Joe Talks Bucs At 10 A.M. On WDAE-AM 620/95.3 FM

October 31st, 2014

It’s time again for Joe’s weekly, rapid-fire visit to the popular Ron and Ian show on WDAE-AM 620. Always a fun time.

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Defense Gradually Improving

October 31st, 2014
Lavonte David and the Bucs defense had a good outing last week. However, several Bucs say there is a long road to travel still to become a good defense.

Lavonte David and the Bucs defense had a good outing Sunday. However, several Bucs say there is a long road to travel to become a good defense.

Yes, Joe thought it was a kick in the nuts the way Tampa Bay lost to the Vikings. A rookie quarterback drives his team down the field for a game-tying field goal to get into overtime, where the Bucs coughed up the ball, and the game.

A decent defense does not let a rookie quarterback do such a thing. Still, holding an opponent to a mere 13 points in regulation more often than not will win you a game. [read more]

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October 31st, 2014

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Bucs Will Chill In Cleveland

October 31st, 2014

The mythical home-field, hot-weather, Tampa advantage doesn’t help the Buccaneers, so Joe’s not going to be one bit pessimistic about Sunday’s weather forecast in Cleveland. [read more]

Mike Glennon Is Getting Shell Shocked

October 31st, 2014

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When Joe was a kid, before he knew what a two-hole was or even how to hold a football properly, Joe learned something about football from his old man that was as true then as it is in 2014. “It’s hard for a quarterback to throw the ball when he’s on his arse.”

There have been strange calls from former Bucs who make a living in the TV industry, those who have called for Tampa Bay starting quarterback Mike Glennon, the Bucs’ quarterback of the future, to be benched for turnover machine Josh McCown. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

October 31st, 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.

Looks like Greg Hardy may be done for the year. [NFL]

Tom Coughlin believes. [BSPN]

St. Pete women go topless for medical marijuana vote. [WTSP-TV]

Chris Johnson sick of the bumbling Jets. [CBS Sports]

This is like 40 years old, but a Playboy interview with Joe Namath is unlike any NFL athlete interview you will read today. Namath talks about craps games with the mob, bookies, his war with Pete Rozelle, blondes, Johnny Walker Red, Bear Bryant, how he almost left football to play baseball for the Cardinals, and a Pennsylvania boy playing college football in the Jim Crow south. [Deadspin]

The truck Madison Bumgarner won as World Series MVP got recalled. [TheBigLead]

Florida governor race sees Charlie Crist inching ahead. [TBO.com]

Jameis Watch: Open Thread

October 30th, 2014

Joe’s scrapping the traditional “Jameis Watch” in favor of an open thread to chat all things Winston and NFL Draft during tonight’s Florida State at Louisville game.

Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. from Cardinal Stadium. BSPN has the broadcast.

Bang it here tonight with all your thoughts on crab-legs-stealing, BB-gun-shooting, obscenity-hollering, Heisman-Trophy-winning, national champion Winston, the pride of FSU and a likely Tampa Bay prize in the post-McCown era. (Tomorrow, the Jameis Watch continues when another former Buccaneer weighs in.)

“I Got Fresh Legs”

October 30th, 2014

SimsThe anticipated debut of rookie running back Charles Sims could come Sunday.

Coming off ankle surgery, Sims talked to media today. [read more]

Tampa Bay Browns

October 30th, 2014

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In recent years, the model franchise for ineptitude has been the Cleveland Browns. A woebegone franchise with a rich history, the Browns have gone through coaches and general managers like Joe goes through 12-packs of Bud Light.

With new coaches and staffs, one thing (until this season) remains constant in northeast Ohio: losing. [read more]

Cousins Working As First-Team Left Tackle

October 30th, 2014

CousinsWhat was an August nightmare for Bucs fans looks like it could become a November reality on Sunday. [read more]

Donald Penn Slights Glennon’s “Personality And Demeanor”

October 30th, 2014
"You ain't no Derek Carr, buddy."

“You ain’t no Derek Carr, buddy.”

The man some Bucs fans are missing these days, left tackle Donald Penn, weighed in with a take on leaky, sleepy Josh Freeman and Mike Glennon recently.

Of course, Joe has to share. [read more]

Big Game Coming For Mike Evans?

October 30th, 2014

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Yes, Joe was as surprised to read the following as you might be.

The Browns have the best pickoff artist in the NFL. Tashaun Gipson and his five picks lead the NFL. He has eight picks in his last 10 games and three in his past two games.

In other words, the guy is on fire. So it would help Bucs quarterback Mike Glennon to stay away from this guy. [read more]

Joe Talks Frayed Nerves, Offensive Offense, Future Focus, Warhop & More

October 30th, 2014

joemugshotIt’s Joe’s weekly podcast with silky-toned Ronnie Lane of WDAE-AM 620 and the Buccaneers Radio Network!

Joe dives into some locker-room happenings, among Bucs-Browns chatter and more. [read more]

Glennon Burying Nose In Brees Clues

October 30th, 2014
"Details, my son, details."

“Details, my son, details.”

The quarterback of the future has a little something going this week that he relishes.

You see, Mike Glennon studies loads of film and that work is a extra special when it’s a team like the Browns. But why? [read more]

Break Out The Two-Minute Offense

October 30th, 2014

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The Bucs coaching staff, in particular the offense and, of course, Lovie Smith, always talks about starting fast on offense.

But the only fast thing about the offense is how quickly it gets off the field after yet another three-and-out series in the early minutes of games.

In the second half, especially in crunch time, the offense appears to have life. [read more]

Another Call For McCown Return

October 30th, 2014

McCownGlennonAnother former Tampa Bay Buccaneer sees the Bucs aching for offense and believes Josh McCown is worth starting again.

Joe can’t believe the cries for McCown. They are illogical. [read more]