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Bucs In Full Blown Freefall Mode

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

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Damn it to hell, Joe thought it was embarrassing enough to get carved up the likes of Derek Anderson last week with the Stinking Panthers. It couldn’t think it could get much worse than that. Right?

It does! Today, the Bucs lost to the Lambs with a friggin’ third string quarterback, the immortal Austin Davis. Austin Davis, sounds like some benchwarmer for Duke’s basketball team. (more…)

Jeff Tedford Talks To Joe

Sunday, September 14th, 2014
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After the loss to the Rams this evening, Bucs OC Jeff Tedford told Joe he doesn’t know when he will resume full-time duties

Joe was bombarded before and during the game today. No, Bucs fans didn’t want to know the status of Lambs quarterback Shaun Hill or the status of Bucs running back Doug Martin or the cell number for a random Bucs cheerleader (Joe doesn’t have such a cell phone number).

The most popular question Joe got was whether Jeff Tedford was calling plays for the Bucs Sunday. It was as if the game against the Lambs was secondary. (more…)

Waving The White Flag

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

If a team doesn’t trust its quarterback, then it has little shot at success. That’s just NFL Reality 101.

So what the heck was Lovie Smith thinking just before halftime, and on multiple occasions in the second half when he wouldn’t let Josh McCown throw the ball on sure third-down passing situations? (more…)

Rams 19, Buccaneers 17

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Welcome to Lovieball. How do you like it?

Ultra conservative play calling + not-good-enough defense = tough, close losses at home.

Your beloved Buccaneers are 0-2. (more…)

Report: Gerald McCoy Broke His Hand

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Mccoy2014It’s unknown how serious Gerald McCoy’s second-quarter injury really was today, and how long he’ll be out of the Buccaneers’ lineup, but it doesn’t sound good. (more…)

Lambs At Bucs, Open Thread

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

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Joe doesn’t believe in “must-wins” in September. But if the Bucs want to sniff the playoffs this year, now might be the time for a win.

Isn’t it about time the Bucs make another team pay for starting some slug at quarterback? Isn’t it time for the Bucs to make people pay for triple-teaming Gerald McCoy instead of break dancing for offensive tackles? Isn’t time Josh McCown look like a starting NFL quarterback?

Bang it here all game long for the Lambs-Bucs game in steamy Tampa. Go Bucs!

Gameday Tampa Bay

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

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Game 2

St. Louis Lambs at Tampa Bay

Kickoff: 4:05 p.m. (more…)

Written Test, “Piss Test” Among Saturday Rituals

Sunday, September 14th, 2014
It sure seems Lovie Smith is more of a detail man that self-proclaimed details junkie Greg Schiano.

It sure seems Lovie Smith is more of a detail man than self-proclaimed details junkie Greg Schiano

Your Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be tested by the Rams today, but they also were drilled the day before the game.

The Bucs don’t get a day off on Saturday when they play on Sunday. They’re at the Tampa team hotel living and working and sticking to an 11 p.m. curfew. (more…)

Derrick Brooks Day

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

This will be a short post because there is really nothing to write about. Bucs Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks can’t be summed up in a few paragraphs, and Joe’s not about to type a long tome.

Brooks is the greatest linebacker in Bucs history and perhaps the best outside linebacker in NFL history. Jack Ham, widely considered the greatest outside linebacker, was great but not sure Ham was any better than Brooks. Ironically, Brooks molded his game to mirror Ham’s. Brooks likely surpassed Ham. (more…)

Get Ready For Zac Stacy

Sunday, September 14th, 2014
Joe is pretty sure the Bucs will see a steady diet of stud Lambs RB Zac Stacy today.

Joe is sure the Bucs will see a steady diet of stud Lambs RB Zac Stacy today

The Lambs are not much different than the Bucs. They, too, lost their first game, embarrassingly so, with virtually no offense. The Lambs lost behind a backup quarterback; the Bucs lost behind a career backup quarterback.

The Lambs could be on their third- or possibly fourth-string quarterback today as backup Shaun Hill is a game-time decision for Jeff Fisher. When he was healthy last week, Hill sure didn’t scare the Vikings.

Fisher never has been fond of the passing game. Fisher comes from the Buddy Ryan school of football where you beat up your opponent physically and pass only if you have to. (more…)

“One Giant Bruise”

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

McCownBearsRamsThe man of the hour, Tampa Bay starting quarterback Josh McCown, knows all about today’s opponent.

McCown was battered and bludgeoned by St. Louis last year, when McCown played for the Chicago Bears. (more…)

“They Better Win This Game”

Sunday, September 14th, 2014
THe "Custodian of Canton," eye-RAH! Kaufman, stated Bucs QB coach Marcus Arroyo can't be blamed for the Bucs' impotent offense last week.

The “Custodian of Canton,” eye-RAH! Kaufman, stated Bucs QB coach and last week’s play caller Marcus Arroyo can’t be blamed for the Bucs’ impotent offense

It is such a depressing statistic, Joe doesn’t want to type it.

The percentage of teams that lose their first two games and make the playoffs is dismal.

(Joe will type the actual data tonight in the event of a disaster at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway). (more…)

Let The “Road Warrior” Get You To The Game

Sunday, September 14th, 2014
"The Road Warrior," WTSP-TV traffic reporter Holley Sinn, has some tips on how to get to the Bucs game quicker.

“The Road Warrior,” WTSP-TV traffic reporter Holley Sinn, has tips on how to get to the Bucs game quicker.

Driving to the Bucs game can be a major pain in the posterior. Just getting late to a tailgate is enough to ruin your day.

Leave it to WTSP-TV traffic reporter, “The Road Warrior,” Holley Sinn to help. She knows all the tricks to get you past the congestion and to your tailgate (or the game) quicker. Life is not made to be stuck in traffic. (more…)

10 Things To Scrutinize

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Joe’s Sunday watch list

1) Is There An Edge Rusher In The House? - Former Chargers bust Larry English, cut-Monday-returned-Friday Scott Solomon, recovering Da’Quan Bowers and Will Gholston, both making their season debut, will try to generate a pass rush off the edge against the shaky Rams offensive line tomorrow — while Michael Johnson rests his bum ankle. Good luck, fellas. (more…)

TV Map For Lambs-Bucs Game

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

tvThe Bucs host the Lambs at 4:05 p.m. It is one of five late-afternoon games today.

So, the odds are, since this is a battle of two winless teams, unless you live in Florida, Illinois or Missouri, you will need DirecTV or have to go to a bar to watch the game. Below is the map showing where Bucs fans can watch the game free with the broadcast piped into their hopes from their over-the-air FOX affiliate. (more…)