Tracking “Triggers,” Jameis-Style

May 24th, 2016
America's Quarterback talks defense

America’s Quarterback talks defense

Two weeks ago, defensive coordinator Mike Smith spoke of how he is relying on America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, to help him defensively.

Today, Joe asked Jameis whether he’s had other defensive coaches do the same thing. [read more]

Bucs Lose 2020 Super Bowl To South Florida In Head-To-Head Vote

May 24th, 2016


It was a rough afternoon for the Tampa Bay region at the NFL Owners Meetings in Charlotte. [read more]

“Really, Bro?”

May 24th, 2016

DonovanSmithmugJoe really didn’t mean to get under left tackle Donovan Smith’s skin today. [read more]

Time Management Includes Helmets

May 24th, 2016
Giving players a break.

Giving players a break.

If fans come out to morning practices for training camp, don’t be shocked if you see the Bucs practicing without helmets. [read more]

Gametime Not Right Time

May 24th, 2016
Practicing under the afternoon Florida sun not wise in the long run, Bucs coach believes.

Practicing under the afternoon Florida sun not wise in the long run, Bucs coach believes.

Two of the last three Bucs head coaches were big proponents of using the Florida heat to their advantage.

Problem was, Dirk Koetter believes, preparing for gametime in the gametime heat is a disadvantage. [read more]

“Look At How They Carry Themselves On The Field”

May 24th, 2016


It’s May. It’s underwear football. So he does Dirk Koetter evaluate the progress of his giant stable of second-year players? [read more]

“We’re Going To Practice In The Morning”

May 24th, 2016

Training camp faithful can rejoice

Get ready to call in to work late, or mow down a weekend breakfast at One Buc Palace this summer. [read more]

“I Promise You I Have High Expectations”

May 24th, 2016

The Bucs were back on the practice field today. Phase 3 of OTAs kicked off. Above, Gerald McCoy and new defensive end talk Robert Ayers talked tactics.

Head coach Dirk Koetter tipped a cap to his defensive capitalizing on offensive mistakes this afternoon.

Koetter liked picks by Kwon Alexander and Brent Grimes. [read more]

“I See A Guy That’s Polished”

May 24th, 2016
High praise from a Bucs icon

High praise from a Bucs icon

We already learned from Ronde Barber that he’s a trusted comrade in the Buccaneers’ front office, one with extreme access and a little influence.

Therefore, Barber’s recent breakdown of second-round pick Noah Spence is especially noteworthy. [read more]

Visit The Ed Morse Truck Team

May 24th, 2016

Absolutely you must head to Joe’s friends at Ed Morse Auto Plaza — online, on the phone or in person.

Joe’s bought his last two vehicles from the Ed Morse family of Tampa Bay dealerships, family-owned and celebrating their 70th anniversary this year. Make Ed Morse your next stop.


“Maybe An 8-8 Team This Year”

May 24th, 2016

Big-name voice and ex-player weighs in.

It’s not easy finding a legitimate NFL analyst who thinks the Bucs will lose more than they win this season.

And another big name has weighed in. [read more]

Tampa Super Bowl Might Be Long Wait

May 24th, 2016

tampa super bowl

NFL owners are convening in Charlotte this week for meetings, and among many other boring items on the agenda, is awarding future Super Bowl sites, specifically Super Bowls in February of 2019, 2020 and 2021. [read more]

Practice Battles Start Today

May 24th, 2016
Who can beat Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes?

Who will beat Pro Bowl cornerback Brent Grimes?

Almost meaningless underwear football season is in full swing at One Buc Palace, but the good stuff really heats up this morning. [read more]

Discontent With ASJ?

May 24th, 2016
asj, Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Rumors go national.

Rumors are not just whispered, but they’re flying around NFL circles that Bucs tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins may not be your starting tight end when training camp starts. [read more]


May 24th, 2016
Can Noah Spence fill the void at defensive end?

Can Noah Spence fill the void at defensive end?

Do the Bucs have strengths? Sure, at quarterback, at running back, probably at wide receiver if the wind blows right, and probably at offensive line. [read more]

Morning Cup Of Joe From

May 24th, 2016


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A 22-week NFL season (not a 22-game schedule)? [SI]

One beer too many? Derek Carr thinks Khalil Mack will have 30 sacks this fall. [NFL]

The most dangerous city in the USA is… [Safewise]

Best NFL defensive playcallers. [BSPN]

Jim Harbaugh on football safety: “Unaggressive and afraid” is bad. [MLive]

Donald Trump climbing in polls. Is Bernie the culprit? [ABC News]

Steve Geltz has been Geltzed. [JoeRaysFan]