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Midseason Form

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
The Bucs' two-time Pro Bowler is firing on all cylinders

The Bucs’ two-time Pro Bowler is firing on all cylinders already.

Gerald McCoy gets plenty of love from fans and media. Deservedly so.

But Joe was really wowed by McCoy today. He looks to be in midseason form. But Joe wanted confirmation from an NFL veteran in the Tampa Bay trenches.

And Joe got it in a big way. (more…)

Training Camp Notes & Observations — Day 3

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
Jeff Demps was among those showing visible signs of heat-related struggles.

Jeff Demps was among those showing visible signs of heat-related struggles.

The pads came on!

What a fun day of practice at the swelter at One Buc Palace. Joe’s got all kinds of notes, including one Buccaneer (guess who?) falling on his face during a drill, losing the battle to a tackling dummy. (more…)

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Sunday, July 27th, 2014

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Charles Sims Digging The Competition

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
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Charles Sims talks about stiff competition at running back.

Joe has never seen the Bucs backfield this stacked and loaded. Doug Martin, Bobby Rainey, Charles Sims, Mike James, Jeff Demps. And that’s just the tailbacks. Joe hasn’t even looked at the fullbacks. (Ok. Of course, Joe has.)

There are several teams out there that would love to just have one of those guys. It really is a stocked stable. (more…)

Friendly Reminder

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

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Just a reminder for Bucs fans, Joe is out sweating on this broiling Sunday afternoon watching the Bucs break out the pads for the first time.

No underwear football! (more…)

More Johnthan Banks Love

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
Bucs coach Lovie Smith seems to like CB Johnthan Banks.

Lovie Smith seems to like CB Johnthan Banks.

There is little doubt Bucs coach Lovie Smith is a defensive guy. Some would suggest he’s particularly fond of — and tough on — defensive backs, since he was once a secondary coach.

So it was interesting to Joe how Lovie threw some love at second-year man Johnthan Banks, who seems to have the inside track at winning a starting cornerback gig opposite of Alterraun Verner. (more…)

The Smartest Guy In The Locker Room?

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

High praise comes to rookie Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Perhaps the stupidest damn rule in the NFL prohibits drafted players from reporting to their new teams until the semester or quarter at their college is completed.

WTF? This is America! The Bucs were burned by that rule this year, as Austin Seferian-Jenkins, the second-round tight end out of Washington, couldn’t engage at One Buc Palace through 90 percent of the spring. (more…)

A Video Look Back At Saturday

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

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Yesterday was fun at One Buc Palace. No, it wasn’t just because there was no lightning. The Bucs got their first full practice in. (The day before, practice was abbreviated due to lightning.) (more…)

Lovie’s Only “Dirty F-Word”

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

LovieCampThere is no cursing at One Buc Palace. Well, it’s at least not sanctioned by the Lovieball regime.

Chucky, Raheem Morris and Greg Schiano embraced old-school, foul-mouthed football. Lovie Smith is not interested. His former players will attest. (more…)

Licht Omits Gholston From Depth Chart

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

william gholston 0204It’s the time of year to overanalyze anything that comes out of the mouth of the Bucs general manager and head coach. (Yeah, Joe does that all the time, but there’s more urgency now.)

And yesterday, while speaking on WDAE-AM 620, Tampa Bay GM Jason Licht made a couple of interesting revelations via what he said — and didn’t say. (more…)

Tommy Streeter Came To Play

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
Bucs WR Tommy Streeter made a big-time splash in practice Saturday.

WR Tommy Streeter made a big-time splash in practice Saturday.

Aside from the crazy play made by running back Jeff Demps Saturday, the biggest play of the day came from wide receiver Tommy Streeter. The former Miami Hurricanes stud was drafted by the Baltimore Crows in 2012 and after struggling with a bum food, released not quite a year ago.

Streeter was signed by the Bucs in January and fits the part of the “Dunkaneers,” at 6-5 with wheels. He displayed those moves yesterday that, at least for a day, has put him in the running for a roster spot. (more…)

Welcome To Real Football!

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
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This salivating, hungry man will be wearing pads (finally!) and looking to blast people repeatedly this afternoon.

Who could forget the famous quote by Raheem Morris when asked about the difference between spring practices and training camp: “You take off your underwear, you put on your big boy pads and you put your face on people.”

Well, after two days of underwear football mandated by NFL labor laws, today’s the freakin’ day at Tampa Bay training camp. Hallelujah! (more…)

Hobbled Hawk Will Play “John Lynch” Role

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
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Lovie speaks out

Before yesterday, there weren’t many clues offered on how Lovie Smith, Leslie Frazier and friends would use the Buccaneers’ safeties.

Many believed Dashon “Hawk” Goldson and Mark Barron to be similar players. (more…)

Mike Evans Learning NFL Ropes

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
Bucs WR Mike Evans got a taste of squaring off against an All Pro corner yesterday.

Bucs WR Mike Evans got a taste of squaring off against an All-Pro yesterday.

Joe saw kind of a cool thing after training camp practice yesterday. There was Mike Evans, the stud wide receiver, selected at No. 7 overall, carrying a pair of helmets back to the locker room.

It’s not hazing, but tradition. Rookies carry helmets (and when pads are worn, shoulder pads) back to the locker room. Evans could have copped an attitude, being one of the top picks in the draft, but he didn’t. (more…)

Recapping Bucs Training Camp – Day 2

Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Bucs QB Mike Glennon looks for WR Mike Evans.

Mike Glennon looks for WR Mike Evans.

Fans got a treat today at Bucs training camp. There was no lightning. This time of the year in west-central Florida, no lightning is always a good thing.

That wasn’t the case yesterday when twice the Bucs were pulled off the field. One break lasted two hours. The second alarm? Bucs coach Lovie Smith decided to just bag practice for the day. (more…)