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Shed A Freakin’ Block!

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Gerald McCoy released frustration today

Gerald McCoy released frustration today

Gerald McCoy is sick of the talking. The Bucs captain was extremely fired up today at One Buc Palace.

The film don’t lie and he’s sick of motivational speeches. (more…)

V-Jax Talks Quarterbacks, Wrist, Trades

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Jackson and Glenno

Vincent Jackson stood before Joe and the Tampa Bay media in the locker room this afternoon and touches on various topics.

Of course, Jackson played the role of loyal captain. (more…)

Formula Over Football

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Minnesota will play its second consecutive road game on Sunday in Tampa, and the Bucs are coming off a bye week.

The Vegas-type numbers crunchers will tell you that’s a big advantage for the good guys. But does that really apply this weekend? (more…)

Play To Your Paycheck Immediately

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Clinton McDonaldJoe hates comparing the 1996, inaugural Tony Dungy Bucs to the current team. It’s almost stupid.

Different personnel, different rules, different approaches for offenses. (more…)

THE OPTIMIST: Soft Schedule, Draft Dreams And Bucco Bruce

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

In these unsettled times of devastating Bucs losses, constant change and growing pains, Joe thought it would be wise to bring back THE OPTIMIST.

THE OPTIMIST is Nick Houllis, a Bucs fan and an accomplished writer whose steadfast allegiance to the Buccaneers goes back to the 1970s. Houllis is the founder, creator and guru of BucStop.com, a place Joe goes to get lost in time via Houllis’ stunning video collection.

THE OPTIMIST will shine that positive light in your eyes. Some will love it. Some won’t. … Of course, THE OPTIMIST’s opinions are his alone and are not influenced by Joe. (more…)

“Highly And Overly Emphasized”

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
A little change was in the air at Bucs practice yesterday

A little change was in the air at Bucs practice yesterday

Every day at practice, Greg Schiano ran the Bucs through a circuit of high school-like drills on tackling, fumble-recovery, ball-stripping and interceptions.

Frankly, those tactics all worked for Commander Schiano. Tampa Bay was tied for third in the NFL at takeaways last year. (more…)

Lovie “Excited” About Holliday

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
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Is Holliday signing a tell on the running backs battle?

It’s hard for Joe to excited over a returner who wasn’t re-signed by his own team as a restricted free agent, blew a hamstring this summer, and then sat unclaimed on the street for the past two weeks. But that doesn’t mean Bucs coach Lovie Smith isn’t excited.

The overlord of football operations with the Bucs is about as even-keeled as you get. Still, despite his Tom Landry-like demeanor, Lovie claims he is geeked — as only he can be geeked — about the addition of kick returner Trindon Holliday. (more…)

Email Clearwater Personal Injury Attorney Matt Dolman At Dolman Law Group

Thursday, October 23rd, 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.

“We Owe Him More Than We’ve Been Able To Give Him”

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Lots of talk yesterday about Leslie Frazier

Lots of talk yesterday about Leslie Frazier

Vikings media was busy yesterday talking to former Minnesota head coach Leslie Frazier and other Bucs.

It seems Frazier is well loved but there are feelings of shame circling. (more…)

Intel Overrated?

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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Joe always snickers at how NFL teams think they are guarding the secrets to the Manhattan Project the way they play NKVD. It really is amusing.

Like the high school espionage that Lovie Smith practices with who will start at quarterback for the Bucs this week, as if teams don’t have video on both guys. (hint: The Vikings beat the Josh McCown-led Bears last year). (more…)

Challenging Gerald McCoy

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

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The Bucs are in the middle of an uglier than ugly season. Not sure how much will change due to the bye week. Let’s just say picking up a kick returner who sat on the street for days doesn’t fill Joe with a lot of confidence, sorry.

Now there are whispers from a respected national voice about just how dominant perhaps their best player is, defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. (more…)

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

Thursday, October 23rd, 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 amazing videos, pictures and cool gifts. It’s Joe’s second favorite website.

Bucs news forthcoming.

Zach Mettenberger to start for Titans. [NFL]

Darrelle Revis banned from Patriots practice for being late. [BSPN]

Fight over pork chops yields machete, knife and arrests. [CBS12]

Man who flashes women at the mall tells cops he was just extreme shopping. [Orlando Sentinel]

Who will call the shots on personnel matters with the Rays? [RaysIndex]

“Buy A Ticket”

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Bucs safety “Hawk” Goldson said, in the words of Roger Daltrey, you can see the real me if you buy a ticket for Sunday’s game.

Bucs safety “Hawk” Goldson hasn’t played since the win over Pittsburgh as he has been nursing a bum ankle. It seems his absence is just about over.

Holding court with the Tampa Bay pen and mic club today prior to practice, Goldson declared his ankle is fine and he will be ready to crunch ribs Sunday as the Bucs host the Vikings. (more…)

Lovie’s Unhappy With Physicality

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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The Bucs are too soft. That’s not Joe complaining, it was the sentiment expressed by Lovie Smith this afternoon at One Buc Palace. (more…)

Michael Johnson: A “Success Story”

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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Right now, when Bucs fans broil in the sun at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway, they just slam their souvenir beer cups on the concrete floor of the stadium in disgust when they watch opposing quarterbacks loft passes without a Bucs jersey in the same zip code.

It has become a long-standing Bucs tradition.

Though it hasn’t boiled over yet, there is a bubbling irritation with first-year Bucs defensive end Michael Johnson. (more…)

Lovie: We Don’t Have A Quarterback Controversy

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

lovie smith 0511Today, Lovie Smith was selling the lack of a quarterback controversy on his team.

How he defines controversy, of course, isn’t clear. (more…)