VIDEO: Jumpin’ Vincent Jackson

July 29th, 2016

VincentJacksonMr. Vincent Jackson, a gigantic X-factor in the Buccaneers’ season, looked like one healthy cat at training camp yesterday, after a very restful spring with many days off.

Here’s a peek: [read more]

Building Trust – With An Eye On Leaving

July 29th, 2016

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JoeBucsFan.com columnist eye-RAH Kaufman, the Custodian of Canton, caught up with newcomer veteran Bucs linebacker Daryl Smith to explore the Mike Smith-Dirk Koetter team. Daryl Smith, a veteran of 174 NFL games, was a key figure on the Jaguars’ 2007 playoff team led by Koetter, Mike Smith and Jack Del Rio. [read more]

Jameis Talks GMC Sitdown

July 29th, 2016
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Jameis explains his sitdown with GMC.

Two days ago, Gerald McCoy shocked Bucs fandom when he said he and America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, had a “private conversation” and the team now thoroughly belongs to Jameis.

GMC wouldn’t offer too much of what was said in the sitdown but yesterday, but Jameis let a few details out. [read more]

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Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Sunday, July 31 will feature your Buccaneers in pads practicing real football for the first time all summer.

Watch them at One Buc Palace via a chauffeured luxury minibus and enjoy the best damn lunch around. Grab your seat at TrainingCampExpress.com.

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All Eyes On Jameis

July 29th, 2016
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Jameis discusses his second year with Dirk Koetter.

It’s the same. Yet it’s new. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

July 29th, 2016

hooters 20160412Start your day with the Morning Cup of Joe from HootersCalendar.com. And don’t forget to visit HootersCalendar.com for the 2016 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Warren Sapp chomped by a shark. [Instagram]

Orlando man pinched for meth until lab study showed evidence was instead Krispy Kreme crumbs. [Miami Herald]

Browns will soon name starting quarterback. [NFL]

Paris Hilton claims she is a target of ISIS. Joe’s pretty sure those animals have bigger and better people to maim and torture. [Daily Mail]

Biggest NFL offseason moves. [BSPN]

Intelligence officials hint they may know who hacked Hillary’s e-mails but won’t say. Hhhmmm… maybe it wasn’t Russian strongman Vladimir Putin… or Donald Trump? [Yahoo! News]

Is Google rigging its search engine to prevent folks from searching “Donald Trump?” [NBC4I]

“Next Man Up” is a fairy tale (sort of like Kenny Bell). [BalzerFootball]

What sort of (good) history did the Rays pull off this week? [JoeRaysFan]

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Joe Wrestles With The Big Dog On Receivers, Plus Training Camp Observations, O-Line Depth, Brent Grimes Conversation & More

July 28th, 2016
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Steve Duemig grapples with Joe

Joe jumped back in the steel cage with the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig of WDAE-AM 620.

The action was in midseason form from the opening bell.

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Mike Smith: Radio-Ready

July 28th, 2016

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Interesting nugget from Day 1 of training camp was new defensive coordinator Mike Smith going straight to the radio play call from the opening whistle and all day long. That’s hardly routine across the NFL.

Plenty more from practice in Joe’s full notes and observations below. Scroll on down.

Video & Quotes: Vernon Hargreaves’ First Day

July 28th, 2016
The Bucs' first-round pick flashes his skills

The Bucs’ first-round pick flashes his skills

The Buccaneers’ first-round pick checked in with Joe after his first-ever training camp practice this morning. [read more]

VIDEO: Todd Monken Demanding With Receivers

July 28th, 2016

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Great look here at Buccaneers wide receivers coach/offensive coordinator Todd Monken in action this morning at One Buc Palace.

Joe has noticed a pet peeve of Monken’s: running a weak-ass route without sharp cuts. [read more]

Day 1 Training Camp Notes & Observations

July 28th, 2016

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Joe is your eyes and ears at training camp. The Bucs came out with loads of energy, though it was just an underwear football (no pads) session for Day 1. Here’s your need-to-know. [read more]

Uphill Fight Of Brandon Myers

July 28th, 2016
Bucs TE Brandon Myers fighting for a gig.

Bucs TE Brandon Myers fighting for a gig.

By and large, depending on who and when you speak with folks at One Buc Palace, your top three tight ends on the roster are Cameron Brate, Luke Stocker and tweety Austin Seferian-Jenkins. [read more]

Noah Spence Sheds Impressive Light On Offseason Workouts With Gerald McCoy

July 28th, 2016
What does Noah Spence say about offseason training with Gerald McCoy? Joe has the answer.

What does Noah Spence say about offseason training with Gerald McCoy? Joe has the answer.

Gerald McCoy spoke yesterday about training this summer with rookie defensive end Noah Spence. It was Spence who asked to train with McCoy, whose offseason regimen is well known and intense.

Today, Joe asked Spence about that time together. [read more]

No Trash Talk For Verner

July 28th, 2016
Had a helluva practice today.

Had a helluva practice today.

If there was a star of practice aside from Russell Shepard and Kenny Bell (yup, when Kenny Bell shines, you know the Bucs are still in underwear football), it was easily cornerback Alterraun Verner. [read more]

“Von Miller Who?”

July 28th, 2016
Rookie defensive end Noah Spence got an earful at One Buc Palace.

Rookie defensive end Noah Spence got an earful at One Buc Palace.

Bucs rookie Noah Spence is a very laid back kind of guy, at least what he’s shown to media and fans so far.

Joe talked to Spence after practice today for a while, with an interesting interruption mixed in. [read more]

“Next Man Up” Is A Fraud

July 28th, 2016

Introducing BalzerFootball.com!

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So you thought it was cool when Joe added the Custodian of Canton, eye-RAH! Kaufman, to the JoeBucsFan.com family full-time? Now Joe’s got another Pro Football Hall of Fame voter grinding away daily.

What other website has two members of the Hall of Fame selection committee in the mix? There are only 46 voters in the country!

His name is Howard Balzer, and he’s an iconic member in the world of NFL media. You hear him hosting at least weekly on SiriusXM NFL Radio, and Balzer has a 40-year history covering the league inside and out for all kinds of national outlets — print, TV and radio.

At the new BalzerFootball.com, Howard will offer unique perspective daily on all things NFL, like only he can. Get your wall-to-wall Buccaneers coverage here from Joe, and then slide over to get diverse NFL takes from a polished observer like Balzer. Joe especially liked Howard’s offering this morning, calling out the popular “next man up” coachspeak as fraudulent.