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Lovie Explains, “It Takes A While”

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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Time is helping the Bucs, Lovie claims.

How should one view this ugly Bucs season?

Is Tampa Bay simply the worst team – with the worst quarterback situation – in what might be the worst division in NFL history?

Or are the Bucs on the rise and just jelling a little slower than Lovie Smith would like, but still jelling nonetheless? (more…)

“Perfect Opportunity” Has Lovie Buzzing

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

michael johnson 1014Chatter from Lovie Smith on his radio show last night seemed to provide good insight into one of the more frustrating elements of this season.

That would be Michael Johnson’s lack of production. (more…)

Splat!

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

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In Joe’s time in the Windy City this weekend, there was sober, thoughtful, local analysis that the Bears would have been better off with Josh McCown as their starting quarterback than bratty Jay Cutler.

Adam Schein believes those folks were proven wrong Sunday.

In a scathing handful of words, Schein, NFL.com columnist and host of “Schein on Sports” heard exclusively on SiriusXM Radio, typed how bad the Bucs have sunk this season. (more…)

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

Tuesday, November 25th, 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.

Eric Berry may have lymphoma. [NFL]

In case you missed it, Johnny Football’s entourage was involved in a hilarious brawl with a douchey bro who wanted to hug Johnny. [BSPN]

Matthew Stafford’s fiance has a better average than he does. [TheBigLead]

North Carolina players lost their minds by beating Duke. In football. [Deadspin]

Jim Bowden does not like the Rays, nor does he understand their spreadsheeter ways. [RaysIndex]

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Frazier Delivers Decisive Love

Monday, November 24th, 2014

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So it’s worth sharing Leslie Frazier’s thoughts on the Tampa Bay secondary tonight on the Buccaneers Radio Network, via WDAE-AM 620. (more…)

Jameis Watch: No Referee Hassling

Monday, November 24th, 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 daily nugget on the Jameis Watch, celebrating the best quarterback to wear No. 5 ever in the state of Florida. (more…)

Terrible Lack Of Discipline

Monday, November 24th, 2014
"Damnit men, toes on the line!"

“Damnit men, toes on the line!”

Penalties, fumbles, interceptions, punting the ball 18 yards… when will the madness stop?

It is up and down the line with the Bucs. Seemingly no player, save Gerald McCoy and Lavonte David, is innocent of bonehead mistakes this season.

It happens in the first quarter, second quarter, third quarter, fourth quarter, you name it. (more…)

McCoy Quietly Marches To Double Digits

Monday, November 24th, 2014

gerald mccoy 0916Now is the time of year when fans of sorry losing teams must find silver linings and nuggets to help them sleep at night.

Gerald McCoy has 7 1/2 sacks. (more…)

Taunting

Monday, November 24th, 2014

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Again, a touchdown pass resulted in a flag for taunting. This one was different than Austin Seferian-Jenkins clearly violating a known NFL no-no by using the football for a prop, while he preened a pose as if he was on a bottle of rum.

Yesterday, it was Mike Evans’ turn.

Some Bucs fans suggest this is not taunting. The NFL strongly disagrees. (more…)

Slip, Slip, Slipped Away

Monday, November 24th, 2014
Bucs CB Alterran Verner discussed an opportunity lost yesterday in Chicago.

Alterraun Verner discussed an opportunity lost yesterday in Chicago.

Yesterday, when Tampa Bay had bratty Jay Cutler and the Bears scoreless at halftime, it sure seemed like the day belonged to the Bucs, even in the rain and the slop of Soldier Field.

Alas, it was not. Josh McCown turned into Josh McCown, the turnover-happy signal-caller, and the Bears rallied for a 21-13 win. (more…)

“Whoever Did That? Don’t Let Him Do It Again”

Monday, November 24th, 2014

lovie and lichtThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ offensive line reminds Joe of that screwed up batch of instant chocolate pudding that’s been in the refrigerator for an hour.

Take it out and taste it, and it’s kind of runny and each spoonful doesn’t taste quite right. (more…)

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“I Felt Like It Was Our Day”

Monday, November 24th, 2014
Bucs DT Akeem Spence thought the way the Bucs played in the first half at Chicago, the team was due for a win.

DT Akeem Spence thought the way the Bucs played Chicago in the first half the team was due for a win.

There are a lot of problems with the Bucs. A team isn’t 2-9 playing in a crap division without some significant issues. Joe believes defense is not one of them.

Oh, sure, the defense was pitiful earlier in the year. Just look how the defense got seal-clubbed at Atlanta and against Baltimore. Shameful, in fact. (more…)

Rookie Quarterback 101

Monday, November 24th, 2014
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Joe illustrates and wags a finger of shame at Demar Dotson

Joe really wants Bucs fans to watch this NFL.com video link a couple of times. It illustrates why, in part, Josh McCown doesn’t belong on the field in this lost season.

It was one of many times yesterday that McCown looked like a rookie. Heck, as Joe’s written, McCown’s entire season has been one that looks like that of a typical rookie QB. (more…)

Banks Keeps Paying Dividends

Monday, November 24th, 2014

johnthan banks 0824It’s been so rare for Tampa Bay to score a quality player in the second round of the NFL Draft, that the standout play of second-year man Johnthan Banks is worth a standing ovation.

Banks put another solid game in the books yesterday. (more…)

Josh McCown Played Santa

Monday, November 24th, 2014

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And then came the second half. (more…)