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An Exclusive Bucs Xs And Os Breakdown By Super Scout Chris Landry & LandryFootball.com

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

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Joe’s proud to continue his partnership with LandryFootball.com, run by former NFL personnel man Chris Landry, who has worked as an assistant coach and scout for Bill Belichick, coordinator of the Titans scouting department, among other positions in pro and college football.

Landry will be providing an exclusive podcast for JoeBucsFan.com readers, which you can enjoy here every Tuesday evening. (more…)

“Not Really Looking Forward To That”

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

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The Bucs had — and still have — plenty of money under the 2014 salary cap available.

But one of Lovie Smith’s favorite NFL players, a guy he doesn’t want to face Thursday in Atlanta, plays for the Falcons. (more…)

Joe Talks Invisible Dunkaneers, McCown Confidence, Failed Blitzes, Play Calls & More

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

joemugshotJoe’s fiery “JoeBucsFan Hour” in the top-rated Steve Duemig show on WDAE-AM 620 was its usual fun time tonight.

Joe hit on all kinds of topics on both sides of the ball. (more…)

Not Many Reps For Dane Fletcher

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
Despite starting Thursday, MLB Dane Fletcher will get about the same amount of practice reps as he usually does because of the short week.

Despite starting Thursday, MLB Dane Fletcher will get about the same amount of practice reps as he usually does because of the short week.

A backup’s life in the NFL means you better know your s(p)it if you are called on in the middle of a game. That is where reserve middle linebacker Dane Fletcher found himself in when Mason Foster dislocated his shoulder Sunday.

Bucs defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier noted today that despite Fletcher being set to start Thursday night in Atlanta, Fletcher is getting about the same amount of reps this week. (more…)

“Bad Blood” Between Falcons And Bucs

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

LavontetrainingcampLavonte David might be the most peaceful mellow guy Joe has met who is not smoking pot or popping downers.

David is a calm, reasoned, level-headed, polite but intense guy. (more…)

“I Don’t Know What He’d Call”

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Tedford rightFor those who believe Jeff Tedford is secretly in the ear of quarterbacks coach Marcus Arroyo calling plays, that’s just not the case.

In fact, today Arroyo said he doesn’t know what Jeff Tedford would call. (more…)

Joe Joins Steve Duemig At 5 P.M. On WDAE-AM 620/95.3 FM

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

The “JoeBucsFan Hour” with the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, Steve Duemig, should be quite lively at 5 p.m. on WDAE-AM 620/95.3 FM. Tune in, or listen live online at 620wdae.com.

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Frustrated? Alterraun Verner Is, Too

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
Bucs CB Alterraun Verner is expecting a battle Wednesday night.

Bucs CB Alterraun Verner is expecting a battle Thursday night.

Joe wrote Sunday night how outraged left tackle Anthony Collins was with the nutkick of a loss to a slug third-string neverbeen Lambs quarterback.

It seemed there are a good many Bucs fans out there that don’t think Bucs employees are as upset as they are. Not true. They just don’t show their emotions.

Take cornerback Alterraun Verner. He had all sorts of teams he could have signed with this past offseason. He chose the Bucs partly because of Lovie Smith, partly because he bought in to what Lovie was selling. (more…)

Luke McCown Offers Advice

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

“Call your brother, Luke. Help the guy out.”

Former Chucky quarterback project Luke McCown now backs up Saints legend Drew Brees. The 0-2 Saints opened the season in Atlanta, where Tampa Bay plays on Thursday night.

So Joe thought he’d ask Josh McCown, Luke’s older brother, whether he’s getting some family assistance this week. (more…)

McCoy’s Hand Wasn’t Wrapped

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

RevisMcCoyProBowlA rather somber Gerald McCoy chatted with media on the locker room of One Buc Palace today about his broken left hand.

Joe found it interesting that the mighty hand was not wrapped. Not even a Band-Aid. (more…)

Michael Johnson “Will Try And Practice”

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

michael johnson 0805Updated 2:05 p.m.: There’s hope for big-money free agent Michael Johnson, at least hope that he’ll practice today and play on Thursday night.

That’s the latest from Leslie Frazier, who talked to media this afternoon at One Buc Palace. (more…)

“Fine-Tooth Comb” Used On McCown

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

josh mccown 0812De facto offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo spoke to media today at One Buc Palace and explained how deep the process was of selecting Josh McCown as a free agent starting quarterback.

Arroyo talked about how he, as quarterbacks coach, along with other staff, studied every last available free agent QB. (more…)

“The Quarterback Has To Run The Football”

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
Lovie Smith shared some of his quarterback philosophy last night. It didn't seem to bode well for Mike Glennon's future.

Lovie Smith shared some of his quarterback philosophy last night. It didn’t seem to bode well for Mike Glennon’s future.

The Mike Glennon Mob might not want to hear what Lovie Smith said last night. (more…)

Nursing Home Neglect Should Never Happen

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Click through below to learn more about the experience of local attorneys Sam Harden and Brett Metcalf.

Nursing home neglect should never happen.

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Here Are Some Analytics For Ya

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

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Bucs coach Lovie Smith professes to be a stats guy, an analytics kind of guy. And the Bucs even hired a guru to lead a growing department that only crunches numbers and works Excel spreadsheets.

Since Sunday, Bucs fans are still griping about a run called on 3rd-and-7 from the Lambs’ 9-yard line. (more…)

Lovie: Blitzing Was Needed But Not Working

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

lovie 0912Ask Greg Schiano why he blitzed, and danced and stunted so often on the defensive line , and the former Bucs commander will tell you it was because he didn’t believe his front-4 could rush the passer on its own.

Ask Lovie Smith why the he blitzed Rams third-string quarterback Austin Davis much more than Derek Anderson was the previous week, and he’ll offer the same answer as Schiano. (more…)