Jason Licht Channels Joe Namath

July 24th, 2014

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Right now for Bucs fans, thinking of the offensive line is enough to induce chugging bottles of Mylanta. It makes Joe thirsty, too, but not for a chalky indigestion elixir.

The Bucs, as of 6 p.m. last night, fully expected hobbled guard Carl Nicks to show up today. He didn’t; he has an excused absence to tend to a family issue. Nicks, as we all know by now, has a bum foot, specifically a bum toe, and has played sparingly since coming to the Bucs in 2012. [read more]

How Hurt Players Help Teammates

July 24th, 2014
Bucs coach Lovie Smith explained how he turned negatives into positives this spring.

Lovie Smith explained how he turned negatives into positives this spring

Players not able to participate in practices, OTAs or minicamp? Fans just go absolutely bananas. “Cut him! He can’t hack it!” the fans scream.

Of course, Bucs coach Lovie Smith would want players to participate in all workouts and. Rather than dwelling on the negative if guys are sidelined, Lovie believes he can turn a negative into a positive, so he said this afternoon while addressing the local pen and mic club at One Buc Palace. [read more]

Three Named In No. 3 Receiver Competition

July 24th, 2014

chris owusu 070Tampa Bay has a pile of receivers on the training camp roster, 13 to be exact, make that 14 if you count the man who could be the best receiver on the roster.

But general manager Jason Licht only served up three names when asked a question about the competition for the No. 3 receiver position. [read more]

Nicks Is A No-Show For Training Camp

July 24th, 2014

carl nicks 0107Lovie Smith says Carl Nicks is excused for personal reasons today, the start of Bucs training camp. Things come up in life, said the head coach. “It doesn’t concern me,” Lovie said.

This surely comes as a surprise. [read more]

The Long Walk To Start Camp

July 24th, 2014

It was right about dawn and Joe wasn’t sure if Gerald McCoy had just gotten out of bed or was being gangsta when he showed up at One Buc Palace in a stylish red robe. Somewhere, Joe Namath was jealous.

Bucs players made the long, tortured walk from their cars and white team-sponsored passenger vans to One Buc Palace, knowing what the end of the walk means. [read more]

The Countdown: Worst 20 Buccaneers Of The Past 10 Years — No. 1

July 24th, 2014

The dubious countdown is over. And the winner/loser was known for playing very, very scared.

After a couple of weeks of clobbering Tampa Bay fans by dredging up their worst nightmares of the past 10 years, Joe is finished.

Final judgment day is here.

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Carl Nicks And The Bucs

July 24th, 2014
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Bucs GM Jason Licht spoke about the status of G Carl Nicks yesterday.

Yes, the subject of the week is Carl Nicks and that ugly toe of his. This even seemed to surpass the fact the Bucs were reporting for training camp.

Yesterday, after his town hall meeting hosted by Joe’s good friend, “The Big Dog,” Steve Duemig, heard live on WDAE-AM 620 and held before a studio audience at Clear Channel Tampa headquarters, Licht spoke to reporters about Nicks’ status. [read more]

“I Owe It To This Team”

July 24th, 2014
Da'Quan Bowers was candid and confident this morning reporting to training camp

Da’Quan Bowers was candid and confident this morning reporting to training camp

Fresh off playing good citizen for an intoxicated lady, and getting called out by his general manager, embattled Bucs defensive end Da’Quan Bowers was one of the early arrivals to Bucs training camp this morning.

Always a pretty mellow guy, Bowers was talking a big game at One Buc Palace. [read more]

They’re Back!

July 24th, 2014
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Josh McCown offered a take on Bucs fans this morning.

Sun was rising at One Buc Palace this morning as the latest edition of the Buccaneers, Lovie Smith’s Buccaneers, arrived to start the 2014 season.

Team leader and starting quarterback Josh McCown was among those who spoke to Joe and assembled media. [read more]

Nightmare On Dale Mabry Highway

July 24th, 2014

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Bucs players are filing into One Buc Palace this very moment. Of course Joe will have updates as you can expect.

As we find out today if Carl Nicks still has two feet (and presumably, 10 toes), the memories of the Nightmare on Dale Mabry Highway, otherwise known as the rancid 2013 season, are finally fading away.

A new era is about to dawn. Where this leads us, who knows? [read more]

Battle Percolating At D-Tackle, Licht Says

July 24th, 2014
Akeem Spence has kept his foot on the gas, says the Bucs GM, who was not referencing Spence's recent ticket for going 100+ miles per hour.

Akeem Spence hasn’t “taken his foot off the gas,” says the Bucs GM, who was not referencing Spence’s recent ticket for driving 100+ miles per hour.

Now this is interesting. Damn, Joe is fired up for training camp.

Lovie Smith is on record saying his nose tackle must be a pass rusher first. Run-stuffers need not apply on Lovie’s watch. [read more]

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July 24th, 2014

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Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

July 24th, 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.

Did Mike Ditka kill a peacock? [TheBigLead]

Bob Stoops unloads on Nick Saban. Come’on Nick, just admit you lost, will ya? [CBS Sports]

Naked hamburglar seems like he’s preparing for one helluva party. [News-Press]

If you are diving for golf balls in Florida, you better expect to get chomped. [UPI]

Jose Molina’s crackers. [RaysIndex]

Jason Licht’s Pre-Camp Chat

July 23rd, 2014

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Tampa Bay general manager Jason Licht sat down for an hour this evening to talk all things Bucs. [read more]