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Lovie’s Talking Mentality

Monday, October 20th, 2014

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Gerald McCoy held court with the Tampa Bay pen and mic club this afternoon and shared that Lovie Smith’s post-bye address focused a lot on mentality.

McCoy wasn’t specific but made it clear Lovie talked about players delivering an intensity that’s been lacking consistently. (more…)

The Dirty Dozen

Monday, October 20th, 2014

GlennonsackedStill stunned by the Buccaneers’ beating at the hands of the Baltimore Crows last week, one national columnist felt compelled to dive deeper into the Bucs’ ineptitude — on offense. (more…)

What About That Lions Cornerback?

Monday, October 20th, 2014
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A Lovie Smith castoff is thriving

Watching cornerback Crezdon Butler make his first career NFL start last week (yes, Butler is on the Buccaneers, in case you didn’t know) and split time with rookie Brandon Dixon, really had Joe thinking about how thin the Bucs are at the position. (more…)

“Don’t Feel Like Josh Was A Missed Quarterback”

Monday, October 20th, 2014
Former rock star general manager Mark Dominik talks Josh Freeman and the Bucs.

Former rock star general manager Mark Dominik talks Josh Freeman, Mike Glennon and the Bucs.

One thing lacking from this year’s club is drama. If you have a losing season, a terrible season, and you don’t have drama, then you have apathy.

Apathy is the worst thing for any sports team. It means fans have checked out, and that means some may never return. The Bucs are on the verge of apathy. (more…)

Brooks: Glennon Took Two Steps Backward

Monday, October 20th, 2014

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The premier living Bucs icon, Mr. Derrick Brooks, was very troubled by what he saw last week.

Joe already shared Brooks’ passionate critiques of the Bucs’ defense. But it didn’t stop there. (more…)

Bucs Were In The Mix For Harvin

Monday, October 20th, 2014
Report claims Bucs were in the mix for WR Percy Harvin as he was traded by Seattle to the Jets.

Reports claim Bucs were in the mix for WR Percy Harvin as he was traded by Seattle to the Jets.

Yes, it was a stunner that a defending Super Bowl champion in the throes of a playoff run would trade one of its best receivers.

Even more stunning? A team that will likely fire its coach and is out of the playoffs would trade for such a wide receiver. (more…)

Morning Cup Of Joe From HootersCalendar.com

Monday, October 20th, 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.

Man in the Keys found tonguing a dog. [Keysnet]

Michael Robinson broke up a fight between weirdo Percy Harvin and Golden tate. [NFL]

Underwear shoplifter Joseph Randle now pitching underwear. [BSPN]

LenDale White got tossed out of USC game Saturday for calling athletic director Pat Haden a “coward.” [TheBigLead]

Lot of people watch the Rays. Just not at that mausoleum in St. Petersburg. [RaysIndex]

Loser-Filled South Keeps Bucs Alive

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

McCownlaughJoe’s having a glass-half-full kind of moment.

While the Bucs had the day off today, their division brethren continued to circle the drain. (more…)

Teams Want Vincent Jackson

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

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Though Vincent Jackson is still, as Joe is typing, a member of the Bucs, NFL insider Ian Rapoport of NFL.com and NFL Network tossed out an interesting but not surprising nugget about the Bucs’ No. 1 wide receiver. (more…)

Paging Michael Johnson

Sunday, October 19th, 2014
Since the season opener, Michael Johnson has only been rumored to be a starting right defensive end.

Since the season opener, Michael Johnson’s numbers have really fallen off.

The Bucs jumped into the deep end of the 2014 free agent pool when the dinner bell rang to open the signing period. There was Bucs general manager Jason Licht waving around Team Glazer’s checkbook high in the air.

After six games and a pitiful 1-5 start, many of the free agents overlord of football operations Lovie Smith signed off on have been a big swing and a miss. (more…)

Logan Mankins A “Detriment?”

Sunday, October 19th, 2014
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NFL Films guru explains

As all Bucs fans know, the offensive line in preseason was a nightmare.

How bad? Tampa Bay even brought in sleezy Richie Incognito for an interview. That’s how bad. (more…)

Home Field Disadvantage

Sunday, October 19th, 2014
"Geez, 14-29? I never got my rear end kicked like that at home.  Jiminy Christmas!"

“Geez, 14-29? I never got my rear end kicked like that at home. Jiminy Christmas!”

When Raheem Morris took over, he made a pointed effort to “embrace the heat.” In other words, use the Florida heat to the Bucs’ advantage and make opponents melt. That blew up in his face when the Cowboys totally boatraced to open his regime

Guess someone forgot to tell Morris it gets hot in Texas, too. (more…)

Joe Talks Frazier Influence, Fat Girls, Pass Rush Approach, Post-Bye Changes & More

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

joe_mug_shotJoe had a fun Friday during his weekly chat with the Ron and Ian show on WDAE-AM 620.

All kinds of Bucs subjects were on the table during the fast-paced segment. (more…)

Quarterback By Committee Approach Coming?

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

McCownGlennonMike Glennon may by the quarterback of the future performing OK as the quarterback of the present, but that doesn’t mean Lovie Smith has lost his acquired taste for Josh McCown.

In fact, one noted former QB suspects Lovie will let them share time. (more…)

Lovie’s Advice To Page: “Stay Ready”

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

eric page2Spoiled by years with Devin Hester, it’s understandable Lovie Smith might be soured by watching a mortal return man.

Lovie keeps saying how the Bucs need a greater spark from their return game, though not naming rookie Solomon Patton. And now Eric Page returned off the street last week. (more…)

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Saturday, October 18th, 2014

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