And, of course, figure out when the Bucs will win their eighth game of the season. [read more]
Everyone is welcome at Joe’s draft party at Pete & Shorty’s in Clearwater, but there have been requests for reserved seating. So Joe’s making a limited number of tables available now.
Here’s the deal: Your paid reservation for four, for example, gets you a guaranteed table (before 7:45 p.m.) and four $10 gift certificates to Pete & Shorty’s. So you’re really not paying anything, just buying gift certificates you’ll use anyway.
Buy now, and you’ll get email confirmation and separate details via email within 12 hours. The Bud Light girls, Joe and former Bucs DE Steve White look forward to seeing you there.
There is no question that Phillip Rivers is an outstanding and durable quarterback. The guy hasn’t missed a start, has one losing season in nine years as a starter, and you’d be wrong if you said, “You can’t win a Super Bowl with Rivers.”
One prominent former Buccaneer wants the Bucs to listen closely if San Diego calls. [read more]
There’s no question this is one of Joe’s favorite days of the year — the day it’s finally easier to stop thinking about last season. [read more]
Jameis, Jameis, Jameis, lots of Bucs fans and observers think it’s just one big Jameis Winston
party investigation at One Buc Palace.
That’s just not true, general manager Jason Licht explained today. [read more]
Gregarious Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, sporting a red wing in his hair these days, isn’t too fond of college football.
GMC was less than enthusiastic when peppered with questions yesterday at One Buc Palace about the much-anticipated NFL draft. [read more]
Was the problem with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year all in their heads? Maybe. Joe’s open to the suggestion. Heck, if the loss of good barbecue bonding can be a factor, then anything is possible.
Lovie Smith delivered media an opening address yesterday that included an interesting identification. [read more]
Crab-legs-stealing, BB-gun-shooting, obscenity-hollering, Heisman-Trophy-winning, former national champion Jameis Winston, the pride of Florida State University, continues to look like a much better quarterback prospect than Mike Glennon.
It’s Joe’s daily nugget on the Jameis Watch, celebrating the best quarterback ever to wear No. 5 in the state of Florida. [read more]
Bucs general manager Jason Licht actually revealed his answer this morning. [read more]
Yes, the Bucs know who they are going to pick.
No, the Bucs weren’t giving out hints yesterday (though you are free to read what you will into the fact Marcus Mariota has not been seen playing cornhole on Clearwater Beach or hanging with current and ex-Bucs). [read more]
Sure, it would be great to have a bonafide, well-tested running back in the backfield this fall to take heat off rookie quarterback Jameis Winston. [read more]
Start your day with the Morning Cup of Joe from HootersCalendar.com. And don’t forget to visit HootersCalendar.com for the 2015 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.
Bucs news forthcoming.
With Philip Rivers making noise about wanting out, Chargers safety Eric Weddle joints the disgruntled claiming he is “disrespected” and won’t show up for OTAs. [NFL]
Antonio Brown wants cash from the Steelers; stays home. [BSPN]
Paranoid Reds manager Bryan Price, just days after railing that Jason Heyward is dirty, lets loose with an epic rant for the ages against Reds beat writers highlighted with some 77 f-bombs. Dude is unhinged. [Awful Announcing]
Pointed words come back to haunt Erin Andrews, as the world learned she has a jailed, druggie boyfriend. [TheBigLead]
Why is Chris Archer pitching so well? [RaysIndex]
Speaking to media today, Carter had big talk about his big new role. [read more]
It’s a tale of hookers, cash, inconspicuous police video and a Buccaneers icon. [read more]
How fitting it was that Joe asked Bucs general manager Jason Licht a question today about his pre-draft approach, and Licht’s reply included that he needs a beer. [read more]
Gerald McCoy stood on the podium at One Buc Palace today and said his teammates are not talking about the NFL Draft on their first day back to work.
Yes, the 2015 season is underway with conditioning drills and in the weight rooms. [read more]
Color Lovie Smith 100 percent impressed by one of his players — on the field and off. [read more]