Be Like Mike

May 23rd, 2015
Bucs WR Mike Evans, a former high school basketball star, still has the moves on the hardwood.

Bucs WR Mike Evans, a former Texas high school basketball star, still has the hops.

It is summertime!

Joe loves it. Time for all sorts of R&R. Warm/hot weather + scantily-clad, tanned babes and alcohol. Lots and lots of alcohol.

It’s called “living.” [read more]

“The Leadership Transfer”

May 23rd, 2015
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A former Buccaneer weighs in on Jameis Winston leading

Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, might not get in the ears and face of barbecue-yearning former Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins and demand excellence and precision. [read more]

Important Message From JoeBucsFan.com

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

joemugshotAlert!

Joe will make significant technical upgrades to JoeBucsFan.com this weekend. After the arrival of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, Joe wants more horsepower.

At one point last week, nearly 1,000 readers were visiting JoeBucsFan — at the same time! Internet publishing geeks know that’s a stunning number.

If you notice anything odd about the site this weekend (unlikely), just be patient. Joe expects super smooth sailing by Monday.

Bennett Slaps Plan; Advises Team Glazer

May 23rd, 2015

michael bennett 0126Former Bucs defensive end Michael Bennett has advice for Team Glazer.

Yes, the team that let Bennett walk for no good reason was the recipient of free counsel from Bennett himself. [read more]

BS Called On Hard Knocks Distraction

May 23rd, 2015

lovie 1110bJoe brought word of a report claiming the Bucs will not be featured on Hard Knocks, the show produced by NFL Films and HBO to give fans a reality-show look at coaches and players inside training camp.

The subject was so lively yesterday, Joe will flush out a couple of important things brushed over. [read more]

Is Jameis Pro-Ready For Hostile Home Turf?

May 23rd, 2015

JameisBuccaneers single game tickets go on sale Thursday morning. [read more]

Top 5?

May 22nd, 2015

LovieRefereeOptimism is cooking at One Buc Palace, and it has nothing to do with Jameis Winston.

Defensive numbers look good and coaches are talking, even if the last Buccaneers head coach with a winning record lectured, “Stats are for losers.” [read more]

“His Name Is Greg Schiano”

May 22nd, 2015
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Too intense?

Sometimes, Joe wonders what football people are watching or thinking when they make dumb decisions, because even a guy walking around with a white cane can see they are bad moves.

Take last year, Joe may have been the only guy locally who wrote very early and often that the offensive line of the Bucs had major question marks. [read more]

Report: Buccaneers Miss Hard Knocks Cut

May 22nd, 2015
America won't see its quarterback this summer on HBO

America won’t see its quarterback this summer on HBO

Damn, damn, damn, Joe would have loved to see the Bucs and Jameis Winston, America’s Quarterback, on HBO’s Hard Knocks this summer. [read more]

“Block Longer”

May 22nd, 2015

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Being the NFL’s eighth-best punt return team two years in a row isn’t good enough.

Lovie Smith wants Tampa Bay to recreate his Chicago magic. [read more]

What Does This Stat Mean?

May 22nd, 2015
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No quarterback faced as many blitzes per pass attempt last year than Bucs QB Mike Glennon. Turnover-prone Josh McCown wasn’t much better.

As Joe learned way back in high school, stats can be concocted to prove a point. That’s what is known as twisting numbers.

This is also why Joe doesn’t swallow whole the medicine the stat geeks pump out. Often, there is a method behind the numbers. [read more]

What Makes Lavonte David Great

May 22nd, 2015
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The making of Lavonte David.

There were few things to like about the Bucs last year. You know, 2-14?

The best thing about last year was the Bucs won the Chase for Jameis. That is the greatest memory, other than the home run draft pick of wide receiver Mike Evans. [read more]

More Uniform Hate

May 22nd, 2015

Many NFL fans in and out of Tampa Bay have thrown their hands in the air in frustration

Fashionista Paul Lukas of BSPN has revealed his annual rankings of NFL uniforms. Lukas does not like the Bucs’, which debuted last year.

Joe is a traditionalist and doesn’t like weirdo uniforms (oh, and this just in: Oregon, for example, doesn’t have uniforms, it has costumes. If you have two or more color schemes in road or home gear, you don’t have uniforms. Please consult Merriam-Webster for the definition of “uniform.” There is nothing “uniform” about Oregon’s gear.). [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

May 22nd, 2015

HC201560Start 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.

So a seal walks into a bar. Seriously. [LATimes.com]

Brazilian Panthers fans believe Luke Kuechly is God. [Black & Blue Review]

Scalper market has nosebleed Lightning tickets for tonight starting at $176.00. [StubHub]

Drew Brees likes Saints’ third-round rookie QB. [Times-Picayune]

Money geeks show Tampa Bay sports market is stretched thin. [Rays Index]

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“He Wasn’t Very Good”

May 21st, 2015

Evans2One year and one day ago, Joe remembers standing in the sweltering heat of Bucs spring practice when Mike Jenkins soared in the air for an interception a couple yards from Joe. [read more]

“That Has To Rankle Somebody”

May 21st, 2015
Was Charles Sims forced to play too early from an injury or was he simply over-hyped?

Was Charles Sims forced to play too early from an injury or was he simply over-hyped?

It is the chicken-or-the-egg theory with Bucs’ running attack, or lack thereof last year.

As a team, Tampa Bay only ran for 1,375 yards. In. A. Season.

Doug Martin was hurt and ran with his head down, for the most part, and tried to bowl over linebackers making little effort to be evasive. Charles Sims — let’s be brutally honest here — was either over-hyped or forced to play too early coming back from a bad wheel, or both. Bobby Rainey found himself in Lovie Smith’s doghouse and never found the exit. [read more]

A Bolts Life

May 21st, 2015

gerald mccoy 0916Contrary to popular opinion, Joe ventures from the JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters and enjoys what the Tampa Bay area has to offer outside of football, Hooters and Hooters Calendar shoots.

And Joe’s travels this morning revealed a town that had no use for football. [read more]

Insurance Companies Love Personal Injury Settlement Mills

May 21st, 2015

Joe learned a lot about what it means to have an attorney who fights for your rights — and what it means to use one of those law firms that are highly advertised personal injury settlement mills.

Check out the informative blog linked above to learn how settlement mills work to mass produce the settlement of claims.