Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

March 2nd, 2015

hooters 2015.0302Start 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.

Bucs news forthcoming.

Top 101 free agents. [NFL]

Could Snapchat bring down the mighty NFL? [Business Insider]

Google now supports free porn. [Yahoo! News]

YouTube is losing money. [ABC News]

Dirtbag is the 51st best player in MLB. [RaysIndex]

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Barren Roster

March 2nd, 2015

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Hopefully, one of the things that the braintrust of the Bucs can solve is the depth on the roster. There is no depth. Hell, there’s barely enough for a starting-22. [read more]

Barbecue Time! Maybe.

March 1st, 2015

logan mankins 0917Bucs beat writer Rick Stroud was busy Twittering today that barbecue-yearning guard Logan Mankins and Vincent Jackson will return to the Buccaneers in 2015.

Joe would caution that things change quickly in the NFL (see Darrelle Revis in March 2014). [read more]

ASJ Needs To Stay On The Field

March 1st, 2015

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So when the Bucs bring in Jameis Winston, it is all set up for him to be successful. He’s got Vincent Jackson to throw to. He has Mike Evans to throw to, which makes Joe just drool.

But what about a third receiver? [read more]

Jameis Watch: The Godfather Shift

March 1st, 2015
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Team Mariota picks up a big name

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 and Josh McCown.

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]

Awaiting Jon Beason?

March 1st, 2015

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If Tampa Bay wants a talented, experienced 4-3 middle linebacker, a guy who is a huge personality and an even bigger leadership presence, then the Bucs will be quick to sniff Jon Beason, if/when he becomes a salary cap cut of the Giants next week. [read more]

Simeon Rice: Hall Of Famer?

March 1st, 2015

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We all know former Bucs great Warren Sapp used to bellow from the mountain top that his fellow Hall of Fame member Michael Strahan was overrated and may not be worthy of his bust in Canton.

(By the way, Sapp has been really quiet since he last appeared on the NFL Network, hasn’t he?) [read more]

Middle Linebacker Crop Is Weak

February 28th, 2015

lovie 1110bSo who’s going to play middle linebacker for the Buccaneers?

Likely soon-to-be free agent Mason Foster is not that ideal cover guy Lovie Smith needs. [read more]

Why McCown May Improve With Browns

February 28th, 2015

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So the Browns have signed aging, journeyman backup quarterback Josh McCown to a three-year deal, in part, for leadership skills.

Never mind that his leadership skills are why the Bucs are in position to draft his successor, Jameis Winston, with the first pick overall. [read more]

Report: Bucs Didn’t Shop Vincent Jackson Or Ask Him For Pay Cut

February 28th, 2015

lovie and lichtCBS Sports reported this week that the Buccaneers were trying to cut Vincent Jackson’s pay.

This morning, Mike Florio has published a firm statement claiming that’s silly talk and the Bucs love Jackson. [read more]

Names Identified For Winston Or Mariota Support

February 28th, 2015

sean payton 1224You want names?

You want to know exactly who NFL coaches and general managers prefer when it comes to Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston?

Joe’s got names. [read more]

Marcus Arroyo Lands New Gig

February 28th, 2015

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When ill-suited Marcus Arroyo was only days into his gig as de facto-offensive coordinator, after Jeff Tedford became sick last year, Bucs fans were hoping above hope Arroyo would get hired away by anyone — IBM, Apple, Bank of America, Sears, Burger King. [read more]

Josh McCown Joins Johnny Football

February 27th, 2015
Tears of joy today for Josh McCown

Tears of joy today for Josh McCown

It’s a match made in Texas.

Tears will be flowing tonight.

Former Bucs non-savior quarterback Josh McCown has signed with Cleveland — a three-year deal — and will join rehabbing Johnny Football and the seven-win Browns. [read more]

More Words On Potential Hawk Exit

February 27th, 2015

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Sometimes Bucs fans are more anxious to get rid of players than add players to the roster. Just yesterday, Joe got two questions on Twitter, “Why hasn’t [insert player] been cut yet?” or “Why is [insert player] still on this team?”

What’s the rush? The season doesn’t start for six months. [read more]

Why Not Ted Ginn?

February 27th, 2015

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For a variety of reasons, the return game of the Bucs has been anemic since “Run Micheal Run” Spurlock left the team. Historically, the Bucs have been impotent in scoring touchdowns on kickoff returns. [read more]

Harry Douglas Is Highly Unlikely

February 27th, 2015

The world of Twitter this morning makes it sound like a mad rush for Buccaneers tickets would happen if the Bucs signed just-cut, former Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas.

Don’t count on it. [read more]

Recent History Good For Bucs’ Future

February 27th, 2015
A turnaround on the horizon?

A turnaround on the horizon?

How many ways can someone describe a trainwreck? Joe has run out of adjectives to explain the garbage that was the 2014 Buccaneeers.

Offense was bad enough to induce vomiting. Defense was a bad horror movie. [read more]

Report: Mariota Has “Sponsors” At One Buc

February 27th, 2015

MariotaJoe’s a big admirer of NFL Network’s 1a draft guru Daniel Jeremiah, the former Ravens, Browns and Eagles scout, and an ex-college quarterback.

Jeremiah does loads of homework and has all kinds of sources, from his former scouting colleagues to the access he gets as a league employee. [read more]