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“Poised, Resilient, Resolve”

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Bucs GM Jason Licht sounds like a Mike Glennon Mob member

Bucs GM Jason Licht sounds like a Mike Glennon Mob member

It sure sounded like Bucs general manager Jason Licht has a Mike Glennon Mob membership card.

The man who passed on Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Football in favor of the “quarterback of the future” tossed around noteworthy accolades of No. 8. (more…)

The Legend Of Halftime Adjustments

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Like former Bucs commander Greg Schiano,  current Bucs coach Lovie Smith dismisses the concept of "halftime adjustments."

Like former Bucs commander Greg Schiano, current Bucs coach Lovie Smith dismisses the concept of “halftime adjustments.”

Pardon Joe if he thinks too much about football, but he always though the term “halftime adjustments” had more to do with jock straps than football.

Football, Joe is convinced, is like baseball. Adjustments are made play-to-play, drive-to-drive, much like baseball adjusts pitch-to-pitch. If one waits until halftime to change things, then the game is likely over. (more…)

Visit HillsboroughDefense.com

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Who’s your defensive coordinator?

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GMC Still The Best

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Bucs DT Gerald McCoy, again, was dominant in his return to the starting lineup against the Steelers.

Gerald McCoy, again, was dominant in his return to the starting lineup against the Steelers.

There is no question who is the leader of the Bucs. It isn’t Vincent Jackson, though some fans want him to be. It isn’t Josh McCown, though he is a good dude.

No, the leader, without question, is Gerald McCoy.

Players rave about him. In the locker room, GMC is famous for going up to teammates, lauding their work or, if need be, giving teammates a needed pat on the back for support. (more…)

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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Start your day with the Morning Cup of Joe from HootersCalendar.com. And don’t forget to visit HootersCalendar.com for the 2014 calendar, amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

Evidence how Jetfan drives people nuts. [Vine]

E.J. Manuel benched. [NFL]

Jim Harbaugh denies inner turmoil. [BSPN]

Teddy Bridgewater injury may be better than feared. [USA Today]

Notre Dame-Syracuse fans brawl. [TheBigLead]

Gnashing Of Teeth At Bucs Win

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Joe has written a few times today how Pittsburgh folks are unhinged at the Bucs beating the Steelers. The passion of the football crowd up here is true.

So, to give you a taste, below is video segment from a WPXI-TV Sunday sports roundtable show in which the three panelists all but want Steelers coach Mike Tomlin gone because Lovie Smith beat him. LOL. (more…)

The D-Line Rotation Emerges

Monday, September 29th, 2014
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The Bucs used all eight available defensive linemen yesterday. (Photo courtesy of Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

NFL fans watched the Seahawks rotate a seemingly endless stream of nasty defensive linemen on the field en route to Super Bowl glory last season.

Bucs fans have long heard about how Tampa Bay plans to revive that kind of glory days Bucs rotation that struck fear in opponents. (more…)

Bucs Snap Longtime Steelers Mark

Monday, September 29th, 2014
Long-time Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau saw his impressive second half defensive streak snapped by the Bucs yesterday.

Long-time Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau saw his impressive fourth quarter defensive streak snapped by the Bucs yesterday.

Joe knows Bucs fans are still so giddy over the win in Pittsburgh that they cannot wait to get the hell out of work and raise a glass or two to continue the feel-good Victory Monday.

Not only did the Bucs snap a winless streak in Pittsburgh, the first win in four trips to the Steel City, but the Bucs broke a goose egg of a streak held by longtime Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau. (more…)

Steelers Played Like 1976 Bucs

Monday, September 29th, 2014
The play of Bucs QB Mike Glennon helped make the Steelers look like the original winless Bucs.

The play of Mike Glennon helped make the Steelers look like the original winless Bucs.

Joe doesn’t know how many folks here were around to see the infant bumbling Bucs in their inaugural season. Going 0-14 says it all.

Awful, horrible, miserable, hapless. The descriptions are endless.

For folks who weren’t around to see the original Bucs, Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Herald suggests fans watched the old Bucs yesterday. Only the team was wearing black and gold instead of creamsicle. (more…)

Lovie Won’t Name Glennon The No. 1 QB

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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The question came quickly this afternoon at Lovie Smith’s news conference, and the head coach wasn’t biting. (more…)

“Shame On The Steelers”

Monday, September 29th, 2014
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is catching hell this morning in the Steel City.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is catching hell today in the Steel City.

Joe mentioned earlier this morning that folks in the Steel City are ready to burn something down they are so outraged by what they considered a tank job from their beloved Steelers yesterday in a 27-24 loss to the Bucs.

TV talking heads last night were hollering loud. Newspaper articles are dripping with venom. The locals are not amused. (more…)

Evans Projected To Miss Two Games

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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Breathe easy, Bucs fans. The blown groin on rookie manbeast wide receiver Mike Evans is going to be OK. (more…)

Sapp Changes Mind, Joins Glennon Mob

Monday, September 29th, 2014
Warren Sapp danced far away from his previous firm stance on Mike Glennon today

Warren Sapp danced far away from his prior anti-Glennon rant

Man, Bucs icon Warren Sapp has done one massive about face.

Back at Super Bowl Media Day, Sapp and Joe sat at a round banquet table talking Bucs and Sapp was adamant, table-pounding emphatic, that Mike Glennon was not the right quarterback for Lovie Smith and the Buccaneers. (more…)

The Lovie Hug

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Bucs fans love national love of their team. They adore it, even more than they love Lovie Smith today.

The often unemotional Tampa Bay head coach dished out his lovin’ yesterday. And who got this warm public. affectionate embrace? (more…)

Jason Licht Stuck His Neck Out

Monday, September 29th, 2014

LichtmugLet’s not forget that sports is entertainment and straight-shooting communicators really make everything more fun and exciting.

So Joe really must commend Bucs general manager Jason Licht. (more…)