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Joe Talks Playoff Nonsense, Bears Weapons, Meltdown Mode, Pass Blocking & More

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

joe_mug_shotIt’s time for Joe’s weekly podcast with smooth-piped Ronnie Lane of the Buccaneers Radio Network and WDAE-AM 620!

Joe dove into all kinds of topics, including how for some reason losing to Tampa Bay causes mass lunacy among opposing fans. (more…)

McCoy Talks Mike Evans Smooth, Sapp Arrival, Hustle Improvement, “A Man’s Game” & More

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

gerald mccoy 0814The leader of the Bucs defense, Gerald McCoy, took to the One Buc Palace podium this afternoon.

McCoy was peppered with a variety of questions. (more…)

Johnson Broke His Hand, “Ankle Is Fine”

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

michael johnson 1014Joe’s really unsure how to feel about Michael Johnson.

He’s dealing with a healing broken hand, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier revealed today. But Johnson played through it against the Redskins. Presumably, he broke it before the Falcons-Bucs game two weeks ago. (more…)

Trestman “O” Was A Nightmare For Leslie Frazier

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

leslie frazier 0603Yes, the Bucs are running Lovie Smith’s old school, Tampa-2 defense, but Leslie Frazier is still the defensive coordinator. He has a role in what was a hot mess, aka the Bucs defense, before Sunday’s Redskins game.

As Vikings head coach and defensive guru, Frazier studied and faced Bears head coach Marc Trestman’s offense twice last year. (more…)

Bucs Aren’t Your Typical Bad Team

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

McCownlaughA guy in the Buccaneers locker room who’s been on plenty of losing teams says this edition of Tampa Bay losers is different. (more…)

Evans Hopes For A Return To “The Zone”

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Private Texas time with Josh McCown made a difference

You hear athletes talk about it often: “The Zone,” a dreamy area where they seem suspended in time, where they can do no wrong. Mike Evans visited the zone Sunday. The Bucs star rookie wide receiver had 209 yards and two touchdowns in the win over the Redskins.

Evans, a former stud high school basketball player who came to football later than most, said he felt like a modern version of Steve Alford last Sunday, a guy who cannot miss. (more…)

Blount Finds His Way Back To Belicheat

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

TCBlountsmileIt’s always ironic when a potential Hall of Fame coach (Mike Tomlin) cuts a guy and a surefire Hall of Fame coach (Bill Belicheat) signs the same guy in a matter of hours.

So goes the life of LeGarrette Blount, the man former rockstar general manager Mark Dominik and Greg Schiano booted from the Bucs for Jeff Demps and a seventh-round pick. (more…)

Sunday A Big Day For Lovie

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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There’s disagreement in Chicago from a former Bucs coach

Yesterday, despite various questions at his press conference, Lovie Smith did his best to downplay his Sunday return to chilly Chicago. The Bears just happen to be the team that fired the Bucs head coach not quite two years ago for the nerve to have 10 wins.

Lovie tried to explain Sunday’s game is about the Bucs getting on a winning streak and has nothing to do with him. In theory, Lovie is right. (more…)

“I Think It’s Given Me More Confidence”

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Josh McCown is busy behind the scenes

Time off with a bad thumb — and waiting to see if Mike Glennon would be the quarterback of the present after being named quarterback of the future – was great for Josh McCown.

McCown jumped on SiriusXM NFL Radio this week and explained. (more…)

Brooks: Linebacker Play “Average At Best”

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Mason Foster fans should be troubled

Who knows Tampa-2 linebacker play better than Bucs icon Derrick Brooks?


So Joe perked up when Brooks offered firm evaluation of the Bucs linebackers yesterday. (more…)


Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Who’s your defensive coordinator?


Finding A Lottery Ticket

Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Jacquies Smith

Until recently, it was a flat out embarrassment how the Bucs could not get heat on a quarterback.

Tampa Bay spent so many draft picks and so much Team Glazer money in the past five years trying to find a heavy pass rush, only to be foiled at every try, sans drafting Gerald McCoy. Joe thought this team was cursed, almost resigned to a fact it just wasn’t going to have a pass rush and should proceed accordingly. (more…)

“Play 60 Really Hit Home For Us”

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

lovie 1110bLovie Smith did, in fact, say football doesn’t really begin until November.

So maybe what made Joe cringe during yesterday’s news conference should have been more expected. (more…)

Morning Cup Of Joe By

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

HC20151Start your day with the Morning Cup of Joe from And don’t forget to visit for amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

Interesting steamboat business. [Denver Post]

Robert Kraft looking at building new stadium in Boston. [Boston Globe]

Orlando Magic buy a homeless shelter so they can make money. [Orlando Sentinel]

Unclaimed on waivers, LeGarrette Blount waits. [PFT]

Expenses up, revenue down for Team Glazer’s other team. []

Chilling video shot inside the FSU library during the overnight shooting. [Facebook]


Jameis Watch: Didn’t Sign Autographs

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

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Crab-legs-stealing, BB-gun-shooting, obscenity-hollering, Heisman-Trophy-winning, national champion James 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 regular nugget on the Jameis Watch, celebrating the best quarterback to wear No. 5 ever in the state of Florida. (more…)

Hammy Holds Back Lavonte David

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

He joins two other wounded Bucs

The thought of a gimpy Lavonte David is enough to send Joe for a rare Wednesday night beer run. (more…)

Trestman: Bucs Offense Has Recovered

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Bears coach Marc Trestman thinks the Bucs have recovered from the loss of offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford.

Bears coach Marc Trestman thinks the Bucs have recovered from the loss of offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford.

Joe has written repeatedly that when Bucs offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford left the team due to health issues in August, it was the equivalent of tossing a hand grenade into a china shop.

The Bucs offense, all the work that was put in since January, through minicamps and OTAs and training camp, was blown up and left in the hands of someone (Marcus Arroyo) who, through no fault of his own, was terribly over his head. (more…)