Your 2015 Buccaneers Schedule

April 21st, 2015

gerald mccoy 0916Call your travel agents. Prepare your Hillsborough Community College tailgates. Make your bye week plans.

And, of course, figure out when the Bucs will win their eighth game of the season. [read more]

Joe Talks Schedule Frenzy, Rivers Watch, Bucs Mindset, Peterson Dealing & More

April 21st, 2015

joe_mug_shotThe JoeBucsFan Hour was a lively affair today, as Joe joined the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620.

Joe stood up for hardcore fans, and more. [read more]

Reserved Draft Party Seating Available Now!

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

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.

Draft Party Reserved Seats – Pete & Shorty’s Clearwater, 4/30/15


“Ears Are Wide Open”

April 21st, 2015


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]

National Holiday At 8 P.M. Tonight

April 21st, 2015

BucsfansThere’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]

Jason Licht: Mariota Got “Almost” Equal Time

April 21st, 2015


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]

GMC: Bucs Would Throttle Ohio State

April 21st, 2015


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]

Operation “Championship Mentality”

April 21st, 2015

Lovie Smith explains

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]

Jameis Watch: “Winston Is Better”

April 21st, 2015

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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]

How Many Potential Picks Can Make The Team?

April 21st, 2015

robert herron 0815The question in the headline is a good one for the personnel gurus and geniuses at One Buc Palace.

Bucs general manager Jason Licht actually revealed his answer this morning. [read more]

“There Is No Benefit”

April 21st, 2015

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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]

No Need To Get Excited

April 21st, 2015
Adrian Peterson's agent got Bucs fans worked up last night on Instagram.

Adrian Peterson’s agent got Bucs fans worked up last night on Instagram.

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]

Morning Cup Of Joe From

April 21st, 2015

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Start your day with the Morning Cup of Joe from And don’t forget to visit 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]


Captain Carter?

April 20th, 2015

CarterBucsNew Bucs middle linebacker Bruce Carter expects to command the Tampa Bay defense and wear the infamous green-dot helmet.

Speaking to media today, Carter had big talk about his big new role. [read more]

Ring Of Dishonor

April 20th, 2015

warren sapp 0202It’s a tale of hookers, cash, inconspicuous police video and a Buccaneers icon. [read more]

Jason Licht Says He Needs A Beer

April 20th, 2015

jason licht 0313How 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]

Bucs Players Aren’t Talking About The Draft

April 20th, 2015
Don't ask Gerald McCoy about the draft

Don’t ask Gerald McCoy about the draft

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]

Lovie Smith: Liked Everything He Said

April 20th, 2015

lovie 0912Color Lovie Smith 100 percent impressed by one of his players — on the field and off. [read more]

“Not A Surprise To Us”

April 20th, 2015


Bucs general manager Jason Licht talked about the Jameis Winston lawsuit today, and not just the fact that it exists. [read more]