Two Bucs Ruled Out; Three Questionable

December 2nd, 2016

chris-conte-1021The Bucs’ official injury report is in leading up to Sunday’s game in sunny San Diego.

First, it’ll be the Keith Tandy show at safety. [read more]

Beware Of The Flex-Game Block

December 2nd, 2016

jerry jonesIt’s been widely reported across the nation that the Bucs-Cowboys 1 o’clock game in Dallas on Sunday, Dec. 18, is sure to be flexed to an 8:15 p.m. start on NBC.

But there is a looming wrench in the plan. [read more]

Today Through Sunday

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

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“Grimacing” Gerald

December 2nd, 2016
Practice pain today?

Practice pain today?

The beast in the belly of the Bucs’ defense, Gerald McCoy, returned to practice today after hurting his foot against the Seahawks, and ESPN’s eagle eye reporter spotted something troubling. [read more]

Hawley Complains Of Seahawk Spit In His Face

December 2nd, 2016
Center Joe Hawley needed to wash foreign saliva from his beard

Center Joe Hawley needed to wash foreign saliva from his beard

Richard Sherman was crying and hunting Kleenex at the back of the Seahawks defense Sunday, and it seems a guy in front of the Seattle defense also was acting like a toddler. [read more]

“Undisputed Focal Point”

December 2nd, 2016
High praise for Bucs receiver. (Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com)

High praise. (Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com)

It’s pretty clear by now if one had to rank the best receivers in the NFL as of the second day of December 2016, at worst, Bucs receiver Mike Evans would be No. 3. [read more]

Ali Marpet: “It’s About How We Practice”

December 2nd, 2016

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Joe can already see the smile on the face of Derrick Brooks, the iconic Hall of Fame Buccaneer who always preaches that winning is achieved daily, not just on gameday. [read more]

Kwon Savors Gas-Station Love

December 2nd, 2016
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Talks life on the streets

Folks across Tampa Bay aren’t partying like it’s 1997 (or 2007), but there’s a vibe thumping through Bucs fans that might soon emerge on a grand scale. [read more]

Sounds Like A Plan

December 2nd, 2016

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Tampa Bay’s only Hall of Fame voter, Ira Kaufman, esteemed JoeBucsFan.com columnist, finds himself San Diego dreaming today. Kaufman’s columns publish Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. His award-winning podcasts rolls Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Good old Qualcomm. [read more]

Defense Exploding

December 2nd, 2016
Kwon Alexander and the Bucs defense are on a roll.

Kwon Alexander and the Bucs defense are on a roll.

How dominant has the Bucs defense been of late? Well, so much so, their defensive rankings have skyrocketed. [read more]

Week 13 Fantasy Analysis & Matchups

December 2nd, 2016

The Todd Wright Fantasy Football Podcast is dialed in to all the Sunday and Monday games of Week 13.

If you’re new to the podcast, take a listen! Todd’s entertaining and informative. The podcast posts exclusively here on JoeBucsFan.com, and you can subscribe and listen on iTunes.

You also can hear Todd talk fantasy football with Steve Duemig every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on WDAE-AM 620. Enjoy! And check out Todd’s great golf events on his golf page.

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Blocking Bosa

December 2nd, 2016
Developing gamewrecker.

Developing gamewrecker.

One of the best stories in the NFL this season is the development of Chargers rookie defensive end Joey Bosa. [read more]

Coaches Rally To Defend GMC

December 2nd, 2016
Bucs DC salutes "elite" GMC.

Bucs DC salutes “elite” GMC.

This will make the GMC haters want to gargle Drano. [read more]

Playoff Picture Clearer, Yet Still Murky

December 2nd, 2016

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Bucs players won’t talk about it. Coaches won’t talk about it.

But when a Bucs team with a dismal past decade enters the final month of a calendar year with a winning record, playoffs are on the mind of every fan (along with a select cheerleader or two). [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

December 2nd, 2016

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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 the 2017 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Jeff Fisher not worried about getting fired. It’s a good thing Fisher is a client of the team president’s father. [NFL]

Will Darrelle Revis retire at the end of the season? [CBS Sports]

Sean Payton believes a proposed NFL minor league is a sham and nothing more than a stunt to provide extra programming content for NFL Network. Yeah, and… ? [PFT]

Former Bucs and Steelers defensive back Will Allen is not the same man as former Giants and Dolphins defensive back and Ponzi-schemer Will Allen. [CBS Pittsburgh]

Thank God: The Major League Baseball All-Star Game will no longer determine home field advantage in the World Series. [TheBigLead]

Beaver shopping. [WTSP]

Which is the real jailbird? [TheSmokingGun]

Hot Megyn Kelly has massive offer on the table from CNN. Will she bolt? Movie roles may be in play. [Drudge Report]

Rhode Island man slams car into garbage truck while Facebooking Live driving 114 MPH (with video). [630WPRO]

Calexit gaining steam but would that destroy the national Democratic Party as we currently know it? (Buh-bye massive chunk of guaranteed Democratic electoral college votes and a significant number of Democratic congressional seats.) Never mind, is it even legal? [Sacramento Bee]

President Obama laments “fake news” in interview with publication that prints fake rape stories. [Rolling Stone]

You have some 50 days to embrace the reality of President Donald Trump or otherwise seek professional counseling. [Wall Street Journal]

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Mike Martz Calls Jameis Winston “Unusual”

December 1st, 2016

jameis-1028What could be more fun than listening to legendary offensive coordinator and successful head coach Mike Martz break down America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, with (wait for it) ex-Buc and booted Tampa sports radio host Dan Sileo? [read more]

A True Home Field Advantage

December 1st, 2016

PhilipRiversFaceSo how good is iconic Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers at home?

Well, let’s just say Rivers is better than Hall of Fame Chargers QB Dan Fouts was. [read more]