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Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

Monday, September 29th, 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.

“Jon Gruden is in his sixth season with ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football,’ and I’m still waiting for him to become an interesting and entertaining analyst.” [New York Times]

Frank Gore: Team leader. [NFL]

Ndamukong Suh won’t re-sign with the Lions. [BSPN]

Don’t rush the field when Ohio State is playing. [TheBigLead]

The Rays seem to like Willy Adames. [RaysIndex]

Lovie Must End The Controversy

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Being a new general in the Mike Glennon Mob doesn’t mean Joe isn’t realistic about Glennon.

No. 8 was stout and poised today in the second half, but the game hardly displayed Glennon’s best. Maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe not. (more…)

Somebody Must Cover The Tight End

Sunday, September 28th, 2014
The Bucs have yet to figure out how to cover a tight end this year, evidenced by how Steelers TE Heath Miller ran wild on them today.

The Bucs have yet to figure out how to cover a tight end this year, evidenced by how Heath Miller ran wild on them today.

Look, Joe is as giddy as the next Bucs fan about this great come-from-behind win at Pittsburgh. Against that team and in that stadium, man, the Steelers rarely lose those type of games.

But the Bucs handed it to them. Did so with defense (mostly) and opportune offense. The one area that damned near killed the Bucs today has been a thorn in their defense all season. (more…)

Hometown Guy Made Good

Sunday, September 28th, 2014
Bucs WR Louis Murphy's clutch 41-yard catch on the Bucs' final drive set up Vincent Jackson's game-winning touchdown. Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.

Louis Murphy’s clutch 41-yard catch on the Bucs’ final drive set up Vincent Jackson’s game-winning touchdown. Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.

It sure seemed like Louis Murphy’s days with the Bucs were done. Not long after hurting his back in the final game of the preseason, the St. Pete native was released in the final cut.

Last week, the Bucs re-signed Murphy cutting loose Chris Owusu. Murphy sure seemed like a guy who was out of football for nearly a month when he dropped a sure touchdown from Mike Glennon and, early today, generally played like crap. (more…)

Cheers To The Run Defense

Sunday, September 28th, 2014
A sweet open field tackle by Bucs CB Alterraun Verner was one reason the Bucs held Le'Veon Bell to a scant 63 yards. Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.

A sweet open field tackle by Alterraun Verner was one reason the Bucs held Le’Veon Bell to a scant 63 yards. Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.

Entering today’s game against the Steelers, much focus spotlighted the atrocious pass defense of the Bucs. More on that later. However, today, the Bucs’ rush defense came up huge.

The Steelers had two solid running backs in Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount. Bell was averaging 5.3 yards a carry while Blount was 7.8. It wasn’t like these two guys were running against cottage cheese. Last week, the two both had 100-yard rushing games against one of the better defenses(?) in the NFL, the Stinking Panthers’. (more…)

Broken Down After Breaking Out

Sunday, September 28th, 2014
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Bad news? (Photo courtesy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

The glorious sweetness of today’s stunning victory in Pittsburgh was indeed a little soured by the loss of wide receiver Mike Evans to what looked like a serious groin pull. (Fingers crossed on him not needing surgery.)

Finally. Finally! The Bucs targeted their big rookie deep, and Evans showed the baby soft hands and the savage in-air awareness that helped make Johnny Football a household name. (more…)

GMC Doesn’t Want Credit

Sunday, September 28th, 2014
Bucs DT Gerald McCoy blasts Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger for one of the Bucs' five sacks today.

Gerald McCoy blasts Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger for one of the Bucs’ five sacks today. Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com

The Bucs’ locker room was jubilant after the game, as one can imagine.

Coming from behind after playing lousy football against a team like the Steelers in their own crib, well, that doesn’t happen too often. And the players knew it. They knew what mountain they had just climbed.

One could point to Mike Glennon for engineering the last-minute rally. One could point to Michael Johnson who finally showed up and got a pair of sacks on Ben Roethlisberger. (more…)

Who? Michael Johnson, That’s Who.

Sunday, September 28th, 2014
Bucs DE Michael Johnson chases down Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger for one of his two sacks today. Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.

Michael Johnson chases down Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger for one of his two sacks today. Photo courtesy of Buccaneers.com.

Joe had been dogging Bucs defensive end Michael Johnson because the Bucs put a nice chuck of Team Glazer cash in his lap to do one thing and one thing only: pressure the quarterback.

Until this afternoon, the only thing Johnson had pressured is the pen to sign his checks. (more…)

Shining Shepard Shocks On Late Drive

Sunday, September 28th, 2014
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A student of Vincent Jackson, Shepard shined with his first career catches today.

When one of today’s heroes, special teams ace/wide receiver Russell Shepard, made the Tampa Bay roster this season, it was no given.

Joe had a long chat with Shepard after he got the good news, and Shepard admitted he was on the bubble trying desperately to improve as a receiver while working to stay in the league after a good rookie special teams year for the New Schiano Order.

His perseverance as a receiver paid off today.

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“Our Guys Didn’t Blink”

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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The Bucs were in NFL hell 10 days ago. Shamed on national television and buried at the bottom of the standings and in most NFL team statistics.

Lovie Smith didn’t panic, and neither did his Buccaneers. (more…)

“Just Put It In Two Days Ago”

Sunday, September 28th, 2014
His first game out from the shadow of Jeff Tedford, Marcus Arroyo opened up the offense.

His first game out from the shadow of Jeff Tedford, Marcus Arroyo opened up the offense.

Offensive coordinators aren’t celebrated very often, not in Tampa anyway.

But Joe’s got to give it up to Game 1 (officially) of the Marcus Arroyo era, the first out from the shadow of Jeff Tedford. The man called a heck of a game today, showed some balls and opened up the offense. And winning quarterback Mike Glennon revealed that a late play installation led to the victory. (more…)

Buccaneers 27, Steelers 24

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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Winner!

Oh, it feels so damn good to have joined the Mike Glennon Mob seven days ago. How about No. 8!

Calm, poised, not always great, but money, big money when it counted today. Glennon busted off 245 second-half yards and two touchdowns to stun the Steelers at the buzzer with a TD toss to Vincent Jackson.

Joe is fired up.

It’s Glennon’s team now. He earned it.

Stick with Joe for so much more out of this stunning victory. Joe will be in the euphoric Bucs locker room.

Bucs At Steelers, Open Thread

Sunday, September 28th, 2014
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There were 1,400+ comments in this thread last game. Join the fun.

Joe is typing this here post from Heinz Field, where the weather in the Steel City has been perfect. Joe sees only a few clouds on an otherwise sun-drenched downtown Pittsburgh.

As you have read prior, Joe has no blind hope for the Bucs today, which likely means we will all get a surprise. Bang it here for all your Bucs thoughts from today’s game. As always, you are welcome to e-mail links of illegal video streams of the game among yourselves but pasting them in a comment can and will get you banned.

Have fun, and as always, go Bucs!

Your Inactive Bucs In Pittsburgh

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

robert herron 0815There are surprises here, for sure.

The first is rookie wide receiver Robert Herron. It seems his swiss cheese hands have caught up to him in the eyes of Buccaneers coaches. (more…)

Nursing Home Neglect Should Never Happen

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Click through below to learn more about the experience of local attorneys Sam Harden and Brett Metcalf.

Nursing home neglect should never happen.

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Gameday Tampa Bay

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Game 4

Bucs at Steelers

Kickoff: 1 p.m. (more…)