nightmare for both linebackers and cornerbacks. Even so, ASJ won’t start until he grasps elements he is learning on the NFL level. And he is fine with that. [read more]

Another Andy Reid Endorsement?

August 22nd, 2014

When the Chiefs arrived to start the 2014 season this spring, Kansas City boss Andy Reid blessed new Bucs guard Rishaw Johnson as the man who would get first crack at starting right guard.

That’s what happens after you play well as a starter in the 2013 finale, and perform in a playoff game. [read more]

Da’Quan Bowers Talks Job Security

August 22nd, 2014
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Bucs DL Da’Quan Bowers talks about his job status.

Wednesday, Bucs coach Lovie Smith discussed the status of oft-injured defensive lineman Da’Quan Bowers. Lovie did not mince words: Bowers needs to get out of the cold tub and onto the practice field or he could be unemployed, soon.

Lovie noted when bubble players miss reps, others take advantage. In short, Bowers had better his hurt groin healthy enough to get on the practice field and play through the pain. [read more]

“Felt Myself Creeping Down”

August 22nd, 2014
Michael Johnson explains one of his technical adjustments that need work

Michael Johnson explains one of his technical adjustments that needs work

Big money free agent Michael Johnson is adjusting to his new role in a new defense.

Yes, it seems odd that an athletic defensive end like Johnson is finding it challenging to start wide at the line of scrimmage and get up the field, but that’s what’s happening. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

August 22nd, 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.

If only these stupid ice bucket challenges — which was old the day after Joe first heard of them — were this good (only this didn’t have ice). [Instagram]

Mike Francesa is under siege! [TheBigLead]

Eagles really lucked out on the injury front last night. Nearly was a disaster for them. [NFL]

Toilet seat fight. [WTSP]

Joe never knew grouper were this ferocious. [YouTube]

The Rays are moving to Montreal, eh? Conneries! [RaysIndex]

“What Rush?”

August 21st, 2014

ClaybornBowers“Our rush? On the defensive line? What rush?”Adrian Clayborn, when asked to “rank” last year’s pass rush. [read more]

Lovie Sings Praises Of Tim Wright

August 21st, 2014
Bucs coach Lovie Smith, days after publicly scolding Bucs TE Tim Wright, today lauded the second-year NFLer.

Bucs coach Lovie Smith, days after publicly scolding Bucs TE Tim Wright, today lauded the second-year NFLer.

The ups and downs and twists and turns of Bucs preseason, the inaugural season of the Lovie Smith regime, took another hard left turn in the straightaway today. In a slightly surprising move during his post-practice presser, Lovie sang the song of satisfaction when discussing Bucs tight end Tim Wright.

Mind you, this is the same Tim Wright who found himself in Lovie’s doghouse when Lovie called out Wright for suddenly displaying inconsistent hands and not being the most crisp blocker. [read more]

“There Is A Bigger Picture”

August 21st, 2014
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Bucs coach Lovie Smith wants to beat the Bills Saturday, but it is not his priority.

Joe delivered the ugly words yesterday about how the Bucs are on the verge of repeating a franchise watermark set by the notorious sourpuss Ray Perkins, one of three Bucs coaches who personified losing and helped lead the Bucs into a 13-year period of frustration, desperation and despair.

That would be losing the first three preseason games of a year. That feat was made in 1988, when Perkins (mis)guided the Bucs and the team finished 5-11. [read more]

Bucs Trade For Chiefs’ Guard

August 21st, 2014
The Bucs traded for Chiefs  guard Rishaw Johnson today.

The Bucs traded for Chiefs guard Rishaw Johnson today.

Hold on to your seats ladies and gentlemen. Joe has stunning trade news that will knock your socks off. Ready? OK, here goes.

The Bucs traded a safety for a guard. Yes, a trade in the NFL involving real players with a real beating pulse, per Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune. [read more]