O-Line Haters/Doug Martin Apologists

December 15th, 2017

Data dooms.

So, for those who still cling to the fantasy that all of Doug Martin’s ills running the ball is due to the offensive line, the folks at NFL Films provide evidence to the contrary. [read more]

All Things Week 15, Bucs “Unwatchability” & More On The Free Stretch

December 14th, 2017

Episode 15 of The Free Stretch with Bobby Fenton is on fire on the JoeBucsFan.com Podcast Network. And it’s there for you on iTunes and Google PlayListen or download above. Always fun and insightful.

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Bobby (@bobbygameday) has hosted The Free Stretch on a variety of platforms and Tampa Bay area radio stations over the years dating back to 2006, and has also done a national show on Sporting News Radio.

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Four Bucs Didn’t Practice; Two Bucs Returned

December 14th, 2017

Out

Bad news on the Tampa Bay practice field today, and a little good news. Maybe. [read more]

Koetter “In Danger”

December 14th, 2017

Uber insder Mike Florio weighs in

More national hot seat talk. [read more]

Aaron Rodgers, Pats-Steelers Hesitations, A Very Dirty Dozen & More

December 14th, 2017

The bonus podcasts for the Fantasy Football Playoffs keep coming. Today, Todd gives you the wasteland of the NFL when it comes to teams who have basically only one offensive position player of fantasy significance. This dozen really is dirty. Todd continues to discuss your Aaron Rodgers related options for this weekend as well as offering tangible evidence to support any lineup hesitations you have because of the huge Patriots-Steelers matchup. Remember, listen to the podcast and then follow up with Todd via email at [email protected] with any additional questions.

Click above to listen or download, or at iTunes or Google Play. And now at Podbean!

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“We’re Planning On Playing A Lot Better Than We Did The Last Time”

December 14th, 2017

Mike Smith may be the Tampa Bay version of dead coach walking, but he still has a pulse, as well as a unique opportunity before him. [read more]

Gerald McCoy Says He Might Play Monday

December 14th, 2017

Gerald McCoy speaks

UPDATED 3:31 p.m. – Those Gerald McCoy tears on the sidelines after a biceps injury against the Lions four days ago may soon turn to smiles. [read more]

Ira Talks Rapoport Omission, Gruden-Or-Bust Thinking, Rebuilding Defense, Potential Jameis-Gruden Clash, Covering Julio Jones, Predictions, Tells A Great Sapp Story, And More

December 14th, 2017

Ira goes deep and long today in a thoughtful and fiery look with Joe at various states of the Buccaneers. (Thanks to Hooters of Port Richey for hosting the Sage of Tampa Bay sports!) Tune in right here, or at iTunes, Google Play or Podbean.com. The Ira Kaufman Podcast keeps you informed and entertained every Tuesday & Thursday — and there is no offseason. Click or download above. It’s free and easy. Enjoy!

“I Absolutely Stand By What I Was Told By Several People Informed Of The Situation”

December 14th, 2017

Arrows keep flying at the head coach and his QB

Dirk Koetter and America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, claim NFL Network super insider Ian Rapoport spread a steaming pile of BS about them to the nation on Sunday morning.

Today, Rapoport doubled down on his claim and shed more light. [read more]

Cautious With Jameis

December 14th, 2017

Beware Jameis.

Team Glazer is walking onto thin ice. [read more]

Friction Is Good

December 14th, 2017

NFL history suggests friction is normal between a QB and coach.

So, yeah, the NFL world is still buzzing from Ian Rapoport reporting Sunday on NFL Network that there is rancor between America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, and Bucs coach Dirk Koetter. [read more]

Gutless Defense

December 14th, 2017

Sad third-and-long numbers.

It’s enough for Joe to chug Prestone. [read more]

Dirk Koetter No. 6

December 14th, 2017

Warm seat.

It is that time of the year. You can smell it in the air (no, not the bathrooms at the Den of Depression.) [read more]

What Is Jameis Winston? Why Isn’t He Where We Expected?

December 13th, 2017

This week, Jeff and Tom hash it out. What is Jameis? What can Jameis be? Why isn’t he where we all expected him to be? It gets heated! But as the offseason looms and another last place finish is all but assured, it’s time for a self-examination. ScuttleBucs… buckle up!

Presented by Fan Retreat, The ScuttleBucs podcast is right here every Wednesday afternoon on JoeBucsFan.com, hosted by Jeff Cameron and Tom Lang, powerhouse personalities and lifelong Bucs fans at ESPN Tallahassee, 97.9 FM.

The ScuttleBucs can be found at Google Play, Podbean and iTunes. It rebroadcasts Sundays on ESPN Tallahassee from 11 a.m. to noon.

Listen or download above. Read more about The ScuttleBucs below.

Of course, many of you know Cameron is the namesake of “The Jeff Cameron Show.” Joe has been a guest with Cameron for years and Cameron is a personal friend of Jameis Winston. [read more]

Hall Of Fame Voter (Not Ira): Jameis Looks Like The Next Josh Freeman

December 13th, 2017

D. Orlando Ledbetter

When it comes to Falcons football, there is one giant authoritative voice. It’s Hall of Fame voter and beat writer D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. [read more]

Lingering Loss

December 13th, 2017

Pulse of team.

A positive sign for Dirk Koetter in an otherwise depressing, where-will-they-draft final month of the season. [read more]

One Concern Looms Above All Others

December 13th, 2017

Ira Kaufman is the most beloved, revered and esteemed Buccaneers columnist in town. He has hung his hat at JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters since July 2016. Tampa Bay’s only Pro Football Hall of Fame voter, Ira busts out columns here every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and his award winning podcasts fire Tuesdays and Thursdays. You can also see Ira every football Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on FOX-13, Scott Smith’s Tailgate Sunday.

BY IRA KAUFMAN

So many things have gone awry for the 2017 Buccaneers, it’s fruitless to try and list them all in one column.

Great expectations have given way to feeble reality as the Bucs slog their way toward an offseason that will likely be marked by significant changes. But of all the sub-plots lurking at One Buc Place, one story line carries the most weight. [read more]

Koetter: Fan Questions Are Better Than Media’s

December 13th, 2017

Since it’s Jon Gruden week at One Buc Palace in advance of Chucky’s Ring Of Honor induction on Monday night, here’s one thing Chucky didn’t do when he was head coach — and something he should consider if he ever is one again. [read more]