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Doug Martin, GMC Likely Out Tonight

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
Bucs RB Doug Martin will miss tonight's game, says NFL.com.

Bucs RB Doug Martin will miss tonight’s game, says NFL.com.

One comes as a bit of a surprise. The other does not.

If one is to believe the words typed from the fingers of NFL insider Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Bucs will be down two of their brightest stars tonight when Tampa Bay faces the Dixie Chicks in Billy Sherman’s favorite southern city. (more…)

Let McCown Loose

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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Former Josh McCown teammate Shaun King, one of three quarterbacks to lead Tampa Bay to the NFC Championship game, says it’s time to let McCown loose. (more…)

Boring Is Good

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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We were sold a bill of goods, some may say. The Bucs had the “Dunkaneers” and a college football offensive wizard. This was going to be a new day in Tampa Bay.

Yet, by the looks of the past two weeks, there really isn’t much difference between the early weeks of the Lovie Smith Administration and the Greg Schiano Era, sans the defensive front stunts. Same suspect defense. Same stagnant offense. Same losing record. Boring. (more…)

Visit HillsboroughDefense.com

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Who’s your defensive coordinator?

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“Nothing Has Changed”

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
The NFL is laughing at the Falcons' pass rush

The NFL is laughing at the Falcons’ pass rush

Former Falcons offensive lineman and Florida State legend Jamie Dukes was screaming his lungs out this morning on WDAE-AM 620 about tonight’s Bucs-Falcons game in Atlanta.

Dukes, who also is an NFL Network analyst and a radio guy in Atlanta, was appalled at the suggestion the Bucs might not have a shot to win. (more…)

Short Passes Are Working

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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Many Bucs fans jumped with glee when the Bucs drafted wide receiver Mike Evans with the seventh overall pick. All of a sudden, Bucs fans had visions of big-play bombs dancing in their heads.

Well, Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune has a rude awakening for these same fans. It seems when the Bucs try to go downfield, bad things happen. But good things are happening when the Bucs throw short, Cummings types. (more…)

CBS Bracing For Viewership Drop

Thursday, September 18th, 2014
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A CBS suit weighs in

In the immortal words of Bill Parcells, right now the Bucs stink. They are 0-2. They are what their record says they are. Winless.

Even when the Bucs were beating up the NFL with the likes of Warren Sapp and Derrick Brooks and John Lynch and Simeon Rice and Ronde Barber and Mike Alstott and Keyshawn Johnson, the Bucs were not among the most popular of NFL teams. (more…)

Patience, Please

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

patience pleaseIt is gameday but Joe still can’t get it out of his head that the Bucs went complete scared turtle in the red zone and late in the first half with the ball against St. Louis.

When you let teams hang around, you open the door to get beat and that is exactly what the Bucs did Sunday. Somehow, they got the impression the end zone was infected with the Ebola virus.

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“Sugar The A-Gaps”

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

A former Buccaneer weighs in on a key in Atlanta

Calling the defensive genius of Leslie Frazier and Lovie Smith!

No pressure on Matt Ryan tomorrow night will spell doom for Tampa Bay. So find ways to take smart chances and dial up pressure, even with a rash of injuries. (more…)

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

Thursday, September 18th, 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.

Chip Kelly’s secret helpers. [WSJ]

Cam Newton calls Ndamukong Suh “Donkey Kong.” [NFL]

Tom Coughlin and Victor Cruz have a sitdown. [BSPN]

Someone had too much fun at yoga class. [News4Jax]

The debut of Nick Franklin. [RaysIndex]

Derrick Brooks Says “They’re Playing Too Tense”

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
"Get these guys to loosen up, Lovie."

“Get these guys to loosen up, Lovie.”

Mr. Derrick Brooks, Double-Nickel, No. 55, Hall of Famer, Buccaneers Ring of Honor member, didn’t love what he saw Sunday from his beloved Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Brooks knows how a winning football team carries itself. (more…)

Bobby Rainey Pushing Out Doug Martin?

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
The new Bucs bellcow?

The new Bucs bellcow?

It is just weird to Joe what is happening to Doug Martin and Joe cannot put his finger on it. The man Bucs fans affectionately refer to as “Muscle Hamster” exploded onto the scene his rookie year in 2012 and made the Pro Bowl.

He hasn’t been the same since.

Last year, he never got on track for reasons not exactly known. Martin was lost for the season injuring his left shoulder on a pass play. Martin returned healthy, but in the season opener, he looked far more like the Martin of 2013. To be fair, Martin also injured his knee in the second half. (more…)

No Issues With Offensive Line

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
The offensive line has really solidified with the addition of guard Logan Mankins.

The offensive line has really solidified with the addition of guard Logan Mankins.

It is one of the oldest axioms of football: The game is won in the trenches. It was true 50 years ago and true Sunday.

With the exception of Gerald McCoy, the Tampa Bay defensive line is getting owned on passing downs. In Lovie’s defense, the foundation is quarterback pressure up front. No pressure, and it crumbles. This is why slugs like journeyman Derek Anderson and neverbeen Austin Davis were free to carve up the Bucs. (more…)

“They Should Be Playing Mike Glennon”

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Senior NFL writer for CBSSports.com, prickly Pete Prisco, is a man with access and contacts, and he just shared not only his thoughts about the Bucs’ quarterback situation but his confrontation with Lovie Smith this summer. (more…)

Email Clearwater Personal Injury Attorney Matt Dolman At Dolman Law Group

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

The Tampa Bay personal injury attorneys at Dolman Law Group always churn out great information at DolmanLaw.com. Check out their blog to learn about personal injury claims, brain injury law, automobile and motorcycle accident claims, bad prescription drugs, assistance for the brain-injured, malpractice, and much more.

That’s right. Real talk from real attorneys. You can even email your legal questions NOW to Matt Dolman, [email protected]. Dolman Law Group serves clients throughout Florida and the Tampa area from offices in Clearwater and Bradenton.

“Honeymoon Period Is Over With”

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Ex-players are feeling the pressure on Lovie

Ex-players sense pressure on Lovie

“Take some chances,” Lovie Smith.

Boomer Esiason and the CBS crew, which now carries Thursday Night Football, was busy talking about tomorrow night’s big Bucs-Falcons game in Atlanta. (more…)